Academic Calendar

Success in college requires planning out your semester and terms. You will want to know when classes start, payments are due, and exams and breaks are scheduled. Find the significant dates that impact your schedule in the Academic Calendar. Click here to download a printable PDF of the 2020-21 Academic Calendar.  Click here to download a printable PDF of the 2021-22 Academic Calendar.

August 12-13 New Student Orientation
August 17 First day of classes
August 17 Late registration begins
August 21 Late registration ends
August 21 Last day to add courses
August 28 Last day to drop courses
September 7 Labor Day Holiday*
October 1 Preview Day
October 15 Board of Trustees Meeting
October 15 Founders’ Day
October 16-17 Homecoming
October 23 Last day to withdraw
November 1 Graduate Thesis Prospectuses due from Program Directors
November 2 Registration begins for WI-20
November 2 Registration begins for SP-21
November 23-27 Fall break
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday*
December 7-11 Final exams
December 11 SP-21 graduation application deadline
December 15 Institutional aid application deadline for SP-21—new students
December 16 Grades due to the Registrar
December 21-25 Christmas Holiday*
January 1 New Year’s Day*
August 17 First day of classes
August 21 Last day to drop courses
September 7 Labor Day Holiday*
September 18 Last day to withdraw
October 9 Final exams
December 16 Grades due to the Registrar
October 12 First day of classes
October 16 Last day to drop courses
November 13 Last day to withdraw
November 23-27 Fall break
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday*
December 11 Final exams
December 16 Grades due to the Registrar
December 14 First day of classes
December 21-25 Christmas Holiday*
December 30 Last day to withdraw
January 1 New Year’s Day*
January 8 Final exams
January 15 Grades due to the Registrar
January 13 New Student Orientation
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday*
January 19 First day of classes
January 19 Late registration begins
January 22 Late registration ends
January 22 Last day to add courses
January 29 Last day to drop courses
February 9 FA-20 grades for incomplete coursework due
March 15-19 Spring Break
April 1 Graduate Thesis Prospectuses due from Program Directors
April 1 Last day to withdraw
April 2 Good Friday Holiday*
April 5 Registration begins for SU-21
April 5 Registration begins for FA-21
April 29** Board of Trustees Meeting
April 30 Grades for graduating students due to the Registrar
May 10-14 Final exams
May 14 Commencement dress rehearsal for graduates
May 15 Honors Award Ceremony
May 15 Commencement Ceremony
May 21 Grades due to the Registrar
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday*
January 19 First day of classes
January 22 Last day to drop courses
February 19 Last day to withdraw
March 12 Final exams
March 15-19 Spring Break
March 19 Grades due to the Registrar
March 22 First day of classes
March 26 Last day to drop courses
April 2 Good Friday Holiday*
April 23 Last day to withdraw
May 14 Final exams
May 21 Grades due to the Registrar
May 24 First day of classes
May 28 Last day to drop courses
June 18 Juneteenth Holiday*
June 25 Last day to withdraw
July 5 Independence Day Holiday*
July 13 SP-21 grades for incomplete coursework due
July 15 Federal and institutional aid app deadline for 2021-2022 new students
July 16 Final exams
July 23 Grades due to the Registrar
April 5 FA-21 Registration begins
August 12 New Student Orientation (Commuter and Graduate students)
August 13 New Student Orientation (Residential Students)
August 16 First day of classes
August 16 Late registration begins
August 20 Late registration ends
August 20 Last day to add courses
August 27 Last day to drop courses
September 6 Labor Day*
October 11-15 Student Development Week
October 22 Last day to withdraw
November 1 Graduate Thesis Prospectuses due from Program Directors
November 1 WI-21 Registration begins
November 1 SP-22 Registration begins
November 22-26 Fall break
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday*
December 6 Last day of classes (Monday)
December 7-10 Final exams
December 10 SP-22 graduation application deadline
December 17 Grades due to the Registrar
December 24-30 Christmas Holiday*
December 31 New Year’s Day observed*
February 8 FA-21 grades for incomplete coursework due
November 1 WI-21/SP-22 Registration begins
December 13 First day of classes
December 23 Last day to withdraw
December 24-30 Christmas Holiday*
December 31 New Year’s Day observed*
January 7 Final exams
January 14 Grades due to the Registrar
November 1 SP-22 Registration begins
January 13 New Student Orientation (Commuter and Graduate students)
January 14 New Student Orientation (Residential Students)
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day*
January 18 First day of classes
January 18 Late registration begins
January 21 Late registration ends
January 21 Last day to add courses
January 28 Last day to drop courses
February 8 FA-21 grades for incomplete coursework due
March 14-18 Spring Break
March 25 Last day to withdraw
April 1 Graduate Thesis Prospectuses due
April 5 SU-22 Registration begins
April 5 FA-22 Registration begins
April 15 Good Friday*
April 29 Grades for graduating students due to the Registrar
May 9-13 Final exams
May 13 Commencement Dress Rehearsal
May 14 Commencement Ceremony
May 20 Grades due to the Registrar
July 11 SP-21 grades for incomplete coursework due
April 5 SU-22/FA-22 Registration begins
May 23 First day of classes
May 30 Memorial Day*
May 27 Last day to drop courses
June 20 Juneteenth observed*
June 24 Last day to withdraw
July 4 Independence Day*
July 11 SP-21 grades for incomplete coursework due
July 15 Final exams
July 22 Grades due to the Registrar

* Campus Closed

** Tentative Date

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