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Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

(Last Updated 6 December 2017)

NOTE: Tuition refund deadlines for full semester courses are included in this Academic Calendar. Specific deadlines for tuition payments and refunds for short-term courses can be obtained from the menus available at the Business Office website. Withdrawal deadlines for short-term courses can be obtained from the University Registrar's website.


1 – 20  

  • Open Registration Continues

21 (Sat.)           

  • University Classes Begin

23 (Mon.)

  • Law School Orientation Begins (Entering Law Students)

27 (Fri.)                

  • Last day to change from audit to graded or A/Pass/Fail status
  • Last day to enroll in a course without instructor's permission

30 (Mon.)

  • Law Classes Begin (Returning Law Students)


3 (Fri.)            

  • Payment deadline
  • Last day to receive 100% tuition refund
  • Last day to set up payment plan

6 (Mon.)

  • Labor Day Holiday (University Holiday)

7 (Tues.)

  • Classes Resume

10 (Fri.)

  • Last day to change from graded or A/Pass/Fail status to audit         
  • Last day to file Application for Degree for Fall graduates
  • Last day to enroll
  • Last day to receive 40% tuition refund

17 (Fri.)

  • Last day to receive 20% tuition refund


9 (Sat.)

  • Fall Break Begins  ***TENTATIVE***

13 (Wed.)

  • Freshman Mid-Term Grades Due (10:00 a.m.) 
  • Classes Resume

19 (Tue.)

  • Advance Registration begins for Spring Semester and Summer Session (ends October 22)
  • Web withdrawal for fall semester ends. Student One Stop override/processing required until official last day to withdraw.

23 (Sat.)

  • Open Registration begins for Spring Semester (ends January 14)/Summer Session (ends May 30)

26 (Tue.)

  • Last day to file application for degree for Spring/Summer graduates (School of Law)


5 (Fri.)

  • Last day to change grade status from A/Pass/Fail to graded, graded to A/Pass/Fail
  • Last day to withdraw

10 (Wed.)

  • Priority Deadline for FAFSA

15 (Mon.)

  • Deadline for Spring 2022 Reinstatement Petition submission to VPAA

24 (Wed.) - 28 (Sun.)

  • Thanksgiving Student Recess

29 (Mon.)

  • Classes Resume
  • General Academic Scholarship Renewal Application Deadline


6 (Mon.)

  • Success Week Begins

7 (Tues.)

  • Exams Begin (Law Students)

10 (Fri.)

  • Last Day of Classes

11 (Sat.)

  • Final examinations begin

17 (Fri.)

  • Final examinations end - All Students
  • End of semester
  • School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony

22 (Wed.)

  • Deadline for submission of grades (10:00 am)

25 (Sat.) – Jan. 2 (Sun.)

  • Winter Holiday Break (University closed)

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