USciences Academic Calendars

Academic Year 2019-2020*

Summer 2019
Summer A Classes Begin Monday May 6
Summer I Classes Begin Monday May 13
Summer A Drop/Add Ends Thursday  May 16
Summer I Drop/Add Ends Monday May 20
Memorial Day-University Closed Monday May 27
Summer I Course Withdraw Deadline Thursday June 6
Summer A Course Withdraw Deadline Thursday June 27
Summer I Ends Friday June 28
Summer II Begins Monday July 1
Independence Day-University Closed Thursday July 4
Summer II Drop/Add Ends Monday July 8
Summer II Course Withdraw Deadline Thursday July 25
Summer II Ends Friday August 16
Summer A Ends Friday August 23
Fall 2019
Drop/Add Period Begins Monday, August 19
Classes Begin Monday, August 26
Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) Monday, September 2
Monday Schedule for Classes Tuesday, September 3
Drop/Add Period Ends Friday, September 6
Mid-Semester Pacing Day (No Classes) Monday, October 14
Spring Registration Begins Sunday, October 27
Course Withdrawal Deadline Friday, November 1
University is Open for Business Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 6
Final Examinations Begin Saturday, December 7
Reading Day (No Classes or Exams) Wednesday, December 11
Final Examinations End Friday, December 13
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 13
Spring 2020
Drop/Add Period Begins Wednesday, January 8
Classes Begin  Monday, January 13
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service** Monday, January 20
Drop/Add Period Ends Friday, January 24
Spring Recess (No Classes) Monday-Friday, March 2-6
Classes Resume Monday, March 9
Course Withdrawal Deadline Friday, March 27
Fall and Summer Registration Begins Sunday, March 29
Last Day of Classes Friday, April 24
Final Examinations Begin Saturday, April 25
Reading Day (No Classes or Exams) Wednesday, April 29
Final Examinations End Friday, May 1
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 1

* The Academic Calendar is subject to change.

** Classes that are scheduled at 4 pm or later will be held as scheduled on MLK Day of Service


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