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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 and master's candidates to deliver dissertations or
thesis drafts to Graduate Programs office
 
November 6 (Friday) November 5 (Friday) November 4 (Friday)

Last Day to withdraw with a "W"

November 6  (Friday) November 9 (Tuesday) November 8 (Tuesday)

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

October 30 (Friday) November 17 (Wednesday) November 16 (Wednesday)

Thanksgiving Break

Rescheduled pacing break Nov  23-24

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 Monday, February 1, 2021 January 24 (Monday) January 23 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration (First part of term) Tuesday, February 2, 2021 January 25 (Tuesday) January 24 (Tuesday)
Last Day to add w/ instructor permission (first part of term) Thursday, February 4, 2021 January 27 (Thursday) January 26 (Thursday)
Last Day for Web Registration Friday, February 5, 2021 January 30 (Sunday) January 29 (Sunday)
Last Day to add courses w/ instructor permission Friday, February 12, 2021 January 30 (Sunday) January 29 (Sunday)
Deadline to apply for May graduation Monday, February 1, 2021 February 1 (Tuesday) February 1 (Tuesday)
Deadline to select or cancel Pass/Fail Grading Friday, February 19. 2021 February 11 (Friday) February 10 (Friday)
Common Hour exam Day 1 TBD TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 2 TBD

TBD

TBD
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" (First part of term) Friday, March 5, 2021 TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 3 TBD TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 4 TBD TBD TBD
Mid-term grades due Friday, March 19, 2021 March 11 (Friday) March 10 (Friday)
Spring Break    March 14-18 (Monday-Friday) March 13-17 (Monday-Friday)
Classes Resume (First day of class Second part of term) Monday, March 22, 2021 March 21 (Monday) March 20 (Monday)
Last day for Web Registration (Second part of term) Tuesday, March 23, 2021 March 22 (Tuesday) March 21 (Tuesday)
Last day to add w/ instructor permission (Second part of term) Thursday, March 25, 2021 March 24 (Thursday) March 23 (Thursday)
Common Hour exam Day 1 TBD TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 2 TBD TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 3 TBD TBD TBD
Common Hour exam Day 4 TBD TBD TBD
Registration for Summer and Fall 
(See Registration Schedule)
TBD TBD TBD
Last day for January doctoral and master's candidates to deliver dissertations or 
thesis drafts to Graduate Programs office
April 9 (Friday) April 8 (Friday) April 7 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" Friday, April 16, 2021 TBD April 7 (Friday)
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (Second part of term) Friday, April 23, 2021 April 8 (Friday) TBD
Last day for in-class exams Friday, April 30, 2021 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 Friday, May 7, 2021 May 6 (Friday) May 5 (Friday)
Review/Consultation Days (RCS)  Saturday, May 8 - Monday, May 10, 2021 May 7 (Saturday) - May 9 (Monday) May 6 (Saturday) - May 8 (Monday)
Final Exams Period Tuesday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 May 10 (Tuesday) =-May 18 (Wednesday) May 9 (Tuesday) - May 17 (Wednesday)
Grades Due Saturday, May 22, 2021 May 21 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 20 (Saturday 8:30AM)
Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony Sunday, May 23, 2021 May 22 (Sunday) TBD
University Commencement Day  Monday, May 24, 2021 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)

 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Term 2020

 

Full Term August 24, 2020 - December 4, 2020

First day of class Monday, August 24, 2020
Last day for web registration Friday, August 28, 2020
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Friday, September 4, 2020
Deadline to select or cancel Pass/Fail grading Friday, September 11, 2020
Deadline to apply for January graduation Thursday, October 1, 2020
Common Hour Exams Monday, September 21, 2020; Wednesday, September 23, 2020; Tuesday, September 29, 2020; Thursday, October 1, 2020
Midterm grades due Friday, October 9, 2020
Common Hour Exams Monday, October 26, 2020; WEdnesday, October 28, 2020; Tuesday, November 3, 2020; Thursday, November 5, 2020
Winter/Spring Registration Period (please follow the link for registration days and times)
Pacing Break Rescheduled Monday, November 23 - Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, November 6, 2020
Last day for in-class exams Friday, November 20, 2020
Thanksgiving Break Rescheduled pacing break Monday, November 23-Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Friday, November, 27, 2020
Last day of class Friday, December 4, 2020
Review/Consultation Days (RCS) Saturday, December 5, 2020 - Monday, December 7, 2020
Final exam period Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Grades due Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 08:30 am

 

First Part of Term August 24, 2020 - October 9, 2020

First day of class Monday, August 24, 2020
Last day for web registration Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Thursday, August 27, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, September 25, 2020
Last day of class Friday, October 9, 2020

 

Second Part of Term October 12, 2020 - December 4, 2020

First day of class Monday, October 12, 2020
Last day for web registration Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Thursday, October 15, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, October 30, 2020
Last day of class Friday, December 4, 2020

 

Winter Term 2020

Winter Term December 28, 2020 - January 22, 2021

First day of class Monday, December 28, 2020
Last day for web registration Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, January 8, 2021
Last day of class Friday, January 22, 2021
Grades due Monday, January 25, 2021

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 2021

 

Full Term February 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021

First day of class Monday, February 1, 2021
Last day for web registration Friday, February 5, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Friday, February 12, 2021
Deadline to apply for May graduation Monday, February 1, 2021
Deadline to select or cancel Pass/Fail grading Friday, February 19, 2021
Common Hour Exams TBD
Midterm grades due Friday, March 19, 2021
Common Hour Exams TBD
Summer/Fall Registration Period TBD
Last day for May doctoral and master's candidates to deliver dissertations or thesis drafts to Graduate Programs office Friday, April 16, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, April 16, 2021
Last day for May doctoral and master's candidates to upload dissertations or thesis and deliver final paperwork to RAS Friday, May 7, 2021
Last day for in-class exams Friday, April 30, 2021
Last day of class Friday, May 7, 2021
Review/Consultation Days (RCS) Saturday, May 8 - Monday, May 10, 2021
Final exam period Tuesday, May 11 through Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Grades due Saturday, May 22, 2021
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Sunday, May 23, 2021
University Commencement Ceremony Monday, May 24, 2021

 

First Part of Term February 1, 2021 - March 19, 2021

First day of class Monday, February 1, 2021
Last day for web registration Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Thursday, February 4, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, March 5, 2021
Last day of class Friday, March 19, 2021
Grades due Monday, March 22, 2021

 

Second Part of Term March 22, 2021 - May 7, 2021

First day of class Monday, March 22, 2021
Last day for web registration Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Thursday, March 25, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Friday, April 23, 2021
Last day of class Friday, May 7, 2021
Grades due Monday, May 10, 2021

 

Summer Term 2021

Full Term May 25, 2021 - August 12, 2021

First day of class Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Last day for web registration Friday, May 28, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Friday, June 4, 2021
Make-up day (Commencement) Friday, June 4, 2021
Last day to request or cancel Pass/Fail Wednesday, June 10, 2021
Make-up day (Memorial Day) Friday, June 11, 2021
Make-up day (Independence Day) Friday, July 9, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Thursday, July 29, 2021
Last day of class Thursday, August 12, 2021
Final exams Friday/Saturday, August 12-13, 2021
Grades due Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 

Summer Term I May 25, 2021 - July 1, 2021

First day of class Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Last day for web registration Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Friday, May 28, 2021
Last day to request or cancel Pass/Fail Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Make-up day (Commencement) Friday, June 4, 2021
Make-up day (Memorial Day Holiday) Friday, June 11, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Last day of class Thursday, July 1, 2021
Final exams Friday/Saturday, July 2-3, 2021
Grades due Tuesday, July 6, 2021

 

Summer Term II July 6, 2021 - August 12, 2021

First day of class Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Last day for web registration Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Last day to add w/ instructor permission Friday, July 9, 2021
Make-up day (Independence Day) Friday, July 9, 2021
Last day to request or cancel Pass/Fail Monday, July 12,2021
Last day to withdraw with a W Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Last day of class Thursday, August 12, 2021
Final exams Friday/Saturday, August 13-14, 2021
Grade due Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 

Academic Year 2021-2022

Fall Term 2021

Full Term

Winter Term 2021

Full Term

Spring Term 2022

Full Term

Summer Term 2022

Full Term