Spring 2021 Semester (14 Weeks)

January 4, Monday 
University reopens

January 4, Monday – January 15, Friday 
Registration/schedule adjustments

January 17, Sunday, 9 a.m.
Residence halls open

January 18, Monday 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-University closed

January 19, Tuesday, 8 a.m.
First day of classes

January 19, Tuesday–January 22, Friday  
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop period)

January 22, Friday 
Last day to add/drop classes

January 25, Monday
Withdrawal (“W”) period begins

February 12, Friday 
Applications for May graduation due in academic Dean’s office

February 19, Friday
Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 weeks courses

March 1, Monday, Noon
Freshman/sophomore midterm grades due

March 5, Friday
1st 8 weeks courses end

March 8, Monday 
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

March 15, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance
registration for summer and fall. (Required for students with mandatory advising holds.)

March 15, Monday – March 19, Friday 
Advance registration for summer sessions (open only to currently enrolled students)

March 19, Friday
University closed-Spring holiday

March 22, Monday 
Last day to withdraw from a full semester individual course
Advance registration for summer sessions begin (open to admitted/readmitted students)

March 22, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for July, August, and December 2021 graduation

March 23, Tuesday – April 23, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

April 2, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 weeks courses

April 2, Friday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for Graduate College review

April 5, Monday – April 16, Friday 
Advance registration for fall semester (open only to currently enrolled students)

April 19, Monday – April 23, Friday 
Dead week

April 19, Monday 
Advance registration for fall semester begins (open to admitted/readmitted students except first-time fall undergraduates)

April 23, Friday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from spring semester

April 24, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

April 26, Monday 
Exam Day

April 27, Tuesday 
Exam Day

April 28, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

April 29, Thursday 
Exam day

April 29, Thursday 
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website

April 30, Friday 
Exam Day

May 1, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Joan C. Edwards Stadium (rain or shine)
Official May graduation date

May 2, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Lightning Delay Commencement Date

May 2, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

May 3, Monday, Noon 
Final grades due
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion

May 10, Monday – August 13, Friday 
Summer school sessions

May 29, Saturday – May 31, Monday 
University computer services unavailable

May 31, Monday 
Memorial Day holiday-university closed

July 5, Monday
Independence Day holiday-university closed