January 6–10, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 13, MondayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 13–17, Mon.–Fri.Late registration and schedule adjustment
January 17, FridayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
January 17, FridayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term
January 17, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
January 20, MondayDr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 20, MondayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
January 27, MondayCensus reporting
February 15, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Spring 2021
February 29, SaturdayInstruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m.
March 6, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in May
March 9, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
March 9, MondayClasses resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
March 16–Apr. 22, Mon.–Wed.Fall advising for continuing students, by appointment
March 18, WednesdayFinal date for May doctoral candidates’ oral examinations
March 25, WednesdayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
Mar. 30–Apr. 22, Mon.–Wed.Fall registration for continuing students
April 7, TuesdayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
April 10, FridaySpring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
April 29, WednesdayLast day of classes
April 30, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of May candidates for graduate degrees. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
April 30, ThursdayReading Day
May 1 & 2, Fri. & Sat.; May 4–7, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
May 7, ThursdayMay Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 8, FridayMay 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 Spring

The one-day shortage of Fridays in the spring is made up with the one-day overage of Wednesdays. If a class meets only on Friday (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.