Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar 

The Academic Calendar is subject to change. Please check back regularly to confirm important academic dates and deadlines. 

Spring 2020

DATE

DETAILS

January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

January 21, 2020

First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure, MS and Doctoral Programs

January 21-31, 2020

Change of Program Period
Late Registration with Fee Period

January 31, 2020

End of change of program period - Last day to add a course;
Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript

February 3, 2020

Last day to submit Degree Application for May 2020 degree

February 12, 2020

February Degrees Conferred

February 17, 2020

President's Day observed - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

March 16-20, 2020

Spring Recess
No Classes Scheduled

March 26, 2020

Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option

April 13-24, 2020

Continuing student registration for Summer 2020 (Anticipated Dates)

May 15, 2020

Last day of Spring semester for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students

May 20, 2020

University Commencement (Anticipated Date)

Summer 2020

DATE

DETAILS

May 11-15, 2020 

New Student Orientation

May 18, 2020

Summer Sessions Begin - Nurse Anesthesia Program (Residency Students Only)
Continuing Students Only 

May 27, 2020

New and Continuing Student Registration

May 28-29, 2020 

New MDE (Pre-Licensure) Student Orientation
New and Continuing Student Registration

June 1, 2020

First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure
First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program
First Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

June 1-5, 2020

Change of Program Period Late Registration with Fee Period

June 5, 2020

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

June 8, 2020

OPEN Program Courses Begin

July 3, 2020

Independence Day Observed
No Classes Scheduled

July 8, 2020

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option (Anticipated)

July 13-24, 2020

Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2020 (Anticipated)

August 1, 2020

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for October 2020 Degree

August 7, 2020 

Last Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure
Last Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
Last Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral students

August 14, 2020 

OPEN Program Courses End

August 28, 2020

Summer Sessions End - Nurse Anesthesia Program (Residency Students Only) 

Fall 2020

DATE

DETAILS

August 31, 2020

First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program (Year 2 - Residency Students Only)

September 2, 2020

New Student Orientation
New and Continuing Student Registration

September 7, 2020

Labor Day - University Holiday

September 8, 2020

First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure
First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
First Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

September 3-13, 2020

Change of Program Period
Late Registration with Fee Period

September 13, 2020

End of Change of Program Period - Last day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

October 21, 2020

October Degrees Conferred

November 2, 2020

MDE Pre-Licensure Students do Not Have Class

November 3, 2020

Election Day - University Holiday (MS & Doctoral Students do not have class)
MDE Pre-Licensure Students Have Class

November 19, 2020

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option

November 25, 2020

No MDE Pre-Licensure Classes Held

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

November 27, 2020

University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

December 2- December 13, 2020

Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2021 (Anticipated Dates)

December 4, 2020

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for February 2021 Degree

December 18, 2020

Last Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure

December 23, 2020

Last Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
Last Day of Classes for MS (excluding MDE) and Doctoral Programs

Spring 2021

DATE

DETAILS

January 4, 2021

First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program (Year 1 & Year 2  Students)
First Day of Casses for MDE Pre-Licensure

January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr's birthday observed - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

January 19, 2021

Last Day of Classes for MS (excluding MDE) and Doctoral Programs
Last Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program

January 21-31 2021

Change of Program Period
Late Registration with Fee Period

January 29, 2021

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

February 3, 2021

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for May 2021 Degree

February 10, 2021

February Degrees Conferred

February 15, 2021

President's Day Observed - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

March 15-19, 2021

Spring Recess
No Classes Scheduled

March 25, 2021

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option

April 13-24 2021

Continuing Student Registration for Summer 2021 (Anticipated Dates)

May 14, 2021

Last Day of Classes for MDE Pre-Licensure
Last Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
Last Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

May 19, 2021

University Commencement (Anticipated Date)

Summer 2021

DATE

DETAILS

May 17, 2021

Summer Session Begins for Nurse Anesthesia Program  
Continuing Students Only

June 7, 2021

Summer Courses Begin (Anticipated)

August 13, 2021

Summer Session Ends (Anticipated)

August 27, 2021

Summer Session Ends for Nurse Anesthesia Program

August 28, 2021

Last Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program