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  • 2020-21 Academic Calendar

    Fall Semester 2020

    New  International students arrive Between August 1 and August 12
    New Student Check-In  Thursday, August 13
     New Student Orientation  Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16
    Returning  Student Move-in     Sunday, August 16
    First Day of Classes (16-week full semester and 8 week Module I)  Monday, August 17
    "Mass of the Holy Spirit"  (compressed classes) Thursday, August 20
     Last day for add/drop and P/F grading option (16-week full semester) Tuesday, August 25
     First Day of Classes (8-week Module II) Monday, October 5
     Last Day of Classes (8-week Module I) Sunday, October 11
     Mid-semester grades due (16-week full semester) Monday, October 5
     Last day to withdraw from a course (16-week full semester) Monday, October 22                                  
     Registration for Spring Semester 2021 Monday-Friday, November 2-6
    Last Day of Classes (16-week full semester) Friday, November 20
    Final Exams (16-week full semester) Sunday-Wednesday, November 22-25
     Last day of classes (8-week Module II) Sunday, November 29
     Last Day of Fall 2020 Semester Sunday, November 29

    Spring Semester 2021

     Residents move-in  Sunday, January 10, 2021
     Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.   Monday, January 11
     Last day for schedule change  Tuesday, January 19
     Last day for P/F grading option  Tuesday, January 19
     Mid-semester grades due  +Friday, February 26
     Mid-semester break  Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 27-Mar. 7
     Classes resume  Monday, March 8
     Last day to withdraw from a course  Thursday, March 25
     Easter Break  Thursday - Monday, April 1-5
     Classes resume  Tuesday, April 6
     Registration for Fall Semester 2021  Tuesday - Friday, April 20-23
     Last day of classes  *Wednesday, April 28
     Final examinations  Thursday - Wednesday, Apr. 29-May 5 
     Residence halls close  Wednesday, May 5, noon
    Commencement Sunday, May 9 

     +Dates for faculty to submit grades on-line.

    *To ensure that each course meets the required number of times during spring semester 2021, classes that ordinarily meet on Thursdays will also meet on Tuesday, April 27. Classes that ordinarily meet on Fridays will also meet on Wednesday, April 28.

    Summer Session 2021

     First day of Summer Session  Monday, May 10, 2021
     Memorial Day - University holiday  Monday, May 31
     Independence Day - University holiday  Sunday, July 4
     Last day of Summer Session  Friday, August 20 

    Academic year 2020-21 begins on the first day of classes for Fall Semester 2020 and ends on the last day of Summer Session 2021.