2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

 

Date Deadline Event
August 17 - 18   International Student Orientation
August 24   Classes Begin
September 4 4:30pm Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of a "W"
September 7   Labor Day Holiday
September 8 4:30pm

Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

Final date to petition deans' offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy

October 20 9:00am Mid-semester grades due
October 25   Course scheduling for spring semester and summer term begins at 5:00pm
November 9  

Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24
hours

November 25 - 29   Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 12:30pm on November 25
November 30   Classes resume *The remainder of the fall semester, including final exams, will be conducted remotely via the web.* 
December 2 - 6   Concentrated Study Period begins- no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other
extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations
will be given in academic courses other than labs
December 4 4:30pm

Final date for dropping courses

Final date for resigning from the University

December 5   Last Day of Classes
December 7 - 12   Final Examinations
December 15 9:00am Final grades due (degree candidate)
December 16 9:00am Final grades due (non-degree candidate)
December 18   Commencement Day
    43 MWF Classes; 29 TTh Classes

Date Deadline Event
December 15   Classes Begin
December 15 4:30pm Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of a "W"
December 16 4:30pm

Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

Final date to petition deans' offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy

December 23 4:30pm

Final date for dropping courses

Final date for resigning from the University

December 24 - January 1  

Winter Holiday

January 5  

Last Day of Classes

January 6  

Final Examinations

January 8 9:00am

Final grades due

   

11 Classes

Date Deadline Event
January 11   Classes Begin
January 18   Martin Luther King Day Holiday
January 20 4:30pm Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of a "W"
January 21 4:30pm

Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

Final date to petition deans' offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy

February 16   Mardi Gras Holiday
March 6   Class make-up day for Monday, Feb. 15
March 12   Class make-up day for Friday, Feb. 19
March 16 9:00am Mid-semester grades due
March 25   Class make-up day for Thursday, Feb. 18
March 26   Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24
hours
March 28   Course scheduling for fall semester and wintersession begins at 5:00pm
April 2   Good Friday Holiday
April 10   Class make-up day for Wednesday, Feb. 17
April 21 - 25   Concentrated Study Period begins- no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other
extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations
will be given in academic courses other than labs
April 23  

Final date for dropping courses

Final date for resigning from the University

April 24   Last Day of Classes
April 26 - May 1   Final Examinations
May 4 9:00am Final grades due (degree candidate)
May 5 9:00am Final grades due (non-degree candidate)
May 7 - 8   Commencement will be held over a two-day period
    42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

First Summer (Session B)

Date Deadline Event
May 24   Classes Begin
May 26 4:30pm Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of a "W"
May 28 4:30pm

Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

Final date to petition deans' offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy

June 9 9:00am

Mid-semester grades due

June 15 4:30pm

Final date for dropping courses

Final date for resigning from the University

June 18  

Juneteenth - No classes held

June 26 & 28  

Final classes and final examinations held

June 29 9:00am

Final grades due

August 13  

Commencement Day

   

25 Classes

 

Second Summer (Session C)

Date Deadline Event
July 6   Classes Begin
July 8 4:30pm Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of a "W"
July 9 4:30pm

Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

Final date to petition deans' offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy

July 22 9:00am Mid-semester grades due
July 28 4:30pm

Final date for dropping courses

Final date for resigning from the University

August 7 & 9   Final classes and final examinations held
August 10 9:00am Final grades due
August 13   Commencement Day
    25 Classes