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2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar

The academic calendar lists important dates and deadlines for the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer sessions.

Fall 2020

Monday, August 3
Registration for new graduate students
Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 14
Schedule adjustment for returning undergraduate students
Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23
Opening Weekend new undergraduate registration
Monday, August 24
First day of classes/Extended Campus Classes
Monday, August 24 - Monday, August 31
Late registration and schedule adjustment
Monday, August 31
Add deadline
Saturday, September 5
September 5 (Saturday) Wednesday classes meet on normal schedule
Monday, September 7
Labor Day (classes in session)
Monday, September 7 - Friday, September 11
Early-semester progress report
Monday, September 7
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind audit
Monday, September 14
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Monday, October 5
Midterm
Thursday, October 8 - Sunday, October 18
Mid-semester progress report
Monday, October 19
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind pass/fail
Sunday, October 25
October 25 (Sunday) Thursday classes meet on normal schedule
Sunday, November 8
November 8 (Sunday) Friday classes meet on normal schedule
Monday, November 16 – Tuesday, December 22
Registration for Winterlude
Wednesday, November 18
Withdrawal deadline
Tuesday, November 24
Last day of classes
Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break (no residential classes, University offices open Monday through Wednesday)
Monday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 2; Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 6
Reading days
Thursday, December 3 – Friday, December 4; Monday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 9
Final examinations
Monday, December 7 – Monday, February 1
Registration for Spring 2021
Wednesday, December 9
Last day of the semester
Monday, December 21
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, December 21
Winterlude begins
Tuesday, December 22
Winterlude add deadline
Tuesday, December 22
Degree Award Date
Monday, December 28
Winterlude Academic/Financial drop deadline

Spring 2021

Monday, January 4
Registration for new graduate students
Monday, January 11
Winterlude withdrawal deadline
Friday, January 15
Winterlude ends
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Junior Day (no residential classes, University offices closed)
Saturday, January 23
Winter Welcome new undergraduate registration
Monday, January 25
First day of classes/Extended Campus Classes
Monday, January 25–Monday, February 1
Late registration and schedule adjustment
Monday, February 1
Add deadline
Monday, February 8
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind audit
Monday, February 8
Religious Observances Notification Deadline
Monday, February 8 - Friday, February 12
Early-semester progress report
Monday, February 15
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Monday, March 15
Midterm
Thursday, March 18–Sunday, March 28
Mid-semester progress report
Wednesday, March 24
Registration for Summer 2021
Monday, March 29
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind pass/fail
Wednesday, April 7 - Wednesday, May 5
Registration for Fall 2021
Friday, April 16
Withdrawal deadline
Friday, April 30
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 1; Sunday May 2
Reading days
Monday May 3 - Thursday May 6
Final examinations
Thursday, May 6
Last day of the Semester
Saturday, May 8; Sunday, May 9
Commencement Weekend
Sunday, May 9
Degree Award Date
Wednesday, May 12
Final grades due from faculty

Summer 2021

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 21
Maymester
Monday, May 17 - Friday, June 25
Six Week First Session
Monday, May 17 - Friday, August 13
Twelve Week Session
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day (no residential classes, University offices closed)
Friday, June 4 – Thursday, June 10
Mid-semester progress report Six Week First Session
Friday, June 25
Degree Award Date
Friday, June 25 – Friday, July 2
Mid-semester progress report Twelve Week Session
Monday, July 5
Independence Day (no residential classes, University offices closed)
Tuesday, July 6 - Friday, August 13
Six Week Second Session
Friday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 21
Mid-semester progress report Six Week Second Session
Friday, August 27
Degree Award Date

*Classes that do not follow the regular semester calendar may have deadlines that vary from these dates. Contact the appropriate department that offers these classes or programs for additional information. All dates may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.