2020–21 University Academic Calendar

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions, the calendar is subject to change. Current and complete information can be found in the online University Calendar.

Summer Sessions 2020

First four-week Summer Session begins Mon, June 15
First four-week Education Graduate Session begins Mon, June 22
Summer tuition refund deadline Varies
Independence Day (holiday); no classes Fri, July 3
Second four-week Summer Session begins Mon, July 13
Last day to register for independent study,
internship, individual instruction, and dissertation
Mon, July 13
Second four-week Education Graduate Session begins Mon, July 20
Final examination or last class for all day and evening classes
Fri, Aug 14
Grades due Fri, Aug 28

Note: Graduate programs start/end dates vary by program. See the Time Schedule for specifics about your program.

Autumn Quarter 2020

Autumn registration begins for Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance May 18–21
Autumn registration for New Admits begins
Fri, May 22
Autumn housing deposit refund deadline for New Students Mon, Jun 1
Autumn registration for Non-Admitted Students begins Mon,
Aug 3
Autumn Quarter September Session begins
Mon, Aug 17
Labor Day (holiday) Mon, Sep 7
New International Student housing check-in
Mon, Sep 7
New International Student Orientation 
Tue-Wed,
Sep 8-9
New Student campus housing check-in (Students assigned specific check-in times, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)
Thu-Fri, Sep 10-11
New Student Orientation begins
Sat, Sep 12
Returning-Student campus housing check-in (11 a.m.–5 p.m.) Sat, Sep 12
Returning Student campus housing check-in (1–5 p.m.) Sun, Sep 13
Class instruction begins Mon, Sep 14
Last day for New Autumn Admits to complete initial registration Mon, Sep 14
Waitlist ends Fri, Sep 18
Last day to register or add courses, to register without a late
fee, or to apply for Audit
Fri, Sep 18
Autumn Quarter 100% tuition refund deadline Fri, Sep 18
Last Day to apply for Independent Study, Internships, Individual Instruction, Pass/No Credit, and Dissertation Fri, Sep 25
Autumn Quarter 75% tuition refund deadline Fri, Sep 25
Autumn Quarter 50% tuition refund deadline Fri, Oct 2
Autumn Quarter 25% tuition refund deadline Fri, Oct 16
Last day to withdraw from courses Fri, Oct 30
Winter registration for all Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance Mon–Thu, Nov 2–5
Winter registration for New Admits begins Mon, Nov 9
Veterans Day (holiday); no classes Wed, Nov 11
Last day of instruction Wed, Nov 18
Student Reading Day  Thu, Nov 19
Final examination or last meeting for all evening classes Thu-Tue, Nov 19-24
Final examination or last meeting for all day classes Fri–Tue, Nov 20-24
Residence halls close for Christmas Break
(10 a.m.)
Wed, Nov 25
Christmas Break for Students Nov 25-Jan 4
Thanksgiving (holiday); campus closed Thu–Fri, Nov 26–27
Winter registration for Non-Admitted Students begins Mon, Nov 30
Grades due Thu, Dec 10

Winter Quarter 2021


Winter registration for all Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance
Mon-Th Nov 2–5
Winter registration for New Admits begins Mon, Nov 9
Winter registration for Non-Admitted Students begins Mon, Nov 30
Residence halls open (1 p.m.; New Student check-in 1–4 p.m.)
Mon, Jan 4
Class instruction begins
Tue, Jan 5
Last Day for New Winter Admits to complete initial registration
Tue, Jan 5
Waitlist ends Mon, Jan 11
Last day to register or add courses, to register without late fee, or to apply for Audit
Mon, Jan 11
Winter Quarter 100% tuition refund deadline Mon, Jan 11
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (holiday); Monday-only evening classes must meet
Mon, Jan 18
Last day to apply for Independent Study, Internships, Individual Instruction, Dissertation, and Pass/No Credit Tue, Jan 19
Winter Quarter 75% tuition refund deadline
Tue, Jan 19
Winter Quarter 50% tuition refund deadline
Tue, Jan 26
Winter Quarter 25% tuition refund deadline
Tue, Feb 9
All classes meet as scheduled on Presidents' Day (no holiday)
Mon, Feb 15
Last day to withdraw from courses Fri, Feb 19
Spring registration for all Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance Mon-Thu,
Feb 22–25
Spring registration for New Admits begins
Mon, Mar 1
Last day of instruction
Fri, Mar 12
Student Reading/Faculty In-Service Day
Mon, Mar 15
Spring registration for Non-Admitted Students begins
Mon, Mar 15
Final examination or last meeting for all evening classes
Mon–Thu, Mar 15–18
Final examination or last meeting for all day classes
Tue–Thu, Mar 16–18
Residence halls close for Spring Break (10 a.m.)
Fri, Mar 19
Spring Vacation for Students
Mar 19–28
Grades due
Wed, Mar 24

Spring Quarter 2021

Spring registration for all Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance Mon–Thu,
Feb 22–25
Spring registration for New Admits begins Mon, Mar 1
Spring registration for Non-Admitted Students begins Mon, Mar 15
Residence halls open (1 p.m.; New Student check-in 1–4 p.m.)
Sun, Mar 28
Class instruction begins
Mon, Mar 29
Last Day for New Spring Admits to complete initial registration
Mon, Mar 29
Good Friday (holiday); no classes
Fri, Apr 2
Easter Monday (half-day holiday); class instruction begins at 12:30 p.m.
Mon, Apr 5
Waitlist ends
Mon, Apr 5
Last day to register or add courses, to register without late fee, or to apply for Audit
Mon, Apr 5
Spring Quarter 100% tuition refund deadline Mon, Apr 5
Last day to apply for Independent Study, Internships, Individual Instruction, Dissertation, and Pass/No Credit Mon, Apr 12
Spring Quarter 75% tuition refund deadline
Mon, Apr 12
Spring Quarter 50% tuition refund deadline
Mon, Apr 19
Spring Quarter 25% tuition refund deadline
Mon, May 3
Summer registration begins Mon, May 3
Autumn registration for all Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate/Doctoral Students currently in attendance Mon-Thu,
May 10-13
Last day to withdraw from courses
Fri, May 14
Autumn registration for New Admits begins
Fri, May 14
Memorial Day (holiday) Mon, May 31
Last day of instruction Fri, Jun 4
Student Reading/Faculty In-Service Day Mon, Jun 7
Final examination or last meeting for all evening classes Mon-Thu, Jun 7–10
Final examination or last meeting for all day classes Tue-Thu, Jun 8–10
Residence halls close for Summer Break (4:00 p.m.) Fri, Jun 11
Ivy Cutting Sat, Jun 12
Graduate CommencementSat, Jun 12
Undergraduate Commencement Sun, Jun 13
Graduating seniors vacate housing (time TBD) Mon, Jun 14
Grades due Mon, Jun 21

Evening classes are those beginning 4 p.m. or later

Monday evening classes must meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to have the required quarterly class sessions. All day and evening classes meet on Presidents Day.

Registration late fees

You will be charged a late fee if registration occurs after the fifth day of the quarter. You must process a registration petition with supporting statements from each instructor to be considered for later registration.

Withdrawing from campus housing

If you withdraw from campus housing after the beginning of the contract period, you will forfeit your room deposit and will receive a refund of room and meal plan charges based on the date you sign the checkout form, according to the following schedule:

  • First week of quarter: 90%
  • Second week of quarter: 75%
  • Third week of quarter: 50%
  • Fourth/fifth week of quarter: 25%
  • Sixth week of quarter and following: 0%