Some universities cutting spring break amid pandemic

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Several Mississippi colleges and universities have decided to cut spring break in favor of ending their second semesters early due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mississippi State and the University of Southern Mississippi, for example, will both forgo spring break this year to end in mid-April, officials announced.

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At Mississippi State, second semester classes begin Jan. 6 and end April 19. Spring classes will still begin on Jan. 20  for the University of Southern Mississippi and will conclude April 22.

Mississippi University for Women and the University of Mississippi said they are still working to finalize their schedules for the spring semester.