Student Government Association announces return of wellness days

The university will bring back wellness days on Oct. 22 and Nov. 24.

Ashlyn J. Wilson, Contributing Writer

Provost Hongtao Yu and the Student Government Association announced that Morgan State University will implement two wellness days in the academic calendar for this semester. 

In the spring 2021 semester, Morgan implemented wellness days in substitution of spring break. The wellness days were sparse throughout March and April.

The university carried through with wellness days to prevent students from traveling during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The wellness days were implemented to “relieve students of stress and tension,” according to the Student Government Association administration.  

Next Friday, Oct. 22, will be the first wellness day of the semester. The second wellness day will be Nov. 24, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break. 

“After thoughtful conversations with the Deans and other senior executive leaders on campus, we identified these dates as offering the least disruption to instruction and research,” Yu said in a written statement.

Faculty members were instructed not to plan any assignments, papers or exams with due dates on either of the wellness days.

This story was updated on Saturday, Oct. 16.