Academic Calendars

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2019 Semester

August 22 Thursday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  22 Thursday 1:30 p.m. Opening Convocation
  24 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for returning students
  26 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  26 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  30 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
September 2 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
October 4 Friday 5 p.m. Fall break begins
  9 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  11-13 Friday–Sunday   Homecoming/Family Weekend
  16 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes
 November 1 Friday a.m. Spring 2020 registration re-opens
  1 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course
  8 Friday p.m. Spring 2020 registration ends
  27 Wednesday noon Thanksgiving break begins
December 2 Monday 8 a.m. Classes Resume
  6 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester freshmen to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
  6 Friday 5 p.m. Classes End
  7-8 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  9-13 Monday-Friday   Final Examinations
  13 Friday 6 p.m. Residence halls close
  15 Sunday   Semester Ends
  17 Tuesday noon Final grades due for semester classes

Spring 2020 Semester

January 12 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  13 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  13 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  17 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  21 Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence – no day semester classes (including labs)
February 28 Friday 5 p.m. Spring break begins (semester classes)
March 9 Monday 8 a.m. Semester classes resume
  11 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes
  27 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change spring registration or withdraw from a course
  30 Monday a.m. Registration for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters begin
April 8 Wednesday p.m. Registration for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters ends
  9 Thursday 5 p.m. Easter break begins
  14 Tuesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  15 Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Graduation Plans due to students graduating in May, August, and December 2021
  17-19 Friday-Sunday Begins at 12 p.m. Friday ValleyFest Weekend- no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays
  23 Thursday 6 p.m. Inquiry Symposium
  29 Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester freshmen to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
  29 Wednesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  30 Thursday   Reading Day; evening classes meet/end
May 1 Friday   Final Examinations
  2-3 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  4-7 Monday-Thursday   Final Examinations
  7 Thursday 9 p.m. Semester Ends
  8 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  8 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  9 Saturday 10 a.m. 151st Commencement
  9 Saturday   Residence halls close
  15 Friday noon All final grades due for semester classes

 


2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2020 Semester

August 27 Thursday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  27 Thursday 1:30 p.m. Opening Convocation
  29 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for returning students
  31 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  31 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
September 4 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  7 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
  25 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for undergraduate first-year courses
October 9 Friday 5 p.m. Fall break begins
  14 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  16-18 Friday–Sunday   Homecoming/Family Weekend
  21 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes
 November 6 Friday a.m. Spring 2021 registration re-opens
  6 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course
  13 Friday p.m. Spring 2021 registration ends
  25 Wednesday noon Thanksgiving break begins
  30 Monday 8 a.m. Classes Resume
December 11 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
  11 Friday 5 p.m. Classes end
  12-13 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Day
  14-18 Monday-Friday   Final examinations
  18 Friday 6 p.m. Residence halls close
  20 Sunday   Semester ends
  22 Tuesday noon Final grades due for semester classes

Spring 2021 Semester

January 17 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  18 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  18 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  22 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  26 Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence – no day semester classes (including labs)
February 12 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for undergraduate first-year students
March 5 Friday 5 p.m. Spring break begins (semester classes)
  15 Monday 8 a.m.  Semester classes resume
  17 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate semester classes
April 1 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change spring registration or withdraw from a course
  1 Thursday 5 p.m. Easter break begins
  6 Tuesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  7 Wednesday a.m. Registration for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 semesters begins
  23 Friday p.m. Registration for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 semesters ends
  23-25 Friday-Sunday Begins at 12 p.m. Friday ValleyFest Weekend- no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays
  28 Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Graduation Plans due to students graduating in May, August, and December 2022
  29 Thursday 6 p.m. Inquiry Symposium
May 5 Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester freshmen to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
  5 Wednesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  6 Thursday   Reading Day; evening classes meet/end
  7 Friday   Final Examinations
  8-9 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  10-13 Monday-Thursday   Final Examinations
  13 Thursday 9 p.m. Semester ends
  14 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  14 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  15 Saturday 10 a.m. 152nd Commencement
  15 Saturday   Residence halls close
  22 Friday noon All final grades due for semester classes