Academic Calendar

The formula for the Academic Calendar is approved by the Faculty Senate. The dates based on this formula that comprise the Academic Calendar each year are approved by both the Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees. The formula contains basic rules and is not comprehensively applied to all schools, programs, courses, and teaching formats. For more information about the formula, please see Academic Calendar Construction Rules. For other dates, deadlines, events, policies and university holidays, please see additional links on the right.

For university policy information related to religious holidays, please see the Faculty Handbook (p. 165). For undergraduate policy information related to religious holidays, please refer to the Attendance section within "Office of Undergraduate Studies", "Academic Policies and Procedures" of the University General Bulletin.

FALL 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-2025
Registration (and Drop/Add) Begin (UG) Apr 6 Apr 5 Apr 4 Apr 10 Apr 8
Classes Begin Aug 24 Aug 23 Aug 29 Aug 28 Aug 26
Late Registration Fee ($25) Begins Aug 25 Aug 24 Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 27
Labor Day Holiday * Sep 6 Sep 5 Sep 4 Sep 2
Late Registration and Drop/Add End Sep 4 Sep 3 Sep 9 Sep 8 Sep 6
Deadline Credit/Audit (UG) Sep 4 Sep 3 Sep 9 Sep 8 Sep 6
Fall Break * Oct 18/19 Oct 24/25 Oct 23/24 Oct 21/22
Mid-Semester Grades Due (UG) Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 21
Deadline, prior term I grade removal (UG, G) Nov 6 Nov 5 Nov 11 Nov 10 Nov 8
Deadline Credit/Audit (G) Nov 6 Nov 5 Nov 11 Nov 10 Nov 8
Deadline For Class Withdrawal and P/NP (upperclass UG) Nov 6 Nov 5 Nov 11 Nov 10 Nov 8
Registration for Spring Begins (UG) Nov 16 Nov 8 Nov 14 Nov 13 Nov 11
Thanksgiving Holidays Nov 23-27* Nov 25/26 Nov 24/25 Nov 23/24 Nov 28/29
Deadline for Class Withdrawal and P/NP (first year UG) Dec 4 Dec 3 Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 6
Last Day of Class Dec 4* Dec 3 Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 6
Reading Days Dec 7, 11* Dec 6, 10 Dec 12, 16 Dec 11, 15 Dec 9, 13
Final Exams Begin Dec 8* Dec 7 Dec 13 Dec 12 Dec 10
Final Exams End Dec 16* Dec 15 Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 18
Final Grades Due by 11:00 am Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 23 Dec 22 Dec 20
Fall Awarding of Degrees Jan 15 (2021) Jan 14 (2022) Jan 20 (2023) Jan 19 (2024) Jan 17 (2025)

 

SPRING 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Registration (and Drop/Add) Begin (UG) Nov 16 (2020) Nov 8 (2021) Nov 14 (2022) Nov 13 (2023) Nov 11 (2024)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Jan 18 Jan 17 Jan 16 Jan 15 Jan 20
Classes Begin Feb 1** Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 16 Jan 13
Late Registration Fee ($25) Begins Feb 2 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 17 Jan 14
Late Registration and Drop/Add End Feb 12 Jan 21 Jan 27 Jan 26 Jan 24
Deadline Credit/Audit (UG) Feb 12 Jan 21 Jan 27 Jan 26 Jan 24
Mid-Semester Grades Due (UG) Mar 22 Mar 7 Mar 13 Mar 11 Mar 10
Spring Break ** Mar 7-11 Mar 13-17 Mar 11-15 Mar 10-14
Deadline, prior term I grade removal (UG, G) Apr 9 Mar 25 Mar 31 Mar 29 Mar 28
Deadline Credit/Audit (G) Apr 9 Mar 25 Mar 31 Mar 29 Mar 28
Deadline for Class Withdrawal and P/NP (upperclass UG) Apr 9 Mar 25 Mar 31 Mar 29 Mar 28
Open registration for Summer Begins (UG) Mar 29 Mar 28 Apr 3 Apr 1 Mar 31
Open registration for Fall Begins (UG) Apr 5 Apr 4 Apr 10 Apr 8 Apr 7
Deadline for Class Withdrawal and P/NP (first year UG) May 7 Apr 25 May 1 Apr 29 Apr 28
Last Day of Class May 7** Apr 25 May 1 Apr 29 Apr 28
Reading Days May 10/14** Apr 26/27 May 2/3

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May 1

Apr 29/30
Final Exams Begin May 11** Apr 28 May 4 May 2 May 1
Final Exams End May 19** May 5 May 11 May 9 May 8
Final Grades Due by 11:00 am May 21*** May 7 May 13 May 11 May 10
Spring Awarding of Degrees May 30**** May 15 May 21 May 19 May 18
University Commencement May 30**** May 15 May 21 May 19 May 18

 

SUMMER 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Classes Begin Jun 1 Jun 6 Jun 5 Jun 3 Jun 2
Independence Day Holiday Jul 5 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4
Classes End Jul 27 Aug 1 Jul 31 Jul 29 Jul 28
Final Grades Due 12:00 noon Jul 29 Aug 3 Aug 2 Jul 31 Jul 30
Summer Awarding of Degrees Aug 13 Aug 19 Aug 18 Aug 16 Aug 15

* per Faculty Senate/Provost action on the standard academic calendar in response to COVID-19 constraints for Fall 2020:

  • Classes will be held on Labor Day (September 7); Classes will not be held on Wednesday, November 25
  • The two days of Fall Break (normally October 19/20) are shifted to November 23/24
  • The last day of on-campus classes is Friday, November 20; December 4 remains the last day of classes
  • No classes (in-person or remote) should be held during the week of Thanksgiving, i.e., November 23 – 27
  • Classes will be conducted remotely during the final week of the semester, i.e., November 30 – December 4
  • All Reading Day events and final exams for the Fall semester will be held remotely

** per Faculty Senate/Provost action on the standard academic calendar in response to COVID-19 constraints for Spring 2021:

  • A remote-only session will be held in January, with no classes on January 18
  • The start date for the Spring semester will be shifted to February 1
  • There will be no Spring Break
  • There will be two no-class days on March 16 and March 24
  • The last day of classes will be May 7
  • Final exams will begin May 11 and conclude May 19
  • University Commencement will be held on May 30

*** Schools that do not follow the above calendar have different grade deadlines. If not explicitly stated per individual school communications, final grades are due no later than 48 hours after final exams.

**** Spring awarding of degrees for the School of Medicine will be May 16

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