Academic Calendar

2021 Academic Calendar 

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

Provost Announces Academic Calendar for 2020-21

Spring 2021



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



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

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)

August 16, 2021

Summer Session B Ends (University Calendar)

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


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