Academic Calendar

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2020-21

Download a printable version of the 2020-21 academic calendar, or view the three-year academic calendar.

June 2020

1 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
3 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
8 Upward Bound & Bridge Classes Begin
10 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-week Class

New Student Orientation — Session #1

11 New Student Orientation — Session #2
12 New Student Orientation — Session #3
24 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class
26 Upward Bound & Bridge Classes End

July

3 Summer 5-Week Classes End
4 Independence Day
13 New Student Orientation — Session #4
14 New Student Orientation — Session #5
15 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class

August

7 Summer 10-Week Classes End
11 Summer Semester Grades Due
17-18 International Students Arrive
17-19 New Faculty Workshops
19-21 New International Student Orientation
19 Chairs Workshop
20-21 All Faculty Workshops
22 New Students Arrive

Welcome Week Begins

24 Returning Students Arrive
25 Enrollment Confirmation Day
26 Fall Semester Classes Begin

(Add/Drop Period: Aug. 26 – Sept.4)

September

4 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
7 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)
25-27 Homecoming

October

6 Service Day
19-20 Fall Break (Monday – Tuesday)
21 Classes Resume

Spring 2021 Advising Begins

23 Midterm
27 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
30-31 Board of Trustees Meeting

November

2 Spring 2021 Registration Begins
7 Central College Scholar Day
13 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
14 Central College Scholar Day
25-27 Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday – Sunday)
30 Classes Resume

Registration for Guest Students Begins

December

11 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
14 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

15-17 Final Exams
18 Residence Halls Closed
22 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)

January 2021

15 Faculty Workshop
16 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
17 Returning Students Arrive
18 Spring Semester Classes Begin

(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 18-29)

29 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
30 Central College Scholar Day

February

6 Central College Scholar Day

March

12 Midterm
15-19 Spring Break (Monday – Sunday)
16 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
22 Classes Resume

Fall 2021 Advising Begins

April

2-5 Easter Break
6 Classes Resume
7 Fall 2021 Registration Begins
9 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
23-24 Board of Trustees Meeting
28 Undergraduate Research Symposium

May

6-8 Tulip Time
7 Last day of Spring Semester Courses

Last day to add Summer 2021 independent coursework

10 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

11-13 Final Exams
14 Senior Grades Due (Noon)

Residence Halls Closed

15 Baccalaureate / Commencement
18 Final Grades Due (Noon)

June

1 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
2 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
9 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
23 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class

July

14 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class

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