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Summer/Fall Milestones

Below are a list of important dates and milestones in the University's Return to Campus plan for Fall 2020.

Date Action
May Phase One of Employees on campus
June 5 Safety Signage Dispersed on Campus
June 8 Phase Two Employees return to campus after mandatory “Return to Work” training
June 8-19 Virtual New Student Orientation Sessions Held
July 20 Phase Three of Employees return to campus after mandatory “Return to Work” training
Aug. 7 Summer Commencement*
Aug. 13-18 Welcome Week **
Aug. 19 Fall 2020 Classes Begin Virtually/Fully Online ***
Sept. 4-7 Move in for Group A
Sept. 7 On-campus Classes Resume in HyFlex Model
Sept. 11-14 Move in for Group B
Oct. 19-23 Previously scheduled Fall Break will now become instructional time. Classes will meet.
Oct. 22 Third and Final Presidential Debate to be held on Belmont's Campus
Nov. 3 Election Day
Nov. 13 Last Day of Classes
Nov.16-19 Final Exams
Nov. 20-21 Winter Commencement****
Nov. 22 Residence Halls Close
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - University Offices Closed

* July 8 Update: Due to surging cases in Davidson County, Nashville Mayor John Cooper has wisely reverted the city back to Phase 2 of the safe reopening plan, which restricts in person gatherings to no more than 25 people. These circumstances have led to the cancellation of August in-person commencement plans. Details will be announced soon regarding a virtual celebration.

** Welcome Week activities will take place as scheduled, via virtual formats. Freshmen, expect to hear from your TT Leaders with more details.

*** All undergraduate classes will be conducted virtually/fully online through September 4. Some graduate/doctoral programs will begin virtually through September 4; others will begin on-campus in the HyFlex model (mix of in class and virtual student participation) on August 19. Individual Deans or program chairs will reach out to graduate and doctoral students with program specific details.

**** Winter commencement will be held in person by college this year. Visit the University Commencement webpage for additional details.