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Academic Calendar: 2028-2029

Last revised 7/12/22

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Fall 2028

Date

Event

August 21 Classes Begin
August 21 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 4
Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
October 3 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 23 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 23 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 14 Last day to apply for Fall graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
November 15 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
November 18 Thanksgiving break begins
November 26 Thanksgiving break ends
December 6 Last day to apply for W grade policy
December 6 Classes End
December 7 Reading Day
December 8 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations.
December 13 Close of Fall Semester final examinations. (Inclement weather makeup is December 14)
December 14 Degree Conferral Date. See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Winter 2029

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 3 Last day to resign without grade penalty.
January 12 Last day to apply for W grade policy.
January 12 Classes end for Winter Session
January 13 Exam day for Winter Session
January 13 Degree Conferral Date

Spring 2029

Date

Event

January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
January 16 Classes Begin
January 16 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.
February 26
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 3 Spring Break begins
March  11 Spring Break ends
March 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.
March 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.
April 10 Last day to apply for Spring graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
April 18 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
May 2 Last day to apply for W grade policy
May 2 Classes End
May 3 Reading Day
May 4 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
May 9 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
May 9 Degree Conferral Date. See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

SUMMER 2029 (S1: FIRST 6 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

May 21 Classes Begin
May 21 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.
May 28 Memorial Day – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
June 4 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 4 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 12
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 12 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)
June 29
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
June 29 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 10 Degree Conferral Date

SUMMER 2029 (S2: SECOND 6 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

July 2 Classes Begin
July 2 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 4 Independence Day – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 16 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 16 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 24 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 24 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 10
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
August 10 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 10 Degree Conferral Date

SUMMER 2029 (S3: 12 WEEK SUMMER SESSION)

Date

Event

May 21 Classes Begin
May 21 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.
May 28 Memorial Day – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
June 18 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 18 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 19 Juneteenth - (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 4 Independence Day – (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
July 5 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 5 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 10 Last day to apply for W grade policy.
August 10 Last day of classes. *Final exams are held on the last day of classes.
August 10 Degree Conferral Date