University of La Verne administrators have reevaluated their plan to move January interterm to May, and will no longer be moving forward with the change that had been set for the 2025-26 academic year.
News of the University administration’s intention to eliminate January term and replace it with a similar May term starting in the 2025-26 academic year was an unpleasant surprise to 23 of 25 La Verne students who responded to an informal survey last week on campus.
Starting in the 2025-26 school year, the University’s January Term will move to the new May Term. This change – approved by the Board of Trustees in May – which students and faculty members have protested in the past, has not been formally announced to students and faculty.
University of La Verne faculty and administrators are considering moving January interterm to a May term for the “benefit” of students, among other reasons. However, moving the academic term to May will only create more difficulties down the line for traditional undergraduate students and their scheduling for graduation.
January and winter term classes will be all online, and spring 2020 graduation, which had been postponed with the hope that graduates could return for a live event, will also be online in January 2021 as will the event for January 2021 graduates, President Devorah Lieberman announced this week by email.
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