New Academic Calendar for Spring 2021

October 9, 2020

In light of continued challenges related to COVID-19, and at the recommendation of the Academic Council, comprised of faculty, students, and staff, I am pleased to approve the following revisions to the Spring 2021 calendar. Thanks to those who have helped in making the calendar modifications.

The modified calendar:

  • Removes Spring Break from Spring 2021 calendar.
  • Pushes the start of the semester back by 1 week to January 19th.
  • Adds a single Reading Day in-between President’s day and Good Friday. This was chosen to be Friday, March 12, 2021. No classes will be held.
  • Changes the Spring Faculty Conference to Thursday, January 14th.

An announcement will be forthcoming later this month regarding the dates for on-campus housing move-in.

New Academic Calendar for Spring 2021

(*Note: Gonzaga Law School will communicate via its Dean's Office the Gonzaga Law School Spring 2021 Academic Calendar.)

Spring Semester 2021


Spring Faculty Conference 

Thursday, January 14 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday 

Monday, January 18 

Classes Begin  

Tuesday, January 19 

Last Day to Add 

Wednesday, January 27 

Last Day to Drop 

Friday, January 29 

Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades 

Friday, February 19 

President’s Day Holiday 

Monday, February 15 

Mid-semester Reading Day 

Friday, March 12 

Mid-semester Grades Due in Registrar’s Office 

Tuesday, March 16 

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

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