Academic Calendars

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Academic Calendar 2020-2021


Sunday, August 23 New Student Orientation and Registration
Monday, August 24 First Day of Fall Semester
Monday, August 24–Friday, September 4 Add-Drop Period
Wednesday October 28–Tuesday, November 10 Registration Period for Spring 2021
Friday, November 6 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
Sunday, November 22 Last Day of Fall Classes. No in-person classes after this point. Lessons continue online.
Monday, November 23–Sunday, November 29 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 23–Sunday, January 3, 2021 Buildings Closed
Monday, November 30–Sunday, December 13 Online Examination and Jury Period
Sunday, December 6 Last Day of Fall Studio Instruction
Sunday, December 13 End of Fall Semester


Thursday, January 14 & Friday, January 15 New Student Orientation (online)
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (buildings open, no regularly scheduled classes or lessons)
Tuesday, January 19 First Day of Spring Semester (all classes online for the first two weeks)
Tuesday, January 19 – Monday, February 1 Add-Drop Period
Tuesday, February 2 Hybrid-in-person and In-person classes begin meeting on campus.
Tuesday, March 16–Monday, March 22 Spring Break (no regularly scheduled classes or lessons, buildings hours TBD)
Thursday, April 8–Monday, April 19 Registration Period for Fall 2021
Monday, April 12 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
Monday, April 26 Last Day of Spring Classes (studio instruction continues)
Tuesday, April 27–Monday, May 10 Examination and Jury Period
Monday, May 3 Last Day of Spring Studio Instruction
Monday, May 10–Friday, May 14 Commencement and Performance Week
Saturday, May 15 Commencement
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day (buildings closed)