College of Arts and Sciences 2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar

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Fall 2020
September 2 New students arrive
September 2 to September 7 New Student Orientation
September 6 Continuing students arrive
September 7 Labor Day (no classes)
September 8 Classes begin
September 11 Check-in deadline
September 22 Final day to add classes; final day to submit individualized study contracts at 5:30 p.m.
September 29 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts at 5:30 p.m.
October 12 and 13 Study Days
October 14 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript at 5:30 p.m.
October 23 Final day to change grading options and credit value at 5 p.m.
October 26 to November 20 Advising and registration period for Spring and May Term 2021
October 30 Final day to record a grade for Spring and May Term 2020 incomplete at 5 p.m.
November 9 Final day to withdraw from class with a mark of "W" on academic transcript at 5:30 p.m.
November 25 to 27 Thanksgiving Break
December 1 Deadline for departmental honor awards to be completed for Fall 2020 graduates at 5:30 p.m.
December 11 Hanukkah Begins
December 14 Last day of classes
December 15 Study Day 
December 16 to 19 Final Exams
December 18 Hanukkah Ends
December 21 Winter Break begins
December 23 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 18 MLK Day (no classes)
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
March 27 Passover Holiday Begins
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 3 Passover Holiday Ends
April 4 Easter Sunday 
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
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 4 Last day of classes
June 8 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.