Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

This calendar includes only benchmark dates for the specified term. Additional items will be included when the calendar is fully activated one year in advance of the affected academic year.

August 12–16, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 12, MondayFall semester opens
August 13, TuesdayState of the Campus Address
August 19, MondayConvocation Day
August 20, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 26, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
September 3, TuesdayCensus reporting
September 2, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 5, SaturdayFounders Day
October 11, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 16, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
November 26, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
December 2, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
December 4, WednesdayLast day of classes
December 5, ThursdayReading Day
Dec. 6 & 7, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 9–12, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 13, FridayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Approved by the Faculty Senate May 4, 2016. Approved by the Chancellor May 13, 2016. Amended September 8, 2016.


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.