2020-21 Academic Calendar

The calendars below are for the current academic year. Links to past, future, and printable calendars are on the sidebar to the right (or at the bottom of this page on mobile devices). Click the buttons below to jump to a particular term.

Fall 2020

Updated June 30, 2020 to include changes to the Fall 2020 semester approved by the University Senate Executive Committee on June 24, 2020.

Date Deadline/Event
Mon, Aug 31 Fall semester begins
Mon, Sep 7 Labor Day – No classes
Tue, Sep 8 Last day to file petitions for course credit by examination
Mon, Sep 14 Courses dropped after this date will have a “W” for withdrawal recorded on the academic record. Last day to add or drop courses without additional signatures (see Adding and Dropping Courses).
Last day to place courses on Pass/Fail
Mon, Sep 21 Last day for students to make up Incomplete or Absence grades
Tue, Sep 22-Mon, Sep 28 Examinations for course credit by examination
Fri, Sep 25 Deadline to apply for graduation and to submit Final Plan of Study for conferral of a Fall 2020 degree
Tue, Sep 29 Dean’s signature required to add courses
Fri, Oct 9 Mid-semester progress reports due students from faculty
Mon, Oct 26 Registration for the Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 semester via Student Administration System begins
Mon, Nov 2 Last day to withdraw from a course
Last day to convert courses on Pass/Fail option to letter grade
Sun, Nov 22-Sun, Nov 29 Thanksgiving Recess
Fri, Dec 4 Last day for degree candidates to submit thesis and dissertation final copies to Open Commons and related paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar for conferral of a Fall 2020 degree. It is recommended that students defend at least two weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions. Defense must be announced two weeks prior to defending. (Graduate students only)
Mon, Dec 7 Last day of fall semester classes
Tues, Dec 8-Sun, Dec 13 Reading Days
Mon, Dec 14 Final examinations begin
Thu, Dec 17 Reading Day
Sun, Dec 20 Final examinations end
Sun, Dec 20 Conferral date for Fall 2020 degrees
Wed, Dec 23 Semester grades due at 4 pm
Mon, Jan 4 Last day for Plan B master’s students to submit final exam paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar (Graduate students only)

*Fall 2020 only, no regularly scheduled final assessments may be held during the reading periods from December 8-13 and December 17 or the class days from November 30-December 7, 2020.

 

Spring 2021

Date Deadline/Event
Tue, Jan 19 Spring semester begins
Mon, Jan 25 Last day to file petitions for course credit by examination
Mon, Feb 1 Courses dropped after this date will have a “W” for withdrawal recorded on the academic record. Last day to add or drop courses without additional signatures (see Adding and Dropping Courses).
Last day to place courses on Pass/Fail
Mon, Feb 8 Last day for students to make up Incomplete or Absence grades
Tue, Feb 9-Mon, Feb 15 Examinations for course credit by examination
Fri, Feb 12 Deadline to apply for graduation and to submit Final Plan of Study for conferral of a Spring 2021 degree
Tue, Feb 16 Dean’s signature required to add courses
Fri, Feb 26 Mid-semester progress reports due students from faculty
Mon, Mar 1 Deadline to apply for Summer 2021 graduation (it is recommended that students submit a Final Plan of Study by the end of the Spring term)
Sun, Mar 14-Sat, Mar 20 Spring Recess
Mon, Mar 22 Registration for the Summer 2021 sessions and Fall 2021 semester via Student Administration System begins
Sat, Mar 27 Emergency closing class makeup date
Mon, Mar 29 Last day to drop a course
Last day to convert courses on Pass/Fail option to letter grade
Fri, Apr 23 Last day to submit thesis and dissertation final copies to Open Commons and related paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar for conferral of a Spring 2021 degree. It is recommended that students defend at least two weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions. Defense must be announced two weeks prior to defending. (Graduate students only)
Fri, Apr 30 Last day of spring semester classes
Sat, May 1-Sun, May 2 Reading Days
Mon, May 3-Sat, May 8 Final examinations
Sat, May 8-Sun, May 9 Undergraduate commencement ceremonies
Sat, May 8 Graduate School Master’s commencement ceremony
Sun, May 9 Conferral date for Spring 2021 degrees
Mon, May 10 Graduate School Doctoral commencement ceremony
Tue, May 11 Semester grades due at 4pm
Fri, May 21 Last day for Plan B master’s students to submit final exam paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar (Graduate students only)

Summer 2021

Date Deadline/Event
Tue, Aug 10 Last day to submit thesis and dissertation final copies to Open Commons and related paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar for conferral of a Summer 2021 degree. It is recommended that students defend at least two weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions. Defense must be announced two weeks prior to defending. (Graduate students only)
Tue, Aug 24 Conferral date for Summer 2021 degrees
Fri, Sep 10 Last day for Plan B master’s students to submit final exam paperwork to Degree Audit in the Office of the Registrar. Final exam must be complete prior to August 24 for Summer 2021 degree conferral eligibility. (Graduate students only)