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2021 Fall Semester

August 24 Residence halls open for new students
August 20–24 International Student Orientation
August 24–29 First-Year Orientation.
August 26 Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning; individual advising begins in afternoon.
August 27 Residence halls open for returning students. Computer preregistration for first-year and transfer students only.
August 28 Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule.
August 29 Meal plan starts at dinner.
August 30 Classes begin.
September 6 Labor Day classes in session.
September 10 Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add to permanent registration.
October 1 Final examination schedule available online.
October 8 Fall Break begins after last class.
October 18 Fall classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
October 27 Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available online.
November 5 Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W."
November 1–12 Advising period.
November 15–17 Pre-enrollment for spring semester (based on Thanksgiving break).
November 17 Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.
November 24 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class.
November 29 Fall classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
December 1 Note: All accounts must show a zero or positive balance to enroll or select a room for spring semester.
December 6–7 Monday follows the "Friday" class schedule, replacing the Friday of Thanksgiving break. Tuesday follows the "Thursday" class schedule, replacing the Thursday of Thanksgiving break.
December 7 Classes end. Lottery for spring housing.
December 10 Finals begin.
December 10–18 Note: Final examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans.
December 17 100-level seminars end. The fourteenth meetings of Fall 100-level seminars may meet in either the seminar format or for a final exam, up to the discretion of the professor.
December 18 Finals end at noon. Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch.