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2019-20 Academic Calendar

Approved December 4, 2017

REVISED MARCH 12, 2020


SUMMER TERM 2019
June 24 Monday Beginning of university year
Beginning of summer term - classes begin
July 4 Thursday Academic holiday - Independence Day Observed
July 8 Monday End of second week of instruction
July 15 Monday End of third week of instruction - Census date
August 12 Monday End of seventh week of instruction
August 30 Friday Last day of classes for 10-week session
September 2 Monday Academic Holiday - Labor Day
September 3 - 5 Tuesday-Thursday Final examination period for 10-week session
September 5 Thursday End of summer term
September 6 - 11 Friday-Wednesday Academic holiday

 

FALL TERM 2019
September 12 Thursday Beginning of fall term (faculty only)
September 19 Thursday Fall term classes begin
October 2 Wednesday End of second week of instruction
October 9 Wednesday End of third week of instruction - Census date
November 6 Wednesday End of seventh week of instruction
November 11 Monday Academic holiday - Veterans Day Observed

November 25 - December 1

Monday-Sunday Academic holiday - Thanksgiving
December 6 Friday Last day of classes
December 7 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
December 9 - 13 Monday-Friday Final examination period
December 14 Saturday Mid-Year Commencement, End of fall term

December 15 - January 5

Sunday-Sunday Academic holiday

 

WINTER TERM 2020
January 6 Monday Beginning of winter term - classes begin
January 17 Friday End of second week of instruction
January 20 Monday Academic holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday observed
January 21 Tuesday Classes follow a Monday schedule
January 27 Monday End of third week of instruction - Census date
February 17 Monday Academic holiday -  Washington's Birthday observed
February 25 Tuesday End of seventh week of instruction
March 13 Friday Last day of classes
March 14 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
March 16 - 20 Monday-Friday Final examination period
March 23 Monday Evaluation Day (faculty workday; no classes), End of winter term
March 24 - 29 Tuesday-Sunday Academic holiday

 

 

 **In response to COVID-19/coronavirus, the Spring 2020 term will consist of 9 weeks of instruction.

 

SPRING TERM 2020
March 30 Monday Beginning of spring term (faculty only)
April 6 Monday Spring classes begin
April 17 Friday End of second week of instruction
April 20 Monday Census date
April 24 Friday End of third week of instruction
May 22 Friday End of seventh week of instruction
May 25 Monday Academic holiday - Memorial Day observed
June 5 Friday Last day of classes
June 6 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
June 8 - 12 Monday-Friday Final examination period
June 13 - 14 Saturday-Sunday Commencement
End of spring term
End of university year (faculty only)
SUMMARY OF CALENDAR DAYS
Academic Year (fws)
  Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Beginning Year/Term -- 5 -- 4
MWF Days 30 30 29 26
TR Days 19 21 19 18
Total Qtr Instructional Days 49 51 48 44
Final Exams TBD* 5 5 5
Evaluation Day -- -- 1 --
Commencement -- 1 -- 1
Total Qtr Academic Work Days 49* 62 54 54
  • Total Academic Year Instructional Days (F-W-Sp) = 143
  • Total Academic Year Work Days (F-W-Sp) = 170

 *Final exam periods for summer term are determined by the number and length of sessions offered.

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