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August 26 Start Date

WVU 2020-2021 Academic Calendar 

Incorporating Common Dates

The following programs will follow the August 26 start-date schedule and weeks of instruction for 2020-2021:

  • Undergraduate Programs (Online and On-Campus)
  • On-Campus Graduate Programs

Even with the later August 26 start date for some students, all programs will still provide the 15 instructional weeks as required for regional accreditation. For programs following the August 26 start date, the week following Thanksgiving will now be considered a week of instruction rather than a review week. 

For details about parts of term, please visit the University Registrar's website.

FALL SEMESTER 

Monday, August 24 - General Registration 

Wednesday, August 26 - 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 

Tuesday, October 13 by noon - Mid-Check Grades Due 

Tuesday, November - General Election Day: University Closed 

Friday, November 20 - Last Day to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University 

Tuesday, November 24 - Last Day Face to Face 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 

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11 - Final Exam Week 

Saturday, December 19 - Virtual Commencement Ceremony 

Saturday, December 19 - Winter Recess Begins 

SPRING SEMESTER 

Friday, January 15 - New Student Orientation

Friday, January 15 - General Registration 

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Recess: University Closed 

Tuesday, January 19 - On Campus First day of Classes 

Monday, January 25 - Last day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit 

Thursday, February 11- No Classes – Non-Instructional Day 

Wednesday, March 3 - No Classes – Non-Instructional Day 

Friday, March 12 by noon - Mid-Check Grades Due 

Friday, April 2 - Spring Holiday: University Closed 

Friday, April 16 - Last Day to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University 

Friday, April 30 - Last day of Classes 

Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 - Final Exam Week 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14, May 15 and 16 - Commencement

SUMMER SEMESTER 

Monday, May 17 - Registration 

Monday, May 17 - On-Campus First Day of Classes 

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Recess: University Closed 

Friday, June 25 - Final Exam for First Six-Week Session 

Monday, July 5 - Independence Day Recess: University Closed 

Friday, August 6 - Final Exam for Second Six-Week Session and 12-Week Session 

Friday, August 13 - Degree Conferring Date (No Ceremonies)

Download the PDF version of the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Aug. 26 Start-Date Schedule.