Updated April 23

Winter term ends, students eye spring term

As winter term closes, students are completing final examinations and preparing to enjoy a well-deserved (and much-appreciated) spring break.

Springtime is special on the Hanover College campus. The final four weeks of the academic year - May term - have been a highlight for generations of Hanoverians. Students will be on-campus throughout the term, which runs from Monday, May 3, through Thursday, May 27. Please note, the College will continue to follow its face-covering policies through the remainder of the academic year.

The May term will be highlighted by an in-person graduation to not only celebrate the Class of 2021, but also by welcoming members of the Class of 2020. Both classes will hold commencement ceremonies on campus Saturday, May 29.

The academic schedule and all of its associated events, policies and procedures for athletic and campus events, continue to be subject to change based on community health and related factors. Hanover’s approach will continue to be informed by national, state and local officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

The College is using a strategic, measured approach, protocols support three broad areas of campus life, including health and safety of the campus community, academic success and student life and experience.

Health and Safety

Hanover’s health and safety protocols include:

  • expanded opportunities to address mental and physical health needs through a partnership with TimelyMD, a telehealth provider.
  • relocation of Health Services to a less-congested campus location.
  • development of procedures for testing, quarantine and isolation (if needed).
  • modified dining arrangements through Parkhurst Dining, Hanover’s food-service provider, to support food-safety and enable social distancing.
  • requirement of face-coverings or other personal protective equipment in common areas.
  • installation of protective shields/barriers for customer service/transaction locations and additional hand-sanitizer stations throughout campus.
  • enhanced disinfectant protocols, including a disinfectant specialist, provided through WFF Facility Services, the College’s custodial contractor, to ensure all campus and high-traffic areas are regularly and thoroughly disinfected.
  • staggered campus move-in days with a requirement for face-coverings.
  • suspended study-abroad courses for the fall term.


Hanover's academic protocols include:

  • requirement of face-coverings or other personal protective equipment in all face-to-face classes.
  • requirement of social distancing indoors and during face-to-face classes.
  • faculty training for enhanced online instruction capabilities.

Campus Life and Experience

Hanover's effort to support student life and a "real" campus experience include:

  • housing arrangements and protocols to maximize togetherness that prioritizes student health and safety.
  • creative social activities that will enable student interaction while maintaining adequate physical distancing.
  • innovative virtual events to keep students connected and safe.
  • safe intercollegiate athletic programs in coordination with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Covid-19 Resources

Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map

Learn more about COVID-19 at the Center for Disease Control website.


winter/SPRING term questions

Will there be any breaks during winter term?

Yes. There will be a two-day break Monday-Tuesday, March 1-2, and classes will not be held Friday, April 16.

When will winter term end?

Winter term will end Tuesday, April 27.

Do we get to have spring term this year?

Yes! Spring term will begin Monday, May 3, and run through Thursday, May 27. Hanover's commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 29.

What are the plans for graduation?

Graduation is scheduled to be held in-person Saturday, May 29. An outdoor ceremony is planned, however, conditions could warrant the need for multiple indoor ceremonies. Details will be provided, as available.

Intercollegiate athletics questions

Are fans allowed at athletic contests?

Family members of Hanover's athletes, as well as members of the campus community, are allowed to attend outdoor athletic events. No fans for visiting teams will be allowed. All fans must wear protective face coverings at all times. Further restrictions apply. Visit the College's athletic website for up-to-date information, including schedules and rosters.

Admission visits

Can my high-school student visit campus?
Yes! On-campus admission visits are available on a limited basis. Appointments are required and all visitors are asked to wear a mask in accordance with campus policy. Schedule a visit.

Currently, our new virtual visit option is available.

What about the start of school next fall?
Hanover plans to be on-campus with a full slate of in-person, face-to-face classes next fall.

general questions

Is campus open to the public?

Campus offices are open and staffed with on-site personnel. Please note that appointments are requested for all in-person activity. The College's staff members also continue to be available by email and phone.

Employees or students remaining on-campus need to self-report travel on MyHanover. See MyHanover for more information specifically for employees.

Do I still have to wear a face-covering on campus?

Yes! Hanover will continue to follow its face-covering policies through the remainder of the academic year.

Can I use the Horner Center?
The Horner Health and Recreation Center is only open to students and College employees. The facility may be closed for athletic contests with little notice.

Is the Levett Career Center open?
The Levett Career Center staff members and services are available on- and off-campus. Schedule an appointment via Handshake, email careercenter@hanover.edu, or call (812) 866-7127 for career assistance.

Can I use the Duggan Library?
At this time, the Duggan Library is only open to College employees by appointment. Please visit the Library’s COVID response guide for complete information on library in-person and remote services.