Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

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, TuesdayUNCG Annual Kickoff
August 16, MondayConvocation Day
August 17, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 17, TuesdayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline
August 17–23, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 23, MondayHours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 23, MondayDrop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
August 23, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 24, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December
August 30, MondayCensus reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
September 6, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 1, FridayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2022–23 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
October 5, TuesdayFounders Day
October 8, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 8, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December
October 8, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 13, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 13–Nov. 16, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 22, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 25–Nov. 16, Mon.–Tues.Spring semester registration for continuing students
November 1, MondayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2022
November 5, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 15, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
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, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. 
December 2, ThursdayDeadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
December 2, ThursdayReading Day
Dec. 3 & 4, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 6–9, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 10,
December Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
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.