Academic Calendar: 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Day Date Event
Tuesday Mar. 19 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2019
Tuesday Mar. 26 Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2019
Saturday Apr. 13 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2019
Friday May 31 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2019
Monday
Aug. 5 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2019
Monday
Aug. 26 Classes begin
Monday Aug. 26
Last day for students to withdraw from Fall Semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building if NOT attending Fall Semester. Call (540) 231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Friday Aug. 30
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Monday Sept. 2 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Friday Oct. 4 Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
Tuesday Oct. 8
Last day for students to web drop an individual Fall class without grade penalty.
Tuesday Oct. 8
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Monday
Oct. 21
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Monday
Oct. 21
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
Monday Oct. 21
Last day to apply for Fall graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.
Tuesday Oct. 22
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2020
Tuesday Oct. 29
Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2020
Wednesday Nov. 20
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
Saturday Nov. 23 Thanksgiving holiday begins
Saturday
Nov. 30
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2020
Sunday Dec. 1
Thanksgiving holiday ends
Wednesday Dec. 11
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday Dec. 11 Classes End
Thursday
Dec. 12 Reading Day
Friday Dec. 13 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations
Wednesday
Dec. 18 Close of Fall Semester final examinations (Inclement weather makeup is Dec. 19)
Friday Dec. 20 University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies

Winter 2020

Day Date Event
Thursday
Aug. 1
Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2020
Thursday
Dec. 26
Classes begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience)
Thursday
Dec. 26 Last day for students to add or drop courses or to withdraw from Winter Session (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F or P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web. 
Friday
Jan. 3 Classes begin (Residential-Blacksburg)
Friday
Jan. 3 Last day for students to add or drop courses or to withdraw from Winter Session (Residential-Blacksburg) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F or P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.  
Friday Jan. 17
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Friday Jan. 17 Classes end for Winter Session
Saturday
Jan. 18 Exam day for Winter Session

Spring 2020

Day Date Event
Tuesday Oct. 22
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2020
Tuesday Oct. 29
Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2020
Saturday Nov. 30
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2020
Monday Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Tuesday Jan. 21 Classes begin
Tuesday Jan. 21
Last day for students to withdraw from Spring Semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building if NOT attending Spring Semester. Call 540-231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Monday Jan. 27
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Monday
Mar. 2
Last day for students to web drop an individual Spring class without grade penalty.
Monday Mar. 2
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Tuesday
Mar. 3
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2020
Thursday Mar. 5
Last day to apply for Spring graduation in order to receive a diploma at Spring Commencement in May and have your name appear in the Commencement Bulletin.
Saturday Mar. 7 Spring Break begins
Sunday Mar. 15 Spring Break ends
Tuesday Mar. 24
Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
Monday
Mar. 30
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Monday
Mar. 30
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Mar. 31
Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
Saturday Apr. 18
Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2020
Wednesday Apr. 22
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)  
Wednesday Apr. 22
Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
Wednesday May 6
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday May 6 Classes End
Thursday
May 7 Reading Day
Friday May 8 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
Wednesday May 13 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
Thursday
May 14 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day
Friday May 15 University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies. Lower than tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 noon. Final grades due by 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
May 16 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies

 

  Summer 2020 First 6 Week Summer Session 2020
Second 6 Week Summer Session 2020
Add/Drop opens. March 3 March 3 March 3
Classes begin. May 26 May 26 May 26
Last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar’s Office, 250 Student Services Building if NOT attending Summer 12 Week Session. Call 540-231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar’s Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web. May 26 May 26 July 8
Last day to add classes and to add or drop audit option. May 29
May 28 July 10
Last day for students to web drop classes without grade penalty. If you are enrolled in only one course in all Summer Sessions, please contact the Registrar’s Office for instructions because you cannot drop your last/only class online. June 23 June 8 July 21
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00pm. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. June 23 June 8 July 21
Independence Day Observed – Classes Not in Session. July 3    
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and last required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student’s college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations. July 9 June 16 July 29
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00pm. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. July 9 June 16 July 29
Last day to apply for W grade policy. August 14 July 2 August 14
Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes. August 14 July 2 August 14