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2020 Academic Calendar On-campus Programs

  1. Winter break; university offices closed

  2. Spring: Winter Welcome

  3. Spring: Last day to register without a late fee

  4. Spring: Classes begin

  5. Spring: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins

  6. Spring: Late registration ends

  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed

  8. Spring: Last day to add a course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  9. Spring: Last day to drop for 100% refund & without W grade

  10. Spring: Last day to apply for graduation

  11. Spring: Last day to drop for 50% refund

  12. Spring: Last day to drop for 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  13. Spring: Early warning notices due in Registrar's office

  14. Spring break; no classes, university offices open Monday through Friday

  15. Summer: Schedule of classes published

  16. Fall: Schedule of classes published

  17. Spring: Last day to change a grade option (end of the 10th week)

  18. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for degree candidates

  19. Summer: Registration begins

  20. Fall: Priority registration for graduate students begins

  21. Fall: Priority registration for graduate students

  22. Fall: Priority registration for undergraduate students begins

  23. Fall: Priority registration for graduate students

  24. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  25. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  26. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  27. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  28. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  29. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  30. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  31. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  32. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  33. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  34. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  35. Fall: Priority registration for graduate and undergraduate students

  36. Spring: Classes end

  37. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's office for degree candidates

  38. Spring: Last day to drop a spring class

  39. Spring: Study day; no classes

  40. Spring: Final examinations; grades are due 72 hours following the exam

  41. Spring: All full-term classes final grades due

  42. Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities

  43. Spring: Official Degree Award Date

  44. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes begin

  45. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes begin

  46. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  47. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes begin

  48. Summer: Last day to add an internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  49. Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed

  50. Summer: Payment due

  51. Summer: Last day to apply for graduation

  52. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end

  53. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes end

  54. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes end

  55. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes end

  56. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  57. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes begin

  58. Independence Day observed; no classes, university offices closed

  59. Independence Day; no classes

  60. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for degree candidates

  61. Fall: Payment due

  62. Fall: Payment due for fall classes

  63. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's office for degree candidates

  64. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes end

Upcoming Dates

  1. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes end

  2. Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first week of classes.)

  3. Fall: Last day to register for fall without a late fee

  4. Summer: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)

  5. Fall: Fall classes begin

  6. Fall: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins

  7. Fall: Late registration for fall ends

  8. Fall: Last day to add a fall course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  9. Fall: Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a

  10. Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed

  11. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 50% refund

  12. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  13. Fall: Early warning notices due in Registrar's Office

  14. Fall: Early warning notices due in Registrar's Office

  15. Fall: Early warning notices due in Registrar's Office

  16. Fall: Schedule of Classes for Spring published.

  17. Fall: Fall Skills and Career Development Days

  18. Fall: Spring priority registration for graduate students begins.

  19. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)

  20. Fall: Last day to apply for fall graduation

  21. Fall: Spring priority registration for undergraduate students begins.

  22. Fall: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for fall degree candidates

  23. Fall: Last day of on-campus (in-person) instruction and activities

  24. Fall: Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet.

  25. Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday

  26. Fall: Fall classes end. Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates

  27. Fall: Fall Study Days

  28. Fall: Fall final examinations (conducted remotely)

  29. Fall: Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates

  30. Fall: All full-term fall classes final grades due.

  31. Online Programs 2nd Session Fall: Classes end

  32. Winter break; university offices closed

  33. Fall: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)