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.

Spring 2026 Academic Calendar

January 5-9, Mon.-Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 12, MondayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 16, FridayDrop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
January 19, MondayDr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 26, MondayCensus reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
March 7, SaturdayInstruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m.
March 16, MondayClasses resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
April 3, FridaySpring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
April 29, WednesdayLast day of classes
April 30, ThursdayReading Day
May 1 & 2, Fri. & Sat.; May 4-7, Mon.-Thurs.Final examinations
May 8, FridayMay Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Approved by the Faculty Senate March 14, 2023.

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.