Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

August 10–14, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 10, MondayFall semester opens
August 11, TuesdayUNCG Annual Kickoff
August 17, MondayConvocation Day
August 18, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 18–24, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 24, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term
August 24, MondayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 24, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 25, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December
August 31, MondayCensus reporting
September 7, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 1, ThursdayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2021–22 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
October 5, MondayFounders Day
October 9, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 9, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 14, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 14–Nov. 17, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 23, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 26–Nov. 17, Mon.–Tues.Spring and Summer registration for continuing students
November 1, SundayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2021
November 6, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 16, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 24, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 30, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
December 1, TuesdayFinancial aid priority filing period ends for 2021–22 academic year.
December 2, WednesdayLast day of classes
December 3, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. 
December 3, ThursdayDeadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
December 3, ThursdayReading Day
Dec. 4 & 5, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 7–10, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 10, ThursdayDecember Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 11, 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.