Online registration for the fall 2021 semester at Spoon River College begins March 15 for returning students, face-to-face registration begins April 1 for all students, and College officials are planning for a more traditional campus experience for the 2021-22 academic year.

“Students will be on campus participating in face-to-face courses, completing various clinical, laboratory, and internship experiences, along with engaging in on-campus activities and athletic events,” said President Curt Oldfield.

Federal and State government leaders have made a significant commitment to providing enough vaccine for every eligible person by the end of May.  The result of this commitment will significantly increase access to the coronavirus vaccine for students, faculty, and staff.  The commitment to broad vaccination will allow students and employees to be vaccinated prior to the start of the fall semester.

Oldfield said Spoon River College would continue to monitor the progress of the vaccination roll-out in Illinois in the coming spring and summer months and provide periodic updates about the vaccination progress and the upcoming academic year. “Keeping students and employees safe has been and will continue to be the top priority while also providing a high quality academic experience.”

“I am proud of the high level of resilience along with our students’ and employees’ ability to adapt during the pandemic. We were able to mitigate the spread of the virus and maintain a low positivity rate,” said Oldfield. “We are confident that our efforts to keep everyone safe will continue to be successful as we move towards the fall 2021 semester.”

Fall classes begin August 23, and registration is also open for summer classes that begin June 7. Current students may register online or with an advisor, while new students are encouraged to meet with an advisor.

For more information about the registration process or to make an appointment with an advisor, call (309) 647-6400 in Canton, (309) 543-4413 in Havana, (309) 837-6069 in Macomb, and (217) 322-6060 in Rushville. Information is also available at