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 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.

Sunday, January 17

Students return

Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No classes

Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20

Donning, interviews, and registration

Year-long classes resume on January 19

Thursday, January 21

Students placed in first choice courses

Friday, January 22

Donning and interviews for alternate registration (no classes on Friday)

Saturday, January 23

Students placed in alternate courses

Monday, January 25

Spring classes begin
Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, February 5

Last day to add and drop classes for spring 2021 semester

Saturday, March 13–Sunday, March 21

Spring break

Friday, April 30

Senior work due (faculty may establish earlier deadlines)

Friday, May 7

Last day of classes
Faculty reports due for graduating students

Saturday, May 8

Residence halls close for first years, sophomores, and juniors at 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 13

Graduate commencement

Friday, May 14

Undergraduate Commencement
Residence halls close for seniors at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 2

Faculty reports due for non-graduating students

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.

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 Wednesday, January 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

Yearlong classes resume

Spring classes begin for the Human Genetics program

Friday, January 22

Alternate interviews and registration

Monday, January 25

Spring classes begin

Beginning of add/drop period

Friday, February 5

Last day to add and drop classes for spring 2020 semester

Monday, February 8–Friday, February 12

Audit requests may be filed

Saturday, March 13–Sunday, March 21

Spring break

Friday, May 7

Last day of classes

Faculty reports due for graduating students

Thursday, May 13

Graduate Commencement

Wednesday, June 2

Faculty reports due for non-graduating students.