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2020-2021 Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar is approved by the Deans of the colleges within the university. Start dates, end dates, and breaks within the semester may vary by program. Certain clinical courses within some professional programs may overlap semesters.  The dates shown for orientation, drop/add, state and federal holidays and commencement are valid throughout the university. 

Fall 2020

University Orientation August 14, 2020

Fall Semester Begins August 17, 2020

Last Day for Drop/Add August 31, 2020

Labor Day (campus closed) September 7, 2020

Election Day (no classes scheduled) November 3, 2020

Research Day (no classes or tests scheduled) November 6, 2020

Thanksgiving Day (campus closed) November 26-27, 2020

Christmas (campus closed) December 24-28, 2020

Fall Semester Ends December 31, 2020

Spring 2021

Spring Semester Begins January 4, 2021

Interprofessional Day January 8, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Day (campus closed) January 18, 2021

Last Day for Drop Add January 19, 2021

Spring Semester Ends April 30, 2021

Commencement May 22, 2021

Summer 2021

University Orientation April 30, 2021

Summer Semester Begins May 3, 2021

Last Day for Drop Add May 28, 2021

Memorial Day (campus closed) May 31, 2021

Independence Day (campus closed) July 5, 2021

Summer Semester Ends August 13, 2021