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WVU Morgantown’s new, phased return to campus delays the start of classes to August 26. Visit the Return to Campus website for the latest.

August 19 Start Date

Weeks of Instruction 2020-2021

The following programs will follow the August 19 start-date academic calendar and weeks of instruction for 2020-2021:

  • 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

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


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 to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University
    • Tuesday, November 24 – Last Day Face-to-Face 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
  • Final Exam Week (Dec 7 – Dec 11)
  • Saturday, December 19 – Virtual Commencement Ceremony
  • Saturday, December 19 – Winter Recess Begins

Spring 2021 Weeks of Instruction

  • Friday, January 15 – New Student Orientation
  • Friday, January 15 – General Registration
  • Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Recess: University Closed
  • First Week of Instruction (Jan 19 – Jan 25)
    • 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
  • Second Week of Instruction (Jan 26 – Feb 1)

  • Third Week of Instruction (Feb 2 – Feb 8)
  • Fourth Week of Instruction (Feb 9 – Feb 15)

    • Thursday, February 11 – No Classes – Non-Instructional Day
  • Fifth Week of Instruction (Feb 16 – Feb 22)

  • Sixth Week of Instruction (Feb 23 – Mar 1)

  • Seventh Week of Instruction (Mar 2 – Mar 8)
  • Eighth Week of Instruction (Mar 9 – Mar 15)

    • Friday, March 12 – Mid-Check Grades Due by Noon
  • Ninth Week of Instruction (Mar 16 – Mar 22)

  • Tenth Week of Instruction (Mar 23 – Mar 29)

  • Eleventh Week of Instruction (Mar 30 – Apr 5)

    • Friday, April 2 – Spring Holiday: University Closed
  • Twelfth Week of Instruction (Apr 6 – Apr 12)

  • Thirteenth Week of Instruction (Apr 13 – Apr 19)

    • Friday, April 16 – Last Day to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University
  • Fourteenth Week of Instruction (Apr 20 – Apr 26)
  • Fifteenth Week of Instruction (Apr 27 – Apr 30)
    • Friday, April 30 – Last Day of Classes
  • Final Exam Week (May 3 – May 7)
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14, May 15 and May 16 – Commencement
  • Saturday, May 15 – Alumni Day