Academic Calendar 2020-21

Fall 2020

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. 31 (Monday) – Dec. 22
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term** Aug. 31 – Oct. 21 (no class Oct. 19 - 20)
          Session 02 Drop/Add Aug. 31 – Sep. 4
          Session 02 Withdrawal (W) Sep. 5 – Oct. 12
          Session 02 Withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Oct. 13 – Oct. 21
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term** Oct. 22 – Dec. 14
          Session 03 Drop/Add Oct. 22 – 28
          Session 03 Withdrawal (W) Oct. 29 – Dec. 7
          Session 03 Withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Dec. 8 – 14
Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates (including finals week) Aug. 31 (Monday) – Dec. 22
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sep. 5 – 7
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 31 – Sep. 14
Undergraduate or Graduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (W) Sep. 15 – Nov. 19
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sep. 21
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 12
Fall Break - no classes or examinations Oct. 19 – 20
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 2021 Nov. 9 – 20
Undergraduate or Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Nov. 20 – Dec. 22
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 25 – 29
Summer 2021 registration opens for all students Dec. 7
Session 03 ends Dec. 14
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 15
Final Examinations Dec. 15 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 22 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2021

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. 19 – May 11
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term** Jan. 19 – Mar. 8
          Session 02 Drop/Add Jan. 19 – 25
          Session 02 Withdrawal (W) Jan. 26 – Mar. 1
          Session 02 Withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Mar. 2 – 8
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term** Mar. 9 – May 3
          Session 03 Drop/Add Mar. 9 – 22
          Session 03 Withdrawal (W) Mar. 23 – Apr. 26
          Session 03 Withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Apr. 27 – May 3
Spring Semester Date
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan 18
Spring semester class dates (including finals week) Jan. 19 – May 11
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement TBD
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 19 – Feb. 1
Undergraduate or Graduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (W) Feb. 2 – Apr. 13
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 8
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Mar. 1
Session 02 ends Mar. 8
Session 03 begins Mar. 9
Mid-semester Mar. 9
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 13 – 21
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 22
Honors Convocation Mar. 27
Priority registration for Fall 2021 Apr. 12 – 23
Undergraduate or Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Apr. 14 – May 11
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction Apr. 30
Session 03 ends May 3
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations May 4
Final Examinations May 4 (4 p.m.) – May 11 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 20
Undergraduate Commencement May 21

Summer Sessions 2021

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 24 – Aug. 20
(No class May 29 31, Jul. 3 5)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer
Undergraduate Session  May 24  – Jun. 30

(No class May 29 – 31)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) Jun. 1 – Jul. 1
Graduate Session May 24  – Jun. 30
(No class May 29 – 31)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer
Undergraduate Session  Jul. 6 – Aug. 11
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jul. 6 – Aug. 5
Graduate Session  Jul. 6 – Aug. 11
Session 04 - Intensive Programming
Graduate Session Aug. 2 – Aug. 20
Accelerated Online Summer Programming (Sections AC1 or AC2)
First half of summer (AC1) May 24  – Jul. 9
(No class May 29 31, Jul. 3 5)
Second half of summer (AC2) Jul. 12 – Aug. 25

* 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