College of Arts and Sciences 2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar

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Fall 2020
August 22 to August 23 New students arrive
August 22 to August 25 New student orientation
August 25 Continuing students arrive
August 26 Classes begin
August 31 Check-in deadline
September 9 Final day to add classes, final day to submit individualized study contracts at 5:30 p.m.
September 16 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts at 5:30 p.m. 
September 30 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript at 5:30 p.m.
October 9 Final day to change grading options and credit value at 5 p.m.
October 26 to November 6 Advising and registration period for Spring and May Term 2021
October 16 Final day to record a grade for Spring and May Term 2020 incomplete at 5 p.m.
October 26 Final day to withdraw from class with a mark of "W" on academic transcript at 5:30 p.m.
November 17 Deadline for departmental honors to be completed for Fall 2020 graduates at 5:30 p.m.
November 25 to November 27 Thanksgiving Break 
November 30 Last day of classes (online only)
December 1 Study Day
December 2 to December 5 Final Exams (finals may happen before Thanksgiving)
December 7 Winter Break begins
December 11 Deadline for Fall 2020 grade submission:  12 midnight
February 5

Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for Fall 2020 at 5 p.m.

Spring 2021
January 16 New Student Orientation 
January 16 Transfer students register for classes
January 17 Continuing students arrive
January 19 Classes begin
February 2 Final day to add classes, submit individualized study contracts at 5:30 p.m.
February 9 Final Day to submit Johnston regular course contracts at 5:30 p.m.
March 1 Publication deadline for departmental honors awards to be completed for Spring 2021 graduates
March 5 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript, change grading option and credit value at 5 p.m.
March 8 to 12 Spring Break
March 15 Classes resume
March 19 Final day to record a grade for Fall 2020 Incomplete at 5 p.m.
March 22 to April 9 Advising and registration period for Fall 2021
April 2 Good Friday Holiday 
April 2 Final day to withdraw from class with a mark of "W" on academic transcript at 5 p.m.
April 23 Last day of classes
April 25 to 28 Final Exams
April 30 Baccalaureate 
April 30 Commencement
May 5 Deadline for Spring 2021 grade submission: 12 midnight
June 11 Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for SPring 2021 at 5 p.m. 
May Term 2021
May 3 to 7 May Term Break
May 10 Classes begin
May 11 Final day to add a class, submit individualized study at 5:30 p.m.
May 12 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts at 5:30 p.m.
May 13 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value at 5:30 p.m.
May 31 Memorial Day (no classes)
June 3 Last day of classes
June 4 Final Exams
June 11 Deadline for May Term 2021 grade submission: 12 midnight 
July 6 Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for Spring 2021 at 5 p.m.