Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

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Approved by Faculty Senate on: March 6, 2019; September 4, 2019

Updated April 27, 2020

Priority Dates and Time Tickets

Registration times are assigned to each class code in order of completed hours from most to least. Go to Patriot Web to verify your registration time and to make sure you have a record free of holds that prevent registration. Click here to view a tutorial on how to find your registration time ticket in Patriot Web.

*All newly-admitted freshmen and transfer students must attend orientation and will register on that day.

These are the registration priority dates for the current registration term: Spring 2021

Priority DatesClass Code
November 4, 2020Graduate Students
November 6, 2020Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)
November 9, 2020Juniors (60-89 hours earned)
November 11, 2020Sophomores and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (30-59 hours earned)
November 13, 2020Freshmen and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (0-29 hours earned)
November 18, 2020Non-Degree Graduate
January 4, 2021Non-Degree Undergraduate

Important Dates

Dates and deadlines listed on this page include full semester and 7.5 Week Sessions only. Students enrolled in courses in the 8 Week Modular Calendar need to refer to that calendar for their add/drop dates. Students in the modular calendar cannot also take courses in the full semester academic calendar. Academic calendar dates are subject to change.

For add/drop deadlines for courses that meet less than a full semester, see Non-standard Sections Dates.

Incomplete Fall 2020 Coursework: Note that the previous deadline for completing work for the spring semester was Friday, October 23, 2020. The deadline for completing work related to an Incomplete grade received in Spring 2020 has been extended to the end of the Fall 2020 semester in response to the Spring 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. This change is shown in red italicized font in the academic calendar below.

For graduation deadlines, please go to the Graduation Timelines page.

DescriptionFull Semester7.5 Week: Session I7.5 Week: Session II
Schedule of Classes Available in PatriotWebMon. Mar 9Mon. Mar 9Mon. Mar 9
Priority Dates BeginTBDTBDTBD
Consortium Registration DeadlineTBDN/AN/A
First Day of Fall Classes: Payment Due DateMon. Aug 24Mon. Aug 24Mon. Oct 19
Last Day to Submit Domicile Reclassification ApplicationMon. Aug 24Mon. Aug 24Mon. Aug 24
Last Day to Add: All Individual Sections Forms DueMon. Aug 31Wed. Aug 26Wed. Oct 21
Labor Day : University ClosedMon. Sept 7Mon. Sept 7N/A
Last Day to Drop: With 100% Tuition RefundTue. Sept 8Fri. Aug 28 (Final Drop)Fri. Oct 23 (Final Drop)
Drop period begins: 50% Tuition Refund Period BeginsWed. Sept 9N/AN/A
Final Drop Deadline: Last Day for 50% Tuition RefundTue. Sept 15 (Final Drop)N/AN/A
Unrestricted Withdrawal Period: 100% Tuition LiabilityWed. Sept 16 - Mon. Sept 28Sat. Aug 29 - Fri. Sept 11Sat. Oct 24 – Fri. Nov 6
Mid-term Evaluation Period: 100-200 level classes - Grades Available via PatriotWebMon. Sept 21 - Fri. Oct 16N/AN/A
Selective Withdrawal Period - Undergraduate Students Only (100% tuition liability)Tue. Sept 29 - Sat. Dec 5 (Last Class Day)

Sat. Sept 12 - Fri. Sept 18

Sat. Nov 7 – Wed. Dec. 9 (Last Class Day)

Incomplete Work from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to InstructorSat. Dec. 5
Election Day: No ClassesTues. Nov 3N/ATues. Nov. 3
Incomplete Grade Changes from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to RegistrarFri. Dec. 11N/AN/A
Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes (University Closed Nov. 25-29)Wed. Nov 25 - Sun. Nov 29 N/AWed. Nov 25 - Sun. Nov 29
Dissertation/Thesis DeadlineFri. Dec 4N/AN/A
Last Day of ClassSat. Dec 5Mon. Oct 12Wed. Dec 9
Reading Day(s): Reading days provide students with additional study time for final examinations. Faculty may schedule optional study sessions, but regular classes or exams may not be held.Mon. Dec 7 -Tue. Dec 8N/AN/A
Examination PeriodWed. Dec 9 -Wed. Dec 16Tues. Oct 13 –Wed. Oct 14Thu. Dec 10 –Fri. Dec 11
Winter GraduationThu. Dec 17Thu. Dec 17Thu. Dec 17
Degree Conferral DateSat. Dec 19Sat. Dec 19Sat. Dec 19

Part of Term and Tuition Liability Dates

There are standard Part-of-Term codes designated for courses that meet for the full semester (1),the first half of the semester (1F), or the last half of the semester (1L). Some courses meet for less than the full semester and have modified add, drop, and tuition liability dates. The part-of term code for non-standard courses will be listed in the section notes on Patriot Web. Please refer to the chart below for specific add/drop deadline dates. These dates are subject to change.

Please note: Courses may be assigned to a Part-of-Term code that doesn’t necessarily match the exact start and end date for the section. Students should consult Patriot Web for the exact start and end dates for these non-standard courses.

Refer to the Student Accounts website for more payment policies information and important tuition deadlines.

Part of Term CodeDatesLast Day to AddLast Day to Drop with 100% RefundFinal Drop Deadline (50% Refund)Unrestricted Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability)Selective Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability)
Full Semester (1)8/24 - 12/168/319/89/159/16 - 9/289/29 - 12/05
7.5 Week: Session 1 (751)8/24 - 10/148/268/28 (Final Drop)N/A8/29 - 9/119/12 - 9/18
7.5 Week: Session II (752)10/19 - 12/1110/2110/23 (Final Drop)N/A10/24 - 11/611/7 - 12/09
8 Week: Session I (81)8/17 - 10/118/248/24N/A8/25 - 9/13N/A
8 Week: Session II (82)10/14 - 12/1510/2110/21N/A10/22 - 11/15N/A
First Half (1F)8/24 - 10/119/19/4N/A9/6 - 9/89/9 - 9/16
Middle Half (1M)9/7 - 10/259/149/17N/A9/19 - 9/219/22 - 9/29
Last Half (1L)10/12 - 11/2910/1910/22N/A10/24 - 10/2610/27 - 11/29
Independent Study (1I)8/24 - 12/168/319/89/159/16 - 9/289/29 - 12/05

*As of Fall 2020, the Selective Withdrawal Period applies to degree and non-degree seeking undergraduate students only.