Academic Calendar

2021 Academic Calendar 

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

Spring 2021

DATE

DETAILS

January 11, 2021

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

January 18, 2021

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

January 22, 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 1, 2021

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for May 2021 Degree

February 10, 2021

February Degrees Conferred

March 1-5, 2021

Spring Recess
No Classes Scheduled

March 25, 2021

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option

April 19-30, 2021

Continuing Student Registration for Summer 2021 

April 26, 2021

Last Day of Classes

Course Requirement Deadline for April Degree Conferral Date 

April 30, 2021

April Degrees Conferred

University Commencement 

Summer 2021

DATE

DETAILS

May 3, 2021

Summer Session A Begins (University Calendar)

May 3- June 4, 2021

MDE Integration

May 3- May 14, 2021

Continuing Student Change of Program Period (Degree Programs Only)

May 12, 2021 

Course Requirement Deadline for May Degree Conferral Date 

May 18, 2021

School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony 

May 19, 2021

May Degrees Conferred 

May 24 - June 1, 2021

New Student Registration (Degree Programs Only)

June 7, 2021

School of Nursing Summer Session Begins (All Columbia Nursing Classes)

June 7 - June 11, 2021

New Student Change of Program Period (Degree Programs Only)

June 18, 2021

Juneteenth Observed - University Calendar (No Classes)

Summer Session A Ends (University Calendar)

Course Requirement Deadline for June Degree Conferral Date 

June 21-25, 2021

Summer Break (University Calendar) (Columbia Nursing in Session) 

June 28, 2021

Summer Session B Begins (University Calendar)

June 30, 2021

June Degrees Conferred

July 5, 2021

Independence Day Observed (University Calendar) (Columbia Nursing in Session)

July 19-30, 2021

Continuing Student Early Registration for Fall 2021

August 16, 2021

Summer Session B Ends (University Calendar)

School of Nursing Summer Session Ends (All Columbia Nursing Classes)

August 23 - September 3

New and Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2021

Fall 2021

DATE

DETAILS

September 6, 2021

Labor Day - University Holiday 

September 9, 2021

First  Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

First Day of Classes for Certificate in Professional Achievement Programs

Beginning of Change of Program Period 

September 21, 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

October 20, 2021

October Degrees Conferred 

November 1, 2021

No MDE Classes* (subject to change)

November 2, 2021

Election Day - University Holiday 

November 18, 2021

Last Day to Drop a Course

November 24, 2021

Academic Holiday (No Classes)

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday 

November 26, 2021

University Holiday 

December 23, 2021

Last Day of Classes

Spring 2022

DATE

DETAILS

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - University Holiday

January 18, 2022

First  Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

First Day of Classes for Certificate in Professional Achievement Programs

January 28, 2022

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 9, 2022

February Degrees Conferred

February 21, 2022

Presidents' Day - University Holiday (Columbia Nursing in Session) 

March 14-March 18, 2022

Spring Recess

No Classes Scheduled

March 24, 2022

Last Day to Drop a Course

May 13, 2022

Last Day of Classes

May 18, 2022

University Commencement