College Calendar

Each year, the college offers the following three terms: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Fall (usually begins in early September)15 weeks
Spring (usually begins in late January)15 weeks
Summer (usually begins in early May)15 weeks

Each term may contain shorter sessions.

The Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. School of Labor Studies and the School for Graduate Studies offer terms that typically start in September, January and May. Students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health may start in the Fall and Spring terms, plus take studies or courses in the Summer term. International Education schedules its terms based on the calendars of the host institutions and will provide information to students as it becomes available.

There are two faculty no appointment periods, one typically immediately after the Fall term and the other usually just preceding Fall term, where faculty may not be available to students. Students who require assistance during that time should contact 1Stop Student Services.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

The college’s three-term academic year provides time well in advance of the start of the term for students to work with their mentors and plan the upcoming term. During the advising, study preparation and registration period, students and mentors schedule time to discuss their educational goals and the available learning opportunities, to design individualized studies and to secure the learning resources for each study. For more information, please see Getting Started and Registration. Please note that the financial aid calendar starts with the summer term.

Term Admissions Deadline Registration Period Add/Drop Begins1 Add/Drop Ends2 Start End Grades Due
Fall, Session A Aug. 10 April 14 to Sept. 3 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 8 Dec. 18 Dec. 30
Fall, Session B Aug. 10 April 14 to Sept. 3 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 8 Oct. 30 Nov. 13
Fall, Session C Aug. 10 April 14 o Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 11 Oct. 5 Nov. 27 Dec. 11
Fall, Session D Aug. 10 April 14 to Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Nov. 1 Oct. 26 Dec. 18 Dec. 30
Spring, Session A Nov. 30 Oct. 6 to Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 19 April 30 May 10
Spring, Session B Nov. 30 Oct. 6 to Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 19 March 12 March 22
Spring, Session C Nov. 30 Oct. 6 to Feb. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Feb. 16 April 9 April 19
Spring, Session D Nov. 30 Oct. 6 to March 4 March 8 March 14 March 8 April 30 May 10
Summer, Session A March 22 Feb. 9 to May 13 May 17 May 23 May 17 Aug. 27 Sept. 3
Summer, Session B March 22 Feb. 9 to May 13 May 17 May 23 May 17 July 9 July 19
Summer, Session C March 22 Feb. 9 to June 10 June 14 June 20 June 14 Aug. 6 Aug. 16

Faculty No Appointment Periods and Holidays

The dates below list the days that the college is closed and faculty no appointment periods. During faculty no appointment periods, faculty do not schedule appointments with students.

Date Description
2020
July 27-Aug. 21 Faculty reading period
Sept. 7 State holiday (Labor Day)
Oct. 12 State holiday (Columbus Day observed)
Nov. 3 State holiday (Election Day)
Nov. 11 State holiday (Veterans Day observed)
Nov. 26 State holiday (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 21-Jan. 8 Faculty no appointment period
Dec. 25 State holiday (Christmas)
2021
Jan. 1 State holiday (New Year's Day)
Jan. 18 State holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Feb. 12 State holiday (Lincoln's Birthday)
Feb. 15 State holiday (Presidents' Day)
May 3 - May 14 Spring Term Break
May 31 State holiday (Memorial Day observed)

College Program Calendars for 2020-2021

In addition to the college’s three-term academic calendar, the tables that follow provide important enrollment and fixed term dates for these programs.

International Education

Term Start Date Term End
Tirana, Albania
Fall 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Feb. 22, 2021
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 June 18, 2021
Summer 2021 June 21, 2021 July 31, 2021
Prague, Czech Republic
Fall 2020 Sept. 7, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020
Spring 2021 Jan. 18, 2021 May 14, 2021
Summer Intensive 2021 May 17, 2021 May 28, 2021
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020
Spring 2021 Jan. 19, 2021 April 30, 2021
Summer Session 1 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug. 27, 2021
Summer Session 2 2021 May 17, 2021 July 9, 2021
Summer Session 3 2021 June 14, 2021 Aug. 6, 2021
Athens, Greece
Fall 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Feb. 5, 2021
Spring 2021 Feb. 22, 2021 June 18, 2021
Summer 2021 June 28, 2021 July 23, 2021
Thessaloniki, Greece
Fall 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Feb. 5, 2021
Spring 2021 Feb. 22, 2021 June 18, 2021
Summer 2021 June 28, 2021 July 23, 2021
Beirut, Lebanon
Fall 2020 Oct. 5, 2020 Dec. 23, 2020
Fall Residency virtual virtual
Spring 2021 Feb. 16, 2021 May 12, 2021
Spring Residency March 15, 2021 March 21, 2021
Summer 2021 June 14, 2021 Aug. 8, 2021
Summer Residency Option A July 6, 2021 July 10, 2021
Summer Residency Option B July 13, 2021 July 17, 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020
Spring 2021 Jan. 19, 2021 April 30, 2021
Summer Session 1 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug. 27, 2021
Summer Session 2 2021 May 17, 2021 July 9, 2021
Summer Session 3 2021 June 14, 2021 Aug. 6, 2021
Eskişehir, Turkey
Fall 2020 Oct. 5, 2020 Jan. 23, 2021
Spring 2021 Feb. 15, 2021 June 5, 2021
Summer Session 1 2021 July 5, 2021 Aug. 27, 2021
Summer Session 2 2021 N/A N/A
Summer Session 3 2021 N/A N/A

The Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. School of Labor Studies

The HVASLS term start and end dates vary by sponsor. Please check with the HVASLS student services office for the exact dates.