Academic Calendar

Looking for campus events? Check out the public events calendar.


Download a printable version of the 2019-20 academic calendar, or view the three-year academic calendar.


9 Summer 10-Week Classes End
19-20 International Students Arrive
19-21 New Faculty Workshops
21 Chairs Workshop
21-23 New International Student Orientation
22-23 All Faculty Workshops
24 New Students Arrive
Welcome Week Begins
26 Returning Students Arrive
27 Enrollment Confirmation Day
28 Fall Semester Classes Begin (Wed.)
(Add/Drop Period: Aug. 28 – Sept.6)



2 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)
6 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
27-29 Homecoming



14-15 Fall Break (Mon.- Tues.)
16 Classes Resume
17 Spring 2020 Advising Begins
18 Midterm
22 Midterm Grades Due (noon)
25-26 Board of Trustees Meeting
29 Service Day



2 Central College Scholar Day
3 Spring 2020 Registration Begins
9 Central College Scholar Day
15 Last Day to Withdraw From a Course
27-29 Thanksgiving Break (Wed. – Sun.)



2 Classes Resume
Registration for Guest Students Begins
13 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes (Fri.)
16 College-Wide Study Day
17-19 Final Exams
20 Residence Halls Closed


January 2020

2 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (noon)
17 Faculty Workshop
18 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
19 Returning Students Arrive
20 Spring Semester Classes Begin
(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 20-31)
25 Central College Scholar Day
31 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course



1 Central College Scholar Day



13 Midterm
16-20 Spring Break (Mon.-Sun.)
17 Midterm Grades Due (noon)
23 Classes Resume
Fall 2020 Advising Begins



6 Fall 2020 Registration Begins
9 Last Day to Withdraw From a Course
10-13 Easter Break
14 Classes Resume (Tues.)
24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting



7-9 Tulip Time
8 Last day of Spring Semester Courses
Last day to add Summer 2020 Independent Coursework
11 College-Wide Study Day
12-14 Final Exams
15 Senior Grades Due (noon)
Residence Halls Closed
16 Baccalaureate/Commencement
19 Final Grades Due (noon)



1 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
3 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
10 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
24 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class



15 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-week Class

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