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
September 29 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts
October 12 and 13 Study days
October 14 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript
October 23 Final day to change grading options and credit value
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 2019 incomplete
November 9 Final day to withdraw from class with a mark of "W" on academic transcript
November 25 to 27 Thanksgiving Break
December 1 Deadline for departmental honors to be completed for Fall 2020 graduates
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

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
February 9 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts
March 5

Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript, change grading option and credit value

March 8 to 12 Spring Break
March 15 Classes resume
March 15 Publication deadline for departmental honors awards completion for Spring 2021 graduates 
March 19 Final day to record a grade for Fall 2019 Incomplete  
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 
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 contracts
May 12 Final day to submit Johnston regular course contracts
May 13 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value
May 31 Memorial Day (no classes)
June 4 Final Exams
June 8

Deadline for May Term 2021 grade submission: 12 midnight

June 11

Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for Spring 2021

July 6

Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for May Term 2021