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USC will not have "traditional spring break week" in 2021

<p>&nbsp;The sun rises on the empty horseshoe over DeSaussure College.</p>

 The sun rises on the empty horseshoe over DeSaussure College.

USC "will not be conducting a traditional spring break week" in 2021, according to an email obtained by The Daily Gamecock.

The email was sent Friday evening to Capstone Scholars from Katie Zimmerle, assistant principal for the Capstone Scholars Program.

Zimmerle's email provided an update about Capstone's Guatemala Medical Spring Break Program and Costa Rica Sustainability Spring Break Program, which were planned before the pandemic.

The programs have now been canceled, as Zimmerle said "it is no longer feasible for us to conduct our traditional spring break programs as they are now."

Zimmerle said the university's announcement "will be shared out in more detail and updated on the university calendar around Thanksgiving."

University spokesperson Jeff Stensland said no decision about spring break has been finalized.

 "There are many options on the table and we anticipate a final decision in November, which should give people ample time to make travel plans," Stensland said in a text.

The Daily Gamecock called and emailed Zimmerle and Provost William Tate and is waiting for a response.

Updated Oct. 5 at 8:27 a.m.


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