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2020 Fall Semester

DATE DESCRIPTION
Mid-late July New Students and Transfer Students: Online placement exam info sent via email.
July 28 Announcement of amended Fall 2020 and January 2021 Course Schedules. Fall 2020 will indicate remote or hybrid. January 2021 is all remote. Some new courses may be added. 
August 1 New Students and Transfer Students: Deadline to complete online placement exams.
August 3-5 Course lotteries for sophomores, juniors, and seniors based on April pre-enrollment. 
  • Students may be lotteried into different sections than those for which they registered. 
  • Courses moved to the January term will be moved with their pre-registration of students and then lotteried. 
  • Some Fall 2020 courses may unfortunately be cancelled and not made up. Look for departmental announcements about those. 
August 11-14 Advising for sophomores, juniors, and seniors for Fall 2020 and January 2021 Term. Advisees, please confer with your advisors.
Mid-August New Students and Transfer Students: Academic advisor assignment notification via mySwarthmore
August 17 Add/Drop (conducted remotely) begins for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, for Fall 2020 and January 2021.
August 24-28 New student advising and registration (conducted remotely) for Fall 2020 and January 2021. (Add/Drop for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be paused during this time).
  • Monday, August 24 (time and structure to be determined): Virtual Advising Fair, including asynchronous component. 
  • Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25: New Student Advising (new students meet individually and virtually with academic advisors).
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST: Registration for Fall and J-term via mySwarthmore
  • Thursday, August 27: Course lotteries
  • Friday, August 28: Add/Drop begins for new students using Add/Drop form in mySwarthmore
August 30 Add/Drop resumes for all students for both Fall 2020 and January 2021.
September 1 – 6 Staggered arrival of students (first-years, sophomores, incoming transfer students, students on campus by petition)
September 7 Labor Day; First day of fall classes
September 14 (Monday): Last day of Add/Drop for Fall 2020 courses. Deadline 11:59 p.m. We expect to have a supplemental J-term add/drop later in the semester.
November 6 (Friday): CR/NC and Course Withdrawal deadlines
Advising and Pre-Registration for Spring 2021: Dates to be determined.
November 20 Last day of on-campus experiences.
November 20 – 22 Phased departure of on-campus students.
November 21 – 29 Thanksgiving Break
December 4 Last day of classes
December 5 – 7 Reading Period
December 8 – 15 Final exams
December 16 – January 3 Winter Break I