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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020
Mon June 1 UWW Fall registration begins
Sun Aug 16 Univ. day open course list available on website
Mon Aug 17 Univ. day open course registration begins
Mon Aug 17 Preview week for online (Blackboard) classes begins
Mon Aug 24 Classes begin
Wed Sept 2 Last day for new non-degree students to submit enrollment form for Fall
Mon Sept 7 Labor Day - Classes will be held
Mon Sept 7 Add/Drop Ends; Last day for 100% class fee refund
Tue Sept 8 Withdrawal period begins
Mon Oct 12 Columbus Day - Classes will be held
Fri Oct 16

Withdrawal period ends / Last day for 50% refund of class fees only and
last day to select P/F grading

Wed Nov 11 Veterans Day - Classes will be held
Fri  Nov 20 Last day of classes
Fri Nov 20 Thanksgiving recess begins following the end of classes
Fri Nov 27 Reading Day
Sat Nov 28 Reading Day
Mon Nov 30 Final exams begin; exams to be administered remotely
Fri Dec 4 Final exams end; Semester ends
Mon Dec 14 Final grades due by midnight in SPIRE
Wed Dec 16 Grades show on transcripts
Winter 2021
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
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' or select P/F (undergrad)
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
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
Mon May 24 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICES CLOSED
Summer 2021

Coming soon.

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.