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Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. 

The academic calendar is broken down by fall, winterspring and summer terms. 

The Religious Accommodation Policy can be invoked for those seeking excused absences from work or classes: Religious Holidays: Policy and Calendar

Fall Term

    Event 2020 2021 2022
Graduate Student General Orientation

August 18 (Tuesday)

August 17 (Tuesday) August 16 (Tuesday)

Undergraduate First-Year Student Check-In

TBD August 19 (Thursday) August 18 (Thursday)

Degree Awarded Date

August 23 (Sunday) August 22 (Sunday) August 21 (Sunday)

First Day of Class

August 24 (Monday) August 23 (Monday) August 22 (Monday)

Last Day for Web Registration (First part of term)

August 25 (Tuesday) August 24 (Tuesday) August 23 (Tuesday)

Last Day to add/drop without a "W" (First part of term)

August 27 (Thursday) August 26 (Tuesday)  
Last Day for Web Registration (Full term) TBD TBD TBD

Last Day to add without instructor permission

August 28 (Friday) TBD TBD

Last Day to add/drop without a "W" (Full term)

September 4 (Friday) September 3 (Friday) September 2 (Friday)

Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail

September 11 (Friday) September 10 (Friday) September 9 (Friday)

Common Hour exam Day 1

September 21 (Monday) TBD TBD

Common Hour exam Day 2

September 23 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" (First part of term) September 25 (Friday)

TBD

TBD

Deadline to apply for January degree

October 1 (Thursday) October 1 (Friday) October 1 (Saturday)
Common Hour exam Day 3 September 29 (Tuesday) TBD TBD

Common Hour exam Day 4

October 1 (Thursday) TBD TBD

Last Day of Class (First part of term)

October 9 (Friday) October 8 (Friday) October 7 (Friday)

Mid Term Grades Due

October 9 (Friday)

October 8 (Friday)

October 7 (Friday)

Pacing Break

Rescheduled 
Nov 23-24 (Mon-Tues)

October 11-12 (Monday-Tuesday) October 10-11 (Monday-Tuesday)

First Day of Class (Second part of term)

October 12 (Monday) October 13 (Wednesday) October 12 (Wednesday)

Last Day for Web Registration (Second part of term)

October 13 (Tuesday) October 14 (Thursday) October 13 (Thursday)

Last Day to add/drop without a "W" (Second part of term)

October 15 (Thursday) October 18 (Monday) October 17 (Monday)

Common Hour exam Day 1

October 26 (Monday) TBD TBD

Common Hour exam Day 2

October 28 (Wednesday) TBD TBD

Common Hour exam Day 3

November 3 (Tuesday) TBD TBD

Common Hour exam Day 4   

November 5 (Thursday) TBD TBD

Registration for Spring  
(See Registration Schedule)

TBD TBD TBD

Last day for January doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean

November 6 (Friday) November 5 (Friday) November 4 (Friday)

Last Day to withdraw with a "W"

November 10 (Tuesday) November 9 (Tuesday) November 8 (Tuesday)

Last Day to withdraw with a "W" (Second part of term)

November 18 (Wednesday) November 17 (Wednesday) November 16 (Wednesday)

Thanksgiving Break

November 25-27 (Wednesday-Friday) November 24-26 (Wednesday-Friday) November 23-25 (Wednesday-Friday)

Last day for in-class exams

November 20 (Friday) November 23 (Tuesday) November 22 (Tuesday)

Last Day of Classes

December 4 (Friday) December 3 (Friday)

December 2 (Friday)

Last day for January masters candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services

December 4 (Friday) December 3 (Friday)

December 2 (Friday)

Last day for January doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements

December 4 (Friday) December 3 (Friday)

December 2 (Friday)

Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes

December 5 (Saturday) December 4 (Saturday) December 3 (Saturday)

Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes

December 7 (Monday) December 6 (Monday) December 5 (Monday)

Final Exams Begin

December 8 (Tuesday) December 7 (Tuesday) December 6 (Tuesday)

Final Exams End

December 16 (Wednesday) December 15 (Wednesday) December 14 (Wednesday)

Final Grades Due

December 19 (Saturday 8:30AM) December 18 (Saturday 8:30AM) December 17 (Saturday 8:30AM)

Fall Degree Awarded Date

January 24, 2021 (Sunday) January 23, 2022 (Sunday) January 22, 2023 (Sunday)

 

Winter Term

    EVENT 2020 2021 2022
First Day of Class (Full and First part of term) December28 (Monday) December 27 (Monday) December 26 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration December 29 (Tuesday) December 28 (Tuesday) December 27 (Tuesday)
Last Day to add/drop without a "W" December 29 (Tuesday) December 30 (Thursday) December 30 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" January 8 (Friday) January 14 (Friday) January 13 (Friday)
Last Day of Classes January 22 (Friday) January 21 (Friday) January 20 (Friday)
Grades Due January 25 (Monday) January 24 (Monday) January 23 (Monday)

Please note: Due to the shortened nature of the winter term, the dates for courses may vary from the schedule above. Students are strongly encouraged to verify the course dates. 

 

Spring Term

    Event 2021 2022 2023
First Day of Class January 25 (Monday) January 24 (Monday) January 23 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration (First part of term) January 26 (Tuesday) January 25 (Tuesday) January 24 (Tuesday)
Last Day to add/drop without a "W" (First part of term) January 28 (Thursday) January 27 (Thursday) January 26 (Thursday)
Last Day for Web Registration January 31 (Sunday) January 30 (Sunday) January 29 (Sunday)
Last Day to add courses without instructor permission January 31 (Sunday) January 30 (Sunday) January 29 (Sunday)
Last Day to add/drop a course without a "W"  February 5 (Friday) February 4 (Friday) February 3 (Friday)
Last Day to apply for May graduation February 1 (Monday) February 1 (Tuesday) February 1 (Tuesday)
Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail February 12 (Friday) February 11 (Friday) February 10 (Friday)
Common Hour exam Day 1 February 22 (Monday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 2 February 24 (Wednesday)

TBD

TBD
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" (First part of term) February 26 (Friday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 3 March 2 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 4 March 4 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Mid-term grades due March 12 (Friday) March 11 (Friday) March 10 (Friday)
Spring Break  March 15-19 (Monday-Friday) March 14-18 (Monday-Friday) March 13-17 (Monday-Friday)
Classes Resume (First day of class Second part of term) March 22 (Monday) March 21 (Monday) March 20 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration (Second part of term) March 23 (Tuesday) March 22 (Tuesday) March 21 (Tuesday)
Last Day to add/drop without a "W" (Second part of term) March 25 (Thursday) March 24 (Thursday) March 23 (Thursday)
Common Hour exam Day 1 April 5 (Monday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 2 April 7 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 3 April 13 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 4 April 15 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Registration for Summer and Fall 
(See Registration Schedule)
TBD TBD TBD
Last day for May doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean April 9 (Friday) April 8 (Friday) April 7 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" April 16 (Friday) TBD April 7 (Friday)
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (Second part of term) April 23 (Friday) April 8 (Friday) TBD
Last day for in-class exams April 30 (Friday) April 29 (Friday) April 28 (Friday)
Last day for May doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements May 7 (Friday) May 6 (Friday) May 5 (Friday)
Last day for May master's candidates to electronically upload thesis & deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services May 7 (Friday) May 6 (Friday) May 5 (Friday)
Last Day of Classes May 7 (Friday) May 6 (Friday) May 5 (Friday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes May 8 (Saturday) May 7 (Saturday) May 6 (Saturday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes May 10 (Monday) May 9 (Monday) May 8 (Monday)
Final Exams Begin May 11 (Tuesday) May 10 (Tuesday) May 9 (Tuesday)
Final Exams End May 19 (Wednesday) May 18 (Wednesday) May 17 (Wednesday)
Grades Due May 22 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 21 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 20 (Saturday 8:30AM)
Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony May 23 (Sunday) May 22 (Sunday) TBD
University Commencement Day  May 24 (Monday) May 23 (Monday) May 21 (Sunday)

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held.

 

Summer Term

    Event 2020
First day for full session and first session  May 19 (Tuesday)
Last day for web registration (add/drop) for first session May 20 (Wednesday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for first session May 22 (Friday)
Last day for web registration (add/drop) for full session May 24 (Sunday)
Memorial Day (No classes held) May 25 (Monday)
Last day to request pass/fail grading for first session May 27 (Wednesday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for full session May 29 (Friday)
Monday classes make-up day 1 May 29 (Friday)
Last day to request pass/fail grading for full session June 3 (Wednesday)
Monday classes make-up day 2 June 5 (Friday)
Last day to drop a class with a "W" for first session June 10 (Wednesday)
Last Day of class for first session June 25 (Thursday)
Final exams for first session June 26-27 (Friday/Saturday)
First day of second session June 29 (Monday)
Last day for web registration for second session June 30 (Tuesday)
Final grades due for first session June 30 (Tuesday 8:30AM)
Deadline to apply for summer degree July 1 (Wednesday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for second session July 2 (Thursday)
Last day to request pass/fail grading for second session July 6 (Monday)
Last day to drop with a "W" for full session July 23 (Thursday)
Last day for summer doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean July 17 (Friday)
Last day to drop with a "W" for second session July 22 (Wednesday)
Last day for summer masters candidates to electronically upload thesis & deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services August 7 (Friday)
Last day for summer doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements August 7 (Friday)
Last day of classes for full and second session August 6 (Thursday)
Final exams for full and second session August 7-8 (Friday/Saturday)
Grades due for full and second session August 11 (Tuesday 8:00AM)
Degree Awarded Date August 23 (Sunday)