College of Arts & Sciences Graduate 2020-2021 Academic Calendar 

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Fall 2020
March 9 to March 27 Registration and Advising Period for Fall 2020 - Returning Graduate Students
August 3 to September 7 Registration and Advising Period for Fall 2020 - New Graduate Students 
September 8 Classes begin
September 8 Add/Drop period beings 
October 12 to October 13 Study Days
October 23 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript at 5 p.m.
October 23 Final day to add classes; final day to submit individualized study contracts at 5 p.m.
October 30 Final day to record a grade for Spring and May Term 2020 incomplete at 5:30 p.m.
October 26 to November 20 Registration and Advising Period for Spring and May Term 2021 - Returning Graduate Students 
November 25 to November 27 Thanksgiving Break
December 14 Last day of classes
December 15 Study Day 
December 16 to December 19 Final Exams
December 21 Winter Break begins
December 23 Deadline for Fall 2019 grade submission: 12 midnight
Spring 2021
January 19 Classes begin
January 19 Add/Drop period beings
January 19 to January 22 Registration and Advising Period for Spring 2021 - New Graduate Students 
March 5 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript, change grading option and credit value at 5 p.m.
March 5 Final day to add classes, submit individualized study contracts at 5:30 p.m.
March 8 to March 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 Registration and Advising Period for Summer 1 2021 - Returning Graduate Students 
April 20 to April 23 Advising and registration period for Summer 1 2021
April 23 Last day of classes
April 25 to April 28 Final Exams
April 30 Baccalaureate 
April 30 Commencement
May 5 Deadline for Spring 2021 grade submission: 12 midnight
Summer 1 2021
May 3 to May 7 Term Break 
May 10 Classes begin
May 10 Add/Drop period beings
May 14 Final day to add a class, submit individualized study at 5:30 p.m.
May 14 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value at 5:30 p.m.
June 1 to June 4 Registration and Advising Period for Summer 2 2021 - Returning Graduate Students 
June 30 Last day of classes for Summer 1 Term
July 6 Deadline for Summer 1 Term 2021 grades submission: 12 midnight 
Summer 2 2021
July 1 Classes begin
July 5 Add/Drop period beings 
July 9 Final day to add a class, submit individualized study at 5:30 p.m.
July 9 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value at 5:30 p.m.
August 31 Last day of classes for Summer 2 Term
August 2 to September 7 Registration and Advising period for Fall 2021
September 7 Deadline for Summer 2 Term 2021 grades submission: 12 midnight