Academics: Academic Calendar


2020 - 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2020 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins July 06
First-year orientation Aug 10 - 14
Instruction begins Aug 17
Last day to register/add Aug 21
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Sept 4
Payment due Sept 4
Labor Day holiday* Sept 7
Labor Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Sept 8
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Oct 30
Veterans Day Nov 11
Veterans Day make-up day (Wednesday classes meet) Nov 23
Make-up day for Tuesday, Sept 8 (Tuesday classes meet) Nov 24
Instruction ends Nov 24
Study period Nov 25 - Dec 1
Thanksgiving holiday* Nov 26 - 27
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Dec 2 - 13
Midyear Recess Dec 14 - Jan 10

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 9
Instruction begins Jan 11
Last day to register/add Jan 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday* Jan 18
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jan 29
Payment due Jan 29
President's Day holiday* Feb 15
President's Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Feb 16
Mid-term examination days Feb 27, 28, Mar 6, 7
Spring recess Mar 8 - 12
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Mar 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. make-up day (Monday classes meet) Apr 26
Make-up day for Tue, Feb 16 (Tuesday classes meet) Apr 27
Instruction ends Apr 27
Study period Apr 28 - 30
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) May 1 - 12
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony TBA

SUMMER 2021 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 29
Instruction begins Jun 7
Last day to register/add Jun 11
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jun 25
Payment due Jun 25
Independence Day holiday (observed)* Jul 5
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Jul 11
Independence Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Jul 23
Instruction ends (standard session) Jul 23
Study period (standard session) Jul 24 - 27
Examination period (standard session) Jul 28 - 31
1L HLP and 1st Step Programs end Aug 7

*The School of Law will be closed on these dates.