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Academic Calendar

2020–2021 Academic Calendar
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Fall 2020 Semester

August 17 Monday 8 a.m. Residence Hall Move-in and Orientation for new students.
  20 Thursday TBD Opening Convocation
  22 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence Hall Move-in and Orientation for returning students.
  24 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin; Add/Drop period begins.
  28 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add-drop period ends.
Last day to drop a class without a grade of ‘W.’
September 7 Monday   Labor Day; Classes are in-session.
  18 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for undergraduate first-year courses.
No Fall Break        
October 7 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes.
  TBD     Homecoming and Family Weekend
November 6 Friday 8 a.m. Spring 2021 registration opens.
  13 Friday 4:30 p.m. Spring 2021 registration ends.
  25 Wednesday noon Thanksgiving break begins. On-campus instruction end.
Residence halls close.
  30 Monday a.m. Thanksgiving break ends.
Classes resume online.
December 4 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for all students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course.
  4 Friday 5 p.m. Classes end.
  5–6 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  7–11 Monday-Friday   Final Exams
  13 Sunday   Fall 2020 semester ends.
  16 Wednesday noon Final grades due for semester classes.


Winter 2021 Semester (optional; all online, limit one course)

January 4 Monday   Classes begin online
  7 Thursday   Last day to drop a class without a grade of ‘W.’
  17 Sunday   Last day to withdraw from a course.
  24 Sunday   Classes end
  31 Sunday   Final grades due.


Spring 2021 Semester

January TBD     Residence halls open for students.
  26 Tuesday 8 a.m. Classes begin.
  26 Tuesday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins.
February 1 Monday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of ‘W.’
  2 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence—no day semester classes (including labs)
  19 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for undergraduate first-year courses.
March 17 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes.
  30 Tuesday 5 p.m.  Spring Break begins
April 7 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  19 Monday a.m. Registration for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 semesters begins.
  28 Wednesday p.m. Registration for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 semesters ends.
  30- May 2 Friday-Sunday noon ValleyFest Weekend—no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays.
May 3 Monday 4:30 p.m. Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December 2022.
  6 Thursday 6 p.m. Inquiry Symposium
  11 Tuesday 4:30 p.m. Last day for all students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course.
  11 Tuesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  12 Wednesday   Reading Day
  13-14 Thursday–Friday   Final Exams
  15-16 Saturday–Sunday   Reading Days
  17-19 Monday–Wednesday   Final Exams
  19 Wednesday 9 p.m. Semester ends
  21 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  23 Sunday   Baccalaureate Service
  23 Sunday   152nd Commencement
  23 Sunday   Residence halls close.
  27 Thursday noon All final grades due