Hanover College takes great pride in the close, personal relationships that naturally develop between students, faculty and members of the campus community. Those relationships, in fact, have become treasured memories for generations of Hanover alumni.

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While more than 60 percent of Hanover’s classes have been taught face-to-face during the current academic year, great excitement is already building toward the coming fall in anticipation of even more in-person interactions with students.

Hanover is making plans to return to a full slate of in-person, face-to-face classes for the start of the 2021-22 academic year. In addition, the College will continue its commitment to intercollegiate athletics, building on the safe and successful competition offered this winter and spring.

"Hanover College is excited that we will once again be face-to-face this fall, said Hanover President Lake Lambert. "Through the tireless efforts of students, faculty and staff, the College has been able to continue to offer a meaningful in-person experience this past semester. By announcing our intention to be in-person this fall, we are reiterating our commitment to the on-campus experience as only Hanover can provide."

The College will begin the 2021-22 academic year Monday, August 30. The fall term will run through Friday, Dec. 3. Students and faculty will enjoy fall break Oct. 9-12 and the College will also have a holiday break Nov. 24-28. Final examinations for the term will be held Dec. 6-10.

The campus community is also making preparations to welcome an impressive first-year class in the fall. The Class of 2025 is growing each day. Visits by prospective students are thriving and the Office of Admission continues to receive deposits as students reserve their spot in the incoming class. The enthusiasm of these students is evident through continued positive interactions with Hanover’s faculty, staff, coaches and student ambassadors.

“We are so eager to welcome this incoming class to our campus,” said Rachel Schmidtke, associate vice president for admission. “They are a group of bright, talented, engaged leaders from all around the world who will impact the Panther community in countless ways, both as students and alumni.

“After a long, uncertain year living through a pandemic, incoming students are possibly more excited than ever to begin their college journeys,” added Schmidtke. “That energy has been infectious and it has been such a pleasure to work with these new students and their families find their perfect fit here.”

Full 2021-22 Academic Calendar