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CNC delays winter semester by one week

College of New Caledonia (CNC) students can expect an extra week of rest between semesters this year with the general start to the winter term delayed to Jan. 11, 2021.

This change acknowledges the added stresses students faced during the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The fall term has not been easy for anyone,” said Dr. Chad Thompson, CNC Vice President Academic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to navigate through fear, stress, and loneliness. These added stressors have been exhausting. I hope this added time off will help students recharge and be ready to see the pandemic through to the end.”

Not all of CNC’s more than 80 credentialed programs will be able to start on Jan. 11. The delay will not affect professional and trades programs with unique scheduling or community partnerships. Students will be notified by their program if the January term begins on a date other than January 11.

For more information about CNC’s upcoming winter semester, visit

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