Academic Affairs Calendar 2020-2021

AUGUST

3           Pre-session classes begin

7           Notice about sabbatical leave requests sent out

11         New Faculty Orientation

11         All-university GTA orientation

17         First day of weekday and evening classes

21         Last day to enroll or add for fall semester (16 week classes)

22         First day of weekend classes

28         Last day to drop with 100% refund (16 week classes)

SEPTEMBER

4           Spring course schedules due to Registrar

7           LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

14         Twentieth class day

14         Graduate students last day to file an Application for Degree (for Fall 2020)

25         Sabbatical leave requests due to deans

OCTOBER

2           MURPA proposals due to Office of Research

2           URCA proposals due to Office of Research and Technology Transfer

5-10     Most first 8-week courses end this week

7           Spring Schedule of Courses available online - tentative

9           Sabbatical leave requests due to Provost’s Office

15         Midterm grades due to Registrar

23         University Program Review committee meets with chairs and college deans to review evaluation

27         Last day to drop with a “W”

NOVEMBER

6           3MT Competition

 6          Requests for nominations for faculty awards distributed to deans (ET, AT, YFS, RT, YRT, Accessibility)

 6          Faculty Support Committee recommendations for sabbatical leaves due to Provost

 9          Registration for spring begins – tentative

13         University Program Review committee submits final report to AVP for Academic Affairs

13         Grad Students graduating Fall 2020 last day to submit Request to Schedule Oral Defense

20         Department leaders attend workshop and begin self-study

20         Last Day of in-person instruction.

25         Graduate students last day to hold Oral Defense if graduating Fall 2020

23-29   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NO CLASSES

26-27   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Offices Closed

27         MURPA and URCA awards announced

30         Classes resume remotely.

DECEMBER

3           Last day of fall classes

3           Grad student Graduation requirements due for Fall 2020

4           Awards for Excellence nominations due to Office of Research

4           Provost transmits sabbatical leave recommendations to President

4           Study day

5-10     FINAL EXAMS

11         University Program Review Committee submits final report to Provost

13         Fall Commencement Ceremonies

15         Final grades due

18         Curriculum change forms must be through all college processes and received by Provost Office

18         HOLIDAY CLOSING at 5:00 PM

18         Grades available to students

NOTE: Registration, late registration, drop/add, and refund deadlines apply only to full-semester classes. Deadlines for shorter classes are proportionately equivalent - see the appropriate deadlines online.

JANUARY

4           Campus reopens at 8:00 AM

4           Pre-session classes begin

8           Summer course schedules due to Registrar - tentative

8           College/dean forwards nominations for faculty awards to

Provost (YFS, AT, ET, RT, YRT, Accessibility)

15         All curriculum changes must be through the curriculum process and received by the Registrar’s Office if they are to be reflected in the 2020-2021 publications

18         MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY

29         Fall course schedules due to Registrar – tentative

FEBRUARY

1           First day of weekday and evening classes

5           ARCS proposals due to Office of Research

5           President notifies deans/faculty of sabbatical decisions

6           First day of weekend classes

12         Last day to drop with 100% refund (16 week classes)

12         Evaluations for first-year probationary faculty, non tenure-track teaching and provisional UP’s due to Academic Affairs

15         Last day for graduate students to file an Application for Degree (for spring)

26         Evaluations for untenured and tenured faculty, non tenure-track teaching, post-tenure review and UP’s due to Academic Affairs

26         Twentieth class day

MARCH

1           Assessment Funding requests final deadline

3           Summer and Fall Schedule of Courses available on line-tentative

24         Midterm grades due to Registrar

31         ARCS awards announced

APRIL

1           Academic Unit submits self-study (using approved template) to College Dean

2           GRASP Symposium

2           URCA proposals due to Office of Research

5           Last day to drop with a “W”

5           Registration for summer and fall begins - tentative

30         Oral Defense deadline for spring

MAY

1           College dean reviews and forwards to Graduate School Dean

6           Last day of classes

7           Study day

7           Grad student Graduation requirements due for spring

8-13     FINALS

15         Commencement Ceremonies

17         Summer pre-session classes begin

18         Final grades due to Registrar

21         Grades available to students

21         URCA awards announced

30         Graduate Dean reviews and submits to AVP for Academic Affairs

31         MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

JUNE

1           First day of weekday classes (8-week classes)

14         Last day for graduate students to file an Application for Degree (for summer)

25         Last day of first 4-week session

28         First day of second 4-week session

JULY     

5           INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY-Observed

16         Oral Defense deadline for summer

23         Grad student Graduation requirements due for summer

23         Summer session ends