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2020-21 Academic Calendar

Approved November 25, 2018

 


SUMMER TERM 2020
June 22 Monday Beginning of university year
Beginning of summer term - classes begin
July 3 Friday Academic holiday - Independence Day Observed
July 6 Monday End of second week of instruction
July 13 Monday End of third week of instruction - Census date
August 10 Monday End of seventh week of instruction
August 28 Friday Last day of classes for 10-week session
August 31 - September 4 Monday-Friday Final examination period for 10-week session
September 4 Friday End of summer term
September 5 - 9 Saturday-Wednesday Academic holiday

 

FALL TERM 2020
September 10 Thursday Beginning of fall term (faculty only)
September 17 Thursday Fall term classes begin
September 30 Wednesday End of second week of instruction
October 7 Wednesday End of third week of instruction - Census date
November 4 Wednesday End of seventh week of instruction
November 11 Wednesday Academic holiday - Veterans Day Observed

November 23 - 29

Monday-Sunday Academic holiday - Thanksgiving
December 4 Friday Last day of classes
December 5 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
December 7 - 11 Monday-Friday Final examination period
December 12 Saturday Mid-Year Commencement, End of fall term

December 13 - January 3

Sunday-Sunday Academic holiday

 

WINTER TERM 2021
January 4 Monday Beginning of winter term - classes begin
January 15 Friday End of second week of instruction
January 18 Monday Academic holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday observed
January 19 Tuesday Classes follow a Monday schedule
January 25 Monday End of third week of instruction - Census date
February 15 Monday Academic holiday -  Washington's Birthday observed
February 23 Tuesday End of seventh week of instruction
March 12 Friday Last day of classes
March 13 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
March 15 - 19 Monday-Friday Final examination period
March 22 Monday Evaluation Day (faculty workday; no classes), End of winter term
March 23 - 28 Tuesday-Sunday Academic holiday

 

SPRING TERM 2021
March 29 Monday Beginning of spring term - classes begin
March 31 Wednesday Academic holiday - César Chavez's Birthday observed
April 12 Monday End of second week of instruction
April 19 Monday End of third week of instruction - Census date
May 17 Monday End of seventh week of instruction
May 31 Monday Academic holiday - Memorial Day observed
June 4 Friday Last day of classes
June 5 Saturday Common final exams (optional)
June 7 - 11 Monday-Friday Final examination period
June 12 - 13 Saturday-Sunday Commencement
End of spring term
End of university year (faculty only)
SUMMARY OF CALENDAR DAYS
Academic Year (fws)
  Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Beginning Year/Term -- 5 -- --
MWF Days 29 30 29 28
TR Days 20 21 19 20
Total Qtr Instructional Days 49 51 48 48
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) = 147
  • 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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