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Undergraduate Academic Calendar, 2019-2020

Original approval: January 9, 2017. Last revision: March 18, 2020 (due to COVID-19 worldwide health emergency)

Fall -- Winter -- Spring

Fall Term 2019

DateEvent
Wed., Sep. 4 Matriculation deadline
Wed., Sep. 4 First-years complete registration with advisers
Wed., Sep. 4 Fall Convocation: 5:30 pm
Thu., Sep. 5 Academic year begins; classes begin: 8:00 am
Wed., Sep. 11 Free pass/fail declarations and drop/add ends at midnight
Wed., Sep. 11 May 2020 degree applications due
Thu., Sep. 19 Drop with record begins: W on all dropped courses
Wed., Sep. 25 Incomplete Grade Change deadline (unless date set earlier by instructor)
Oct. 10 - 11 Fall reading days: No classes
Mon., Oct. 14 Classes resume: 8:00 am
Fri., Oct. 18 Midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses after this date
Mon., Oct. 21 Midterm grades due: 12:00 noon
Oct. 28- Nov. 1 Registration for Winter Term 2020
Nov. 25 - 29 Thanksgiving Holiday: No classes
Mon., Dec. 2 Classes resume: 8:00 am
Fri., Dec. 6 Last day of Fall term classes
Sat., Dec. 7 Final Examinations begin: 2:00 pm
Fri., Dec. 13 Final Examinations end: 12:00 noon
Tue., Dec. 17 All grades due: 12:00 noon

Winter Term 2020

DateEvent
Thu., Jan. 9 Classes begin: 8:00 am
Wed., Jan. 15 Free pass/fail declarations and drop/add ends at midnight
Mon., Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No classes
(Monday classes meet on Friday)
Tue., Jan. 21 Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation
Thu., Jan 23 Drop with record begins: W on all dropped courses
Fri., Jan. 24 Monday classes held on Friday of MLK week
Wed., Jan. 29 Incomplete Grade Change deadline (unless date set earlier by instructor)
Feb. 10 - 13 Registration for Spring Term 2020 
Thu., Feb. 13 Sophomore major declaration deadline
Fri., Feb. 14 Mock Convention: No classes
Fri., Feb. 21 Midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses after this date
Mon., Feb. 24 Midterm grades due: 12:00 noon
Feb. 24 - 28 Washington Break: No classes
Mon., Mar. 2 Classes resume: 8:00 am
Fri., Mar. 6 Deadline to drop Spring 2020 domestic extra-fee course without being responsible for the fee
Fri., Mar. 6 Spring Option declaration deadline
Sat., Mar 14-Sun., Mar. 29 Face-to-Face classes suspended; virtual classes resume on Mar. 30
postponed to May Registration for Fall Term 2020 
Wed., Apr. 22 Last day of Winter term classes
as determined by faculty Examinations begin
Sat., Apr. 25 Examinations end by 12:00 midnight Eastern Time
Tue., Apr. 28 Senior's grades due: 12:00 noon Eastern Time
Mon., May 4 Non-Senior's grades due: 12:00 noon Eastern Time

Spring Term 2020

DateEvent
Wed., Apr. 29 Classes begin: 8:00 am Eastern Time
Wed., Apr. 29 Drop/add begins
Thu., Apr. 30 Drop/add ends at midnight Eastern Time
Fri. May 1 December 2020 degree applications due
Fri., May 1 Drop with records begins: W on all dropped courses after this date
Fri., May 8 Midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses after this date
Fri., May 22 Last day of Spring term classes
Sat., May 23 Examinations end by 12:00 midnight Eastern Time
Mon., May 25 Senior's grades due: 12:00 noon Eastern Time
Wed., May 27 Baccalaureate Service: 10:00 am
Thu., May 28 Commencement: 10:00 am
Fri., May 29 Non-Senior's grades due: 12:00 noon Eastern Time