Academic Calendar 2019-20

Fall 2019

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Fall Session 01: Courses span most or all of the fall term (including finals week) Aug. 28 – Dec. 17
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term Aug. 28 – Oct. 16 (corrected)
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term Oct. 17 (corrected) – Dec. 9
Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Aug. 28 – Dec. 9
Labor Day – All classes canceled Aug. 31 – Sept. 2
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 28 – Sept. 11 (corrected)
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 12 – Nov. 6 (corrected)
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 12 – Nov. 6 (corrected)
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Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 9 (corrected)
Session 02 ends Oct. 16 (corrected)
Session 03 begins Oct. 17 (corrected)
Mid-semester Oct. 17 (corrected)
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 23 (corrected)
Priority registration for Spring 2020 Oct. 28 – Nov. 8
Undergraduate course withdrawal permitted with extenuating circumstances Nov. 7 (corrected) – Dec. 17
Graduate course withdrawal permitted with extenuating circumstances Nov. 7 (corrected) – Dec. 17
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 27 - 29
Summer 2020 registration opens for all students Dec. 2
Session 03 ends Dec. 9
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 10
Final Examinations Dec. 10 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 17 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2020

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Spring Session 01: Courses span most or all of the spring term (including finals week) Jan. 13 – May 5
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 13 – Mar. 2
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 3 – Apr. 27
Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 13 – Apr. 27
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Jan. 19
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 13 – 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 20
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 28 – Apr. 27 (revised)
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 28 – Apr. 27 (revised)
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 4
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 24
Session 02 ends Mar. 2
Session 03 begins Mar. 3
Mid-semester Mar. 3
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 4
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 14 – 22
Honors Convocation (revised) Postponed pending future arrangements
Priority registration for Fall 2020 (revised) April 13 - 24
Undergraduate course withdrawal permitted with extenuating circumstances Apr. 28 (revised) – May 5
Graduate course withdrawal permitted with extenuating circumstances Apr. 28 (revised) – May 5
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 24
Session 03 ends Apr. 27
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Apr. 28
Final Examinations Apr. 28 (4 p.m.) –
May 5 (4 p.m.) (*** revised)
Virtual Graduate Commencement Recognition (revised) May 14
Virtual Undergraduate Commencement Recognition (revised) May 15
Commencement Celebration (New) September 26, 2020

Summer Sessions 2020

Session 01 - Entire Summer Date(s)
Courses in Session 01 typically span the entire summer. Please verify each course's specific start and end dates. May 18  – Aug. 21
(No class May 23 - 25, Jul. 3 - 5)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer I')
Undergraduate Session  May 18  – Jun. 24

(No class May 23 - 25)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 26 – Jun. 25
Graduate Session May 18 – Jun. 24
(No class May 23 - 25)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer II')
Undergraduate Session  Jun. 29 – Aug. 5 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jun. 29 – Jul. 30 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Graduate Session  Jun. 29 – Aug. 5 (No class Jul. 3 - 5)
Session 04 - Intensive Programming (previously identified as 'Summer III')
Graduate Session Aug. 3 – Aug. 21
Accelerated Online Summer Programming
First half of summer May 18 – Jul. 7 (No class May 23 - 25 or Jul. 3 - 5) (corrected)
Second half of summer Jul. 8 – Aug. 25 (corrected)

* New courses may not be added after the first week of classes (7 calendar days) without the approval of the instructor or department chair for the course.  (undergraduate students)

Graduate Students may add a class during the second week (14 calendar days) with the permision of the instructor.  

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 non-traditional courses