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2021-2022 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 2021

University Orientation August 13, 2021

Fall Semester Begins August 16, 2021

Last Day for Drop/Add August 30, 2021

Labor Day (campus closed) September 6, 2021

Research Day (no classes or tests scheduled) November 5, 2021

Thanksgiving Day (campus closed) November 25-26, 2021

Christmas (campus closed) December 24-28, 2021

Fall Semester Ends December 31, 2021

Spring 2022

Spring Semester Begins January 4, 2022

Interprofessional Day January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Day (campus closed) January 17, 2022

Last Day for Drop Add January 19, 2022

Spring Semester Ends April 29, 2022

Commencement May 21, 2022

Summer 2022

University Orientation April 29, 2022

Summer Semester Begins May 2, 2022

Last Day for Drop Add May 27, 2022

Memorial Day (campus closed) May 30, 2022

Independence Day (campus closed) July 4, 2022

Summer Semester Ends August 12, 2022