Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

January 11–15, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 15, FridayFinancial aid priority filing period ends for 2021–22 academic year.
January 18, MondayDr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 19, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 19, TuesdayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline
January 19–25, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
January 25, MondayHours locked for financial aid purposes.
January 25, MondayDrop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
January 25, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
January 26, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
February 1, MondayCensus reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
February 1, MondaySummer session registration begins for continuing students
February 15, MondayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Spring 2022
March 3, WednesdayHealth and Wellness Day. Classes dismissed.
March 5, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in May
March 15, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
March 15–Apr. 21, Mon.–Wed.Fall semester advising for continuing students, by appointment
March 17, WednesdayFinal date for May doctoral candidates' oral examinations
March 24 WednesdayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
Mar. 29–Apr. 21, Mon.–Wed.Fall semester registration for continuing students
April 2, FridaySpring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
April 6, TuesdayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
April 27, TuesdayUniversity follows Friday schedule.*
April 28, WednesdayLast day of classes
April 29, ThursdayReading Day
April 30, FridayFinal date for complete clearance of May candidates for graduate degrees. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
April 30 & May 1, Fri. & Sat.; May 3–6, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
May 7, FridayMay Class of 2021 Commencement
May 8, SaturdayMay Class of 2020 Commencement
May 8, SaturdayClasses of 2020 and 2021 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Approved by the Faculty Senate May 4, 2016. Approved by the Chancellor May 13, 2016. Amended September 8, 2016. Revised October 9, 2020.

*Days of the Week Meeting Distribution for Spring

The one-day shortage of Fridays in Spring 2021 is made up with the one-day overage of Tuesdays (4/27). Including Final Exam Days, which are Sat., May 1–Thurs., May 6, there are 15 instructional days for each weekday (M–F).