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Graduate School of Arts & Science Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars: 2020-21

Summer Session 2020
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 1 Monday, January 6 - Monday, May 18
Graduate Summer Session I begins/Last day for program change (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday, May 18
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session I Course Tuesday, May 19
Memorial Day (Administrative Offices Closed) Monday, May 25
Graduate Summer Session I ends Friday, May 29
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 2 Monday, January 6 - Monday, June 1
Graduate Summer Session 1 grades due at noon Monday, June 1
Graduate Summer Session II begins/Last day for program change (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday, June 1
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Friday June 5
Saturday, June 6
Sunday, June 7
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Friday, June 12
Saturday, June 13
Sunday, June 14
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session II Course Tuesday, June 16
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Friday, June 19
Saturday, June 20
Sunday, June 21
Independence Day (Administrative Offices Closed) Friday, July 3
Graduate Summer Session II ends Thursday, July 2
Graduate Summer Session II grades due at noon Monday, July 6
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 3 Monday, January 6 - Monday, July 6
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Friday, July 10
Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12
Graduate Summer Session III classes begins/Last day of program change (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday, July 6
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
Sunday, July 19
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session III and Weekend Course Tuesday, July 21
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Friday, July 24
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26
Graduate Summer Session III ends Friday, August 7
Graduate Summer Session III grades due at noon Monday, August 10
Fall Semester 2020
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Fall Monday, March 2 - Monday, August 10
First Day of Day & Evening Semester Classes Monday, August 10
Add, Drop, or Swap a class - Online and/or In-Person Monday August 10 - Monday August 17
Add/Drop/Swap ends; LAST day for program change (Online in Peoplesoft up to 11:59 p.m.) Monday, August 17
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Friday, August 14
Saturday, August 15
Sunday, August 16
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Friday, August 28
Saturday, August 29
Sunday, August 30
Labor Day (Classes in Session) Monday, September 7
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Friday, September 11
Saturday, September 12
Sunday, September 13
Last day for Faculty to file grade changes for the Spring or Summer sessions Monday, September 14
Last day for Students to submit work in satisfaction of "I" grades; or grade appeals from the Spring or Summer semesters Monday, September 14
Progress Reports due at Noon Friday, September 25
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Friday, September 25
Saturday, September 26
Sunday, September 27
Advanced Web Registration for Spring 2021 & Winter Session 2021 Monday, October 5
Columbus Day (Classes in Session) Monday, October 12
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17
Sunday, October 18
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Friday, October 30
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Friday, November 6
Saturday, November 7
Sunday, November 8
Veterans Day (Classes in Session) Wednesday, November 11
Last day to choose P/U grading Friday, November 13
Last Day of Day Classes Friday, November 13
Fall Semester Grades Due at Noon Monday, November 23
Administrative Offices Closed | Classes Not In Session - Christmas and New Year Holiday TBD
Graduate Fall Semester Examination Information
Day Final Exams Begin Monday, November 16
Day Final Exams End Friday, November 20
January Session 2021
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for January Session 2021 *Please note that students can only register for one class in the January Session or the Winter Session. Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Monday, January 4, 2021
First day of January Session Classes/Late In-Person Registration & Add/Drop/Swap Monday, January 4
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Wednesday, January 20
Last day to choose P/U grading Monday, January 25
Last Day of January Session Classes Friday, January 29
January Session Grades Due at Noon Monday, February 1

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Winter Session 2021
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Winter Session *Please note that students can only register for one class in the January Session or the Winter Session. Monday, October 26 - Monday, January 4
Advanced Web Registration for Summer 2021 Monday, January 4
First day of Winter Session Classes/Late In-Person Registration & Add/Drop/Swap - McSpedon Hall (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday, January 4
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Tuesday, January 5
Last day to choose P/U grading Wednesday, January 13
Last Day of Winter Session Classes Friday, January 15
Snow Day Saturday, January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday (Administrative Offices Closed - Semester Classes NOT in session) Monday, January 18
Winter Session Grades Due at Noon Tuesday, January 19

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Spring Semester 2021
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Spring Monday, October 5 - Monday, February 8
First Day of Spring Graduate Semester Classes Monday, February 1
Add, Drop, or Swap a class - Online and/or In-Person Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 8
Add/Drop/Swap ends Monday, February 8
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Saturday, February 6
Sunday, February 7
President’s Day Holiday - (Classes in session) Monday, February 15
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Saturday, March 13
Sunday, March 14
Advanced Web Registration for Fall 2020 Monday, March 16
Holy Thursday (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Thursday, April 1
Good Friday (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Friday, April 2
Easter (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Sunday, April 4
Easter Monday (Administrative Offices Closed - Classes in Session) Monday, April 5
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Saturday, April 10
Sunday, April 11
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Wednesday, April 28
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Saturday, May 1
Sunday, May 2
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Saturday, May 8
Sunday, May 9
Last Day of Spring Graduate Semester Classes Thursday, May 13
Commencement Saturday, May 22 (Tentative)
Spring Semester Grades Due at Noon Monday, May 29
Memorial Day (Administrative Offices Closed | Classes Not in Session) Monday, May 31
Graduate Spring Semester Examination Information
Tuesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Monday, May 3
Wednesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Wednesday, May 5
Monday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Monday, May 10
Thursday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Thursday, May 13

Academic Calendars: 2021-22

Summer Session 2021
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 1 Monday, January 18 - Monday, May 24
Graduate Summer Session I begins/Last day for program change Online and/or In Person Monday, May 24
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session I Course Tuesday, May 25
Memorial Day (Administrative Offices Closed) Monday, May 30
Graduate Summer Session I ends Friday, June 4
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 2 Monday, January 18 - Tuesday, June 7
Graduate Summer Session 1 grades due at noon Tuesday, June 7
Graduate Summer Session II begins/Last day for program change-Online and/or In Person Tuesday, June 7
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Friday June 11
Saturday, June 12
Sunday, June 13
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Friday, June 18
Saturday, June 19
Sunday, June 20
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session II Course Wednesday, June 23
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Friday, June 25
Saturday, June 26
Sunday, June 27
Graduate Summer Session II ends Friday, July 2
Independence Day (Administrative Offices Closed) Sunday, July 4
Independence Day Observed Monday, July 5
Graduate Summer Session II grades due at noon Tuesday, July 6
Advanced Web Registration for Summer Session 3 Monday, January 18 - Tuesday, July 6
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Friday, July 9
Saturday, July 10
Sunday, July 11
Graduate Summer Session III classes begins/Last day of program change-Online and/or In-Person Tuesday, July 6
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade from a Summer Session III and Weekend Course Tuesday, July 20
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Friday, July 23
Saturday, July 24
Sunday, July 25
Graduate Summer Session III ends Friday, August 6
Graduate Summer Session III grades due at noon Monday, August 9
Fall Semester 2021
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Fall Monday, March 15 - Tuesday, September 7
First Day of Fall Graduate Semester Classes Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day (Administrative Offices Closed - Classes NOT Session) Monday, September 6
Add, Drop, or Swap a class - Online and/or In-Person Tuesday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 7
Add/Drop/Swap ends; LAST day for program change-In Person and/or Online Tuesday, September 7
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Saturday, September 11
Sunday, September 12
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Saturday, September 18
Sunday, September 19
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26
Last day for Faculty to file grade changes for the Spring or Summer sessions Friday, October 1
Columbus Day-Classes in Session Monday, October 11
Advanced Web Registration for Spring 2022 & Winter Session 2022 Monday, October 25
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Saturday, October 16
Sunday, October 17
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7
Veterans Day (Classes in Session) Thursday, November 11
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Friday, November 19
Thanksgiving Recess (Administrative Office Closed, Classes Not in Session) Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Saturday, December 4
Sunday, December 5
Fall Semester Grades Due at Noon Wednesday, December 22
Christmas and New Year Holiday (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not In Session) TBA
Graduate Fall Semester Examination Information
Tuesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Tuesday, November 30
Wednesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Wednesday, December 8
Thursday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Thursday, December 9
Monday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Monday, December 13
Winter Session 2022
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Winter Session Monday, October 25 - Monday, January 3
Advanced Web Registration for Summer 2022 Monday, January 3
First day of Winter Session Classes/Late In-Person Registration & Add/Drop/Swap - McSpedon Hall (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday, January 3
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Tuesday, January 4
Last Day of Winter Session Classes Friday, January 14
Snow Day Saturday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday (Administrative Offices Closed - Semester Classes NOT in session) Monday, January 17
Winter Session Grades Due at Noon Tuesday, January 18
Spring Semester 2022
Calendar Item Date(s)
Advanced Web Registration for Spring Monday, October 25 - Tuesday, January 18
First Day of Spring Graduate Semester Classes Tuesday, January 18
Add, Drop, or Swap a class - Online and/or In-Person Tuesday, January 18 - Tuesday, January 25
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 1 Saturday, January 22
Sunday, January 23
Add/Drop/Swap ends; LAST day for program change-Online and/or In-Person Tuesday, January 25
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 2 Saturday, February 5
Sunday, February 6
President’s Day Holiday - (Classes in session) Monday, February 21
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 3 Saturday, February 19
Sunday, February 20
Advanced Web Registration for Fall 2022 Monday, March 7
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 4 Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
Spring Break (No Graduate Semester classes) Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18
St. Patrick's Day (Administrative Offices Closed) Thursday, March 17
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 5 Saturday, April 9
Sunday, April 10
Holy Thursday (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Thursday, April 14
Good Friday (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Friday, April 15
Easter (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Sunday, April 17
Easter Monday (Administrative Offices Closed - Classes in Session) Monday, April 18
Last day to withdraw from courses with a "W" Wednesday, April 20
Graduate Semester Weekend College Classes - Session 6 Saturday, May 7
Sunday, May 8
Last Day of Spring Graduate Semester Classes Thursday, May 5
Commencement TBA
Spring Semester Grades Due at Noon Monday, May 16
Memorial Day (Administrative Offices Closed, Classes Not in Session) Monday, May 30
Graduate Spring Semester Examination Information
Tuesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Tuesday, April 26
Wednesday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Wednesday, April 27
Monday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Monday, May 2
Thursday Evening Exam/Last Day of Class Thursday, May 5
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Summer and Winter Sessions


  • Undergraduate students can register for one course in the December session.
  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) can register for one course in either the Winter or January session.