Office of the Registrar: Academic Calendar


Residence Life opening and closing logistics are available at https://www.jmu.edu/orl/move-in/openings-closings.shtml.

Fall Semester 2021

  • 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.
  • December 18, Saturday: December 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. (In person and online classes did not meet due to inclement weather. Instructional time will be made up at a later date.)
  • 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 one-week summer session
  • May 20, Friday: Final Exam for one-week one session
  • May 23, Monday: First day of twelve-week, ten-week, eight-week, six-week(one), four-week(one) and two-week(one) sessions.
  • May 30, Monday: Memorial Day - No classes
  • June 3, Friday: Final exam for two-week(one) session
  • June 6, Monday: First day of two-week(two) session
  • June 17, Friday: Final exam for four-week(one) and two-week(two) session
  • June 20: Monday: Juneteenth - No clases
  • June 21, Tuesday: First day of eight-week(two) and four-week(two) session
  • July 1, Friday: Final exam for six-week(one) session
  • July 4, Monday: Fourth of July - No classes
  • July 5, Tuesday: First day of six-week(two) session.
  • July 13, Wednesday: Comprehensive Assessment Results & Scholarly Document Submissions Due for Aug. 2022 Graduation Candidates
  • July 15, Friday: Final exam for eight-week(one)and four-week(two)
  • July 29, Friday: Final exam for ten-week session
  • August 12, Friday: Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates
  • August 12, Friday: Final exam for six-week(two), eight-week(two) and twelve-week session.
  • August 15, Monday: First day of CLN session.
  • August 23, Tuesday: Last day of CLN summer session and CLN final exam
Fall Semester 2022

  • August 24, Wednesday: Classes meet as scheduled.
  • September 13, Tuesday: Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.
  • October TBD, Friday-Sunday: Family Weekend
  • October 11, Tuesday: First Block courses end.
  • October 13, Thursday: Second Block courses begin.
  • October 13, 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 2023.
  • October 18, Tuesday: Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar. First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • October TBD, Thursday and Friday: Fall Break (No Classes – University Offices Open)
  • November TBD, Friday: Homecoming
  • November 7, Monday: Registration begins for 2023 spring semester.
  • November 18, Friday: Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for December 2022 graduation candidates.
  • November 19, Saturday: Thanksgiving holiday begins
  • November 28, Monday: Classes resume.
  • December 9, Friday: Last day of classes.
  • December 10-16, Saturday-Friday: Final examinations.
  • December 16, Friday: Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates.
  • December 17, Saturday: December Commencement Ceremony.
  • December 19, Monday: Regular Semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.
Winter Session 2023 (Optional Session for Students and Faculty)
  • January 2, Monday: Winter session 1 (one-week) and Winter Session 2 (two-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 6, Friday: Winter Session 1 Final examinations.
  • January 9, Monday: Winter session 3 (one-week) classes meet as scheduled.
  • January 10, Tuesday: Winter Session 1 Grades Due
  • January 13, Friday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Final Examinations
  • January 17, Tuesday: Winter Session 2 and 3 Grades Due
Spring Semester 2023

  • January 16, Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. (No Classes – University Offices Closed)
  • January 17, Tuesday: Classes meet as scheduled.
  • February 7, 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 7, Tuesday: First Block courses end.
  • March 10, Friday: Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • March 13-17, Monday-Friday: Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
  • March 20, Monday: Classes resume. Second Block courses begin.
  • March 21, Tuesday: First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
  • March 27, Monday: Advance registration for 2023 summer session begins.
  • April 10, Monday: Registration begins for 2023 fall semester.
  • April 12, Wednesday: Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degrees if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2023. Comprehensive assessment results and scholarly documents are due to The Graduate School for May 2023 graduation candidates.
  • May 4, Thursday: Last day of classes.
  • May 5-11, Friday-Thursday: Final examinations.
  • May 11, Thursday: Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.
  • May 11-13 Thursday-Saturday: Commencement Ceremonies
  • May 16, Tuesday: Regular Semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.
Tentative Fall and Spring Semesters, 2023-2028
  • Academic Year 2023-24
    • Aug. 23, 2023: Fall Begins
    • 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
  • Summer Semester 2024
    • May 13, 2024: One week session classes meet as scheduled. Other sessions begin May 15 or later.
    • August 20, 2024: Last day of classes.
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    • Aug. 21, 2024: Fall Begins
    • Dec. 13, 2024: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 14, 2024: December Commencement
    • Jan. 6-17, 2025: Winter Session
    • Jan. 21, 2025: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 17-21, 2025: Spring Break
    • May 15, 2025: Spring Ends
    • May 15-17, 2025: May Commencement
  • Summer Semester 2025
    • May 19, 2025: One week session classes meet as scheduled. Other sessions begin May 27 or later.
    • August 19, 2025: Last day of classes
  • Academic Year 2025-26
    • Aug. 20, 2025: Fall Begins
    • Dec. 12, 2025: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 13, 2025: December Commencement
    • Jan. 5-16, 2026: Winter Session
    • Jan. 20, 2026: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 16-20, 2026: Spring Break
    • May 14, 2026: Spring Ends
    • May 14-16, 2026: May Commencement
  • Summer Semester 2026
    • May 18, 2026: One week session classes meet as scheduled. Other sessions begin May 26 or later.
    • August 25, 2026: Last day of classes
  • Academic Year 2026-27
    • Aug. 26, 2026: Fall Begins
    • Dec. 18, 2026: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 19, 2026: December Commencement
    • Jan. 4-15, 2027: Winter Session
    • Jan. 19, 2027: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 15-19, 2027: Spring Break
    • May 13, 2027: Spring Ends
    • May 13-15, 2027: May Commencement
  • Summer Semester 2027
    • May 17, 2027: One week session classes meet as scheduled. Other sessions begin May 24 or later.
      August 24, 2027: Last day of classes 
  • Academic Year 2027-28
    • Aug. 25, 2027: Fall Begins
    • Dec. 17, 2027: Fall Ends
    • Dec. 18, 2027: December Commencement
    • Jan. 3-14, 2028: Winter Session
    • Jan. 18, 2028: Spring Begins
    • Mar. 13-17, 2028: Spring Break
    • May 11, 2028: Spring Ends
    • May 11-13, 2028: May Commencement
  • Summer Semester 2028
    • May 15, 2028: One week session classes meet as scheduled. Other sessions begin May 22 or later.
    • August 22, 2028: Last day of classes

 



 

Back to Top