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We have built this list of important dates to help you with your planning. As we continue to adjust to COVID-19 conditions, dates are subject to change. Follow the links for updates. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Fall 2020

8/16/2020-8/20/2020
Fall Move-In Days (tentative)
All American Welcome virtual activities will be posted soon
8/23/2020
Tuition Refund Insurance Deadline (optional)
8/24/2020
First Day of Classes
9/14/2020
Meal Plan Enrollment/Modification Deadline (required for on-campus students)
9/18/2020
Mandatory Health Insurance Verification/Waiver Deadline (all full-time students and international students on F-1 and J-1 visas)
10/1/2020
FAFSA Opens
10/1/2020-10/11/2020
Family Week: While we cannot celebrate in person, we will post virtual events over the coming weeks.
 
10/9/2020
Fall Break
10/31/2020
Deadline to Apply to Graduate
11/25/2020-11/29/2020
Thanksgiving Break; no classes, university offices closed

Virtual instruction and exams continue. 
12/4/2020
Fall: Last Day of Classes
12/7/2020-12/12/2020
Fall: Final Exams
12/11/2020-12/13/2020
Commencement Weekend, watch for details about our online celebrations of our graduates.
12/24/2020-1/3/2021
Winter Break; university offices closed, halls closed

spring 2021

1/11/2021
Spring: First Day of Classes
1/20/2021
Inauguration Day Holiday; university closed, halls remain open
2/1/2021
Deadline to Apply to Graduate
3/7/2021-3/14/2021
Spring Break; university open, halls remain open
4/26/2021
Spring: Last Day of Classes
4/28/2021-5/4/2021
Spring: Final Exams
5/1/2021
FAFSA Due (current students)
Halls close  

5/7/2021-5/9/2021
Commencement Weekend