The academic calendar is the best resource to discover the most important dates such as when classes begin, exam schedules, holiday information and more.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

View the 2019-2020 Dean College Academic Calendar.

View the 2020-2021 Dean College Academic Calendar. 

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

Date Event 
January 17  NEW International students arrive for Check-In
January 18  International Student Orientation begins 
January 20  Martin Luther King Day - The College will be open on this day. Residence halls re-open; Check-In for ALL students; New Student Orientation begins 
January 21  Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter Three) 
February 17  President's Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
TBD Dean Leadership Institute
March 6  Last day of Quarter Three Day courses; at the conclusion of Friday classes, Spring vacation begins and residence halls close 
March 7  Last day of Quarter Three SCS courses; SCS vacation begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes
March 15 Residence halls re-open at noon
March 16  Quarter Four courses begin; Day and SCS Semester classes resume 
March 21 Discover Dean Day 
April 18  Accepted Students Day 
April 20  Patriots Day - No Classes - Administrative offices closed. Snow Make-up Day if necessary. 
May 1 Last day of Day classes 
May 2 Last day of SCS Semester and Quarter Four classes 
May 4-7  Finals Week; Non-graduating resident students must vacate their room three hours after their last final
May 7  Last day of the Spring semester
May 8 Commencement Reception 
May 9  Commencement - 11:00 a.m.

three students walking to class outside

SUMMER 2020

Date Event
May 22 Thank You faculty and Staff Holiday - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
May 25 Memorial Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
May 26  SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session I begins 
May 29 Last day to ADD a SCS Summer Session I course
June 1 Last day of ADD a SCS Summer Semester course
June 4 Last day to DROP a SCS Summer Session I course
June 5 Last day to DROp a SCS Summer Semester course
June 22-23 New Student Orientation #1
June 25-26 New Student Orientation #2
July 2 SCS Summer Session I ends 
July 3 July 4th Holiday observed - Administrative offices closed
July 6  SCS Summer Session II begins 
July 9-10 New Student Orientation #3
July 15 Last day to DROp a SCS Summer Session II course
August 13 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session II begins 

Fall Semester 2020

Date Event
September 7 Labor Day - NEW students arrive for Check-In; Bulldog Beginnings begins for NEW students
September 8  RETURNING students arrive for Check-in; Bulldog Beginnings continues for NEW students
September 9 Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter One)
September 14 Last day to ADD a Quarter One course 
September 15 Last Day to ADD a Semester course
September 18 Last day to DROP a Quarter One course 
September 21 President's Cup Golf Tournament 
September 22 Last day to DROP a Semester course 
October 12 Columbus Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
October 17 Discover Dean Day 
October 24 Homecoming for Alumni & Families, Last day of Quarter One courses
October 26 Quarter Two courses begin
October 29 Last day to ADD a Quarter Two course 
November 4 Last day to DROP a Quarter Two course
November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony, Discover Dean Day 
November 24 At the conclusion of Tuesday classes, Thanksgiving holiday begins and residence halls close
November 29 Residence halls re-open at noon
November 30 Day and SCS classes resume
December 11 Last day of Day classes
December 12 Last day of Quarter Two and SCS Semester classes
December 14-17  Finals Week; Residents must vacate room two hours after their last final 
December 17 Last day of the Fall semester

Winter Intersession 2021

Date Event 
December 28 SCS Intersession online courses begin
January 4 and 11 SCS Intersession face-to-face courses begin (one- and two-week courses)
January 15 SCS Intersession courses end

two students walking to class in the winter in front of dean hall.

Spring Semester 2021

Date Event
January 18 Martin Luther King Day - The College will be open on this day. Residence halls re-open; Check-In for ALL students; New Student Orientation begins
January 19 Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter Three)
January 22 Last day to ADD a Quarter Three course
January 25 Last day to ADD a Semester course 
January 28 Last day to DROP a Quarter Three course
February 1 Last day to DROP a Semester course 
February 15 Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
March 5 Last day of Quarter Three Day courses; at the conclusion of Friday classes, Spring vacation begins and residence halls close 
March 6 Last day of Quarter Three SCS courses; SCS vacation begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes
March 14 Residence halls re-open at noon
March 15 Quarter Four Courses begin; Day and SCS Semester classes resume 
March 18 Last day to ADD a Quarter Four courses
March 20 Discover Dean Day
March 24 Last day to DROP a Quarter Four course
April 10  Accepted Student Day 
April 19 Patriot's Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
April 30 Last day of classes
May 1 Last day of SCS Semester and Quarter Four classes
May 3-6 Finals Week; Non-graduating resident students must vacate their room three hours after their last final 
May 6  Last day of the Spring semester
May 7  Commencement Reception 
May 8 Commencement - 11:00 a.m.

three students walking to class outside

Summer 2021

Date Event
May 24 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session I begins 
May 31 Memorial Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
June 21-22 New Student Orientation #1
June 24-25 New Student Orientation #2
July 1 SCS Summer Session I ends
July 5 July 4th Holiday observed - Administrative offices closed
July 6  SCS Summer Session II begins 
July 8-9 New Student Orientation #3
August 12 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session II ends