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2019-20 Academic Calendar

Finals Schedule (PDF)
Academic Deadlines (PDF) - Fall | Winter | May | Summer

FALL 2019  EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 26  
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 27-29  
New Student Arrival/Orientation Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 31-Sept. 3  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 4 7:45 a.m.
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 10-13  
Fall Break Begins Friday, Oct. 18 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Thursday, Oct. 24 7:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Begins Friday, Nov. 22 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Dec. 2 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 13 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 15 10:30 a.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity  Monday-Thursday, Dec. 16-19  
  64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes

First Session: Wednesday, Sept. 4-Friday, Oct. 18; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Thursday, Oct. 24-Friday, Dec. 13; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
WINTER 2020  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Friday, Jan. 3 8 a.m.
Registration Friday, Jan. 3 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 6 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 20  
Ash Wednesday Service Wednesday, Feb. 26 (classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m., reconvene at 11 a.m.)
Winter Break Begins Friday, Feb. 28 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 9 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Tuesday, April 7  
Winter Classes End Thursday, April 9 9 p.m.
Easter Break Begins Thursday, April 9 9 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Tuesday-Friday, April 14-17  
Tour Week Sunday-Sunday, April 19-26  
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35.

64 class days, 4 exam days; 38 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes (63 days does not count RICE)

First Session: Monday, Jan. 6-Tuesday, Feb. 18; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Wednesday, Feb. 19-Thursday, April 9; 19 MWF; 12 TTH 
 
MAY 2020  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, April 27  
May Classes End Wednesday, May 20  
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 21  
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 24  
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day  
SUMMER 2020 EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 1-July 1; Examination July 2  
Summer Session II July 6-August 5; Examination August 6    


2020-21 Academic Calendar

Finals Schedule (PDF)
Academic Deadlines (PDF) - Fall | Winter | May

FALL 2020  EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 24  
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 25-27  
New Student Arrival/Orientation Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 2 7:45 a.m.
Labor Day Monday Sept. 7 (Classes Held)  
Midterms Due Wednesday, Oct. 14  
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 15-18  
1st 7-Weeks End Monday, Oct. 19  
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Tuesday, Oct. 20  
Fall Break Begins Friday, Oct. 23 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 2 7:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday, Nov. 25 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 30 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 11 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 13 10:30 a.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity  Monday-Thursday, Dec. 14-17  
  64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes

First Session: Wednesday, Sept. 2-Monday, Oct. 19; 20 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Tuesday, Oct. 20-Friday, Dec. 11; 18 MWF; 13 TTH
WINTER 2021  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Monday, Jan. 4 8 a.m.
Registration Monday, Jan. 4 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Wednesday, Jan. 6 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 18  
Ash Wednesday Service Wednesday, Feb. 17 (classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m., reconvene at 11 a.m.)
Midterms Due Wednesday, Feb. 17
1st 7-Weeks End Thursday, Feb. 18
Winter Break Begins Friday, Feb. 19 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 1 7:45 a.m.
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Monday, March 1  
Easter Break Begins Thursday, April 1 9 p.m.
Classes Resume Tuesday, April 6 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Thursday, April 8  
Winter Classes End Friday, April 16 9 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Monday-Thursday, April 19-22  
Tour Week Saturday-Sunday, April 25-May 2  
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35.

65 class days, 4 exam days; 39 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes (65 days does not count RICE)

First Session: Wednesday, Jan. 6-Thursday, Feb. 18; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Monday, March 1-Friday, April 16; 19 MWF; 13 TTH 
 
MAY 2021  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, May 3  
May Classes End Wednesday, May 26  
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 27   
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 30  
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day  
SUMMER 2021 EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 7-July 8; Examination July 9  
Summer Session II July 12-August 11; Examination August 12    


2021-2022 Academic Calendar
FALL 2021 EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 23  
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 24-26  
New Student Arrival/Orientation Friday-Tuesday, Aug. 27-31  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 1 7:45 a.m.
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6 (Classes Held)  
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 7-10  
Midterms Due Wednesday, Oct. 13  
1st 7-Weeks End Monday, Oct. 15  
Fall Break Begins Friday, Oct. 15 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Oct. 25 7:45 a.m.
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Monday, Oct. 25  
Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday, Nov. 24 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 29 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 10 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity  Monday-Thursday, Dec. 13-16
  64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes

First Session: Wednesday, Sept. 1-Friday, Oct. 15; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Monday, Oct. 25-Friday, Dec. 10; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
WINTER 2022  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Friday, Jan. 7 8 a.m.
Registration Friday, Jan. 7 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 10 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 17  
Midterms Due Monday, Feb. 21
1st 7-Weeks End Tuesday, Feb. 22
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Wednesday, Feb. 23  
Winter Break Begins Friday, Feb. 25 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 7 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Tuesday, April 12  
Winter Classes End Thursday, April 14 9 p.m.
Easter Break Begins Thursday, April 14 9 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Tuesday-Friday, April 19-22  
Tour Week Saturday-Sunday, April 23-May 21  
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35.

63 class days, 4 exam days; 38 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes (65 days does not count RICE)

First Session: Monday, Jan. 10-Tuesday, Feb. 22; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Wednesday, Feb. 23-Thursday, April 14; 19 MWF; 12 TTH 
 
MAY 2022  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, May 2  
May Classes End Wednesday, May 25  
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 26  
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 29  
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day  
SUMMER 2022 EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 6-July 7; Examination July 8
Summer Session II July 11-August 10; Examination August 11