College of Arts and Sciences Academic Calendars

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 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 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 Advising and registration period for Fall 2021
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 April 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 May 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 8  Deadline for May Term 2021 grade submission: 12 midnight
July 6  Faculty deadline for Johnston student evaluations for May Term 2021 at 5:30 p.m.