Fall 2021 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 9–13, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 9, MondayFall semester opens
August 10, TuesdayState of the Campus Address
August 16, MondayConvocation Day
August 17, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 23, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 30, MondayCensus reporting
September 6, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 5, TuesdayFounders Day
October 8, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 13, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
November 23, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 29, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
December 1, WednesdayLast day of classes
December 2, ThursdayReading Day
Dec. 3 & 4, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 6–9, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 10, FridayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Calendars 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.