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Academic Calendar 2020-21

 

 

FALL TERM 2020    

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Registration for continuing students begins Apr 6 Monday
Registration for new students Jun 9 Tuesday
Fall registration for new graduate students Jul 20 Monday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges begin Jul 27 Monday
Residence halls open Aug 8 Saturday
100% of fall balance* due Aug 11 Tuesday
All registration schedules released if 100% of balance* is not paid or participation in the payment plan Aug 12 Wednesday
Classes begin Aug 17 Monday
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals Aug 17 Monday
Late registration begins Aug 17 Monday
Late registration ends at 11:59 pm Aug 20 Thursday
Late registration 100% of balance* due Aug 20 Thursday
Last day to add Aug 20 Thursday
All late registration schedules released if 100% balance is not paid or participation in the payment plan. Aug 21 Friday
Last day to drop without a WD Aug 21 Friday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges end Aug 21 Friday
100% refund period on dropped courses and complete withdrawals ends at 10:00 pm Aug 23 Sunday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals Aug 24 Monday
Refunding financial aid credit balances* to students begins Aug 28 Friday
50% refund period ends.  No course withdrawal refunds after this date Aug 30 Sunday
Census date Aug 31 Monday
Last day for faculty reports on graduate and undergraduate incomplete grades (spring term) Sep 1 Tuesday
Labor Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration Sep 7 Monday
Mid-term grading opens Sep 28 Monday
Incomplete grades deadline for summer term Oct 2 Friday
Last day for spring graduation applications Oct 2 Friday
Mid-term grades web entry due by 10:00 am Oct 5 Monday
Priority first submission deadline: Theses/dissertations in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Oct 5 Monday
Mid-term grades posted Oct 7 Wednesday
Time tickets posted for spring Oct 12 Monday
First submission deadline: Theses/dissertations to the Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Oct 19 Monday
Last day to drop or withdraw by 11:59 pm Oct 23 Friday
Spring registration for continuing students Oct 26 Monday
Priority final deadline: Thesis/dissertations due in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Nov 2 Monday
Spring registration for new undergraduate students Nov 9 Monday
Final deadline: Theses/dissertations due in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Nov 16 Monday
Last day of classes Nov 24 Tuesday
Thanksgiving Holiday for students begins at 5:00 pm (Includes weekend classes) Nov 24 Tuesday
Thanksgiving Holiday begins at noon on Wednesday for faculty, staff, and administration Nov 25–27 Wednesday–Friday
Spring registration for new graduate students Nov 30 Monday
Final grading opens Nov 30 Monday
Final examinations Dec 1–4 Tuesday– Friday
Residence halls close Dec 5 Saturday
Grades due for doctoral candidates Dec 7 Monday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges begin Dec 7 Monday
Final grades web entry due by 10:00 am Dec 7 Monday
Final grades posted Dec 8 Tuesday
Commence Exercises TBD TBD
Official graduation date Dec 12 Saturday
Annual Campus Wide Power Outage for Electrical Maintenance (6:00 am to 7:00 pm) Dec 20 Sunday
Holidays for staff and administration Dec 21–Jan 1 Monday–Friday
Back-up Date for Annual Campus Wide Power Outage for Electrical Maintenance (6:00 am to 7:00 pm) Dec 27 Sunday 
*Balance includes all current term charges for tuition, fees, housing, and dining.    
     

SPRING TERM 2021
 

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Spring registration for continuing students begins Oct 26 Monday
Spring registration for new undergraduate students begins Nov 9 Monday
Spring registration for new graduate students begins Nov 30 Monday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges begin Dec 7 Monday
Faculty, staff and administration return to work Jan 4 Monday
100% of spring balance* due Jan 12 Tuesday
All registration schedules released if 100% of balance* is not paid or participation in the payment plan Jan 13 Wednesday
Residence halls open Jan 18 Monday
Martin Luther King Holiday for faculty, staff and administration
Jan 18 Monday
Classes begin Jan 19 Tuesday
Late registration begins Jan 19 Tuesday
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals Jan 19 Tuesday
Late registration ends at 11:59 pm Jan 25 Monday
Last day to add Jan 25 Monday
Late registration 100% of balance* due Jan 25 Monday
Last day to drop without a WD Jan 26 Tuesday
100% refund period on dropped courses and complete withdrawals ends at 10:00 pm Jan 26 Tuesday
All late registration schedules released if 100% of balance* is not paid or participation in the payment plan Jan 26 Tuesday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges end Jan 26 Tuesday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals Jan 27 Wednesday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins Jan 29 Friday
50% refund period ends. No course withdrawal refunds after this date Feb 1 Monday
Census Date Feb 2 Tuesday
Mardi Gras Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration Feb 16 Tuesday
Mid-term grading opens Mar 1 Monday
Incomplete grades deadline Mar 5 Friday
Last day for summer graduation applications Mar 5 Friday
Mid-term grades web entry due by 10:00 am Mar 8 Monday
Student Break – No Classes Scheduled Mar 10 Wednesday
Mid-term grades posted Mar 10 Wednesday
Time tickets for summer and fall Mar 15 Monday
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Mar 22 Monday
Last day to drop or withdraw by 11:59 pm Apr 2 Friday
Summer registration for continuing students (includes May term) Apr 5 Monday
Fall registration for continuing students Apr 5 Monday
Student Break – No Classes Scheduled Apr 8 Thursday
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Apr 12 Monday
Summer registration for new graduate students (includes May term) Apr 26 Monday
Last day of classes Apr 30 Friday
Grades due for doctoral candidates May 3 Monday
Final Grading Opens May 3 Monday
Final examinations May 3–May 6 Monday–Thursday
Residence halls close May 7 Friday
Final grades web entry due by 10:00 am May 10 Monday
Final grades posted May 12 Wednesday 
*Balance includes all current term charges for tuition, fees, housing, and dining.    
     

MAY TERM 2021
 

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Last day for summer graduation applications Mar 5 Friday
Time tickets for summer and fall Mar 15 Monday
Summer registration for continuing students begins (includes May term) Apr 5 Monday
Summer registration for new graduate students (includes May term) Apr 26 Monday
100% of balance* due May 5 Wednesday
May term classes released if 100% balance* not paid or participation in the payment plan May 6 Thursday
Late registration and drop/add for May term ends 5:00 pm (in person) May 7 Friday
Classes begin May 10 Monday
Refunds on dropped courses ends at 11:59 pm (May term) May 10 Monday
Last Day for May term classes May 28 Friday
Memorial Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration May 31 Monday
Final grades web entry due by 10:00 am (May term) Jun 1 Tuesday
Final grades posted (May term) Jun 3 Wednesday
*Balance includes all current term charges for tuition, fees, housing, and dining.    
     

FIRST, FULL, AND SECOND SUMMER TERMS 2021
 

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Last day for summer graduation applications Mar 5 Friday
Time tickets for summer and fall Mar 15 Monday
Summer registration begins for continuing students (includes May term) Apr 5 Monday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges begin May 21 Friday
100% of summer balance* due (all terms) May 28 Friday
Memorial Day Holiday for faculty, staff and administration May 31 Monday
Registration ends for full and first term Jun 1 Tuesday
Residence halls open Jun 1 Tuesday
Registration for summer released if 100% of balance* not received Jun 1 Tuesday
Classes for full/first term begin Jun 2 Wednesday
Late registration begins (all summer terms) Jun 2 Wednesday
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for full, first, and second term courses Jun 2 Wednesday
Late Registration ends at 11:59 pm (all summer terms) Jun 4 Friday
Late registration 100% of balance* payment deadline Jun 4 Friday
100% refund period ends for first term courses Jun 4 Friday
50% refund period begins (first term) Jun 5 Saturday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges end Jun 7 Monday
Late registrations for summer released if 100% balance* not paid (all summer terms) Jun 7 Monday
100% refund period ends for full term courses at 10:00 pm Jun 8 Tuesday
50% refund period begins (full term) Jun 9 Wednesday
Last day to drop a first term class (11:59 pm) Jun 9 Wednesday
50% refund period ends. No course withdrawal refunds after this date (first term) Jun 9 Wednesday
Last day to withdraw from University if taking all first term classes (11:59 pm) Jun 9 Wednesday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (all summer terms) Jun 14 Monday
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Jun 14 Monday
50% refund period ends. No course withdrawal refunds after this date (full term) Jun 15 Tuesday
Census Date Jun 16 Wednesday
Second term registration opens Jun 25 Friday
Classes end for first term classes Jun 29 Tuesday
Exam day for first term classes Jun 29 Tuesday
Second term classes begin Jun 30 Wednesday
100% refund period begins on course withdrawal (second term) Jun 30 Wednesday
Late registration for second term Jun 30 Wednesday
Final grades web entry due by 10:00 am (first term classes) Jun 30 Wednesday
Late registration ends at 11:59 pm (second summer) Jun 30 Wednesday
Final grades for first term posted Jul 2 Friday
Last day to drop a full term course (11:59 pm) Jul 2 Friday
Last day to withdraw from University (full term) (11:59 pm) Jul 2 Friday
100% refund period ends for second term courses Jul 2 Friday
Last day for faculty reports on graduate and undergraduate incomplete grades Jul 2 Friday
Last day for fall graduation applications Jul 2 Friday
50% refund period begins on withdrawals for second term courses Jul 3 Saturday
Fourth of July Holiday (Observed) for students, faculty, staff, and administration Jul 5 Monday
50% refund period on course withdrawals ends at 11:59 pm (second term) Jul 8 Thursday
Last day to drop a second term class Jul 9 Friday
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 pm Jul 12 Monday
Last day for full term/second term classes Jul 27 Tuesday
Final Grading Opens Jul 28 Wednesday
Final Examinations for full term/second term classes Jul 28–30 Wednesday–Friday
Official graduation date Jul 31 Saturday
Residence halls close Jul 31 Saturday
Final grades web entry due by 10:00 am (full term and second term classes) Aug 2 Monday
Final grades posted for second and full term classes Aug 4 Wednesday
*Balance includes all current term charges for tuition, fees, housing, and dining.