Academic Calendar

Important dates for the 2021–2022 year.

Note: On this page you can find important dates for the fall 2021 semester, winter 2021–22 intersession, and spring 2022 semester. The 2022–23 academic calendar can be found here

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.
Friday, Jan. 28 Last day to add a spring 2022 full-semester course;
Last day to add or drop a "first seven-week" course
Friday, Feb. 4 Last day to drop a full-semester course;
Last day to change a course to pass/fail or audit
Friday, Feb. 25 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for "first seven-week" session courses
Friday, March 11 Last day of classes for "first seven-week" session
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.)
Monday, March 21 First day of classes for "second seven-week" session
Friday, March 25 Last day to add or drop a "second seven-week" course
Friday, April 1 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for spring 2022 full-semester courses
Monday, April 4 -
    Friday, April 15
Advising period for fall 2022 course registration
Monday, April 18 –
    Friday, April 22
Registration for fall 2022 courses
    (Reminder: students need clearance from their advisor prior to registering for course on the Globe)
Friday, April 22 Withdrawal ("W") deadline for "second seven-week" session courses
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 April 14, 2022.

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