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August 26 Start Date

Weeks of Instruction

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 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 to Drop a Class and Last Day to Withdraw from the University
    • Tuesday, November 24 – Last Day Face-to-Face 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
  • 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 – 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)
    • Wednesday, March 3 – No Classes - Non-Instructional Day
  • 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