IU Provost Lauren Robel announced in an email Friday IU has added three wellness days to the spring semester. Classes will not be held on Feb. 16, March 24 and April 22, according to the email.
IU will also not be in session on Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume for the spring semester Jan. 19.
The change to the spring calendar comes after hearing testimony from many students about the difficulty of the fall semester without a fall break, according to the email. The new days off will not be added onto the end of the semester. These days were chosen to break up the in-person segment of the semester almost evenly, according to the email.
The days apply to both undergraduate and graduate students, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said.