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Academic Deadlines for Students

 Academic Calendar Key Dates Fall 2020

  • August 24: Graduate and transfer student orientation and registration
  • August 25: Orientation and registration for first-year students
  • August 26: Classes begin; drop/add begins
  • September 1: Last day to add A-quad classes
  • September 7: Labor Day-no classes
  • September 8: Last day to add full-semester classes
  • September 8: Last day to drop full-semester or A-quad classes without a W
  • September 29: Last day to drop A-quad course with a W or elect pass/fail
  • October 16: Last day of A-quad
  • October 19: B-quad courses begin
  • October 21: No classes
  • October 23: Last day to add B-quad course
  • October 30: Last day to drop B-quad course without a W
  • November 2-6: Advising for Spring 2021 semester begins
  • November 9-20: Advance registration for Spring 2021
  • November 20: Last day of on-campus classes for the semester
  • November 20: Last day to drop with a W or elect pass/fail for full-semester or B-quad courses
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving break
  • November 30: Remote classes begin
  • December 11: Last day of Fall classes-remote instruction
  • December 14: Reading Day
  • December 14-17: Final exams (Monday-late afternoon/evening courses only)
  • December 18: Christmas break begins

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.