provost & Academic Vice President

academic calendar 2020-2021

fall semester, 2020

  • august 24, mon. -- classes begin
  • august 28, fri. -- open registration ends  (fl 2020)
  • august 31 - september 4, mon.-fri. -- restricted registration  (fl 2020)
  • september 7, mon. -- labor day -- no classes/university closed
  • september 8, tues. -- classes resume
  • october 19, mon. -- advanced registration begins  (sp 2021)
  • october 30, fri. -- advanced registration ends  (sp 2021)
  • november 2, mon. -- open registration begins  (sp 2021)
  • november 3, tues. -- election day  (state holiday for 2020 -- no classes/university closed)
  • november 4, wed. -- classes resume
  • november 22, sun. -- last day to drop classes or withdraw from the university
  • november 23-25, mon.-wed. -- thanksgiving break -- no classes
  • november 26-27, thurs.-fri. -- holiday -- university closed
  • november 30, mon. -- classes resume -- alternative formats
  • december 14-18, mon.-fri. -- final exam week
  • december 19, sat. -- virtual commencement

spring semester, 2021

  • january 18, mon. -- dr. martin luther king day -- no classes/university closed
  • january 19, tues. -- classes begin
  • january 25, mon. -- open registration ends  (sp 2021)
  • january 26 - february 1, tues.-mon. -- restricted registration  (sp 2021)
  • february 12, fri. -- lincoln's birthday -- no classes/university closed
  • february 15, mon. -- classes resume
  • march 10, wed. -- no classes
  • march 11, thurs. -- classes resume
  • march 15, mon. -- advanced registration begins  (su/fl 2021)
  • march 26, fri. -- advanced registration ends  (su/fl 2021)
  • march 29, mon. -- open registration begins  (su/fl 2021)
  • april 4, sun. -- last day to drop classes or withdraw from the university
  • april 13, tues. -- no classes
  • april 14, wed. -- classes resume
  • may 3-7 mon.-fri. -- final exam week
  • may 14-16, fri.-sun. -- commencement celebration

summer session, 2021

summer session open registration, restricted registration, and withdrawal dates vary.  check stars course search for details.

  • may 17, mon. -- pre-session begins
  • may 31, mon. -- memorial day -- no classes/university closed
  • june 1, tues. -- pre-session classes resume
  • june 4, fri. -- pre-session ends
  • june 7, mon. -- 8-week, 6-week, and 1st 4-week sessions begin
  • july 2, fri. -- 1st 4-week session ends
  • july 5, mon. -- independence day observed -- no classes/university closed
  • july 6, tues. -- classes resume
  • july 6, tues. -- 2nd 4-week session begins
  • july 16, fri. -- 6-week session ends
  • july 30, fri. -- all remaining sessions end