Academic Calendar 2019-20

Fall 2019

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Fall Session 01: Courses span most or all of the fall term (including finals week) Aug. 28 – Dec. 9
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term Aug. 28 – Oct. 21
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term Oct. 22 – Dec. 9
Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Aug. 28 – Dec. 9
Labor Day – All classes canceled Aug. 31 – Sept. 2
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 28 – Sept. 16
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 17 – Nov. 11
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 17 – Nov. 11
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 23
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 14
Session 02 ends Oct. 21
Session 03 begins Oct. 22
Mid-semester Oct. 22
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 28
Priority registration for Spring 2020 Oct. 28 – Nov. 8
Undergraduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Nov. 12 – Dec. 17
Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Nov. 12 – Dec. 17
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 27 - 29
Summer 2020 registration opens for all students Dec. 2
Session 03 begins Dec. 9
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 10
Final Examinations Dec. 10 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 17 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2020

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Spring Session 01: Courses span most or all of the spring term (including finals week) Jan. 13 – Apr. 27
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 13 – Mar. 2
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 3 – Apr. 27
Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 13 – Apr. 27
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement TBD
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 13 – 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 20
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 28 – Mar. 30
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 28 – Mar. 30
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 4
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 24
Session 02 ends Mar. 2
Session 03 begins Mar. 3
Mid-semester Mar. 3
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 4
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 14 – 22
Honors Convocation Mar. 28
Priority registration for Fall 2020 Mar. 30 – Apr. 8 (shortened due to holidays)
Undergraduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Mar. 31 – May 5
Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Mar. 31 – May 5
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 24
Session 03 ends Apr. 27
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Apr. 28
Final Examinations Apr. 28 (4 p.m.) –
May 5 (4 p.m.) (*** revised)
Graduate Commencement May 14
Undergraduate Commencement May 15

Summer Sessions 2020

Session 01 - Entire Summer Date(s)
Courses in Session 01 typically span the entire summer. Please verify each course's specific start and end dates. May 18  – Aug. 21
(No class May 23 - 25, Jul. 3 - 5)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer I')
Undergraduate Session  May 18  – Jun. 24

(No class May 23 - 25)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 26 – Jun. 25
Graduate Session May 18 – Jun. 24
(No class May 23 - 25)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer II')
Undergraduate Session  Jun. 29 – Aug. 5 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jun. 29 – Jul. 30 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Graduate Session  Jun. 29 – Aug. 5 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Session 04 - Intensive Programming (previously identified as 'Summer III')
Graduate Session Aug. 3 – Aug. 21
Accelerated Online Summer Programming
First half of summer May 18 – Jul. 2 (No class May 23 - 25)
Second half of summer Jul. 6 – Aug. 19

* New courses may not be added after the first week of classes (7 calendar days) without the approval of the instructor or department chair for the course.

** Special Note: Courses less than 15 weeks in length are subject to registration, drop/add, withdrawal, and billing dates that may differ from those appearing in the traditional academic calendar. More information on non-traditional courses