2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

Official Term Dates: Aug. 26 to Dec. 13

President’s Opening Address and Faculty Meetings Thursday, Aug. 22
New Student Orientation and Registration Friday, Aug. 23
Academic Convocation Sunday, Aug. 25
Classes Begin Monday, Aug. 26
Labor Day (No Classes in Session) Monday, Sept. 2
First-Quarter Classes end Friday, Oct. 11
October Open House Monday, Oct. 14
Second-Quarter Classes Begin Monday, Oct. 14
Fall Break Begins (8 a.m.) Monday, Oct. 21
Classes Resume (8 a.m.) Wednesday, Oct. 23
November Open House Monday, Nov. 11
Last Day for In-Class Examinations * Tuesday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Break Begins (8 a.m.) Wednesday, Nov. 27
Classes Resume (8 a.m.) Monday, Dec. 2
Classes End Friday, Dec. 6
Study Days Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
Final Examination Period Monday, Dec. 9 to Friday, Dec. 13

Spring Semester 2020

Official Term Dates: Jan. 27 to May 15

President’s State of the College Address and Faculty Meetings Thursday, Jan. 23
New Student Orientation and Registration Friday, Jan. 24
Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 27
Third-Quarter Classes End Friday, Mar. 13
Spring Break Monday, Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20
Classes Resume (8 a.m.) Monday, March 23
Fourth Quarter Classes Begin Monday, March 23
Spring Open House Saturday, April 4
Honors Convocation Saturday, April 18
Last Day for In-Class Examinations * Friday, May 1
Classes End Friday, May 8
Study Days Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10
Final Examination Period Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15
Graduate Commencement Friday, May 15
Undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 16

Semester start dates are guided by Labor Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day respectively. Please review the Summer and Winter Session websites for Summer and Winter term dates.

* Final Exam Policy: No examinations or quizzes may be given the five class days preceding the final exam period without the approval of the dean.

Religious Holidays: No examinations or quizzes may be given during periods designated for observance of religious holidays. Observances of Jewish holidays begin at 4 p.m. the day before the holiday and end at 7 p.m. the day of the holiday. Good Friday observance begins at noon and ends at 3 p.m. Please refer to the holiday schedule for details and dates.