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Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar for Undergraduate Programs

First Semester — 2020

August

  • Tuesday, August 18 - All-University Convocation and Workshops
  • Thursday, August 20 - Residence halls open (new students only)
  • Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23 - New Student Orientation
  • Thursday, August 20 - Matriculation Convocation
  • Friday, August 21 - Last day to make change in meal plan
  • Monday, August 24 - Classes begin
  • Friday, August 28 - Last day for late registration; last day to drop or add courses; last day to indicate pass/fail or audit preferences

September

  • Monday, September 7 - Labor Day (No day classes; evening classes will resume at 6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, September 26 - Homecoming

October

  • Saturday, October 10 - Fall recess begins
  • Saturday, October 10 through Sunday, October 18 - Domestic/International Mission Service Trips
  • Monday, October 12 - Midsemester grades due from faculty
  • Monday, October 19 - Classes resume

November

  • Friday, November 6 - Last day to withdraw from classes
  • Wednesday, November 25 - Thanksgiving break begins for main campus
  • Monday, November 30 - Classes resume

December

  • Friday, December 4 - Regular classes end
  • Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11 - Semester examinations
  • Friday, December 11 - First semester ends

 

Second Semester — 2021

January

  • Sunday, January 4 through Sunday, January 10 - Domestic/International Mission Service Trips
  • Friday, January 8 - Last day to make change in meal plan
  • Sunday, January 10 - Residence halls open
  • Monday, January 11 - Classes begin
  • Friday, January 15 - Last day for late registration; last day to drop or add courses; last day to indicate pass/fail or audit preferences
  • Monday, January 18 - Classes meet, exept for 11 a.m. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation)

February

  • Thursday, February 18 - Assessment (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, February 27 - Spring recess begins
  • Saturday, February 27 through Sunday, March 7 - Domestic/International Mission Service Trips

March

  • Monday, March 1 - Midsemester grades due from faculty
  • Monday, March 8 - Classes resume
  • Tuesday, March 23 - Charter Day Convocation
  • Friday, March 26 - Last day to withdraw from classes

April

  • Friday, April 2 - Good Friday (classes will not meet)
  • Monday, April 5 - No day classes; evening classes will resume at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 23 - Regular classes end
  • Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30 - Semester examinations
  • Friday, April 30 - Second semester ends

May

  • Sunday, May 2 - Baccalaureate Service at 11 a.m.; One Hundred Seventieth Commencement at 2 p.m. 
  • Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9 - Domestic/International Mission Service Trips

 

Summer Sessions — 2021

  • May 11 through June 23 - First summer session
    • First Three-Week Subsession - May 11 through June 1
    • First Five-Week Session - May 11 through June 15
    • Second Three-Week Subsession - June 3 through June 23
  • July 5 through August 6 - Second summer session