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 7–11, Mon.–Fri.||Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification|
|August 7, Monday||Fall semester opens|
|August 14, Monday||Convocation Day|
|August 15, Tuesday||Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.|
|August 21, Monday||Drop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.|
|August 28, Monday||Census reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.|
|September 4, Monday||Labor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.|
|October 5, Thursday||Founders Day|
|October 6, Friday||Instruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.|
|October 11, Wednesday||Classes resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.|
|November 21, Tuesday||Instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.|
|November 27, Monday||Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.|
|November 29, Wednesday||Last day of classes|
|November 30, Thursday||Reading Day|
|Dec. 1 & 2, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 4–7, Mon.–Thurs.||Final examinations|
|December 8, 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.