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2021 Academic Calendar On-campus Programs

01/01/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
01/02/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
01/03/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
01/07/2021
Spring: Winter Welcome
01/08/2021
Spring: Winter Welcome
01/09/2021
Spring: Winter Welcome
01/10/2021
Spring: Winter Welcome
01/15/2021
Spring: Last day to register for spring without a late fee
01/18/2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
Spring: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/19/2021
Spring: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins
Spring: Spring classes begin
01/20/2021
Inauguration Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/22/2021
Spring: Late registration for spring ends
02/01/2021
Spring: Last day to apply for spring graduation
02/02/2021
Spring: Last day to add a spring course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
Spring: Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a
02/08/2021
Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 50% refund
02/15/2021
Spring: Academic alerts due in Registrar’s Office
Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
03/01/2021
Spring: Schedule of Classes for Summer and Fall published.
03/07/2021
Wellness Week
03/08/2021
Wellness Week
03/09/2021
Wellness Week
03/10/2021
Wellness Week
03/11/2021
Wellness Week
03/12/2021
Wellness Week
03/13/2021
Wellness Week
03/22/2021
Spring: Summer registration begins.
03/24/2021
Spring: Fall priority registration for graduate students begins.
03/26/2021
Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring class or change a grade option (end of 10th week)
Spring: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates
03/29/2021
Spring: Fall priority registration for undergraduate students begins.
04/26/2021
Spring: Spring classes end
Spring: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates
04/27/2021
Spring: Spring study day; no classes
04/28/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
04/29/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
04/30/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
05/01/2021
Spring: Payment due for summer classes
Spring: Spring final examinations
05/02/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
05/03/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
05/04/2021
Spring: Spring final examinations
05/07/2021
Spring: All full-term spring classes final grades due.
Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities
05/08/2021
Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities
05/09/2021
Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities
Spring: Official Degree Award Date
05/10/2021
Summer 1st Online Session: Classes begin
Summer 7 Week Session: Classes begin
05/17/2021
Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes begin
Summer 3 Week Session: Classes begin
05/21/2021
Summer: Last day to add a summer internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
05/31/2021
Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
06/01/2021
Summer: Last day to apply for summer graduation
06/05/2021
Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end
Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end
06/26/2021
Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes end
Summer 1st Online Session: Classes end
Summer 7 Week Session: Classes end
06/28/2021
Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes begin
Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes begin
07/05/2021
Independence Day(Observed); no classes, university offices closed
07/16/2021
Summer: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for summer degree candidates
08/01/2021
Fall: Payment due for fall classes
08/05/2021
Summer: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for summer degree candidates
08/07/2021
Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes end
08/14/2021
Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes end
Summer: End of summer sessions
08/21/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/22/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/23/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/24/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/25/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/26/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/27/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/28/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
08/29/2021
Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)
Summer: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)
08/30/2021
Fall: Fall classes begin
09/06/2021
Fall: Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
09/13/2021
Fall: Last day to add a fall course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
Fall: Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
09/20/2021
Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 50% refund
09/27/2021
Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
10/01/2021
Fall: All-American Weekend
10/02/2021
Fall: All-American Weekend
10/03/2021
Fall: All-American Weekend
10/04/2021
Fall: Academic alerts due in Registrar's Office
Fall: Schedule of Classes for Spring published.
10/15/2021
Fall: Fall Break; no classes, university offices open
10/25/2021
Fall: Spring priority registration for graduate students begins.
10/31/2021
Fall: Last day to apply for fall graduation
11/01/2021
Fall: Spring priority registration for undergraduate students begins.
11/05/2021
Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)
11/12/2021
Fall: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for fall degree candidates
11/23/2021
Fall: Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet.
11/24/2021
Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
11/25/2021
Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
11/26/2021
Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
11/27/2021
Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
11/28/2021
Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday

Upcoming Dates

12/10/2021
Fall: Fall classes end. Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates
12/11/2021
Fall: Fall Study Days
12/12/2021
Fall: Fall Study Days
12/13/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/14/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/15/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/16/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/17/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/18/2021
Fall: Fall final examinations
12/19/2021
Fall: Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
Winter Intersession: Winter Intersession classes begin
12/23/2021
Fall: All full-term fall classes final grades due.
Fall: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
12/24/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/25/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/26/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/27/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/28/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/29/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/30/2021
Winter break; university offices closed
12/31/2021
Winter break; university offices closed