This calendar includes only benchmark dates for the specified term. Additional items will be included when the calendar is fully activated in the January prior to the affected academic year.
|August 8–12, Mon.–Fri.||Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification|
|August 8, Monday||Fall semester opens|
|August 15, Monday||Convocation Day|
|August 16, Tuesday||Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.|
|August 22, Monday||Drop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.|
|August 29, Monday||Census reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.|
|September 5, Monday||Labor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.|
|October 5, Wednesday||Founders Day|
|October 7, Friday||Instruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.|
|October 12, Wednesday||Classes resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.|
|November 22, Tuesday||Instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.|
|November 28, Monday||Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.|
|November 30, Wednesday||Last day of classes|
|December 1, Thursday||Reading Day|
|Dec. 2 & 3, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 5–8, Mon.–Thurs.||Final examinations|
|December 9, Friday||December Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum|
Draft approved by the Faculty Senate November 11, 2020.
Days of the Week Meeting Distribution for Fall
The one-day shortage of Mondays in the fall is made up with the one-day overage of Wednesdays (for MW or MWF meeting patterns). If a class meets only on Monday (three-hour class), then it is the instructor’s responsibility to make up the 150 minute deficit via an online or other instructional method outside of the classroom.