Office of the Registrar: Academic Calendar


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2021 Fall Semester

  • August 20-22, Friday - Sunday: Residence halls open for freshmen on assigned days.
  • August 25, Wednesday: Classes meet as scheduled.
  • September 14, Tuesday: Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.
  • October 8-10, Friday-Sunday: Family Weekend
  • October 12, Tuesday: First Block courses end.
  • October 14, Thursday: Second Block courses begin.
  • October 14, Thursday: Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in May or August 2022.
  • October 19, Tuesday: Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar. First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • October 21-22, Thursday and Friday: Fall Break (No Classes – University Offices Open)
  • November 5-7, Friday: Homecoming
  • November 8, Monday: Registration begins for 2022 spring semester.
  • November 19, Friday: Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for December 2021 graduation candidates.
  • November 20, Saturday: Thanksgiving holiday begins
  • November 29, Monday: Classes resume.
  • December 10, Friday: Last day of classes.
  • December 11-17, Saturday-Friday: Final examinations.
  • December 17, Friday: Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates. Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • December 18, Saturday: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.
  • December 20, Monday: Regular Semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.
Winter Session 2022 (Optional Session for Students and Faculty)
  • January 3, Monday: Winter session 1 (one-week) and Winter Session 2 (two-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 7, Friday: Winter Session 1 Final examinations.
  • January 10, Monday: Winter session 3 (one-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 11, Tuesday: Winter Session 1 Grades Due
  • January 14, Friday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Final Examinations
  • January 18, Tuesday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Grades Due
Spring Semester 2022
  • January 16, Sunday: Residence halls and Dining Services open.
  • January 17, Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. (No Classes – University Offices Closed)
  • January 18, Tuesday: Classes meet as scheduled.
  • February 8, Tuesday: Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund. Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance (no classes 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.) Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.
  • March 8, Tuesday: First Block courses end.
  • March 11, Friday: Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • March 14-18, Monday-Friday: Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
  • March 21, Monday: Classes resume. Second Block courses begin.
  • March 22, Tuesday: First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • March 28, Monday: Advance registration for 2022 summer session begins.
  • April 11, Monday: Registration begins for 2022 fall semester.
  • April 13, Wednesday: Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degrees if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2022. Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for May 2022 graduation candidates.
  • May 5, Thursday: Last day of classes.
  • May 6-12, Friday-Thursday: Final examinations.
  • May 12, Thursday: Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.
  • May 12-14 Thursday-Saturday: Commencement Ceremonies
  • May 17, Tuesday: Regular Semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.
Summer Session 2022
  • May 16, Monday: First day of Summer Session
  • July 13, Wednesday: Comprehensive Assessment Results & Scholarly Document Submissions Due for Aug. 2022 Graduation Candidates
  • August 23, Tuesday: Last day of summer session
Tentative Fall and Spring Semesters, 2022-2024
  • Academic Year 2022-23
    • Aug. 24, 2022: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 16, 2022: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 17, 2022: December Commencement
    • Jan. 2-13, 2023: Winter Session
    • Jan. 17, 2023: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 13-17, 2023: Spring Break
    • May 4, 2023: Spring Ends
    • May 11-13, 2023: May Commencement
  • Academic Year 2023-24
    • Aug. 23, 2023: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 15, 2023: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 16, 2023: December Commencement
    • Jan. 2-12, 2024: Winter Session
    • Jan. 16, 2024: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 11-15, 2024: Spring Break
    • May 2, 2024: Spring Ends
    • May 9-11, 2024: May Commencement

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