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, Monday
Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 16, Friday
Drop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
January 19, Monday
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 26, Monday
Census reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
March 7, Saturday
Instruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m.
March 16, Monday
Classes resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
April 3, Friday
Spring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
April 29, Wednesday
Last day of classes
April 30, Thursday
May 1 & 2, Fri. & Sat.; May 4-7, Mon.-Thurs.
May 8, Friday
May 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.