Academic calendar changes

For the 2020–2021 academic year

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s academic calendar has been adjusted to support the health and safety of our campus community.

View full Academic Calendar for 2020–21

Fall semester

For the fall semester, classes began on August 17, and will conclude with final exams December 7–13. By adapting the calendar in this way, we eliminate the need for residential students to leave and return to campus after Thanksgiving Break.

Date Event
August 17 First day of classes
December 4 Last day of classes
December 7–13 Online final exams

Spring semester

The spring semester will begin on Monday, February 1. Learn more about our spring planning process.