Spring 2020 Academic Calendar

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Approved by Faculty Senate on: March 6, 2019

Updated August 20, 2019

For information on make-ups for classes and exams canceled this semester, please go to Class Cancellations.


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 Dates Class Code
TBD Graduate Students
TBD Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)
TBD Juniors (60-89 hours earned)
TBD Sophomores (30-59 hours earned)
TBD Freshmen (0-29 hours earned)
TBD Non-degree Graduate
TBD 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 (Online Only) Session 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.

Full Semester 7.5 Week: Session I 7.5 Week: Session II
Schedule of Classes Available in PatriotWeb October 7 October 7 October 7
Priority Dates Begins TBD TBD TBD
Consortium Registration Deadline TBD N/A N/A
MLK Day: university closed January 20 January 20 January 20
First day of classes: Payment Due Date January 21 January 15 March 16
Last Day to Submit: Domicile Reclassification Application TBD TBD TBD
Last day to add classes:all individualized section forms due January 28 January 17 March 18
Last Day to Drop (with 100% tuition refund) TBD January 21 (Final Drop Deadline) March 20 (Final Drop Deadline)
Drop period begins with no tuition refund TBD N/A N/A
Final Drop Deadline (with no tuition refund) February 11 N/A N/A
Student Self-Withdrawal February 12 – February 24 January 22 – February 3 March 21 – April 2
Midterm progress reporting period (100-200 level classes)—grades available via Patriot Web February 17 – March 20 N/A N/A
Selective Withdrawal Period (undergraduate students only) (100% tuition liability) February 25 – March 30 February 4 – February 10 April 3 – April 9
Spring Recess (no classes) March 9 – March 15 N/A N/A
Incomplete work from Fall 2019 due to instructor TBD N/A N/A
Incomplete grade changes from Fall 2019 due to Registrar TBD N/A N/A
Dissertation/Thesis Deadline May 1 N/A N/A
Last day of classes May 4 March 4 May 1
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.
May 5 N/A N/A
Exam Period
May 6 – May 13 March 5 – 6 May 4 – 5
University Commencement Friday, May 15
Degree Conferral Date Saturday, May 16

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 (100% tuition refund) Final Drop Deadline

(no tuition refund)

Self-Withdraw Period (100% tuition liability) Selective Withdraw Period*

(100% tuition liability)

1 (Full Semester) 1/21 – 5/13 1/28 TBD 2/11 2/12 – 2/24 2/25 – 3/30
751 (7.5 Week: Session I) 1/15 – 3/6 1/17 1/21 N/A 1/22 – 2/3 2/4 – 2/10
752 (7.5 Week: Session II) 3/16 – 5/5 3/18 3/20 N/A 3/21 – 4/2 4/3 – 4/9
1F (First Half) 1/21-3/9 1/28 TBD N/A 2/1-2/3 2/4-2/11
1M (Middle Half) 2/3-3/28 2/10 TBD N/A 2/14-2/16 2/17-2/24
1L (Last Half) 3/16-5/4 3/24 TBD N/A 3/28-3/30 3/31-4/7
1I (Independent Study) 1/21 – 5/13 1/28 TBD 2/11 2/12 – 2/24 2/25 – 3/30

*The Selective Withdrawal Period applies to undergraduate degree-seeking students only. See the University Catalog for further details.