NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Friday marks the last day of classes for the adapted pandemic spring semester at Westminster College. Random testing, social distancing, quarantining of positive cases, masks and social distancing were all part of the protocols that allowed Mother Fair to hold in-person courses.
Final exams begin on Monday, May 3 and run through the week.
While many courses were hybrid and others were virtual, the campus community gathered in person for several events like URAC. The Hoyt Expansion Project is also wrapping up with faculty and staff preparing to move into the facilities in the next few weeks.
It was also a semester full of athletics as each team competed under limited schedules and rules mapped out by the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Along with men's and women's golf teams, volleyball and football landed PAC Titles during the modified seasons.
The baseball team christened its new field as did the softball team.
The new UPMC Sports Complex was broken in by the men's and women's lacrosse and soccer teams with some games played under the lights.
Westminster will celebrate the Class of 2021 on Sat, May 8. The College will hold two in-person ceremonies—one at 9 a.m. followed by a second at 11:30 a.m.—to celebrate the Class of 2021. The College will confer Richards' degree at the 9 a.m. ceremony. Each ceremony will stream live on www.wcnlive.com.