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 10, MondayUNCG Annual Kickoff
August 17, MondayConvocation Day
August 18, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 18, TuesdayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline
August 18–24, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 24, MondayHours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 24, MondayDrop/Add period ends; last day for student to add or change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
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; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
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, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December
October 9, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
Oct. 14–Nov. 17, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 23, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 26–Nov. 17, Mon.–Tues.Spring semester 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, TuesdayUniversity follows Monday schedule; last day of classes; instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday,
10:00 p.m.
Nov. 30–Dec. 5, Mon.–Sat.Final examinations*
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 10, Thursday[POSTPONED—Jan. 2021 date TBD] December Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 11, FridayDecember Commencement
*Final examinations must be virtual. If the final examination is a synchronous virtual assessment, the exam schedule time slots must be followed.

Approved by the Faculty Senate May 4, 2016. Approved by the Chancellor May 13, 2016. Amended September 8, 2016. Revised May 15, 2020.