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, MondayFall semester opens
August 15, MondayConvocation Day
August 16, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 22, MondayDrop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
August 29, MondayCensus reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
September 5, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 5, WednesdayFounders Day
October 7, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 12, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
November 22, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 28, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
November 30, WednesdayLast day of classes
December 1, ThursdayReading Day
Dec. 2 & 3, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 5–8, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 9, FridayDecember 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.