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Academic Calendar 2020-2021


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 2018-2019 (PDF) | 2019-2020 (PDF) |  2020-2021 (PDF) 

Fall 2020 | Spring 2021 | Summer 2021 Session I | Summer 2021 Session II

Aug-20 | Sep-20 | Oct-20 | Nov-20 | Dec-20
Jan-21 | Feb-21 | Mar-21 | Apr-21 | May-21 | Jun-21 | Jul-21 | Aug-21

Fall Semester 2020

August - 2020

  • Wed-Fri, Aug 5-7 New Faculty Orientation
  • Fri, Aug 7 Summer Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 7 Summer Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Aug 10 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Aug 10 Fall Faculty Workshop, CEC
  • Tue, Aug 11 Teaching Center Workshops
  • Mon, Aug 17 Graduate Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri–Wed, Aug 14–17 Welcome Week
  • Mon, Aug 17 August Orientation Session
  • Mon, Aug 17 Graduate Student Registration, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 18 Online Registration Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 18 Drop/Add Begins
  • Wed, Aug 19 First Day of Classes
  • Wed, Aug 19 Opening Convocation, CEC, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 25 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Aug 25 Last Day to Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Aug 26 First Day for Withdrawal with Grade of “W”

September - 2020

  • Mon, Sept 7 Labor Day Holiday
  • Tues, Sept 22 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Sept 23 Withdrawal with Grade of “WP” for “WF” Begins
  • Mon, Sept 30 Deadline for Faculty Promotion/Tenure Applications

October - 2020

  • Wed, Oct 7 Semester Mid-Point
  • Fri, Oct 9 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Thur, Oct 15 Deadline for Faculty Sabbatical/Study Leave Applications
  • Fri, Oct 16, Spring 2021 Textbook Orders Due
  • Fri, Oct 16 Graduation Application Deadline for May 2021
  • Mon-Fri, Oct 19-23, Fall Break

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November - 2020

  • Mon, Nov 9 Last Day to Withdraw for any Reason from Course or University with Grade of “WP” or “WF”, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Nov 10 Graduate Priority Registration
  • Wed, Nov 11 Undergraduate Priority Registration
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

 December - 2020

  • Tues, Dec 8 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Dec 9 Academic Preparation Day
  • Wed–Tues, Dec 10-15 Final Exams
  • Wed, Dec 16 Graduating Student Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, Dec 18 Commencement Rehearsal, 1:00 p.m. CEC
  • Fri, Dec 18 Winter Commencement, 5:00 p.m. CEC
  • Sat, Dec 19 Residence Halls Close, 3:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Dec 21 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Dec 21 Leave of Absence Applications Due for Spring 2019, 4:00 p.m.

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Spring Semester 2021

January - 2021

  • Sat, Jan 2 Campus Housing Opens for New Students, 10:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Jan 4 Graduate Student Registration, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Jan 4 Campus Housing Opens for Returning Students, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Jan 5 Online Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Jan 5 Drop/Add Begins
  • Wed, Jan 6 First Day of Classes
  • Wed, Jan 13 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Jan 14 Withdraw with Grade of “W” Begins
  • Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

February - 2021

  • Thurs, Feb 11 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Feb 12 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” Begins
  • Fri, Feb 26 Maymester and Summer 2021 Textbook Orders Due

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March - 2021

  • Mon, Mar 3 Mid-Point of the Semester
  • Fri, Mar 5 Mid-term Grades due
  • Mon-Fri, 8-12 Spring Break
  • Mon, Mar 15 Classes Resume
  • Fri, Mar 26 Fall 2021 Textbook Orders Due
  • Mon, Mar 29 Spring Faculty Meeting, 10:00 a.m.

April - 2021

  • Thurs-Mon, Apr 1-5 Easter Break (Classes at or after 4pm on Monday, April 5 will meet)
  • Tue, Apr 6, Graduate Student Priority Registration Opens
  • Wed, April 7 Undergratuate Priority Registration
  • Mon, Apr 12 Application for Graduation Deadline for August 2021
  • Wed, Apr 14 Scholarship and Awards Day, 10:00 a.m., Massey Performing Arts Center
  • Tue, Apr 27 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Apr 28 Academic Preparation Day
  • Wed-Tues, Apr 29-May 4 Final Exams

May - 2021

  • Wed, May 5 Graduating Student Grades Due by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, May 7 Commencement Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m. Curb Event Center
  • Fri, May 7 Baccalaureate, Curb Event Center, 2:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 1 University Commencement Reception, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sat, May 8 Commencement Ceremony #1, Curb Event Center; 8:30 a.m. Student line-up; 9:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 8 Commencement Ceremony #2, Curb Event Center, 1:30 p.m.  Student line-up; 2:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 8 Campus Housing Closes, 6:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 10 Final grades due, 8:00 a.m.

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Maymester and Summer Sessions I and II 2021
  • Mon, May 10 Maymester Registration Online, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, May 10 Maymester First Day of Classes
  • Mon, May 10 Priority Registration Online for Full Summer and Sessions I and II Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, May 11 Last Day to Drop Maymester Classes with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, May 12 Withdraw from Maymester Begins, Grade of “W”
  • Mon, May 17 Grade of “W” Maymester Refund Period Ends
  • Tues, May 18 Grade of WP/WF for Maymester Begins
  • Fri, May 21 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of WP/WF for Maymester, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 28 Last Day of Classes
  • Fri, May 28 Maymester Finals
  • Fri, May 28 Final Grades for Maymester Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 28 Registration for Summer Sessions Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri, May 28 Graduate Registration (Summer) 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, May 31 Memorial Day Holiday

June 2021

  • Mon, June 7 First Day of Classes (SS1 and Full Summer Sessions)
  • Wed, June 9 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, SS1, SS2 and Full Summer Sessions, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, June 10 Withdraw with grade of “W” (Full Summer Session and SS1)
  • Wed, June 16 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, June 17 Withdraw with Grade of "WP" or "WF" begins, SS1
  • Thurs, June 23 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF,” SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, June 29 Graduation Application Deadline for December 2021
  • Wed, June 30 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from Full Summer Session, 11:00 p.m.
  • Mon, June 28 Priority Registration for Fall 2021 Reopens for all students, 8:00 a.m.
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July 2021

  • Thurs, July 1 Withdraw with WP/WF Full Summer Session Begins
  • Mon, July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
  • Fri, July 9 Last Day of Classes, SS1
  • Fri, July 9 Final Exams for SS1
  • Fri, July 9 Registration for SS2 Only, Begins 7:00 a.m.
  • Sat, July 10 Summer I Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • Sun, July 11 Summer II Housing Opens, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, July 12 First Day of Classes for SS2
  • Mon, July 12 Last Day WP/WF – Full Summer Session
  • Mon, July 12 Final Grades Due for SS1 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed, July 14 Last Day to Drop SS2 with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, July 15 Withdraw with a Grade of “W” for SS2
  • Thurs, July 15 Priority Registration for Fall 2021 Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, July 21 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, July 22 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SS2, Begins
  • Wed, July 28 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
  • August 2021
  • Thurs, Aug 5 Deadline to apply for Fall Semester Leave of Absence, 4:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Aug 10 Last Day of Classes for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Tues, Aug 10 Final Exam for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Wed, Aug 11 Graduating Student Grades Due at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • Fri, Aug 13 Commencement Rehersal, CEC 1:00p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 13 Summer Commencement, CEC 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 14 Summer Session II Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • Sat, Aug 14 Summer Session II Graduate Checkout by 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • Mon, Aug 16 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.

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