Academic Calendar

Important dates for the 2021–2022 year.

Fall 2021

Date Description
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 New residential and commuter students arrive (both first-years and transfers)
Thursday, Aug. 26 -
    Sunday, Aug. 29
Orientation programs and activities
Sunday, Aug. 29 All returning residential students arrive
Monday, Aug. 30 Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
Opening Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3 Last day to add a fall 2021 full-semester course;
Last day to add/drop a "first seven week" course
Friday, Sept. 10 Last day to add/drop a fall 2021 full-semester course; 
Last day to change a course to pass/fail or audit;
Deadline for fall 2021 internship notification
Friday, Oct. 1 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for "first seven week" session courses
Saturday, Oct. 9 
    Tuesday, Oct. 12
Fall break
    (Classes end Friday, Oct. 8 at 4:20 p.m. and resume Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 8:00 a.m.)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 Last day of classes for "first seven week" session
Wednesday, Oct. 20 First day of classes for "second seven week" session
Tuesday, Oct. 26 Last day to add/drop a "second seven week" session course
Friday, Oct. 29 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for fall 2021 full-semester courses
Monday, Nov. 1 
     Friday, Nov. 12
Advising period for spring 2022 registration
Monday, Nov. 15 –
    Friday, Nov. 19
Registration for spring 2022 courses
    (Reminder: students need clearance from their advisor prior to registering for course on the Globe)
Tuesday, Nov. 23 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for "second seven week" session courses
Wednesday, Nov. 24 -
    Sunday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving break
    (Classes end Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 9:50 p.m. and resume Monday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 a.m.)
Friday, Dec. 10 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec. 11 -
    Sunday, Dec. 12
Study period
Monday, Dec. 13 -
    Friday, Dec. 17
Final examination period

Winter Intersession 2021-2022

Winter intersession runs Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.

Spring 2022

Date Description
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (offices closed)
Sunday, Jan. 23 Returning and new students arrive
Monday, Jan. 24 Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 12 -
    Sunday, March 20
Spring break
(Classes end Friday, March 11 at 4:20 p.m. and resume Monday, March 21 at 8:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, May 4 Honors awards
Friday, May 6 Last day of classes
Saturday, May 7 -
    Sunday, May 8
Study period
Monday, May 9 -
    Friday, May 13
Final examination period
Monday, May 16 -
    Friday, May 20
Senior week
Saturday, May 21 Commencement

This page was last updated on July 20, 2021.

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