Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar

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Fall 2020

Event Date
Entering freshmen & new transfer students move in Wednesday, August 19
Honor Convocation Friday, August 21
Returning student move in to residence halls Saturday, August 22
Classes begin (8 a.m.) Monday, August 24
Last day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) for 16-week semester and 1st 8-week term Friday, August 28
Last day to drop 1st 8-week term course(s) without grade of W Wednesday, September 2
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 7
Last day to drop 16-week semester course(s) without grade of W Friday, September 11
Last day to withdraw from 1st 8-week term course without a grade of F Friday, September 18
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade for 1st 8-week term Friday, September 18
Declaration of major is due (B.A./B.S. students only) Tuesday, September 22
Family Weekend Friday - Sunday, October 2-4
Classes end for 1st 8-week term Friday, October 9
Last day to withdraw from the University (all courses) if registered for a 1st 8-week course (students may not be enrolled for 2nd 8-week term if withdrawing from 1st 8-week term) Friday, October 9
Fall Break (16 week semester) begins at 5 p.m.; residence halls remain open Friday, October 9
Final exams for 1st 8-week term classes Monday - Friday, October 12 - 16
Fall Break ends; classes resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 14
Pre-Registration Advising Wednesday - Friday, October 14 - 23
2nd 8-week term classes begin Monday, October 19
Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course without a grade of F; last day to change from/to pass/fail grade (16-week semester courses) Friday, October 23
Last day to add courses for 2nd 8-week term Friday, October 23
Homecoming Weekend Friday - Saturday, October 23 - 24
Advance registration for upcoming Spring semester Monday - Friday, October 26 - November 6
Last day to drop a 2nd 8-week term course(s) without a grade of W Wednesday, October 28
Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week term course without a grade of F Friday, November 13
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade for 2nd 8-week term Friday, November 13
Thanksgiving Break begins at 8 a.m.; residence halls (except Eagle Landing) close at l0 a.m. (*Out-of-state and international students may contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing to investigate possible housing options during Break.) Wednesday, November 25
Residence halls open at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break ends; classes resume at 8 a.m. Monday, November 30
Classes end Friday, December 4
Last day to withdraw from the University (if registered for 16-week courses and/or 2nd 8-week term courses if no grade was awarded for a 1st 8-week term course) Friday, December 4
Reading Period Saturday - Sunday, December 5 - 6
Final Examinations (16-week and 2nd 8-week term) Monday - Friday, December 7 - 11
Residence halls (except Eagle Landing) close at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12

Spring 2021

Event Date
Last day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) for 16-week semester and 1st 8-week term Friday, January 15
Residence halls open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for new students Thursday, January 7
New Student Orientation (B.A./B.S. students only) Friday - Saturday, January 8 - 9
Residence halls open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for returning students Sunday, January 10
Classes begin (16 week semester and 1st 8 week term) Monday, January 11
Late registration (16-week semester) Monday, January 11
Lasy Day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) for 16-week semester and 1st 8-week term Friday, January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) Monday, January 18
Last day to drop 1st 8-week term course(s) wiithout grade of W Wednesday, January 20
Last day to drop 16-week semester course(s) without grade of W Friday, January 29
Declaration of major is due (B.A./B.S. students only) Thursday, Febuary 4
Last day to withdraw from 1st 8-week term course without a grade of F Wednesday, February 10
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade for 1st 8-week term Wednesday, February 10
Last day of classes for 1st 8-week term Friday, February 26
Last day to withdraw from the University (all courses) if registered for a 1st 8-week course (students may not be enrolled for 2nd 8-week term if withdrawing from 1st 8-week term) Friday, February 26
Spring Break (for 16 week semester) begins at 5 p.m.; residence halls (except for Eagle Landing) close at 9 p.m. (*Out-of-state and international students may contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing to investigate possible housing options during Break.) Friday, February 26
Final exams for 1st 8-week term Monday-Friday, March 1 - 5
Residence halls open at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7
Spring Break ends; classes resume at 8 a.m. Monday, March 8
Classes begin (2nd 8-week term) Monday, March 8
Registration for upcoming Summer terms begins Monday, March 8
Pre-Registration Advising Monday - Friday, March 8 - 19
Last day to register for 2nd 8-week term courses Friday, March 12
Exit Survey of currently enrolled graduating students Monday - Sunday, March 15 - 28
Last day to drop 2nd 8-week term course(s) without grade of W Wednesday, March 17
Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course without a grade of F; last day to change from/to pass/fail grade (16-week semester courses) Friday, March 19
Advance registration for upcoming Fall semester Monday - Friday, March 22 - April 2
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade for 2nd 8-week term Wednesday April 7
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8-week term course without a grade of F Wednesday, April 7
Multicultural Fair Saturday, April 10
Classes end Friday, April 23
Last day to withdraw from the University (if registered for 16-week courses and/or 2nd 8-week term courses if no grade was awarded for a 1st 8-week term course) Friday, April 23
Reading Period Saturday - Sunday, April 24 - 25
Final Examinations (16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term) Monday - Friday, April 26 - 30
All residence halls close at 10 a.m. (except for graduating seniors) Saturday, May 1
Commencement Saturday, May 8
Residence halls close at 10 a.m. (for graduating seniors) Sunday, May 9

May/June Five-Week Summer Term 2021 

*Registration for all summer terms begins on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Event Date
Residence halls open Friday, May 14
Classes begin (8 a.m.) Monday, May 17
Last day to add courses for 1st 5-week term (by 5 p.m.) Wednesday, May 19
Last day to drop courses without a grade of W Tuesday, May 25
Memorial Day (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, June 4) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, May 31
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade Tuesday, June 1
Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade of F Tuesday, June 1
Reunion Weekend Friday - Sunday, June 4 - 6
Classes end; last day to withdraw from this term Tuesday, June 15
Reading Period Wednesday, June 16
Examinations Thursday, June 17
Residence halls close at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18

Eight Week Summer Term 2021 

*Registration for all summer terms begins on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Event Date
Residence halls open Friday, Mary 14
Classes begin (8 a.m.) Monday, May 17
Last day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) Friday, May 21
Last day to drop courses without a grade of W Friday, May 28
Memorial Day (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, June 4) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, May 31
Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade of F Friday, June 4
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade Friday, June 4
Reunion Weekend Friday - Sunday, June 4 - 6
Last day to withdraw from this term Wednesday, June 30
Independence Day observed (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, July 9) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, July 5
Classes end Friday, July 9

Ten-Week Summer Term 2021

*Registration for all summer terms begins on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Event Date
Residence halls open Friday, May 14
Classes begin (8 a.m.) Monday, May 17
Last day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) Friday, May 21
Last day to drop courses without a grade of W Friday, May 28
Memorial Day (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, June 4) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, May 31
Reunion Weekend Friday - Sunday, June 4 - 6
Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade of F Friday, June 25
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade Friday, June 25
Independence Day observed (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, July 9) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw from this term Friday, July 16
Classes end Thursday, July 22

June/July Five-Week Summer Term 2021

*Registration for all summer terms begins on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Event Date
Residence halls open Sunday, June 20
Classes begin (8 a.m.) Monday, June 21
Last day to add courses (by 5 p.m.) Wednesday, June 23
Last day to drop courses without a grade of W Friday, June 25
Independence Day observed (no classes) (Daytime classes made up on Friday, July 9) (Evening classes made up on first open evening) Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade of F Tuesday, July 6
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade Tuesday, July 6
Classes end; last day to withdraw from this term Tuesday, July 20
Reading Period Wednesday, July 21
Examinations Thursday, July 22
Residence halls close at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23