Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
Approved by Faculty Senate on: March 6, 2019; September 4, 2019
Updated March 18, 2021
- 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: Fall 2021
|Priority Dates||Class Code|
|Tue. Apr 20||Graduate Students|
|Thur. Apr 22||Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)|
|Mon. Apr 26||Juniors (60-89 hours earned)|
|Wed. Apr 28||Sophomores and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (30-59 hours earned)|
|Fri. Apr 30||Freshmen and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (0-29 hours earned)|
|Wed. May 5||Non-Degree Graduate|
|Fri. Jul 23||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.
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||Thur. Apr 1||Thur. Apr 1||Thur. Apr 1|
|Priority Dates Begin||Tue. Apr 20||Tue. Apr 20||Tue. Apr 20|
|Consortium Registration Deadline||TBD||N/A||N/A|
|First Day of Fall Classes:||Mon. Aug 23||Mon. Aug 23||Mon. Oct 18|
|Last Day to Submit Domicile Reclassification Application||Mon. Aug 23||Mon. Aug 23||Mon. Aug 23|
|Last Day to Add: All Individual Sections Forms Due||Mon. Aug 30||Wed. Aug 25||Wed. Oct 20|
|Labor Day : University Closed||Mon. Sept 6||Mon. Sept 6||N/A|
|Last Day to Drop: With 100% Tuition Refund||Tues. Sept 7||Fri. Aug 27 (Final Drop)||Fri. Oct 22 (Final Drop)|
|Last Day to Drop: With 50% Tuition Refund||Tue. Sept 14||N/A||N/A|
|Unrestricted Withdrawal Period: 100% Tuition Liability||Wed. Sept 15 - Mon. Sept 27||Sat. Aug 28 - Fri. Sept 10||Sat. Oct 23 – Fri. Nov 5|
|Fall Break (Classes Do Not Meet)||Mon. Oct 11||N/A||N/A|
|Monday Classes/Labs Meet|
(Tuesday Classes Do Not Meet This Week)
|Tue. Oct 12||N/A||N/A|
|Mid-term Evaluation Period: 100-200 level classes - Grades Available via PatriotWeb||Mon. Sept 20 - Fri. Oct 15||N/A||N/A|
|Selective Withdrawal Period - Undergraduate Students Only (100% Tuition Liability)||Tue. Sept 28 - Wed. Oct 27||Sat. Sept 11 - Fri. Sept 17||Sat. Nov 6 – Fri. Nov 12 |
|Incomplete Work from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to Instructor||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|Incomplete Grade Changes from Spring/Summer 2020 Due to Registrar||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes (University Closed Nov. 24-28)||Wed. Nov 24 - Sun. Nov 28||N/A||Wed. Nov 24 - Sun. Nov 28|
|Dissertation/Thesis Deadline||Fri. Dec 3||N/A||N/A|
|Last Day of Class||Sat. Dec 4||Mon. Oct 11||Wed. Dec 8|
|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 6 -Tue. Dec 7||N/A||N/A|
|Examination Period||Wed. Dec 8 -Wed. Dec 15||Tues. Oct 12 –Wed. Oct 13||Thu. Dec 9 –Fri. Dec 10|
|Winter Graduation||Thu. Dec 16||Thu. Dec 16||Thu. Dec 16|
|Degree Conferral Date||Sat. Dec 18||Sat. Dec 18||Sat. Dec 18|
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)||8/23 - 12/15||8/30||9/7||9/14||9/15 - 9/27||9/28 - 10/27|
|7.5 Week: Session 1 (751)||8/23 - 10/13||8/25||8/27 (Final Drop)||N/A||8/28 - 9/10||9/11 - 9/17|
|7.5 Week: Session II (752)||10/18 - 12/10||10/20||10/22 (Final Drop)||N/A||10/23 - 11/5||11/6 - 11/12|
|8 Week: Session I (81)||8/16 - 10/10||8/23||8/23||N/A||8/24 - 9/12||N/A|
|8 Week: Session II (82)||10/13 - 12/12||10/19||10/19||N/A||10/21 - 11/14||N/A|
|First Half (1F)||8/23 - 10/10||8/30||9/2||N/A||9/3 - 9/6||9/7 - 9/14|
|Middle Half (1M)||9/13 - 10/30||9/20||9/23||N/A||9/24 - 9/27||9/28 - 10/5|
|Last Half (1L)||10/11 - 11/27||10/18||10/21||N/A||10/22 - 10/25||10/26 - 11/2|
|Independent Study (1I)||8/23 - 12/15||8/30||9/7||9/14||9/15 - 9/27||9/28 - 10/27|
*As of Fall 2020, the Selective Withdrawal Period applies to degree and non-degree seeking undergraduate students only.