Office of the Registrar: Academic Calendar


Winter Session 2021 (Optional Session for Students and Faculty)
  • January 4, Monday: Winter Session 1 Winter session 1 (one-week) and Winter Session 2 (two-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 8, Friday: Final examinations.
  • January 11, Monday: Winter session 3 (one-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 12, Tuesday: Winter Session 1 Grades Due
  • January 15, Friday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Final Examinations
  • January 19, Tuesday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Grades Due Spring Semester 2021
Spring Semester 2021

Enrollment Deadlines and Registration Information

  • January 18, Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. (No Classes – University Offices Closed)
  • January 19, Tuesday: Classes meet virtually.
  • February 1, Monday: All courses will be offered according to the delivery mode currenty shown in MyMadison.
  • February 9, 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.
  • February 17, Wednesday: Break Day 1 (No Classes – University Offices Open)
  • March 11, Thursday: First Block courses end.
  • March 12, Friday: Break Day 2 (No Classes – University Offices Closed)
  • March 15, Monday: Second Block courses begin.
  • March 16, Tuesday: Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar. First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • March 19, Friday: James Madison Day
  • March 22, Monday: Advance registration for 2021 summer session begins.
  • April 8, Thursday: Break Day 3 (No Classes – University Offices Open)
  • April 14, Wednesday: Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degrees if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2021. Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for May 2021 graduation candidates.
  • April 19, Monday: Registration begins for 2021 fall semester.
  • April 29, Thursday: Last day of classes.
  • April 30- May 6, Friday-Thursday: Final examinations. University housing checkout process.
  • May 6, Thursday: Residence halls and Dining Services close. Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.
  • May 6-9 Thursday-Sunday: Commencement Ceremonies
  • May 11, Tuesday: Regular Semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.
2021 Summer Sessions
  • Twelve-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 31 (Memorial Day): No Classes
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • August 6: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • Ten-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 31 (Memorial Day): No Classes
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • July 23: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 1st Eight-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 31 (Memorial Day): No Classes
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • July 9: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 2nd Eight-Week Session
    • June 14: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • August 6: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 1st Six-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 31 (Memorial Day): No Classes
    • June 25: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 2nd Six-Week Session
    • June 28: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • August 6: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 1st Four-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 31 (Memorial Day): No Classes
    • June 11: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 2nd Four-Week Session
    • June 14: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • July 5 (Fourth of July): No Classes
    • July 9: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 1st Two-Week Session
    • May 17: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 28: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 2nd Two-Week Session
    • June 1: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • June 11: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 1st One-Week Session
    • May 10: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • May 14: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
  • 2nd One-Week Session
    • June 14: Registration and Fee Payment; Classes meet as Scheduled
    • June 18: Final Exams
    • August 6: Deadline for Completion of Course work for summer graduates
Graduate 2021 Summer Session Deadlines:
  • June 25: Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for August 2021 graduation candidates
2021 Fall Semester
  • August 21-22, Saturday & 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 9-10, 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, Friday: Homecoming
  • November 8, Monday: Registration begins for 2022 spring semester.
  • November 19, Friday: Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due toThe 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, Thursday: 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
  • August 23, Tuesday: Last day of summer session
Tentative Fall and Spring Semesters, 2022-2027
  • Academic Year 2022-23
    • Aug. 24, 2022: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 16, 2022: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 17, 2022: December Commencement
    • Jan. 3-7, 2023: Winter Session
    • Jan. 9, 2023: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 6-10, 2023: Spring Break
    • April 27, 2023: Spring Ends
    • May 4-6, 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. 2-6, 2024: Winter Session
    • Jan. 8, 2024: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 4-8, 2024: Spring Break
    • April 25, 2024: Spring Ends
    • May 2-4, 2024: May Commencement
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    • Aug. 21, 2024: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 13, 2024: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 14, 2024: December Commencement
    • Jan 6-10, 2025: Winter Session
    • Jan. 13, 2025: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 10-14, 2025: Spring Break
    • May 1, 2025: Spring Ends
    • May 8-10, 2025: May Commencement
  • Academic Year 2025-26
    • Aug. 20, 2025: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 12, 2025: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 13, 2025: December Commencement
    • Jan. 5-9, 2026: Winter Session
    • Jan. 12, 2026: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 9-13, 2026: Spring Break
    • April 30, 2026: Spring Ends
    • May 7-9, 2026: May Commencement
  • Academic Year 2026-27
    • Aug. 26, 2026: Fall Begins
    • TBD: Fall Break
    • Dec. 18, 2026: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 19, 2026: December Commencement
    • Jan. 4-8, 2027: Winter Session
    • Jan. 11, 2027: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 8-12, 2027: Spring Break
    • April 29, 2027: Spring Ends
    • May 6-8, 2027: May Commencement

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