Back to Campus: Spring 2021

At Southern Seminary and Boyce College, we remain committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus community.

At this time, preparations are being made to resume on campus instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our plans for reopening the campus comply with the latest government and public health directives. Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving, it is possible we will need to adjust our plans as more information becomes available. Please click below to download our formal response plan for reopening the campus of Southern Seminary and Boyce College.
Download the Response Plan

Campus Life

As we return to campus for the spring semester students, residents, employees, and visitors must adhere to the following practices in our effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for our campus community:

  1. Temperature monitoring: Throughout the semester we will be asking all students to self-monitor their temperature on a daily basis: once in the morning before going to class and again at midday. There are touchless infrared thermometers located throughout the campus. For a map of these locations, please click here. Students who record a fever of 100.4 or higher must immediately self-isolate and call the Campus Clinic to schedule a testing appointment and be seen by a physician.
  2. Masks: When on campus all students, employees, and visitors will be required to wear a mask. This includes when in the The Bookstore, in dining areas (except when eating and drinking), and while attending class. When outside, masks are not required if six feet of social distancing is maintained.
  3. Social distancing: All members of the campus community must remain at least six feet apart from one another (excludes roommates which are considered “household members”). Presently, the state of Kentucky has limited gatherings to 10 participants or less. Campus dorm and apartment occupants must be mindful of this when gathering in your residence.
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stations: There are two main PPE stations that will be available throughout the day: one in the Health & Recreation Center and a second in the Norton Hall main lobby. These will be equipped with face masks and hand sanitizer.
  5. Ongoing testing: Throughout the semester, we will conduct continuous regular testing of the campus community. Each week we will test 15% of campus residents, commuter students, and employees. The first round of tests will be conducted the week of February 1.
  6. If you have COVID-19 symptoms: If at any time, you sense that you have symptoms including a fever of 100.4 or higher, a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, etc., you must immediately self-isolate and call the Campus Clinic to schedule a testing appointment and be seen by a physician.
  7. Contact tracing: If you suspect you have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, please ensure that you call the Campus Clinic before coming onto campus. Close contact is currently defined as being within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24 hour period.

Spring 2021 Key Dates


22-23 – Residence hall move-in
22 РOrientation (virtual)
25 – First day of classes


2 – Opening convocation (virtual)


Note: Due to a shortened semester, there will be no spring break.


2 – Good Friday (no classes)
23 – Last day of classes
26-30 – Final exams


7-8 – Boyce graduation
7-8 – Southern graduation

The full 2020-2021 academic calendar may be found by clicking the button below.
2020-2021 academic calendar


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us.