In an ordinary session, held on 30 March, the University Council (CUn) of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) approved the Exceptional Supplementary Calendar for the academic year 2021 for undergraduate and graduate programs. The counselors also approved, by a large majority, the opinion of the counselor Antônio Alberto Brunetta for the continuity of online teaching activities during the first and second academic semesters of 2021.
The University Council approved an extended calendar in view of the fact that the current pandemic situation is serious and there is no security for resuming on-campus classes in the near future, but the situation will be analyzed over time. “By the beginning of the second academic semester, we will be able to analyze the scenario again and take the debate back to the CUn, in case the population’s vaccination progresses faster and the pandemic numbers improve,” said Vasconcelos.
With CUn’s decision, the first academic semester of 2021 for graduate programs will begin on 14 June and end on 2 October. In the proposed academic calendar, the second semester is scheduled to begin on 25 October 2021 and end on 26 March 2022, with a holiday break period between 19 December 2021 and 30 January 2022.
For graduate programs, the academic calendars are different according to the type of course: semester courses will last for 15 or 16 weeks; quarter courses will last for 10 to 12 weeks; and two-month courses will last for 8 or 9 weeks. The suggested starting date for all types of graduate courses is 5 April 2021.
Check the calendar here.
Translated by SINTER/UFSC
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