2020-21 Academic Calendar

*Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Hood College has revised the 2020-2021 academic calendar. May be subject to change. 

Additional details for J-Term and Spring 2021 will be posted by early October.

Fall 2020

August 
Friday 7Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final projects for September graduation
Wednesday 12New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation, 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Thursday 13 - Friday 14Residence halls open for new undergraduate students by appointment
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16New Student Orientation; Residence halls open for returning students by appointment
Sunday 16Opening Convocation - 7 p.m.
Sunday 16Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting; last day students can adjust schedule via Self-Service
Monday 17

First day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students

Monday 17Drop/add period begins; 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through Aug. 27; 0% tuition refund thereafter. Schedule adjustments must be processed through the registrar's office
Monday 17Deadline for students to apply/petition for January graduation to the registrar's office
Thursday 27

Drop/add ends at 5 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change S/U or audit option

  
September  
Monday 7Labor Day; Classes held; offices open 
Friday 11Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for fall comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
Friday 25Last day to file for extra credit (X) study
  
October 
Tuesday 6Term II PE begins
Friday 9Midterm grades due in registrar's office by 9 a.m. 
Saturday 10Midterm recess cancelled - Classes held
Saturday 17Masters' comprehensive examinations
Tuesday 20Masters' comprehensive examinations
Friday 23Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes
Monday 26Advising period begins and continues through Friday, November 6
Wednesday 28Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
  
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
Wednesday 11Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final research projects for January graduation
Thursday 12Begin spring registration for first-year students
Monday 16Begin spring registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and non-degree students
Friday 20Undergraduate classes end at 4 p.m.; Undergraduate final exams begin at 5 p.m. 
Wednesday 25Last day of graduate classes 
Wednesday 25Undergraduate make-up exams end by 12 p.m.; Residence halls close at 12 p.m. 
Sunday 29Final grades due by 9 a.m. in the registrar's office 

J-Term 2021

Sunday 3Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% tuition refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting (all online classes begin Monday, 1/4)
Monday 4Classes begin 
Tuesday 5Drop/add ends at 5 p.m. 
Monday 18Martin Luther King Day; no classes; offices closed
Friday 22Class end
Monday 25Final grades due by 9 a.m. in the registrar's office


Spring 2021

January  
Sunday 31Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% tuition refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting
  
February 
Monday 1Classes begin 8:30 a.m.
Thursday 18No Classes
  
March 
Tuesday 9No Classes
  
April  
Friday 2No Classes
Wednesday 21No Classes
  
May  
Friday 14Undergraduate classes end
Sat/Sun 15-16Undergraduate Reading Days
Monday 17Undergraduate examination period begins
Friday 21Undergraduate examination period ends
Friday 21Graduate classes end
Saturday 22Commencement

 

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. in the registrar's office 

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