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South Suburban College delays 2022 start date until January 18

Information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 13, 2021) – The South Suburban College (SSC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to delay the spring 2022 semester start date until January 18, 2022. The move was presented by the college’s executive leadership team at their December 9 Board Meeting as a “student-centered” academic calendar adjustment. The proposal comes after “more than a month of planning, including dialogue with students and faculty,” according to Dr. Lynette Stokes, SSC President.

SSC’s goal for the eight-day delay is to provide current and prospective students with additional time for both in-person and remote registration, counseling, financial and student services between the on-campus return from holiday closure on January 4, and the short turnaround to the start of classes. Students may continue to navigate the college’s newer processes for applying for free laptops from and the SSC Student Debt Relief Fund from through the additional time frame.

Stokes noted an additional benefit as it relates to COVID-19: “Safety remains the college’s primary concern and with holiday travel we want to start the spring semester with an abundance of caution.”

In response to the board action, SSC has added three new dates for registration and counseling services to be available for students on previously closed days as follows:

December 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Virtual Services
December 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Virtual Services
January 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: In-Person Services

The semester will be extended with finals week now pushed back to May 16–21 and Commencement on Sunday, May 22, while all other scheduled activities including spring break week will remain unchanged.

To request help with enrollment, current and new students may access a LIVE CHAT button from, call (708) 210-5718 or email registration&[email protected].

South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL.

South Suburban College
South Suburban College
South Suburban College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Based in South Holland, Illinois, with a satellite campus in Oak Forest, SSC offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.


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