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Academic Calendar: 2025-2026

Last revised 7/12/22

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Fall 2025

Date

Event

August 25 Classes Begin
August 25
Last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
September 1
Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
October 7 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
TBD
Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
October 27 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 27 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
November 11 Last day to apply for Fall graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
November 19 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
November 22 Thanksgiving break begins
November 30
Thanksgiving break ends
December 10 Last day to apply for W grade policy
December 10 Classes End
December 11 Reading Day
December 12 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations.
December 17 Close of Fall Semester final examinations. (Inclement weather makeup is December 18)
December 18 Degree Conferral Date. See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Winter 2026

Date

Event

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 2 Classes begin (Residential-Blacksburg)
January 2 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 16 Last day to apply for W grade policy.
January 16 Classes end for Winter Session
January 17 Exam day for Winter Session
January 17 Degree Conferral Date

Spring 2026

Date

Event

January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
January 20 Classes Begin
January 20 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.
March 2
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
March 7 Spring Break begins
March  15 Spring Break ends
March 31
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 31
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
April 14 Last day to apply for Spring graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
April 22
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
May 6 Last day to apply for W grade policy
May 6 Classes End
May 7 Reading Day
May 8 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
May 13 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
May 13 Degree Conferral Date. See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

SUMMER 2026 (S1: FIRST 6 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

May 26 Classes Begin
May 26 Last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
June 8 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 8
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
June 16
Last day for students to resign if enrolled in the respective single part of term, without grade penalty. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. 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 16 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
June 19 Juneteenth - (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 3 Independence Day Observed – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 6
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
July 6 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 14 Degree Conferral Date

SUMMER 2026 (S2: SECOND 6 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

July 7 Classes Begin
July 7 Last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.

July 20 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.
July 20 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
July 28 Last day for students to resign if enrolled in the respective single part of term, without grade penalty. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. 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 28 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
August 14
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
August 14 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 14 Degree Conferral Date

SUMMER 2026 (S3: 12 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

May 26 Classes Begin
May 26 Last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.

June 19 Juneteenth - (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
June 23 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 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
July 3 Independence Day Observed – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 9 Last day for students to resign if enrolled in the respective single part of term, without grade penalty. If enrolled in multiple parts of term, the deadline is the date listed for S1. 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 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00pm. Contact the Office of the University Registrar to process a change to grade mode.
August 14 Last day to apply for W grade policy.
August 14 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 14 Degree Conferral Date