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 Dean College 2021-2022 Academic Calendar.

View the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021Fall 2021, Winter Intercession 2022Spring 2022 calendars below.  

FALL 2020

Date Event
August 27 Arch Orientation 
August 28 Arch Orientation 
September 2 International Student Orientation
September 3 Arch Orientation 
September 3 International Student Orientation 
September 8 Bulldog Beginnings 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 22 Last Day to DROP a Semester course
October 12 Columbus Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed 
October 24 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 - Classes will be held.
November 24 At the conclusion of Tuesday classes, Thanksgiving holiday begins
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
December 17 Last day of the Fall semester 

SPRING 2021

Date Event
January 25 Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter Three)
January 28 Last day to ADD a Quarter Three course
January 29 Last day to ADD a Semester course
February 3 Last day to DROP a Quarter Three course
February 5 Last day to DROP a Semester course
February 15 Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
March 13 Last day of Quarter Three courses
March 15 Quarter Four courses begin
March 18-19 Midsemester Break - NO CLASSES
March 22 Last day to ADD a Quarter Four course
March 26 Last day to DROP a Quarter Four course
April 19 Patriots' Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
April 30 Last day of Day classes
April 30 Last day of Quarter Four courses and SCS Semester courses
May 3-6  Finals Week
May 6 Last day of the Spring semester
May 8  Commencement 

SUMMER 2021

Date  Event 
May 24 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session I begins
May 27 Last day to ADD a SCS Summer Session I course; Last day to ADD a SCS Summer Semester course
May 28 Thank You Faculty and Staff Holiday - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
May 31  Memorial Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
June 3 Last day to DROP a SCS Summer Session I course
June 4 Last day to DROP a SCS Summer Semester course
June 18 Juneteenth Day observed - 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
July 9 Last day to ADD a SCS Summer Session II course
July 15 Last day to DROP a SCS Summer Session II course
August 12 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session II ends

Fall 2021

Date Event
September 6 Labor Day - NEW students arrive for Check-In; Bulldog Beginnings for NEW students
September 7 RETURNING students arrive for Check-In; Bulldog Beginnings for NEW students
September 8 First day of classes (Semester and Quarter One)
September 13 Last day to ADD a Quarter One course
September 14 Last day to ADD a Semester course
September 17 Last day to DROP a Quarter One course
September 21 Last day to DROP a Semester course
September 25 Homecoming for Alumni & Families 
October 11 Fall Break - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed 
October 16 Discover Dean Day
October 22 Last day of Quarter One courses
October 25 Quarter Two courses begin
October 28 Last day to ADD a Quarter Two course
November 3 Last day to DROP a Quarter Two course
November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony, Discover Dean Day
November 23 At the conclusion of Tuesday classes, Thanksgiving holiday begins and residence halls close
November 24-26 No classes - Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28 Residence halls re-open at noon
November 29 Day and SCS classes resume
December 10  Last day of classes
December 13-16 Finals Week
December 16 Last day of Fall semester

Winter Intercession 2022

Date  Event 
December 27 SCS Intercession online courses begin
January 10 SCS Intercession face-to-face courses begin
January 14 SCS Intercession courses end 

Spring 2022

Date Event
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Administrative offices closed. 
January 18 Residence halls re-open; Check-In for ALL students; New Student Orientation begins 
January 19 First day of classes (Semester and Quarter Three)
January 24 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 21 Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
March 4 Last day of Quarter Three courses; at the conclusion of Friday classes, Spring Break begins and residence halls close
March 5-13 Spring Break 
March 13 Residence halls re-open at noon
March 14 Quarter Four courses begin, Day and SCS Semester classes resume 
March 17 Last day to ADD a Quarter Four course 
March 19 Discover Dean Day 
March 23 Last day to DROP a Quarter Four course 
April 9  Accepted Students Day
April 18 Patriot's Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed 
April 29 Last day of Day classes, Last day of SCS Semester and Quarter Four classes
May 2-5  Finals Week
May 6 Commencement Reception 
May 7 Commencement