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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.

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 (4 week classes)
Tuesday, December 22
Winterlude add deadline (4 week classes)
Tuesday, December 22
Winterlude pass/fail deadline (4 week classes)
Tuesday, December 22
Degree Award Date
Friday, December 25
Winterlude Academic/financial drop deadline (4 week classes)

Spring 2021

 

Monday, January 4
Registration for new graduate students
Sunday, January 10
Winterlude add deadline (2 week classes)
Sunday, January 10
Winterlude pass/fail deadline (2 week classes)
Monday, January 11
Winterlude withdrawal deadline (4 week classes)
Monday, January 11
Winterlude begins (2 week classes)
Tuesday, January 12
Winterlude academic/financial drop deadline (2 week classes)
Friday, January 15
Winterlude ends (4 week classes)
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Junior Day (no residential classes, University offices closed)
Tuesday, January 19
Winterlude grades due (4 week classes)
Wednesday, January 20
Winterlude withdrawal deadline (2 week classes)
Friday, January 22
Winterlude classes end (2 week classes)
Saturday, February 6
Winter Welcome new undergraduate registration
Monday, February 8
First day of classes
Monday, February 8–
Monday, February 15
Late registration and schedule adjustment
Monday, February 15
Add deadline
Monday, February 22
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind audit
Monday, February 22–
Friday, February 26
Early-semester progress report
Monday, March 1
Religious Observance Notification Deadline
Monday, March 1
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Monday, March 29
Midterm
Thursday, April 1–
Sunday, April 11
Mid-semester progress report
Wednesday, April 7
Registration for Summer 2021
Monday, April 12
Grading option deadline to elect or rescind pass/fail
Monday, April 19–
Friday, May 21
Registration for Fall 2021
Friday, April 30
Withdrawal deadline
Friday, May 14
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 15–
Monday, May 17
Reading days
Tuesday, May 18–
Friday, May 21
Final examinations
Friday, May 21
Last day of the semester
Saturday, May 22–
Sunday, May 23
Commencement Weekend
Sunday, May 23
Degree Award Date
Wednesday, May 26
Final grades due from faculty

Summer 2021

Monday, May 24–
Friday, June 4
Maymester
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day (University offices closed)
Monday, June 7–
Friday, July 16
Six Week First Session
Monday, June 7–
Friday, August 27
Twelve Week Session
Friday, June 25–
Thursday, July 1
Mid-semester progress report Six Week First Session
Monday, July 5
Independence Day (University offices closed)
Friday, July 16
Degree Award Date
Friday, July 16–
Friday, July 23
Mid-semester progress report Twelve Week Session
Monday, July 19–
Friday, August 27
Six Week Second Session
Thursday, July 29–
Tuesday, August 3
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.