Academic Calendars

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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August 22 Thursday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  22 Thursday 2 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 vacation 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 Saturday   Reading Day
  8 Sunday   Reading Day
  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

Second 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 classes (including labs)
February 28 Friday 5 p.m. Spring vacation 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 begins
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 for students graduating in May, August, and December, 2021
  17-19 Friday - Sunday 12 p.m. 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 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