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How has the academic calendar changed?

The first way we are protecting the health of members of our community is to adjust the dates of our undergraduate academic calendar. This will remove the impact of holiday travel and avoid the start of peak flu season for the vast majority of students.

Therefore, most students will move on to campus between August 14-August 19 with classes for the fall semester beginning on August 20, 2020.

  • Classes will be held on Labor Day.
  • There will be no fall break in October.
  • Classes will end on November 20, 2020 and the semester will conclude on November 24 following the exam period. No undergraduate instruction or exams will occur after Thanksgiving.
  • The calendars for Graduate and Professional Studies will remain unchanged since all Graduate course instruction will be online for the fall. Fall Session I dates are August 24– October 18 and Fall Session II dates are October 19–December 13.

A full undergraduate academic calendar is available here. Though the total number of instructional days for undergraduate students has been reduced, the number of class hours will be the same to ensure the quality of the academic experience.