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2020-2021 Eight Week Sessions Calendar

​Syracuse University’s important dates and deadlines for 2020-2021 eight-week sessions.

Fall 2020—Eight Week First Session

First day of classes
Monday, August 31
Add deadline
Thursday, September 3
Grading option deadline
Thursday, September 3
Religious Observance Notification deadline
Thursday, September 3
Early-semester progress report
Friday, September 4 – Wednesday, September 9
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Thursday, September 10
Mid-semester progress report
Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2
Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, October 15
Last day of classes
Thursday, October 22
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, October 26

Fall 2020—Eight Week Second Session

First day of classes
Monday, October 26
Add deadline
Thursday, October 29
Grading option deadline
Thursday, October 29
Religious Observance Notification deadline
Thursday, October 29
Early-semester progress report
Friday, October 30 -Wednesday, November 4
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Thursday, November 5
Mid-semester progress report
Monday, November 23 – Friday, November 27
Registration start for Spring 2021
Monday, December 7
Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, December 10
Last day of classes
Thursday, December 17
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, December 21
Degree Award Date
Tuesday, December 22

Spring 2021—Eight Week First Session

Martin Luther King Junior Day (no residential classes, University offices closed)
Monday, January 18
First day of classes
Monday, February 1
Add deadline
Thursday, February 4
Grading option deadline
Thursday, February 4
Early-semester progress report
Sunday, February 7
Religious Observance Notification deadline
Thursday, February 11
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Thursday, February 11
Mid-semester progress report
Sunday, February 28
Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, March 18
Last day of classes
Thursday, March 25
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, March 29

Spring 2021—Eight Week Second Session

First day of classes
Monday, March 29
Add deadline
Thursday, April 1
Grading option deadline
Thursday, April 1
Early-semester progress report
Friday, April 2
Registration start for Summer 2021
Wednesday, April 7
Religious Observance Notification deadline
Thursday, April 8
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Thursday, April 8
Registration start for Fall 2021
Wednesday, April 21
Mid-semester progress report
Monday, April 26
Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, May 13
Last day of classes
Thursday, May 20
Commencement Weekend
Saturday, May 22 –
Sunday, May 23
Degree Award Date
Sunday, May 23
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, May 24

Summer 2021—Eight Week First Session

First day of classes
Monday, May 24
Add deadline
Thursday, May 27
Grading option deadline
Thursday, May 27
Early-semester progress report
Friday, May 28 -
Wednesday, June 2
Academic/Financial deadline to drop class
Thursday, June 3
Mid-semester progress report
Monday, June 21 -
Friday, June 25
Withdrawal deadline
Thursday, July 8
Last day of classes
Thursday, July 15
Degree Award Date
Friday, July 16
Final grades due from faculty
Monday, July 19

Summer 2021—Eight Week Second Session

Cancelled for 2021

All dates may be subject to change at the discretion of the University