Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer announced changes made to the school’s academic calendar on Oct. 18 via a campus-wide email.
A major change to this year’s school calendar is the date of resumption of class for the 2018 fall semester. Classes are scheduled to start on Aug. 28, an almost two-week extension of the summer break from the previous year’s Aug. 16 start date.
“Because this start date seemed to be occurring earlier and earlier each year,” Greer wrote, “we began to look at ways we could reset our calendar, moving the first day of class to a later date.”
Students on campus welcome the changes.
Junior David Onuh thinks it helps to have some similarity with other schools around: “I like that I can go on breaks and start at the same time with most of my friends.”
Tunde Akinrimade, a sophomore from Texas, explained how the changes affect him.
“It helps me save on transport, because I have friends who go to nearby schools,” Akinrimade said. “It is nice that I can travel with them to Tennessee. It also saves me some money and that’s very important.”
At the time of this report none of the students thought these changes had an adverse effect on them, though that could change.