2020-21 Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

August 
Monday 17Deadline for students to apply/petition for January graduation to the Registrar's office
Wednesday 19New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 20New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins
Saturday 22Residence halls open for returning students, 9 a.m.
Sunday 23Opening Convocation - 7 p.m.
Sunday 23Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting
Monday 24Classes begin - 8:30 a.m.
Monday 2480% tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept. 2; 0% tuition refund thereafter
  
September 
Wednesday 2Drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option
Monday 7Labor Day- No Classes
Tuesday 8Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
Friday 11Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for fall comprehensive exams to the Registrar's office
  
October  
Friday 2Last day to file extra credit (X) study
Saturday 10Midterm recess - No Classes
Wednesday 14Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
Monday 19Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office 
Monday 19Term II PE begins
Saturday 24Masters' comprehensive examinations
Monday 26Advising period begins and continues through Friday, November 6
Tuesday 27Masters' comprehensive examinations
  
November  
Monday 9Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students
Monday 9Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for spring semester study abroad or study at another institution
Tuesday 10Begin spring registration for juniors
Wednesday 11Begin spring registration for sophomores
Thursday 12Begin spring registration for first-year students
Friday 13Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes
Monday 16Begin spring registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and non-degree students
Friday 20Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
Wednesday 25Thanksgiving recess- No Classes
Wednesday 25Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, noon
Sunday 29Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.
Monday 30Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
  
December  
Friday 4Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final research projects for January graduation
Friday 11Undergraduate classes end
Sat/Sun 12-13Undergraduate Reading Days
Monday 14Undergraduate exams begin
Friday 18Undergraduate exams end
Friday 18Graduate classes end
Saturday 19Residence halls close for winter break, noon
Monday 21Final grades due by 9 a.m.

 

Spring 2021

January  
Monday 11Deadline for students to apply/petition for May graduation to the Registrar's office
Wednesday 13New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 14New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins
Saturday 16Residence halls open for new and returning students, 9 a.m.
Monday 18Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% tuition refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting
Monday 18 Martin Luther King Day- No Classes
Tuesday 19Classes begin 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday 1980% tuition refund begins and continues through January 26; 0% tuition refund thereafter
Thursday 28Drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.; 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option
  
February 
Tuesday 2Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for spring comprehensive exams to the Registrar's office
Friday 26Last day to file for extra credit (X) study
  
March 
Wednesday 10Term IV PE begins
Saturday 13- Sun 21Midterm recess - No Classes
Saturday 13Residence halls close for spring break, noon
Sunday 21Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.
Monday 22Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
Monday 22Deadline for students to apply/petition for September graduation to the Registrar's office
Friday 26Midterm grades due in Registrar's office
Saturday 27Master's comprehensive examinations
Monday 29Advising period begins and continues through Friday, April 9
Tuesday 30Master's comprehensive examinations
  
April  
Thursday 8Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes
Monday 12Begin fall and summer registration for juniors: non-graduating seniors and current graduate students
Monday 12Last day to submit petition for fall study abroad or study at another institution
Tuesday 13Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores
Wednesday 14Begin fall and summer registration for first-year students
Friday 16Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final research projects for May graduation
Friday 16Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
Monday 19Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and non-degree students
  
May  
Friday 7Undergraduate classes end
Sat/Sun 8-9Undergraduate Reading Days
Monday 10Undergraduate examination period begins
Friday 14Undergraduate examination period ends
Friday 14Graduate classes end
Saturday 15Residence halls close for summer (non-graduating students), noon
Monday 17Final grades for graduating seniors and master's candidates due to Registrar by 9 a.m.
Saturday 22Commencement
Sunday 23Residence halls close for graduating seniors, 2 p.m.
Monday 24All other grades due to Registrar by 9 a.m.

Summer 2021

May  
Monday 24Term I begins
Monday 31HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed
  
July  
Saturday 3Term I ends
Monday 5HOLIDAY - no classes; College closed
Tuesday 6Term I grades due
Tuesday 6Term II begins
  
August 
Sunday 15Term II ends
Wednesday 18Term II grades due by 3 p.m.

Withdrawal or tuition refund policy for summer terms

100 percent tuition refund before the first day of class for all sessions

80 percent tuition refund within the first two calendar days of one- and two-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first four calendar days of three- and four-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first seven calendar days of five- and six-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter