Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

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

Updated January 14, 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.

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

**Priority Registration Dates Will Be Available Soon**

Priority DatesClass Code
Graduate Students
Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)
Juniors (60-89 hours earned)
Sophomores (30-59 hours earned)
Freshmen (0-29 hours earned)
Non-degree Graduate
Non-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.

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 ApplicationTBDTBDTBD
Last Day to Add: All Individual Sections Forms DueMon. Aug 31Wed. Aug 26Wed. Oct 21
Labor Day : University ClosedMon. Sept 7Mon. Sept 7N/A
Drop period begins: 50% Tuition Refund Period BeginsTBDN/AN/A
Last Day to Drop: With 100% Tuition RefundTBDFri. Aug 28 (Final Drop)Fri. Oct 23 (Final Drop)
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. Aug 29 -Fri. Sept 11
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 - Wed. Oct 28Sat. Sept 12 -Fri. Sept 18Sat. Nov 7 –Fri. Nov 13
Fall Break (Classes Do Not Meet)Mon. Oct 12N/AN/A
Monday Classes/Labs Meet (Tuesday Classes Do Dot Meet This Week)Tue. Oct 13N/AN/A
Incomplete Work from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to InstructorFri. Oct 23N/AN/A
Incomplete Grade Changes from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to RegistrarFri. Oct 30N/AN/A
Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes (University Closed Nov. 26-29)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 – 12/168/31TBD9/159/16 - 9/289/29 - 10/28
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 - 11/13
8 Week: Session I (81)(Final Drop)N/A
8 Week: Session II (82)(Final Drop)N/A
First Half (1F)8/24 - 10/119/19/4 (Final Drop)N/A9/6 - 9/89/9 - 9/16
Middle Half (1M)9/6 - 10/259/149/17 (Final Drop)N/A9/19 - 9/219/22 - 9/29
Last Half (1L)10/12 - 12/1610/1910/22 (Final Drop)N/A10/24 - 10/2610/27 - 11/3
Independent Study (1I)8/24– 12/168/31TBD9/159/16 - 9/289/29 - 10/28

*As of Fall 2019, the Selective Withdrawal Period applies to degree and non-degree seeking undergraduate students only.