Academic Calendar

 The first day of Spring Term 2021 is Monday, January 11. Current planning calls for the first two weeks of the academic term to consist of online options. All classes will make use of online learning until Monday, January 25. On January 25, we anticipate that those labs and courses with an in-person component will begin offering those in-person components.    

2021 Spring Semester

  • Spring Semester is scheduled to open on January 11, 2021. However, several adjustments have been made to the calendar to reduce travel and the potential spread of COVID-19, including an expanded move-in / move-back time period (January 6-24) for those returning to University Housing. 

  • Current planning calls for the first two weeks of the academic term to consist of online options. All classes will make use of online learning until Monday, January 25. On January 25, we anticipate that those labs and courses with an in-person component will begin offering those in-person components.  

  • Spring Break will not occur as originally scheduled in March. Instead, two Reading Days have been added to the calendar - February 16 and March 24. 

  • Spring semester classes end April 21 and the overall semester and exams will now conclude two days earlier than originally planned, now ending on April 27, allowing for one week and three days between the spring and summer semesters.  

  • Final exams will occur April 22 – April 27. 

More information on the calendar and registration deadlines can be found on the Registrar's academic calendar page

Alternative calendar

The Colleges of Law and Medicine normally follow calendars distinct from that governing the rest of the university. As such, these units may need to continue to set their own calendars to meet accreditation guidelines and standards.

Commencement ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies will be held in the format that is safest for the health and safety for all participants and consistent with CDC, state, and university guidelines for social distancing and crowd density. Current plans are for the December 2020 Commencement ceremonies to be held online. December commencement dates are set for Friday, December 11, for doctoral and master’s students and Saturday, December 12, for undergraduates.