Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

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

Updated February 24, 2020

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. 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 2020

Priority DatesClass Code
May 01, 2020Graduate Students
May 04, 2020Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)
May 06, 2020Juniors (60-89 hours earned)
May 08, 2020Sophomores and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (30-59 hours earned)
May 11, 2020Freshmen and All Non-Degree ADVANCE Students (0-29 hours earned)
May 18, 2020Non-Degree Graduate
July 24, 2020Non-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.

DescriptionFull Semester7.5 Week: Session I7.5 Week: Session II
Schedule of Classes Available in PatriotWebMon. Oct 5Mon. Oct 5Mon. Oct 5
Priority Dates BeginTue. Nov 3Tue. Nov 3Tue. Nov 3
Consortium Registration DeadlineTBDTBDTBD
MLK Day: University ClosedMon. Jan 18Mon. Jan 18Mon. Jan 18
First Day of Spring Classes: Payment Due DateTue. Jan 19Wed. Jan 13Mon. Mar 15
Last Day to Submit Domicile Reclassification ApplicationTBDTBDTBD
Last Day to Add: All Individual Sections Forms DueTue. Jan 26Fri. Jan 15Wed. Mar 17
Last Day to Drop with 100% RefundWed. Feb 3Tue. Jan 19 (Final Drop)Fri. Mar 19 (Final Drop)
Last Day to Drop (Last Day for 50% Refund)Tue. Feb 9 (Final Drop)N/AN/A
Unrestricted Withdrawal PeriodWed. Feb 10 – Mon. Feb 22Wed. Jan 20 - Mon. Feb 1 Sat. Mar 20 – Thurs. Apr 1
Mid-term Evaluation Period: 100-200 level classes - Grades Available via PatriotWebMon. Feb 17 – Fri. Mar 20 N/AN/A
Selective Withdrawal Period - Undergraduate Students Only (100% tuition liability)Tue. Feb 23 – Mon. Mar 29 Tues. Feb 2 – Mon. Feb 8 Fri. Apr 2 – Thurs. Apr 8
Spring Recess: No ClassesMon. Mar 8- Sun. Mar 14N/AN/A
Incomplete Work from Fall 2019 Due to InstructorFri. Mar 26N/AN/A
Incomplete Grade Changes from Fall 2019 Due to RegistrarFri. Apr 2N/AN/A
Dissertation/Thesis DeadlineFri. Apr 30N/AN/A
Last Day of ClassMon. May 3Wed. Mar 3Fri. Apr 30
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.Tue. May 4N/AN/A
Examination PeriodWed. May 5 – Wed. May 12Thu. Mar 4 – Fri. Mar 5 Mon. May 3 – Tue. May 4
University CommencementFri. May 14 Fri. May 14Fri. May 14
Degree Conferral DateSat. May 15Sat. May 15Sat. May 15

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)1/19 - 5/121/262/32/92/10 – 2/222/23 – 3/29
7.5 Week: Session 1 (751)1/13 – 3/51/151/19 (Final Drop)N/A1/20 – 2/12/2 – 2/8
7.5 Week: Session II (752)3/15 – 5/43/173/19 (Final Drop)N/A3/20 – 4/14/2 – 4/8
8 Week: Session I (81)1/11- 3/71/181/18 (Final Drop)N/A1/19 - 2/72/8 - 2/15
8 Week: Session II (82)3/15 - 5/93/223/22 (Final Drop)N/A3/23 - 4/114/12 - 4/19
First Half (1F)1/19 - 3/131/261/29 (Final Drop)N/A1/30 - 2/12/2 - 2/9
Middle Half (1M)2/1 - 3/272/82/11 (Final Drop)N/A2/12- 2/142/15 - 2/22
Last Half (1L)3/15 - 5/53/233/25 (Final Drop)N/A3/26 -3/293/30 - 4/6
Winter Intersession (1W)1/4 - 1/151/61/6N/AN/AN/A
Independent Study (1I)1/21 – 5/121/262/32/92/10 – 2/222/23 – 3/29

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