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University 2020-2021 Academic Calendar


Classes Begin (Full Semester, 1st Bi-Term, and 5-Week Session 1) Monday, August 24
Labor Day (University open and classes in session) Monday, September 7
5-Week Session 1 Ends Friday, September 25
5-Week Session 2 Begins Monday, September 28
1st Bi-Term Ends Friday, October 9
1st Bi-Term Finals Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13
2nd Bi-Term Begins Wednesday, October 14
5-Week Session 2 Ends Monday, November 2
Election Day (University closed) Tuesday, November 3
5-Week Session 3 Begins Wednesday, November 4

Thanksgiving Holiday (University closed)

(Labor Day, Fall Break, and Thanksgiving holiday observed)

Monday-Friday, November 23-27

Classes resume, exclusively online

Monday, November 30
Final Examinations (Full Semester Classes) Monday-Friday, December 7-11
2nd Bi-Term Ends Wednesday, December 9 
Final Examinations (2nd Bi-Term Classes) Thursday – Friday, December 10-11 
5-Week Session 3 Ends Friday, December 11
Commencement Saturday, May 1, 2021
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 15 (noon)


3-Week and 5-Week Classes Begin Monday, December 14
Holiday Break (University closed / Winter Session Classes in Session) December 21-January 1
No Classes Thursday-Friday, December 24-25
3-Week Classes End  Thursday, December 31
No Classes Friday, January 1
2-Week Classes Begin Monday, January 4
5-Week and 2-Week Classes End Saturday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed) Monday, January 18
Final Grades Due Tuesday, January 19 (noon)


Classes Begin (Full Semester, 1st Bi-Term, 5-Week Session 1) Tuesday, January 19
5-Week Session 1 Ends Friday, February 19
5-Week Session 2 Begins Monday, February 22
1st Bi-Term Ends Wednesday, March 3
1st Bi-Term Finals Thursday-Friday, March 4-5
2nd Bi-Term Begins Monday, March 8
5-Week Session 2 Ends Friday, March 26
5-Week Session 3 Begins Monday, March 29
Final Examinations (Full Semester Classes) Monday-Friday, April 26-30
2nd Bi-Term Ends Wednesday, April 28
2nd Bi-Term Finals Thursday-Friday, April 29-30
5-Week Session 3 Ends Friday, April 30
Commencement for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 Graduates Saturday, May 1
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 4 (noon)
Commencement Spring 2020 Graduates Saturday, May 8


(May 10 - August 5)

May Sessions 
Classes Begin Monday, May 10
Memorial Day (university closed) Monday, May 31
June I Sessions  
Classes Begin Tuesday, June 1
June II Sessions  
Classes Begin Monday, June 7
Juneteenth Holiday observed (University closed) Monday, June 21
July I Sessions  
Independence Day observed (University closed) Monday, July 5
Classes Begin Tuesday, July 6
July II Sessions  
 Classes Begin Monday, July 12
 Summer Term Ends Thursday, August 5


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 Last Modified 6/18/21