2020-2021 Academic Calendar

NOTICE: The Spring 2021 schedule may be altered due to COVID-19 disruptions.

SPRING BREAK 2021: To reduce COVID risks posed by travel, Spring Break will be replaced by individual days off distributed throughout the semester.

LAST EDITS TO THE 2020-2021 CALENDAR WERE MADE ON JANUARY 15, 2021.

The dates of instruction for all schools are displayed on the following pages. Please note that additional dates for drop/add and withdraw will be added, and adjustments will be made as necessary.

2020-2021University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesSee school websites
Alternate
HolidaysMay 25, Jul 3 (observed)
Degree ConferralAug 28N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 31N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 9N/ADec 21N/ADec 23Dec 11Dec 14N/A
Reading DaysDec 10-11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ADec 15N/A
Exam DaysDec 14-23TBDDec 14-22TBDTBDDec 14-22TBDTBDTBDDec 16-18TBD
8-week Term 1Aug 31 - Oct 26N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 27 - Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 7
Fall BreakN/AOct 22-23Oct 22-23
Thanksgiving BreakNov 23-27Nov 26-27Nov 26-27Nov 25-27
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 4-22N/AJan 4-15N/AN/A
HolidayJan 18N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 25N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 29N/AMay 15N/AMay 21May 7N/A
Reading DaysMay 3-4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 5-13TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDMay 10-14TBD
8-week Term 3Jan 25 - Mar 19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 23 - May 21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring Break (individual days)Mar 22, 30, Apr 14, 22, 30
Degree ConferralMay 27
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

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