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August 26 Start Date

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule & Weeks of Instruction 

Incorporating Common Dates

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

  • 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. 


Parts of Term Details

Spring & Summer 2021 Schedule

Printable PDF of Full 2020-2021 Academic Calendar


Fall 2020 Schedule

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 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 24 – General Registration
  • First Week of Instruction (Aug 26 – Sept. 1)
    • Wednesday, August 26 – On Campus First Day of Classes
    • Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Last day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit
  • Second Week of Instruction (Sept 2 – Sept 8)

    • Monday, September 7 – Labor Day Recess: University Closed
  • Third Week of Instruction (Sept 9 – Sept 15)
  • Fourth Week of Instruction (Sept 16 – Sept 22)

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

  • Sixth Week of Instruction (Sept 30 – Oct 6)

  • Seventh Week of Instruction (Oct 7 – Oct 13)
    • Tuesday, October 13 – Mid-Check Grades Due by Noon
  • Eighth Week of Instruction (Oct 14 – Oct 20)

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

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

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

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

  • Thirteenth 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
  • Fourteenth Week of Instruction (Nov 25 – Dec 1)
    • 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
  • Fifteenth Week of Instruction (Dec 2 – Dec 4)
    • 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