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August 19 Start Date 

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule & Weeks of Instruction

Incorporating Common Key Dates

The following programs will follow the August 19 start-date schedule and weeks of instruction for Fall 2020:

  • All Professional Programs (MD, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, PharmD, Law) 
  • Online Graduate Programs 
  • Graduate Programs (Only - Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Pathology Assistant) 
  • Beckley and Keyser campuses

Parts of Term Details

Spring & Summer 2021 Schedule

Printable PDF of Full 2020-2021 Academic Calendar


Fall 2020 Schedule


Monday, August 17 - General Registration
 
Wednesday, August 19 - On Campus First Day of Classes 

Tuesday, September 1 - Last day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit

Monday, September 7 - Labor Day Recess: University Closed
 
Friday, October 2 by noon - Mid-Check Grades Due
 
Tuesday, November 3 - General Election Day: University Closed
 
Friday, November 20 - Last Day Face to Face Instruction

Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 - Online Instruction 

Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 -  Fall Recess:  Students Leave Campus Until Spring 2021 Semester;  Fall 2020 Semester Resumes Monday, November 30  

Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4 - Week of Online Instruction
 
Friday, December 4 - Last day of Classes
 
Friday, December 4 - Last Day to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University 

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11- Final Exam Week
 
Saturday, December 19 - Virtual Commencement Ceremony
 
Saturday, December 19 - Winter Recess Begins  

Fall 2020 Weeks of Instruction

  • Monday, August 17 – General Registration
  • First Week of Instruction (Aug 19 – Aug 25)
    • Wednesday, August 19 – On Campus First Day of Classes
  • Second Week of Instruction (Aug 26 – Sept 1)

    • Tuesday, September 1 - Last day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit
  • Third Week of Instruction (Sept 2 – Sept 8)
    • Monday, September 7 – Labor Day Recess: University Closed
  • Fourth Week of Instruction (Sept 9 – Sept 15)

  • Fifth Week of Instruction (Sept 16 – Sept 22)

  • Sixth Week of Instruction (Sept 23 – Sept 29)

  • Seventh Week of Instruction (Sept 30 – Oct 6)
    • Friday, October 2 – Mid-Check Grades Due by Noon
  • Eighth Week of Instruction (Oct 7 – Oct 13)

  • Ninth Week of Instruction (Oct 14 – Oct 20)

  • Tenth Week of Instruction (Oct 21 – Oct 27)

  • Eleventh Week of Instruction (Oct 28 – Nov 3)

    • Tuesday, November 3 – General Election Day: University Closed
  • Twelfth Week of Instruction (Nov 4 – Nov 10)

  • Thirteenth Week of Instruction (Nov 11 – Nov 17)

  • Fourteenth Week of Instruction (Nov 18 – Nov 24)
    • Friday, November 20 - Last Day Face-to-Face Instruction
    • Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 – Online Instruction
  • Fifteenth Week of Instruction (Nov 25 – Dec 4)
    • Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 – Fall Recess: Students Leave Campus until Spring 2021 Semester; Fall 2020 Semester Resumes Monday, November 30
    • Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4 – Week of Online Instruction
    • Friday, December 4 – Last Day of Classes
    • Friday, December 4 – Last Day to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University
  • Final Exam Week (Dec 7 – Dec 11)
  • Saturday, December 19 – Virtual Commencement Ceremony
  • Saturday, December 19 – Winter Recess Begins