Academic Calendar 2020-2021

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2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar


Summer Intersession 2020
Summer Intersession Begins Monday, May 11, 2020
Memorial Day (campus holiday) Monday, May 25
Summer Intersession Ends Friday, June 5
Summer Session 2020
Eight Week Session Begins Monday, June 8, 2020
Independence Day (campus holiday) Friday, July 3
Final Examinations Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31
Commencement ceremonies now held only in May and December
Fall Semester 2020
Semester Classes Begin Monday, August 17, 2020
Labor Day (campus holiday) Monday, September 7
Fall Break no longer offered
2020 Election Day (campus holiday) Tuesday, November 3
Veterans Day (campus holiday) Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Break Saturday, November 21, 12:00 Noon through Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving (campus holidays) Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27
Final Examinations Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11
Commencement (suspended)
Winter Intersession 2020-2021
Winter Intersession begins Monday, December 14, 2020
Campus holidays and administrative closure Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1
Winter Intersession ends Sunday, January 10
Spring Semester 2021 (modified)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (campus holiday) Monday, January 18, 2021
Semester Classes Begin Tuesday, January 19
Spring Break not offered this semester
Honors Day TBD
Final Examinations Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7
Commencement Saturday, May 8, 2021


All Breaks begin officially at 10:00 p.m. the night before and end at 7:30 a.m. the morning after the respective beginning and ending dates listed, unless otherwise noted.

Approved February 2018   (updated July 2020 with 2020 Election Day holiday)   (updated September 2020 with changes to Spring semester start and to Spring Break)

Note:  For a list of registration-related deadlines during a semester or session, please see the appropriate Registration Deadlines Calendar.  The Summer Intersession is considered to be a part of the immediately-following Summer Session – and the Winter Intersession is considered to be a part of the immediately-following Spring semester – for a student's credit hours and time status, GPA and Deans List, tuition and fee assessment, financial aid, and graduation eligibility calculation purposes.


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