Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
Approved by Faculty Senate on: March 6, 2019; September 4, 2019
Updated April 27, 2020
- Priority Dates / Time Tickets
- Important Dates
- Final Exam Schedule
- Part of Term and Tuition Liability Dates
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 Dates||Class Code|
|November 4, 2020||Graduate Students|
|November 6, 2020||Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)|
|November 9, 2020||Juniors (60-89 hours earned)|
|November 11, 2020||Sophomores and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (30-59 hours earned)|
|November 13, 2020||Freshmen and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (0-29 hours earned)|
|November 18, 2020||Non-Degree Graduate|
|January 4, 2021||Non-Degree Undergraduate|
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.
|Description||Full Semester||7.5 Week: Session I||7.5 Week: Session II|
|Schedule of Classes Available in PatriotWeb||Mon. Mar 9||Mon. Mar 9||Mon. Mar 9|
|Priority Dates Begin||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Consortium Registration Deadline||TBD||N/A||N/A|
|First Day of Fall Classes: Payment Due Date||Mon. Aug 24||Mon. Aug 24||Mon. Oct 19|
|Last Day to Submit Domicile Reclassification Application||Mon. Aug 24||Mon. Aug 24||Mon. Aug 24|
|Last Day to Add: All Individual Sections Forms Due||Mon. Aug 31||Wed. Aug 26||Wed. Oct 21|
|Labor Day : University Closed||Mon. Sept 7||Mon. Sept 7||N/A|
|Last Day to Drop: With 100% Tuition Refund||Tue. Sept 8||Fri. Aug 28 (Final Drop)||Fri. Oct 23 (Final Drop)|
|Drop period begins: 50% Tuition Refund Period Begins||Wed. Sept 9||N/A||N/A|
|Final Drop Deadline: Last Day for 50% Tuition Refund||Tue. Sept 15 (Final Drop)||N/A||N/A|
|Unrestricted Withdrawal Period: 100% Tuition Liability||Wed. Sept 16 - Mon. Sept 28||Sat. Aug 29 - Fri. Sept 11||Sat. Oct 24 – Fri. Nov 6|
|Mid-term Evaluation Period: 100-200 level classes - Grades Available via PatriotWeb||Mon. Sept 21 - Fri. Oct 16||N/A||N/A|
|Selective Withdrawal Period - Undergraduate Students Only (100% tuition liability)||Tue. Sept 29 - Wed. Dec 16||Sat. Sept 12 - Fri. Sept 18||Sat. Nov 7 – Fri. Dec. 11 |
|Incomplete Work from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to Instructor||Sat. Dec. 5||N/A||N/A|
|Election Day: No Classes||Tues. Nov 3||N/A||Tues. Nov. 3|
|Incomplete Grade Changes from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to Registrar||Fri. Dec. 11||N/A||N/A|
|Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes (University Closed Nov. 25-29)||Wed. Nov 25 - Sun. Nov 29||N/A||Wed. Nov 25 - Sun. Nov 29|
|Dissertation/Thesis Deadline||Fri. Dec 4||N/A||N/A|
|Last Day of Class||Sat. Dec 5||Mon. Oct 12||Wed. 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 8||N/A||N/A|
|Examination Period||Wed. Dec 9 -Wed. Dec 16||Tues. Oct 13 –Wed. Oct 14||Thu. Dec 10 –Fri. Dec 11|
|Winter Graduation||Thu. Dec 17||Thu. Dec 17||Thu. Dec 17|
|Degree Conferral Date||Sat. Dec 19||Sat. Dec 19||Sat. 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 Code||Dates||Last Day to Add||Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund||Final Drop Deadline (50% Refund)||Unrestricted Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability)||Selective Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability)|
|Full Semester (1)||8/24 - 12/16||8/31||9/8||9/15||9/16 - 9/28||9/29 - 12/16|
|7.5 Week: Session 1 (751)||8/24 - 10/14||8/26||8/28 (Final Drop)||N/A||8/29 - 9/11||9/12 - 9/18|
|7.5 Week: Session II (752)||10/19 - 12/11||10/21||10/23 (Final Drop)||N/A||10/24 - 11/6||11/7 - 12/11|
|8 Week: Session I (81)||8/17 - 10/11||8/24||8/24||N/A||8/25 - 9/13||N/A|
|8 Week: Session II (82)||10/14 - 12/15||10/21||10/21||N/A||10/22 - 11/15||N/A|
|First Half (1F)||8/24 - 10/11||9/1||9/4||N/A||9/6 - 9/8||9/9 - 9/16|
|Middle Half (1M)||9/7 - 10/25||9/14||9/17||N/A||9/19 - 9/21||9/22 - 9/25|
|Last Half (1L)||10/12 - 11/29||10/19||10/22||N/A||10/24 - 10/26||10/27 - 11/29|
|Independent Study (1I)||8/24 - 12/16||8/31||9/8||9/15||9/16 - 9/28||9/29 - 12/16|
*As of Fall 2020, the Selective Withdrawal Period applies to degree and non-degree seeking undergraduate students only.