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Academic Calendars

To accommodate planning, we work hard to provide the academic calendar over a year in advance for our students, staff and faculty. The College Catalog is updated annually and contains the Academic Calendars for the current and future academic year. For the complete academic calendar, you should refer to the appropriate Catalog. The dates listed below are a snapshot and do not include every date in the academic calendar.


For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Undergraduate Academic Calendar has been revised. See the revised calendar below.

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Revised 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

In order to protect the health of members of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adjusted the dates of our undergraduate academic calendar.

Learn more information about campus and academic changes related to COVID-19 at our Return to the Hill webpage.

Fall Term 2020

Opening Faculty Meeting Tuesday 8/18
Move-in days Friday 8/14 - Wednesday 8/19
Orientation Tuesday late afternoon 8/18 - Wednesday 8/19
Session A begins (Note: Classes will be held on Labor Day) Thursday 8/20
Last Day to Add (Session A) Thursday 8/27
Last Day to Drop (Session A)

Thursday 8/27

Mid-term grades (Session A)

Monday 9/14
Last Day to Withdraw (Session A) Tuesday 9/22
Registration for Jan Term Monday 9/21 - Friday 9/25
Session A classes end Friday 10/2
Reading Days Saturday 10/3 - Sunday 10/4
Session A exam days Monday 10/5 & Tuesday 10/6
Fall Break Wednesday 10/7
Session B begins Thursday 10/8
Last Day to Add (Session B)
No instructor approval needed
Thursday 10/12
Last Day to Add (Session B)
Instructor approval required
Thursday 10/15
Last Day to Drop (Session B) Thursday 10/15
Homecoming Saturday 10/17
Final grades due for Session A Monday 10/19
Mid-term grades (Session B) Monday 11/2
Last Day to Withdraw (Session B) Friday 11/13
Registration for Spring Term Monday 11/9 - Friday 11/13
Session B classes end Friday 11/20
Reading Days Saturday 11/21 -Sunday 11/22
Session B exam days Monday 11/23 & Tuesday 11/24
Final grades due for Session B Friday 12/4

Spring Term 2021

Undergraduate Classes begin Mon., Feb. 1
Last day to add UG class Fri., Feb. 5
Late UG adds processed w/$30 late fee Fri., Feb. 12
Last day for UG course drops, credit/fail & audit Fri., Feb. 12
Mid-semester UG grades due by noon Tues., March 23
Last day to withdraw from UG class with "W" grade Fri., April 2
Late UG withdrawals processed w/$30 late fee Fri., April 9
Fall UG registration Mon., April 5-Fri., April 16
UG classes end Fri., May 7
UG exams begin Mon., May 10
UG semester ends Fri., May 14
UG final grades due 48 hrs. after exam/last class
Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation Fri., May 21
Commencement Sat., May 22

Summer Term 2021

Session I Priority Registration Begins Mon., March 22
Session I Regular Registration Begins Wed., April 21
Session I Classes Begin Mon., May 24
Last day of Session I Classes Mon., July 5
Session II C Classes Begin Tues., July 5
Last Day of Session II Classes Mon., August 16