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Academic Calendar: 2021-2022

Fall 2021

Date Event
March 23 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
March 30 Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
April 17 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2021
May 28 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2021
August 2 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2021
August 23 Classes begin
August 23
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 27
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
September 6 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
TBD
Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
October 4
Last day for students to web drop an individual Fall class without grade penalty.
October 4 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 18
Last day to apply for Fall graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.
October 19
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2022
October 25 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 25 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
October 26
Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2022
November 17
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
November 20 Thanksgiving holiday begins
November 27
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2022
November 28
Thanksgiving holiday ends
December 8
Last day to apply for W grade policy
December 8 Classes End
December 9 Reading Day
December 10 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations.
December 15 Close of Fall Semester final examinations. (Inclement weather makeup is December 16)
December 17 University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies

Winter 2022

Date Event
August 2
Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2022
December 27
Classes begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience)
December 27 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 3 Classes begin (Residential-Blacksburg)
January 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 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 Last day to resign without grade penalty.
January 14
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
January 14 Classes end for Winter Session
January 15 Exam day for Winter Session

Spring 2022

Date Event
October 19
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2022
October 26
Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2022
November 27
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2022
January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
January 18 Classes begin
January 18
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 24
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
February 28
Last day for students to web drop an individual Spring class without grade penalty.
February 28
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 3
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 5 Spring Break begins
TBD
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2022
March 13 Spring Break ends
March 22
Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2022
March 29 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 29 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
March 29 Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2022
April 16 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2022
April 20
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
April 20
Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
May 4 Last day to apply for W grade policy
May 4 Classes End
May 5 Reading Day
May 6 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
May 11 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
May 12 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day
May 13 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 14 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies

SUMMER 2022

  S1: First 6 Week Summer Session
S2: Second 6 Week Summer Session
S3: 12 Week Summer Session
Add/Drop opens. TBD TBD TBD
Classes begin. May 23
July 6 May 23
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 23 July 6 May 23
Last day to add classes and to add or drop audit option. May 25 July 8 May 26
Memorial Day Observed – Classes Not in Session. May 30
  May 30
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 6 July 19 June 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 6 July 19 June 21
Independence Day – Classes Not in Session.     July 4
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 14 July 27 July 7
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 14 July 27 July 7
Last day to apply for W grade policy. July 1 August 12 August 12
Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes. July 1 August 12 August 12