2020-2021 Academic Calendar

This calendar does not pertain to the Law School or the Online Graduate Courses Calendar.

Fall Semester 2020

Date

New Faculty Orientation Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21
Fall Faculty Conference Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28
Residence Halls Open with Phased Move-In (New Students) Wednesday, August 26 – Friday, August 28
Residence Halls Open with Phased Move-In (Returning Students) Saturday, August 29 – Monday, August 31
New Student Orientation with Phased Start Dates Wednesday, August 26 – Monday, August 31
President’s Reception and Welcome Mass Sunday, August 30
Academic Convocation Monday, August 31
New Students Meet with Assigned Advisors Monday, August 31
Monday ONLY Classes Begin Monday, August 31
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7
Last Day to Add Wednesday, September 9
Last Day to Drop Friday, September 11
Mass of the Holy Spirit Tuesday, September 15 (Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. and last approximately an hour. The only classes canceled will be classes with the 10:50 a.m. start time.)
Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades Friday, October 2
Fall Family Weekend Fall Family Engagement opportunities will occur throughout the semester
Founder’s Day Holiday Monday, October 26
Mid-Semester Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Tuesday, October 27
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course Friday, November 13
Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27
Online using Remote/Distance Technologies Begins Monday, November 30
Reading/Study Days Saturday, December 12 - Monday, December 14
Last Week of the Semester Tuesday, December 15 - Friday, December 18
Christmas Holiday Begins Monday, December 21
Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Wednesday, December 23

Spring Semester 2021

Date

Residence Halls Open Sunday, January 10
New Student Orientation Monday, January 11
Spring Faculty Conference Monday, January 11
Monday ONLY Classes Begin Monday, January 11
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Monday, January 18
Last Day to Add Wednesday, January 20
Last Day to Drop Friday, January 22
Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades Friday, February 12
Presidents’ Day Holiday Monday, February 15
Spring Vacation Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12
Mid-semester Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Tuesday, March 9
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course Thursday, April 1
Good Friday Holiday Friday, April 2
Easter Holiday Monday, April 5
Academic Honors Convocation Tuesday, April 20 (Process 3:15pm, Ceremony 3:30pm)
Reading/Study Days Saturday, May 1 – Monday, May 3
Last Week of Semester Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, May 7
Commencement Mass Saturday, May 8
Graduate School Commencement Saturday, May 8
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday, May 9
Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Wednesday, May 12

Summer 2021

Date

First Session Begins Monday, May 17
First Session Ends Friday, June 25
Second Session Begins Monday, June 28
Second Session Ends Friday, August 6
Summer Begins Monday, May 17
Summer Ends Friday, August 6