Academic Calendar

202021 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2020 (August 24 to December 18, 2020)
Tuesday, August 18 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, August 24 Semester Begins*
Monday, September 7 Labor Day (College Closed)
Tuesday, November 3 Election Day (College Closed)
Nov. 25–Nov. 29
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Dec. 14–18
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2021 (January 19 to May 21, 2021)
Wednesday, Jan. 13 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College Closed)
Tuesday, Jan. 19 Semester Begins*
Friday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Day Observed (College Closed)
Thursday, March 18  Professional Development Day (classes not in session)
Mar. 22–28
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Monday, Mar. 29 Classes Resume
Friday, Apr. 2 Reading Day
May 17–21
Final Exam Week**
Saturday, May 22 Graduation
Summer Session 2021 (May 24 to August 6, 2021)
Monday, May 24 Session Begins*
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day (College Closed)
Monday, July 5 Independence Day Observed (College Closed)


*Most course offerings begin this week. However, there are many other classes starting at a later date. For more information, please refer to the class schedule at

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

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