Academic Calendar

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The 2020-2021 Academic Year

At the discretion of the University, changes may be made to the following.

Spring 2021

January

Phased Return to Campus
Tuesday19All Classes and Drop/Add Period begin
Friday22Advisor Meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday26Last day to ADD a class or DROP a class without record

February

Monday1Spring Convocation (tentative)
Tuesday9Rest Day (no classes; offices open)

March

Wednesday10Rest Day (no classes; offices open)
Friday12Midterm grades due
Monday-Friday22-26Advising Week
Monday22Academic Advising Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
Evening Student Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Monday29Senior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Summer Course Early Registration begins at 7 a.m. (all students)
Tuesday30Junior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Wednesday31Sophomore Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.

April

Thursday1Rest Day (no classes; offices open)
Freshman Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Friday2Good Friday Holiday (no classes)
Evening-to-Day Student Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Monday-Friday5-9Research and Creativity Week
Monday5Evening Course Registration begins for Day Students at 7 a.m.
Wednesday7Research & Creativity Symposium and Awards Day
Monday12“Intent to Graduate” forms for December 2021 graduation Due
Monday19Last day to drop a class with record
Wednesday28Last day of day classes
Thursday-Thursday29-May 6Final Examinations

May

Saturday8Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Monday10Final grades due

MU at Night Spring Term I

TuesdayJan. 19Classes begin
FridayJan. 22Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)
FridayJan. 29Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)
FridayMar. 5Last day to drop a class
Wednesday-SaturdayMar. 10-12Final Exams
MondayMar. 15Final Grades Due

MU at Night Spring Term II

MondayMar. 15Classes begin
FridayMar. 19Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)
MondayMar. 22Evening Student Early Registration begins
FridayMar. 26Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)
MondayMar. 29Summer Early Registration begins
Thursday-MondayApr. 1-4Easter Holiday
FridayApr. 2Evening-to-Day Student Registration begins
FridayApr. 30Last day to drop a class with record
Wednesday-SaturdayMay 5-8Final Exams
SaturdayMay 8Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)
MondayMay 10Final Grades Due

Summer 2021

Summer Day Term I

Summer X-TermMay 17-Jun. 11Experiential Learning, including Study Abroad Opportunities
MondayMay 17Classes begin
TuesdayMay 18Last day to add/drop without record
MondayMay 31Memorial Day Holiday
WednesdayJun. 9Last day to drop a class with record
FridayJun. 11Last day of classes, Final Exams
MondayJun. 14Final Grades (Term I) Due

Summer Day Term II

MondayJun. 14Classes begin
TuesdayJun. 15Last day to add/drop without record
TuesdayJul. 7Last day to drop a class with record
FridayJul. 9Last day of classes, Final Exams
MondayJul. 12Final Grades (Term II) Due

Summer Day Term III

MondayJul. 12Classes begin
TuesdayJul. 13Last day to add/drop without record
WednesdayAug. 4Last day to drop a class with record
FridayAug. 6Last day of classes
MondayAug. 9Final Grades (Term III) Due

Summer MU at Night Term IV

MondayMay 17Classes begin
FridayMay 21Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)
FridayMay 28Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)
Monday-TuesdayMay 31-Jun. 1Memorial Day Holiday
WednesdayJul. 2Last day to drop a class with record
Wednesday-FridayJul. 7-9Final Exams
MondayJul. 12Final Grades (Term IV) Due

Summer Day Term V

MondayMay 17Classes begin
FridayMay 21Last day to add/drop without record
FridayJul. 30Last day to drop a class with record
FridayAug. 6Last day of classes
MondayAug. 9Final Grades Due
SaturdayAug. 14Summer Degree Conferral Date

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The 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Fall 2021 Semester (16 Weeks)

August

Sunday1Tuition & Fees Due for Fall
Thursday-Saturday12-14New Student Orientation
Saturday14Returning Students Arrive
Monday16Classes Begin; Drop/Add Period begins
Friday20Opening Convocation at 11:00 a.m.
Monday23Academic Advisor Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday24Last day to ADD a class or DROP a class without record

September

Monday6Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Monday13Last day to submit “Intent to Graduate” forms for May 2022 graduation

October

Friday8Midterm grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday18-22Advising Week
Monday18Academic Advisor Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
Monday25Senior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Tuesday26Junior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Wednesday27Sophomore Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Thursday28Freshman Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Friday-Saturday29-30Homecoming Weekend

November

Thursday11Veterans Day Holiday (no class)
Monday15Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-Sunday24-28Thanksgiving Holiday

December

Wednesday1Last day of classes
Thursday-Thursday2-9Final Examinations
Saturday11Commencement Ceremony
Monday13Final Grades Due

Fall Term I (8 Weeks)

MondayAug. 16Classes begin
FridayAug. 20Last day to add/drop without record (Weekday Classes)
FridayAug. 27Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend Classes)
Monday-TuesdaySept. 6-7Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
FridayOct. 1Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-SaturdayOct. 6-9Final Exams
MondayOct. 11Final Grades Due

Fall Term II (8 Weeks)

MondayOct. 18Classes begin
FridayOct. 22Last day to add/drop without record (Weekday Classes)
FridayOct. 29Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend Classes)
ThursdayNov. 11Veterans Day Holiday
Wednesday-SundayNov. 24-28Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
FridayDec. 3Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-SaturdayDec. 8-11Final Exams
SaturdayDec. 11Commencement Ceremony
MondayDec. 13Final Grades Due

Spring 2022 Semester (16 Weeks)

January

Sunday9Students Arrive/Orientation
Monday10All Classes and Drop/Add Period begin
Friday14Academic Advisor Meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Monday17Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (no classes)
Tuesday18Last day to ADD a class or DROP a class without record

February

Monday7Spring Convocation (tentative)

March

Friday4Midterm grades due
Monday-Friday7-11Spring Break
Monday-Friday21-25Advising Week
Monday21Academic Advising Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
Monday28Senior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Summer Course Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Tuesday29Junior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Wednesday30Sophomore Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Thursday31Freshman Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.

April

Monday-Friday4-8Research & Creativity Week
Wednesday6Research & Creativity Symposium and Awards Day
Monday11“Intent to Graduate” forms for December 2022 graduation Due
Friday15Good Friday Holiday (no classes)
Monday19Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday27Last Day of Classes
Thursday-Thursday28-May 5Final Examinations

May

Saturday7Commencement Ceremony
Monday9Final grades due

Spring Term I (8 weeks)

MondayJan. 10Classes begin
FridayJan. 14Last day to add/drop without record (Weekday Classes)
FridayJan. 17-18Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (no classes)
FridayJan. 21Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend Classes)
FridayFeb. 25Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-SaturdayMar. 2-5Final Exams
MondayMar. 7Final Grades Due

Spring Term II (8 weeks)

MondayMar. 14Classes begin
FridayMar. 18Last day to add/drop without record (Weekday Classes)
FridayMar. 25Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend Classes)
Thursday-MondayApr. 14-18Easter Holiday (no classes)
FridayApr. 29Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-SaturdayMay 4-7Final Exams
SaturdayMay 7Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)
MondayMay 9Final Grades Due

Summer 2021 Sessions

Summer Session I (4 weeks)

MondayMay 16Classes begin
TuesdayMay 17Last day to add/drop without record
MondayMay 30Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
WednesdayJun. 8Last day to Withdraw from a Class
FridayJun. 10Last day of classes, Final Exams
MondayJun. 13Final Grades (Term I) Due

Summer Session II (4 weeks)

MondayJun. 13Classes begin
TuesdayJun. 14Last day to add/drop without record
TuesdayJul. 6Last day to Withdraw from a Class
FridayJul. 8Last day of classes, Final Exams
MondayJul. 11Final Grades (Term II) Due

Summer Session III (4 weeks)

MondayJul. 11Classes begin
TuesdayJul. 12Last day to add/drop without record
WednesdayAug. 3Last day to Withdraw from a Class
FridayAug. 5Last day of classes
MondayAug. 8Final Grades (Term III) Due

Summer Session IV (8 weeks)

MondayMay 16Classes begin
FridayMay 20Last day to add/drop without record (Weekday Classes)
FridayMay 27Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend Classes)
Monday-TuesdayMay 30-31Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
WednesdayJul. 1Last day to Withdraw from a Class
Wednesday-SaturdayJul. 6-9Final Exams
MondayJul. 12Final Grades (Term IV) Due

Summer Day Term V (12 weeks)

MondayMay 16Classes begin
FridayMay 20Last day to add/drop without record
FridayJul. 29Last day to drop a class with record
FridayAug. 5Last day of classes
MondayAug. 8Final Grades Due
SaturdayAug. 13Summer Degree Conferral Date