Kedrick Nettleton, Staff Writer

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is ecstatic to announce its continued plans for on-ground, in-person learning during the Fall 2021 semester. 

Due to the diligence of our students, faculty, and staff in following our #OKWUCares guidelines, we have been able to conduct on-campus education for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year with minimal disruptions to our students. We are grateful to our community for their flexibility and understanding during an unexpected and often difficult season of life. 

As we move forward, the national outlook on the decreasing effects of COVID-19 is encouraging, and there is much optimism for the future. We remain on schedule for the previously published 2021-2022 Academic Calendar, with on-ground classes beginning August 31. A typically scheduled Fall Break will occur October 14-17, with Finals Week moving back to December 13-16. Winter Commencement will take place on December 18. 

Over the next few weeks, our OKWU Cares team will carefully review ways to adjust our COVID-related protocols for the Fall 2021 semester, including mask-wearing, social distancing, and considerations for capacity at public events. We will focus on a healthy community while still maintaining safety to provide the best learning environments we can for our students. While we encourage members of our community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we will not require it for our students, faculty, or staff.  

“There is no substitute for an on-ground learning experience for our students,” President Jim Dunn said. “It’s about more than just academics – we are a community of people pursuing Christ together. In the classroom and in the dorms, I’m very excited to get some sense of normalcy back on OKWU’s campus this fall, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” 

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