Academic Calendars

Undergraduate 

Fall 2020

Please note: The academic calendar for the 2020-21 year is subject to change due to COVID-19 and ongoing planning for the fall and spring semesters. Please check this site for changes and updates, and refer to the fall 2020 planning site for more information.

Friday, August 28 through
Wednesday, September 2

Online interviews and course registration

First-year students will meet virtually with their dons on August 28

Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
September 4, 5 ,6

Move-in for residential students

Each student will have a designated time slot on one of these days

Monday, September 7

Classes begin
Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, September 18

Last day to add and drop classes for fall 2020

Wednesday, November 25–Sunday, November 29

Thanksgiving break (begins after last academic appointment on Tuesday)

All instruction will be fully online after Thanksgiving break

Any residential student who leaves campus for Thanksgiving will be required to remain off campus for the rest of the semester

Monday, December 7–Wednesday, December 16

Students may drop yearlong courses for spring 2021 semester

Wednesday, December 9 Last day for graduating seniors to submit work

Wednesday, December 16

Winter (Virtual) Commencement

Friday, December 18

Last day of classes

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faculty reports due for fall 2020 semester

Spring 2021

Please note: The academic calendar for spring 2021 is subject to change due to COVID-19 and ongoing planning. Please check this site for changes and updates. Updated November 11, 2020

Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 (registration will pause on Wednesday, January 20)

Donning, interviews, and registration

Friday, January 22

Placements made for first round of registration

Saturday, January 23

Alternate registration

Sunday, January 24

Placements made for alternate registration

Monday, February 1

Spring classes begin (all instruction online for, at minimum, the first two weeks of the semester)
Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, February 12

Last day to add/drop a class

Wednesday, March 10–Thursday, March 11

First spring semester mini-break

Monday, April 26–Tuesday, April 27

Second spring semester mini-break

Friday, May 7

Senior work due

Wednesday, May 12

Last day of classes

Faculty reports for seniors due

Friday, May 14

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 15 Graduate Commencement

Graduate & Professional 

Fall 2020

Please note: The academic calendar for the 2020-21 year is subject to change due to COVID-19 and ongoing planning for the fall and spring semesters. Please check this site for changes and updates, and refer to the fall 2020 planning site for more information. Updated: November 11, 2020

Friday, August 28 – Wednesday, September 2

Online interviews and course registration for integrated programs

Both beginning and returning students should confirm their registration schedules with their programs. 

Thursday, September 3

Beginning students orientation, 11am EDT

Monday, September 7

Classes begin

Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, September 18

Last day to add and drop classes for fall 2020 semester

Monday, September 21–Friday, September 25

Audit requests may be filed

Wednesday, November 25–Sunday, November 29

Thanksgiving break

Wednesday, December 16

Winter Commencement

Friday, December 18

Last day of classes

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faculty reports due for fall 2020 semester

Spring 2021

Please note: The academic calendar for the 2020-21 year is subject to change due to COVID-19 and ongoing planning for the fall and spring semesters. Please check this site for changes and updates, and refer to the fall 2020 planning site for more information.

Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 (the College will pause registration on 1/20)

Interviewing and registration for spring courses offered in conjunction with undergraduate classes for the following programs: Child Development, Dance, Theatre, and Women’s History

Friday, January 22

Placements made for first round of registration

Saturday, January 23

Alternate registration begins

Sunday, January 24

Placements made for alternate registration

Monday, January 25

Spring classes begin for Human Genetics (online)

Monday, February 1

Spring classes begin for all other graduate programs (online)

Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, February 12

Last day to add and drop classes for spring 2021 semester

Monday, February 8–Friday, February 19

Audit requests may be filed

Monday, February 15

In-person class meetings begin for all graduate programs

Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11

First spring semester mini-break

Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, Apriil 26

Second spring semester mini-break

Friday, May 7

Graduating students' work due

Wednesday, May 12

Last day of classes

Faculty reports for graduating students due

Saturday, May 15

Graduate Commencement