Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Academic Calendar 2020-2021
FALL SEMESTER
Residence halls open for new residential students*Aug. 13
Residence halls open for returning residential students*Aug. 15
*Move-in dates will be coordinated by Student Services for physical distancing.
Instruction begins at 7:45 a.m.Aug. 17
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 a.m.Aug. 17
Final date to register or add a classAug. 24
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptAug. 24
Formal Opening ConvocationSept. 2
Mid-semesterOct. 7
Registration for spring semesterOct. 12 - Nov. 6
Final date to drop with “W”Oct. 22
Thanksgiving Break (at close of evening classes Nov. 24)Nov. 25-29
Residence halls close at noon until Jan. 2021Nov. 25
Final ExamsNov. 30 - Dec. 4
FALL Online
Term 1Aug. 17 - Oct. 7
Last Day to drop/addAug. 19
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Sept. 15
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Oct. 22
Term 2Oct. 12 - Nov. 27
Last Day to drop/addOct. 14
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Nov. 9
SPRING SEMESTER
Residence halls open for Wesleyan Into the World participantsJan. 4
Residence halls open for returning studentsJan. 6
Instruction begins at 8:00 a.m.Jan. 7
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 a.m.Jan. 7
Final date to register or add a classJan. 14
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptJan. 14
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)Jan. 18
Spring Break (no classes)Feb. 22-28
Instruction resumesMar. 1
Begin second half-term classesMar. 1
Mid-semesterMar. 3
Final date to drop with a “W”Mar. 3
Registration for summer and fall semestersMar. 15 - Apr. 2
Easter Recess (classes end at 9 p.m. on Apr. 9)Apr. 2-5
Instruction ResumesApr. 6
Celebration of Student Achievements (classes end at noon)Apr. 8
Last day of classesApr. 16
Examination periodApr. 19-23
BaccalaureateApr. 23
Residence Halls close for all but Graduating Seniors at 5 p.m.Apr. 23
Commencement at 10:00 a.m.Apr. 24
SPRING Online
Term 1Jan. 7 - Feb. 19
Last day to drop/addJan. 11
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Feb. 8
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Mar. 11
Term 2Mar. 1 - Apr. 16
Last day to drop/addMar. 3
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Apr. 5
SUMMER SESSIONS
Session IMay 3 - June 4
Last day to drop/addMay 4
Final date to drop with "W"May 24
Session IIJune 7 - July 9
Last day to drop/addJune 9
Final date to drop with "W"June 28
SUMMER ONLINE
Term 1May 3 - June 18
Last day to drop/addMay 5
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1May 31
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2June 29
Term 2June 21 - Aug. 6
Last day to drop/addJune 23
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2July 19