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Fall 2020 Semester

AUGUST

1

Saturday

  Online course registration opens at 12:00PM for students with two or less semesters of coursework remaining

17

Monday

  August session begins (mandatory for incoming MIBs) 

15

Saturday

  Deadline for completion of all August degree requirements 

28

Friday

  August session ends

29

Saturday

  Blakeley Hall opens for students living on-campus 

31

Monday

  Mandatory orientation week activities begin for incoming students

SEPTEMBER

2

Wednesday

  Online course registration opens at 12:00PM for students with more than two semesters of coursework remaining

4

Friday

   Last day of orientation

  Equivalency exams administered at 9:30AM for E201 and 10:30AM for E210M and B205 
NOTE: The equivalency exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year.  If you miss the Fall equivalency exams, note that the final time the equivalency exams will be administered for the academic year is during orientation in January

7

Monday

  Labor Day Observed – University Holiday – NO CLASSES 

8

Tuesday

  Shopping Day for selected course offerings

9

Wednesday

  Classes begin 

11

Friday

  Convocation 

15

Tuesday

   Online registration ends for Fall semester at 11:59PM 

   Last day for non-Fletcher students to submit cross-registration petitions online

26

Saturday

  First Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams:  Non-Roman alphabet languages (9:00AM-11:00AM); Roman alphabet languages (9:30AM-11:00AM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (9:00AM-12:00PM)

29

Tuesday

  Last day of the drop/late add period.  Courses dropped after this date receive a withdrawal notation.

  Last day to submit independent study registration forms 

  Last day to submit audit forms to the Registrar’s Office

OCTOBER

12

Monday

  Indigenous People’s Day Observed – Classes are held.

27

Tuesday

  Modular courses scheduled for the first half of the term end

28

Wednesday

  Modular courses scheduled for the second half of the term begin

NOVEMBER

4

Wednesday

  Add/drop period ends for modular courses scheduled in the second half 

11

Wednesday

  Veterans Day – University Holiday - NO CLASSES 

12

Thursday

  New York City Career Trip – NO CLASSES

13

Friday

  New York City Career Trip – NO CLASSES

26

Thursday

  Thanksgiving Recess – NO CLASSES

27

Friday

  Thanksgiving Recess – NO CLASSES

DECEMBER

14

Monday

  Follow THURSDAY schedule

15

Tuesday

  Follow FRIDAY schedule

  Last day of classes

16

Wednesday

  Reading Day 

17

Thursday

  First day of final exams

18

Friday

  Final exams

21

Monday

  Final exams

22

Tuesday

  Last day of final exams

Spring 2021 Semester

 

JANUARY

2

Saturday

  Online course registration opens at 12:00PM for students with two or less semesters of coursework remaining

4

Monday

  Fall grades due by 12:00PM 

  Deadline for completion of all February degree requirements

6

Wednesday

  Online course registration opens at 12:00PM for students with more than two semesters of coursework remaining

  Mandatory orientation for incoming students begins

7

Thursday

  Orientation for incoming students continues

  Equivalency exams administered at 9:30AM for E201 and 10:30AM for E210M and B205 NOTE: The equivalency exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year.  Note that the final time the equivalency exams will be administered for the academic year is during January orientation.

  New York City Career Trip

8

Friday

  Last day of orientation for incoming students

18 

Monday

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed – University Holiday – NO CLASSES 

19

Tuesday

  Shopping Day for selected course offerings 

20

Wednesday

  Classes begin 

26

Tuesday

  Online registration ends at 11:59PM 

  Last day for non-Fletcher students to submit cross-registration petitions online

FEBRUARY

6

Saturday

  Second Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams: Non-Roman alphabet languages (9:00AM-11:00AM); Roman alphabet languages (9:30AM-11:00AM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (9:00AM-12:00PM)

9

Tuesday

  Last day of the drop/late add period.  Courses dropped after this date receive a withdrawal notation.

  Last day to submit independent study registration forms 

  Last day to submit audit forms to the Registrar’s Office

15

Monday

  Presidents’ Day Observed – Classes are held.

17

Wednesday

  Washington, D.C. Career Trip – NO CLASSES 

18

Thursday

  Washington, D.C. Career Trip – NO CLASSES 

19

Friday

  Washington, D.C. Career Trip – NO CLASSES 

MARCH

12

Friday

  Modular courses scheduled for the first half of the term end

13

Monday

  Modular courses scheduled for the second half of the term begin

19

Friday

  Add/drop period ends for modular courses scheduled in the second half 

  Spring Break begins at the end of classes

29

Monday

  Spring Break ends; classes resume

APRIL

3

Saturday

  Third and final offering of the Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams:  Non-Roman alphabet languages (9:00AM-11:00AM); Roman alphabet languages (9:30AM-11:00AM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (9:00AM-12:00PM)

16

Friday

  Last day to submit PhD dissertation (deposit copies) to the Director of the PhD program

19

Monday

  Patriots’ Day – University holiday - NO CLASSES 

MAY

3

Monday

  Last day of classes for the Spring term 

  Deadline for completion of all May degree requirements, excluding Spring final grades

4

Tuesday

  Reading Day

5

Wednesday

  Reading Day

6

Thursday

  First day of final exams

7

Friday

  Final exams

10

Monday

  Final exams

11

Tuesday

  Final exams

12

Wednesday

  Last day of final exams

14

Friday

  Spring grades due by 12:00PM

20

Thursday

  Executive and Full Faculty Meeting for degree vote 

22

Saturday

  Class Day Ceremony 

23

Sunday

  Commencement

 

Religious Holy Days

Check the University academic calendar for religious holy days*

*Class meetings are scheduled on these dates. Instructors should take religious holy days into consideration when scheduling guest speakers, exams, presentations, etc.