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Current Academic Year

Please see Academic Year 2018-2019 for Summer 2019 dates

FALL 2019

     

First Day of classes

Tuesday

September

3

Last day to add or drop any class with no record

Monday

September

16

Holiday - Columbus Day

Monday

October

14

Monday class schedule will be followed

Tuesday

October

15

Last day to Drop with "DR"

Tuesday

October

29

Registration begins for Spring 2020

Monday

November

4

Holiday – Veterans’ Day

Monday

November

11

Monday class schedule will be followed

Wednesday

November

13

Thanksgiving recess begins

Sunday

November

24

Deadline to submit Degree Eligibility Form to department for February degree

Friday

November

29

Classes resume

Monday

December

2

Last day of classes

Wednesday

December

11

Reading Day

Thursday

December

12

Deadline to file for February 1, 2020 degree

Friday

December

13

Final examinations begin

Friday

December

13

Reading Day

Saturday

December

14

Last day of final examinations

Thursday

December

19

Snow day for exams, semester ends

Friday

December

20

Final grades due by Noon

Thursday

January

2

Number of class meetings:  MTuWThF:  13

     
       

WINTER 2019/2020

     

First Day of classes

Thursday

December

26

Last day to add/drop

Saturday

December

28

Holiday Break

Wednesday

January

1

Classes resume

Thursday

January

2

Last day to drop with “DR”

Thursday

January

9

Last day of classes

Saturday

January

18

Final grades due

Wednesday

January

22

       

SPRING 2020

     

First day of classes

Tuesday

January

21

Last day to add or drop any class with no record

Monday

February

3

Holiday - Presidents’ Day

Monday

February

17

Monday class schedule will be followed

Tuesday

February

18

Spring recess begins

Sunday

March

15

Classes resume

Monday

March

23

Last day to Drop with "DR"

Tuesday

March

24

Deadline to submit Degree Eligibility Form to department for May degree

Wednesday

March

25

Registration begins for Fall 2020

Monday

March

30

Deadline to file for May 8, 2020 degree

Wednesday

April

8

Holiday - Patriot's Day

Monday

April

20

Monday class schedule will be followed

Wednesday

April

22

Last day of classes

Wednesday

April

29

Reading Day

Thursday

April

30

Final examinations begin

Friday

May

1

Reading Day

Saturday

May

2

Last day of final examinations, semester ends

Thursday

May

7

Graduate Commencement

Friday

May

8

Final grades due by Midnight

Tuesday

May

12

Number of class meetings:  MTuWThF:  13

     
       

SUMMER 2020 (CPE SESSION CLASSES)*

     

First day of classes – CPE Session One

Monday

May

18

Last day to add/drop any CPE Session One class

Friday

May

22

Holiday - Memorial Day

Monday

May

25

Last day to drop any CPE Session class with “DR”

Wednesday

June

10

Last day of classes – CPE Session One

Friday

June

26

Holiday - Independence Day

Saturday

July

4

First day of classes – CPE Session Two

Monday

July

6

CPE Session One final grades due

Wednesday

July

8

Last day to add/drop any CPE Session Two class

Friday

July

10

Last day to drop any CPE Session class with “DR”

Wednesday

July

29

Last day of classes – CPE Session Two; Summer Term ends

Friday

August

14

Deadline to submit Degree Eligibility Form to department for September degree

Monday

August

17

Remaining CPE Summer session grades due

Wednesday

August

19

Deadline to file for September 1, 2020 degree

Monday

August

31

       

SUMMER 2020 (UNIVERSITY SESSION CLASSES)*

     

First day of University session classes

Monday

May

18

Last day to add/drop University session classes

Friday

May

22

Holiday – Memorial Day

Monday

May

25

Last day to drop any University session class with “DR”

Friday

July

10

Holiday – Independence Day

Saturday

July

4

Last day of University session classes

Friday

August

14

Deadline to submit Degree Eligibility Form to department for September degree

Monday

August

17

Final grades due for University session classes

Wednesday

August

19

Deadline to file for September 1, 2020 degree

Monday

August

31

       

* Unless otherwise indicated in SPIRE