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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

The academic year 2020-21 calendar is based upon 10-week academic quarters that do not include a dedicated end of quarter period. There will also be no final exam week.

All coursework is due by the last day of the last week of instruction in each quarter. No coursework deadlines or assessments should be assigned or scheduled after the last day of a quarter. Traditional 3-hour final exams are not allowable; however final assessments may be scheduled during the last class period.

Autumn Quarter 2021

September 1 (Tues) Axess opens for course enrollment; Autumn quarter lecturer appointments begin.

September 14 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

October 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline (add, drop, swap, or adjust courses or units)

October 23 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

November 6 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, and course withdrawal deadline.

November 20 (Fri) Last day of classes. Last opportunity to arrange an Incomplete in a course, at last class.

November 29 (Sun, 11:59pm) Grades due for lecturer-taught courses.

November 30 (Mon) Last day of Autumn quarter lecturer appointments.

Winter Quarter 2021

December 6 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

January 1 (Fri) Winter quarter lecturer appointments begin.

January 11 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

January 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).

January 29 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline (add, drop, swap, or adjust courses or units)

February 15 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes).

February 19 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline.

March 5 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, and course withdrawal deadline.

March 19 (Fri) Last day of classes. Last opportunity to arrange an Incomplete in a course, at last class.

March 24 (Tues, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due for graduating students.

March 29 (Mon, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due for non-graduating students.

March 31 (Wed) Last day of Winter quarter lecturer appointments.

Spring Quarter 2021

February 28 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

March 16 (Tue) Spring quarter lecturer appointments begin.

March 29 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

April 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline (add, drop, swap, or adjust courses or units)

May 7 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline.

May 21 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, and course withdrawal deadline.

May 31 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes).

June 4 (Fri) Last day of classes. Last opportunity to arrange an Incomplete in a course, at last class.

June 7 (Mon, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due for graduating students.

June 14 (Mon, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due for non-graduating students for lecturer-taught courses

June 15 (Tue) Last day of Spring quarter lecturer appointments.

Summer Quarter 2021

May 23 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

June 16 (Wed) Summer quarter lecturer appointments begin.

June 21 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

July 2 (Fri) or July 5 (Mon) Independence Day celebrated (holiday, no classes).

July 9 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline (add, drop, swap, or adjust courses or units)

July 30 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline.

August 13 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, and course withdrawal deadline.

August 27 (Fri) Last day of classes. Last opportunity to arrange an Incomplete in a course, at last class.

August 30 (Mon, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due for for lecturer-taught courses

August 31 Last day of Summer quarter lecturer appointments.