Academic Calendar

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Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering 2020/21

Fall 2020

Monday, August 31First day of classes
Monday, September 7Labor Day – no classes
Friday, September 11 at 4:30PMLast day to add courses
Waitlists expire
Friday, October 9Last day to add Independent Academic Work via self-service
Sunday, October 11Last day to drop courses via self-service
Thursday, October 22–Friday, October 23Fall Break–no classes
Friday, November 13Last day for course withdrawal via email to Registrar
Monday, November 23–Friday, November 27Thanksgiving vacation-no classes
Tuesday, December 8Classes meet according to Thursday schedule
Wednesday, December 9Classes meet according to Friday schedule
Wednesday, December 9Last day of classes
Thursday, December 10–Friday, December 11Reading period
Monday, December 14–Wednesday, December 23Final examination period
Sunday, January 10Last day to change grade system from S/U to Letter Grade via self-service (undergraduates only)

Intersession 2021

Registration opens: Tuesday, December 1
Sessions begin: Monday, January 4
Sessions end: Friday, January 15

Spring 2021

Monday, January 25First day of classes
Friday, February 5Last day to add courses

Waitlists expire
Sunday, March 7Last day to drop courses via self-service

Monday, March 22
Tuesday, March 30
Wednesday, April 14
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 30
Spring Break Days- no classes
Friday, April 16Last day for course withdrawal via email to Registrar

Last day to change grade system
Friday, April 29Last day of classes
Monday, May 3 - Tuesday, May 4Reading days
Wednesday, May 5 - Thursday, May 13Final examination period
Thursday, May 27University Commencement

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

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