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Spring 2021 Semester Plans


Dr. Dwight Perry, Provost, shares plans for spring 2021 semester

Dear Moody Family,

Your prayerful support and adherence to our COVID-19 guidelines throughout the fall semester has been greatly appreciated. The Lord has been gracious to us at Moody Bible Institute! Through your efforts, we have been able to preserve as much as possible the unique richness of the Moody experience for our student body and the sense of community we all love.

I am thrilled to announce that we will continue to keep our campus open for the spring 2021 semester. It will feel similar to the fall semester, in that we will operate under much of the same guidelines and protocols that are currently in place. Through our HyFlex model, students will be able to attend classes in person, online, or a combination of both to fit their needs and/or preference. This learning model will allow us to continue to deliver classroom teaching this spring, even if a resurgence of COVID-19 becomes a challenge for colleges.

A Summary of Plans for This Spring

  • Moody Bible Institute classes in Chicago will begin on January 25, while Moody Theological Seminary will begin on January 11, as planned. In-person classes will conclude the week of May 10 for both schools.
  • Moody Aviation in Spokane, as well as Moody Theological Seminary in Michigan, will have slightly different start and end dates. Those will be announced to students by their respective campus leadership.
  • Given its population size and density, an integral part of our Chicago campus plan will be surveillance testing for COVID-19 during the spring semester. This is similar to what we recently started during the fall semester. More information will be shared as the semester draws near.
  • If state or local health agencies require that we discontinue our in-person classes due to COVID-19, we will not vacate our residence halls. Instead, we will complete the remainder of the semester using our highly flexible model where students can choose to remain on campus and in their residence halls, move off campus, or return home. Therefore, there will be no housing refunds if we have to discontinue our in-person classes due to COVID-19.

Please understand that in addition to providing the rich educational experience that is distinctively unique amongst Bible colleges, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our campus community is paramount. We will continue to implement best practices from the CDC and other health agencies.

While this announcement contains our overall approach to the spring semester, leadership from each campus will communicate with students about other key details (e.g. student life, housing, chapel, food service, and other areas). In the meantime, please visit our constantly updated spring semester web page on for more information.

Join me in praying for our students as we train and equip them to serve the Lord.


Dr. Dwight Perry


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