Long Session 2020–2021

July 22
Wednesday Last day during the summer session that new summer session students, continuing students, readmitted students, and new graduate students can register for the fall semester.
July 28
Tuesday Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
August 14
Friday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Wednesday, July 22. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. New International Student Orientation Part I.
August 17
Monday New International Student Orientation Part II.
August 18
Tuesday University required Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 19
Wednesday University required Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students.

Fall Semester 2020

August 21
Friday Registration for the fall semester for new undergraduate students and all graduate students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31.
Last day a graduate student may register in absentia.
University residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 24
Monday Registration for the fall semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m, on Monday, August 31. 
Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Friday, August 14.
August 25
Tuesday Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
Tuition payment for undergraduate students who registered after Wednesday, July 22 are due by 5:00 p.m.
August 26
Wednesday Classes begin.
August 31
Monday Fourth class day; Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student's dean.
Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details).
Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean.
Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean.
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate, graduate, and law students.
Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
September 7
Monday Labor Day holiday.
September 11
Friday Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken.
Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m.
Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. 
Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic, Policies and Procedures and Registration, Tuition, and Fees for details.)
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
September 25
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 14
Wednesday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.  
October 21
Wednesday Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 22-23, 26-28
Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 23
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 29
Thursday Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.
Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
October 26-November 6
Daily Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students. 
November 10
Tuesday Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
November 13
Friday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
November 20
Friday Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the fall 2020 semester.
November 23
Monday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
November 25-28
Wednesday-Saturday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 4
Friday Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. 
December 5
Saturday Fall graduation ceremonies in some of the colleges and schools. 
December 7
Monday Last class day.
Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
Last day an undergraduate may register in absentia. 
December 8
Tuesday Reading day in the School of Law.
December 8-9, 13
Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday No-class days.
December 9-12, 14-18
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 10-12, 14-16
Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 17
Thursday University residence halls close at 9:00 a.m.
December 18
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 19
Saturday Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)
 

 

Spring Semester 2021

January 7
Thursday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who registered for spring semester by Friday, November 6. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. 
January 8
Friday New International Student Orientation.
January 11
Monday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 7. 
January 12
Tuesday Registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 7. 
January 13
Wednesday Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 7.
January 14-15
Thursday-Friday Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 7.
January 15
Friday Tuition bills due by 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who have registered but not paid.
University residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
January 18
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
January 19
Tuesday Classes begin.
January 22
Friday Fourth class day; Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. 
Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.)
Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean.
Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean.
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
February 3
Wednesday Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken.
Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. 
Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m.
Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures and Registration, Tuition, and Fees for details.)
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
February 19
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 6
Saturday Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
March 15-20
Monday-Saturday Spring break.
March 26
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 29
Monday Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 5
Monday Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.
Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
April 10
Saturday 73rd Annual Honors Day Program.
April 14-16, 19-23
Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 16
Friday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
April 19-30
Daily Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 23
Friday Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the spring 2021 semester.
April 26
Monday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
May 3
Monday Last class day in the School of Law.
Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 4
Tuesday Reading day in the School of Law.
Tuition bills for the summer session distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
May 5-8, 10-14
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday, Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 7
Friday Last class day except in the School of Law.
Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
May 10-11, 16
Monday-Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
May 12-15, 17-18
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 19
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 a.m. (except for graduating students).
May 20
Thursday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 21-22
Friday-Saturday Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 21
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
May 22
Saturday Commencement (official graduation date).
May 23
Sunday University residence halls close at 9:00 a.m. for graduating students.