University Calendar

First Semester 2020-2021

August 14, Friday 
End of summer school

August 17, Monday – August 21, Friday 
Registration/schedule adjustment

August 15, Saturday 
Residence halls open for freshmen

August 18, Tuesday – August 21, Friday 
Week of Welcome for freshmen

August 20, Thursday 
Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 24, Monday, 8 a.m.
First day of classes

August 24, Monday – August 28, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

August 28, Friday 
Last day to add a class

August 31, Monday
Withdrawal ("W") period begins

September 5, Saturday – September 7, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

September 7, Monday 
Labor Day holiday-university closed

September 11, Friday 
Application for December graduation due in academic Dean’s office

September 25, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 weeks courses

October 5, Monday, Noon 
Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due

October 9, Friday
1st 8 weeks courses end

October 12, Monday
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

October 23, Friday
Last day to withdraw from a full semester individual course

October 26, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance registration.
(Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 26, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for May 2021 graduation

October 26, Monday – December 4, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

November 9, Monday – November 20, Friday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open only to currently enrolled students)

November 13, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 weeks courses

November 13, Friday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

November 21, Saturday, Noon 
Residence halls close

November 23, Monday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted and readmitted students)

November 23, Monday – November 27, Friday 
Thanksgiving Break – classes dismissed

November 26, Thursday – November 27, Friday 
Thanksgiving Holiday – University closed

November 29, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open

November 30, Monday 
Classes resume using only online/distance instruction

November 30, Monday – December 4, Friday 
Dead week

December 4, Friday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester

December 5, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes – exams will be held online
Some common finals

December 7, Monday 
Exam day – exams will be held online

December 8, Tuesday 
Exam day – exams will be held online

December 9, Wednesday 
Study day
Exams resume at 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

December 10, Thursday 
Exam day – exams will be held online

December 11, Friday 
Exam day – exams will be held online

December 12, Saturday, TBD
Winter Commencement, Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Official December graduation date

December 13, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

December 14, Monday, Noon 
Final grades due
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion

December 23, 2020, Wednesday – January 1, 2021, Friday 
Winter Break – University closed

Second Semester 2020-2021

January 4, Monday 
University reopens

January 4, Monday – January 15, Friday 
Registration/schedule adjustments

January 17, Sunday, 9 a.m.
Residence halls open

January 18, Monday 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-University closed

January 19, Tuesday, 8 a.m.
First day of classes

January 19, Tuesday – January 22, Friday  
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop period)

January 22, Friday 
Last day to add/drop classes

January 25, Monday
Withdrawal (“W”) period begins

February 12, Friday 
Applications for May graduation due in academic Dean’s office

February 19, Friday
Last day to withdraw from a 1st 8 weeks courses

March 1, Monday, Noon
Freshman/sophomore midterm grades due

March 5, Friday
1st 8 weeks courses end

March 8, Monday 
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

March 15, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance
registration for summer and fall. (Required for students with mandatory advising holds.)

March 15, Monday – March 19, Friday 
Advance registration for summer sessions (open only to currently enrolled students)

March 19, Friday
Classes dismissed-Spring holiday

March 22, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a full semester individual course

March 22, Monday 
Advance registration for summer sessions begin (open to admitted/readmitted students)

March 22, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for July, August, and December 2021 graduation

March 22, Monday – April 23, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

April 2, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8 weeks courses

April 2, Friday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

April 5, Monday – April 16, Friday 
Advance registration for fall semester (open only to currently enrolled students)

April 19, Monday – April 23, Friday 
Dead week

April 19, Monday 
Advance registration for fall semester begins (open to admitted/readmitted students except first-time fall undergraduates)

April 23, Friday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from spring semester

April 24, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

April 26, Monday 
Exam Day

April 27, Tuesday 
Exam Day

April 28, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

April 29, Thursday 
Exam day

April 29, Thursday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website

April 30, Friday 
Exam Day

May 1, Saturday, TBD at Big Sandy Superstore Arena 
Commencement
Official May graduation date

May 2, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

May 3, Monday, Noon 
Final grades due
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion

May 10, Monday – August 13, Friday 
Summer school sessions

May 29, Saturday – May 31, Monday 
University computer services unavailable

May 31, Monday 
Memorial Day holiday-university closed

July 5, Monday
Independence Day holiday-university closed

Summer Sessions 2021

Intersession


May 7, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Regular registration

May 10, Monday 
First day of classes
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add/drop) closes at 5:00 p.m.

May 11, Tuesday 
Withdrawal ("W") period begins

May 21, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from an individual course

May 24, Monday – June 3, Thursday
Complete withdrawals only

May 29, Saturday – May 31, Monday 
University computer services unavailable

May 31, Monday 
Memorial Day Holiday – University closed

June 3, Thursday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from Intersession

June 4, Friday 
Final exam day

June 7, Monday, Noon 
Deadline for submitting final grades
 

Summer I


May 14, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Regular registration

May 17, Monday
First day of classes

May 17, Monday – May 19, Wednesday 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

May 20, Thursday 
Withdrawal ("W") period begins

May 29, Saturday — May 31, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

May 31, Monday 
Memorial Day Holiday – University closed

July 2, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from an individual course

July 5, Monday 
Independence Day Holiday observed – University closed

July 6, Tuesday – August 5, Thursday 
Complete Withdrawals Only

July 16, Friday 
Application for August graduation due in academic Dean’s office
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

August 5, Thursday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from Summer I

August 6, Friday 
Final exam day

August 9, Monday, Noon 
Deadline for submitting final grades
 

Summer II


June 4, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Regular registration

June 6, Sunday, 9 a.m. 
Residence halls open

June 7, Monday
First day of classes
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add/drop) closes at 5:00 p.m.

June 8, Tuesday 
Withdrawal ("W") period begins

June 11, Friday 
Application for July graduation due in academic Dean’s office
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

June 25, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from an individual course

June 28, Monday- July 8, Thursday 
Complete withdrawals only

July 5, Monday
Independence Day Holiday observed – University closed

July 8, Thursday
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from Summer II

July 8, Thursday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website

July 9, Friday 
Final exam day
Official July graduation date

July 12, Monday, Noon 
Deadline for submitting final grades
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion
 

Summer III


July 12, Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Regular registration

July 13, Tuesday 
First day of classes
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add/drop) closes at 5:00 p.m.

July 14, Wednesday 
Withdrawal ("W") period begins

July 16, Friday 
Application for August graduation due in academic Dean’s office
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

July 30, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from an individual course

August 2, Monday — August 12, Thursday 
Complete withdrawals only

August 12, Thursday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from Summer III

August 12, Thursday
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website

August 13, Friday 
Final exam day
Official August graduation date

August 16, Monday, Noon 
Deadline for submitting final grades
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion