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Academic Deadlines for Students

Academic Calendar Key Dates

Summer 2021

For summer 2021 add/drop deadlines and information, see the Summer 2021 Course Schedule.

Fall 2021

  • August 23-24: Graduate and transfer student orientation
  • August 19-24: New Student Orientation
  • August 25: Classes begin; drop/add begins
  • August 31: Last day to add A-quad classes
  • September 6: Labor Day-no classes
  • September 7: Last day to add full-semester classes
  • September 7: Last day to drop full-semester or A-quad classes without a W
  • September 28: Last day to drop A-quad course with a W or elect pass/fail
  • October 15: Last day of A-quad
  • October 21: B-quad courses begin
  • October 27: Last day to add B-quad course
  • November 3: Last day to drop B-quad course without a W
  • November 1-5: Faculty Advising for Spring 2022 semester begins
  • November 8-19: Advance registration for Spring 2022
  • November 23: Last day to drop with a W or elect pass/fail for full-semester or B-quad courses
  • November 24-28: Thanksgiving break
  • December 10: Last day of Fall classes
  • December 13: Reading Day
  • December 14-16: Final exams (Monday-late afternoon/evening courses only)
  • December 17: Christmas break begins

Spring 2022

  • January 9: Orientation and registration for first-year students
  • January 10: Classes begin; drop/add begins
  • January 17: Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
  • January 21: Last day to add full-semester classes
  • January 21: Last day to drop full-semester or A-quad classes without a W
  • February 23: No Classes
  • March 4: Last day of A quad
  • March 7-11: Spring Break
  • March 14: B quad courses begin
  • March 18: Last day to add B quad course
  • April (tba): Last day to drop B-quad course without a W
  • April (tba): Advising for Fall 2022 semester begins
  • April (tba): Advance registration for Fall 2022
  • April 15: Good Friday - No classes
  • April 29: Last day of Spring classes
  • May 2: Reading Day
  • May 2-5: Final exams (Monday-late afternoon/evening courses only)
  • May 6: Commencement rehearsals
  • May 7: Graduate School Commencement
  • May 8: Undergraduate School Commencement



Definitions:

(Fall and Spring semesters follow these guidelines; Summer varies.)

Quad Course:  Half-semester course worth 2 credit hrs.

A quad:  8-week course running first half of a semester.

B quad:  8-week course running second half of a semester.

Full Semester:  Course running full 16 weeks.