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 
August 14 Add/Drop period beings 
August 26 Classes begin
August 28 Final day to add classes; final day to submit individualized study contracts at 5:00 p.m.
September 7 Labor Day (classes in session)
September 30 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript at 5:00 p.m.
October 12 to November 6 Registration and Advising Period for Spring and Summer 1 2021 - Returning Graduate Students 
October 16 Final day to record a grade for Spring and Summer 1 2020 incomplete at 5:00 p.m.
November 25 to November 27 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
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 2019 grade submission: 12 midnight
Spring 2021
January 18 MLK Day (no classes)
January 19 to January 22 Registration and Advising Period for Spring 2021 - New Graduate Students 
January 19 Classes begin
January 19  Add/Drop period begins
February 2 Final day to add classes, submit individualized study contracts at 5:00 p.m.
March 5 Final day to drop class without appearing on academic transcript, change grading option and credit value at 5:00 p.m.
March 19 Final day to record a grade for Fall 2020 Incomplete at 5:00 p.m.
March 22 to April 9 Registration and Advising Period for Summer 1 and Fall 2021 - Returning Graduate Students 
April 2 Good Friday Holiday (classes in session)
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 5:00 p.m.
May 14 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value at 5:00 p.m.
May 31 Memorial Day (no classes)
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 4 Fourth of July Holiday 
July 5 Add/Drop period beings 
July 9 Final day to add a class, submit individualized study at 5:00 p.m.
July 9 Final day to drop a class, change grading option and unit value at 5:00 p.m.
August 31 Last day of classes for Summer 2 Term
August 2 to September 7 Registration and Advising period for Fall 2021 - New Graduate Students 
September 7 Deadline for Summer 2 Term 2021 grades submission: 12 midnight