Spring 2021

16-Week Session: Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, May 7
First 8-Week Session: Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, March 12
Second 8-Week Session: Monday, March 22 through Friday, May 14

Key: M = Monday | T = Tuesday | W = Wednesday | R = Thursday | F = Friday | S = Saturday | Su = Sunday

 16-Week SessionFirst 8-Week SessionSecond 8-Week Session
Graduates, seniors spring registration begins Nov 1 (Su) Nov 1 (Su) Nov 1 (Su)
Juniors spring registration begins Nov 2 (M) Nov 2 (M) Nov 2 (M)
Sophomores spring registration begins Nov 3 (T) Nov 3 (T) Nov 3 (T)
Continuing freshmen spring registration begins Nov 4 (W) Nov 4 (W) Nov 4 (W)
New freshmen/transfers spring registration begins Dec 7 (M) Dec 7 (M) Dec 7 (M)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(University closed)
Jan 18 (M) Jan 18 (M) N/A
First day of classes Jan 19 (T) Jan 19 (T) March 22 (M)
Late registration/Drop and add Jan 19–26 (T–T) Jan 19–26 (T–T) March 22–29 (M–M)
Last day to drop and add Jan 26 (T) Jan 26 (T) March 29 (M)
Last day to make payment arrangements Jan 26 (T) Jan 26 (T) March 29 (M)
100% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Jan 26 (T) Through Jan 26 (T) Through March 29 (M)
90% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Feb 2 (T) N/A N/A
50% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Feb 9 (T) Through Feb 2 (T) Through April 5 (M)
25% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Feb 16 (T) Through Feb 9 (T) Through April 12 (M)
President's Day holiday
(University closed)
Feb 15 (M) Feb 15 (M) N/A
Last day to apply for graduation
(graduation application info)
March 31 (W) March 31 (W) March 31 (W)
Midterms March 8–12 (M–F) N/A N/A
Spring Break
(No classes)
March 15–19 (M–F) N/A N/A
Registration for summer/fall semester begins April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su)
Student Research and Creativity Conference
(Classes dismissed)
April 7 (W) N/A April 7 (W)
Last day to withdraw April 9 (F) Feb 12 (F) April 9 (F)
Scholarship/Department Award Assembly
(Classes dismissed 3–5 p.m.)
Apr 20 (T) N/A Apr 20 (T)
Last day of classes May 7 (F) March 12 (F) May 14 (F)
Final exams
(final exams schedule)
May 10–14 (M–F) March 11–12 (R–F) May 13–14 (R–F)
2021 Spring Commencement
(Commencement information)
May 15 (S) May 15 (S) May 15 (S)

Spring 2021 Graduate School Dates to Remember

TaskDate
Thesis reading copy due April 9
Report of comprehensive exams to Graduate School April 23
Final copy of thesis due May 3

Summer 2021

8-Week Session: Monday, June 7 through Friday, July 30
First 4-Week Session: Monday, June 7 through Friday, July 2
Second 4-Week Session: Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 30

Key: M = Monday | T = Tuesday | W = Wednesday | R = Thursday | F = Friday | S = Saturday | Su = Sunday

 8-Week SessionFirst 4-Week SessionSecond 4-Week Session
Fall registration begins (see fall calendar for details) April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su)
Graduates, seniors summer registration begins April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su)
Juniors summer registration begins April 5 (M) April 5 (M) April 5 (M)
Sophomores summer registration begins April 6 (T) April 6 (T) April 6 (T)
Continuing freshmen summer registration begins April 7 (W) April 7 (W) April 7 (W)
New freshmen, transfers summer registration begins May 10 (M) May 10 (M) May 10 (M)
Classes begin June 7 (M) June 7 (M) July 6 (T)
Late registration/Last day to drop and add
June 7–9 (M–W) June 7–9 (M–W) July 6–July 8 (T–R)
Last day to make payment arrangements June 9 (W) June 9 (W) July 8 (W)
100% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through June 9 (W) Through June 9 (W) Through July 8 (W)
50% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through June 16 (W) Through June 16 (W) Through June 15 (W)
Final exams
(final exams schedule)
July 29–30 (R–F) July 1–2 (R–F) July 29–30 (R–F)
Last day to apply for graduation
(Graduation application info)
July 1 (R) July 1 (R) July 1 (R)
Independence day holiday observance July 5 (M) N/A July 5 (M)
Last day to withdraw June 18 (F) June 18 (F) July 16 (M)
Required extra meeting
(Second 4-week session)
N/A N/A July 24 (S)

Summer 2021 Graduate School Dates to Remember

TaskDate
Thesis reading copy due July 16 (F)
Final copy of thesis due July 26 (M)

Fall 2021

16-Week Session: Tuesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Dec. 10
First 8-Week Session: Tuesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Oct. 8
Second 8-Week Session:
Monday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Dec. 10

Key: M = Monday | T = Tuesday | W = Wednesday | R = Thursday | F = Friday | S = Saturday | Su = Sunday

 16-Week SessionFirst 8-Week SessionSecond 8-Week Session
Graduates, seniors fall registration begins April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su) April 4 (Su)
Juniors fall registration begins April 5 (M) April 5 (M) April 5 (M)
Sophomores fall registration begins April 6 (T) April 6 (T) April 6 (T)
Continuing freshmen fall registration begins April 7 (W) April 7 (W) April 7 (W)
New freshmen and transfers fall registration begins
May 10 (M) May 10 (M) May 10 (M)
First day of classes Aug 17 (T) Aug 17 (T) Oct 11 (M)
Late registration/Drop and add Aug 17–24 (T–T) Aug 17–24 (T–T) Oct 11–18 (M–M)
Last day to drop and add Aug 24 (T) Aug 24 (T) Oct 18 (M)
Last day to make payment arrangements Aug 24 (T) Aug 24 (T) Oct 24 (M)
Labor Day holiday
(University closed)
Sep 6 (M) Sep 6 (M)  Sept 6 (M)
100% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Aug 24 (T) Through Aug 24 (T) Through Oct 18 (M)
90% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Aug 31 (T) N/A N/A
50% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Sep 7 (T) Through Aug 31 (T) Through Oct 25 (M)
25% tuition and fees refund for class withdrawals Through Sep 14 (T) Through Sep 7 (T) Through Nov 1 (M)
Last day to apply for graduation
(graduation application info)
Oct 1 (S) Oct 1 (S) Oct 1 (S)
Midterms Oct 4–8 (M–F) N/A N/A
Registration for spring semester begins Oct 31 (Su) Oct 31 (Su) Oct 31 (Su)
Last day to withdraw Nov 5 (F) Sep 10 (F) Nov 5 (F)
Thanksgiving holiday
(University closed)
Nov 24–26 (W–F) Nov 24–26 (W–F) Nov 24–26 (W–F)
Last day of classes Dec 3 (F) Oct 8 (F) Dec 3 (F)
Final exams
(final exam schedule)
Dec 6–10 (M–F) Oct 7–8 (R–F) Dec 9–10 (R–F)
2021 Fall Commencement
(Commencement information)
Dec 11 (S) Dec 11 (S) Dec 11 (S)

Fall 2021 Graduate School Dates to Remember

TaskDate
Thesis reading copy due Nov 5 (F)
Report of Comprehensive Exams to Graduate School Nov 19 (F)
Final copy of thesis due Nov 29 (M)