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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Calendar

Please note: Some classes meet outside of the standard semester dates, for variable-length classes (Session Code = CD1), please see individual class descriptions for deadlines and refund schedule.

Spring 2021
Mon Nov 2 UWW Spring registration begins 
Mon Jan 18 MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY - OFFICES CLOSED
Mon Jan 25 Preview Week for Online (Blackboard) Classes begins 
Mon Jan 25 Univ. Day Open Course Registration begins (Course list available on web)  
Mon Feb 1 Spring classes begin
Tues Feb 9 Last day for new non-degree students to submit enrollment application for Spring
Fri Feb 12 Add/Drop ends
Fri Feb 12 100% Refund (class fees only) period ends 
Sat Feb 13 Withdrawal period begins
Mon Feb 15 PRESIDENTS' DAY - CLASSES ARE HELD; Offices Closed
Wed Feb 24 Wellbeing Wednesday Observed - No Classes
Mon Mar 1 Wednesday class schedule followed
Mon Mar 15 Summer Session Registration Begins
Mon Mar 29 Last day to drop with "DR" for Graduate students
Mon Mar 29 Last day to Withdraw with a "W"
Mon Mar 29 50% refund (class fee only) period for term-long classes ends
Wed Apr 14 Wellbeing Wednesday Observed - No Classes
Mon Apr 19 PATRIOTS DAY - CLASSES ARE HELD; Offices Closed
Tues Apr 20 Wednesday class schedule followed
Thurs Apr 22 Grade Rosters available on SPIRE (tentative)
Tues May 4 Last day of classes
Tues May 4 Last day to select Pass/Fail (Undergraduate)
Wed May 5 Reading Day
Thurs May 6 Finals begin
Sat May 8 Second Reading Day
Wed May 12 Last day of final exams;  Semester ends
Fri May 14 Graduate & Undergraduate Commencements
Sat May 15 Stockbridge Commencement
Mon May 17 Final grades due in SPIRE by midnight
Wed May 19 Official Grades show on transcripts
Summer 2021
Mon March 15 Summer registration begins
Mon May 10 Preview Week for Online (Blackboard) Session 1 Classes begins 
Mon May 17 First Day of Session 1 classes
Fri May 21 Session 1 Add/Drop ends, 100% refund (class fees only) ends
Mon May 31 Memorial Day - No classes; Offices closed
Wed June 9 Session 1 last day to drop with "W" or "DR" and select P/F  (Ugrad students)
Wed June 9 Session 1 last day for 50% class fee removal/refund
Fri June 18 Grade rosters for classes ending by June 26 available to instructors on SPIRE
Fri June 25 Session 1 Classes End
Mon June 28 Preview Week for Online (Blackboard) Session 2 Classes begins 
Mon July 5 Independence Day - No classes; Offices closed
Tues July 6 First Day of Session 2 classes 
Wed July 7 Grades for classes ending by June 25 due on SPIRE (end of day)
Thurs July 8 Official Summer grades begin showing on transcripts, late in day
Mon July 12 Session 2 Add/Drop ends; 100% refund (class fees only) ends
Wed July 28 Session 2 last day to drop with "W" or "DR" and select P/F  (Ugrad students)
Wed July 28 Session 2 last day for 50% class fee removal/refund
Wed Aug. 4 Final Grade rosters available to instructors on SPIRE
Fri Aug. 13 Last Day of Summer Classes
Wed Aug. 18 Remaining summer grades due from faculty on SPIRE (end of day)
Thurs Aug 19 Final Summer grades show on transcripts (late in day)
Fall 2021
Tue June 1 UWW Fall Registration begins
Mon Aug 23  Preview week for online (Blackboard) classes begins
Wed Aug 25 Univ. day open course list available on website
Univ. day open course registration begins
Wed Sep 1 Classes begin
Fri Sep 3 Last day for new non-degree students to submit enrollment form for Fall
Mon Sep 6 Labor Day - Offices Closed
Wed Sep 8 Monday class schedule will be followed
Wed Sep 8 Undergraduate, Non-degree Undergraduate and Non-degree Graduate students:
Add/Drop Ends
Wed Sep 15 Graduate students:
Add/Drop Ends
Wed Sep 15 Last day for 100% class fee refund
Thur Sep 16 Withdrawal period begins
Mon Oct 11 Columbus Day - Offices Closed
Thur Oct 28 Withdrawal period ends
Last day for 50% class fee refund
Last day to select P/F grading
Thur Nov 11 Veterans Day - Offices Closed
Tue Nov 23 Thursday class schedule will be followed
Thanksgiving recess begins following end of classes
Thur Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed
Mon Nov 29 Classes resume
Wed  Dec 8 Last day of classes
Thur Dec 9 Reading Day
Fri Dec 10 Final exams begin
Sat Dec 11 Reading Day
Thur Dec 16 Final exams end
Fri Dec 17 Snow days for exams
Semester ends
Wed Dec 22 Final grades due by midnight in SPIRE
Fri Dec 24 Grades show on transcripts
Winter 2021

Winter 2022 dates coming soon.

Wed Oct 14 UWW Winter registration begins
Mon Nov 30 Preview week for online (Blackboard) classes begins
Wed Dec 2 Last day for new non-degree students to submit enrollment form for Winter
Mon Dec 7 Classes begin
Fri Dec 11 Add/Drop Ends; Last day for 100% class fee refund
Sat Dec 12 Withdrawal period begins
Fri Dec 25 Holiday Closure
Wed-
Thur
Dec 30/31 Holiday Closure
Thu Dec 31 Withdrawal period ends / Last day for 50% refund of class fees only and last day to select P/F grading
Fri Jan 1 Holiday Closure
Sat Jan 2 Classes resume
Thu Jan 7 Grade Rosters available to instructors
Sat Jan 16 Classes end
Wed Jan 20 Final grades due in SPIRE by 11:59PM
Thu Jan 21 Grades posted to student records
Fri Jan 22 Grades show on transcripts