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Academic Calendar: 2020-2021

Fall 2020

 
Date Event
March 24 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
April 7
Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
April 25 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2020
May 29 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2020
July 13 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2020 at 6pm.
August 24 Classes begin
August 24
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.
August 28
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
September 7 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
October 5
Last day for students to web drop an individual Fall class without grade penalty.
October 5
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.
October 16 Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
October 19
Last day to apply for Fall graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.
October 20
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2021
October 26
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.
October 26
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
October 27
Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2021
November 18
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
November 21 Thanksgiving holiday begins (Courses will resume via online instruction after holiday)
November 28
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2021
November 29
Thanksgiving holiday ends
November 30 All Courses Resume Via Online Instruction (Courses not held in person for remainder of term)
December 9
Last day to apply for W grade policy
December 9 Classes End
December 10 Reading Day
December 11 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations (Final Exams To Be Held Online)
December 16 Close of Fall Semester final examinations (Inclement weather makeup is Dec. 17)
December 18 University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies

Winter 2021

Date Event
August 3
Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2021
December 26
Classes begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience)
December 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 A-F or P/F grade mode by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.  
January 4 Classes begin (Residential-Blacksburg)
January 4 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 A-F or P/F grade mode by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.  
January 5 Last day to resign without grade penalty.
January 15
Last day to apply for W grade policy
January 15 Classes end for Winter Session
January 16 Exam day for Winter Session

Spring 2021

Date Event
October 20
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2021
October 27
Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2021
November 28
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2021
January 18 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
January 19 Classes begin
January 19
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.
January 25
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
March 1
Last day for students to web drop an individual Spring class without grade penalty.
March 1
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.
March 4
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.
March 6 Spring Break begins
TBD
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2021
March 14 Spring Break ends
March 23
Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
March 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.
March 30
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
March 30 Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
April 17 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2021
April 21
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
April 21
Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
May 5 Last day to apply for W grade policy
May 5 Classes End
May 6 Reading Day
May 7 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
May 12 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
May 13 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day
May 14 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.
May 15 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies

SUMMER 2021

  S1: First 6 Week Summer Session
S2: Second 6 Week Summer Session
S3: 12 Week Summer Session
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2021. TBD TBD TBD
Classes begin. May 24 July 7
May 24
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 24 July 7 May 24
Last day to add classes and to add or drop audit option. May 26 July 9 May 27
Memorial Day Observed – Classes Not in Session. May 31   May 31
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 7 July 20 June 22
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 7 July 20 June 22
Independence Day Observed – Classes Not in Session.     July 5
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. June 15 July 28 July 8
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. June 15 July 28 July 8
Last day to apply for W grade policy. July 2 August 13 August 13
Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes. July 2 August 13 August 13