Academic Calendar

Fayette Campus (CLAS) Online & Extended Studies (CGES) Columbia - Forum Location
2019 - 20 2019 - 20 2019 - 20
2020 - 21 2020 - 21 2020 - 21

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall Semester Fall 2019
Faculty & Staff Fall Workshop Thursday, August 15, 2019
Freshmen Arrive Friday, August 16, 2019
Upperclassmen Return Sunday, August 18, 2019
Registration Validation Monday, August 19, 2019
Classes Begin Monday, August 19, 2019
Last Day to Add an online course (Term I) Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Convocation Thursday, August 22, 2019
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Friday, August 23, 2019
Labor Day (no classes all day) Monday, September 02, 2019
Family Weekend Saturday, September 21, 2019
Homecoming Weekend Saturday, October 19, 2019
Mid-Term Grades Due Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Fall Break (no classes all day) Monday, October 14, 2019
Pre-Registration for Spring Begins Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Term 2 Begins Monday, October 21, 2019
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” Friday, November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess Begins  Saturday, November 23, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess Ends  Sunday, December 01, 2019
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 06, 2019
December Commencement Saturday, December 07, 2019
Final Exams  Dec. 9-13, 2019 (M-F)
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2019
Students may view grades on myCMU Wednesday, December 18, 2019
January Term Jan. 2020
Registration for ONLINE January Classes Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Regular Registration (non-online January classes) Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ONLINE January Session Begins Monday, December 16, 2019
January Session Ends Friday, January 10, 2020
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Spring Semester Spring 2020
Residence Halls Open Sunday, January 12, 2020
Registration Validation Monday, January 13, 2020
Classes Begin  Monday, January 13, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (no classes) Monday, January 20, 2020
Last Day to add an Online Course (Term III) Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Friday, January 17, 2020
Mid-Term Grades Due Monday, March 09, 2020
Pre-Registration for May, Summer, & Fall Monday, March 09, 2020
Term IV Begins Monday, March 16, 2020
Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 21, 2020
Spring Recess Ends Sunday, March 29, 2020
Service Day—no classes except labs Thursday, April 02, 2020
Good Friday (no classes all day) Friday, April 10, 2020
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” Friday, April 24, 2020
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 01, 2020
Number of classes per semester
Final Exams May 4 - 8, 2020 (M-F)
Commencement (Fayette) Saturday, May 09, 2020
Final Grades due by 8 a.m.  Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU Wednesday, May 13, 2020

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall Semester Fall 2020
Freshmen Arrive Saturday, August 15, 2020
Upperclassmen Return Saturday, August 15, 2020 (after 12 p.m.)
Registration Validation Monday, August 17, 2020
Classes Begin Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Last Day to Add an online course (Term I) Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Friday, August 21, 2020
Labor Day (CLASSES IN SESSION) Monday, September 07, 2020
Family Weekend CANCELED
Homecoming Weekend CANCELED
Mid-Term Grades Due Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Fall Break (CLASSES IN SESSION) No Fall Break in 2020
Pre-Registration for Spring Begins Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Term 2 Begins Monday, October 19, 2020
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” Friday, November 13, 2020
Instruction and final exams will be remote after Thanksgiving. Residence halls and dining services remain open until Dec. 11.
Thanksgiving Recess Begins  Saturday, November 21, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess Ends  Sunday, November 29, 2020
Instruction and final exams will be remote after Thanksgiving. Residence halls and dining services remain open until Dec. 11.
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 04, 2020
December Commencement TBD
Final Exams  Dec. 7-11, 2020 (M-F)
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU Wednesday, December 16, 2020
January Term Jan. 2021
Registration for ONLINE January Classes Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Regular Registration (non-online January classes) Tuesday, October 13, 2020
ONLINE January Session Begins Monday, December 14, 2020
January Session Ends Friday, January 08, 2021
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021
Students may view grades on myCMU Friday, January 15, 2021
Spring Semester Spring 2021
Residence Halls Open Sunday, January 10, 2021
Registration Validation Monday, January 11, 2021
Classes Begin  Monday, January 11, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (no classes) Monday, January 18, 2021
Last Day to add an Online Course (Term III) Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Friday, January 15, 2021
Mid-Term Grades Due Monday, March 08, 2021
Pre-Registration for May, Summer, & Fall Monday, March 08, 2021
Term IV Begins Monday, March 15, 2021
Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 20, 2021
Spring Recess Ends Sunday, March 28, 2021
Service Day—no classes except labs Thursday, April 01, 2021
Good Friday (no classes all day) Friday, April 02, 2021
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” Friday, April 16, 2021
Last Day of Classes Friday, April 30, 2021
Number of classes per semester
Final Exams May 3-7, 2021 (M-F)
Commencement (Fayette) Saturday, May 08, 2021
Final Grades due by 8 a.m.  Monday, May 10, 2021
Students may view grades on myCMU Wednesday, May 12, 2021

College of Graduate & Extended Studies
Graduate Aug. 19 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Labor Day Holiday Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019
Final Grades due by 8:00 a.m. Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
EXFA: 16-week Aug. 19 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Labor Day Holiday Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019
Final Grades Due by 8:00 a.m. Mon. Dec. 16, 2019
Term 1 (T1): 8-week Aug. 19 - Oct. 11, 2019
Last day to add a course Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Last day to withdraw Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Term 2 (T2): 8-week Oct. 21 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
January Term: 4-week Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 10, 2020
Last day to add a course Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Last day to withdraw Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Graduate Jan. 13 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., April 24, 2020
Spring Break March 21 - 29, 2020
Grades Due by 8:00 a.m. Tue., May 12, 2020
EXSP: 16-week Jan., 13 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., April 24, 2020
Spring Break Mar. 21-29, 2020
Grades due by 8 a.m. Tue., May 12, 2020
Term 3 (T3): 8-week Jan. 13 - March 6, 2020
Last day to add a course Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. Wed., March 11, 2020
Term 4 (T4): 8-week March 16 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course Wed., March 18, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., May 1, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Tue., May 12, 2020
EXSU: Undergraduate: May 11 - Aug. 14, 2020
1st, 3-week session (S1): Undergraduate May 11 - May 29, 2020
Last day to add a course: Wed., May 13, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Friday, May 22, 2020
1st, 4-week session (S2): Undergraduate June 1 - June 26, 2020
Last day to add a course: Wed., June 3, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Fri., June 19, 2020
8-week session (S8): Undergraduate June 1 - July 24, 2020
Last day to add a course: Wed., June 3, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Fri., July 17, 2020
2nd, 4-week session (S3): Undergraduate June 29 - July 24, 2020
Last day to add a course: Wed., July 1, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Fri. July 17, 2020
2nd, 3-week session (S4): Undergraduate July 27 - Aug. 14, 2020
Last day to add a course: Wed., July 29, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

College of Graduate & Extended Studies
Graduate Aug. 17 - Dec. 11, 2020
Last day to add a course Fri., Aug. 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Labor Day Holiday Mon., Sept. 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21 - Nov. 29, 2020
Final Grades due by 8:00 a.m. Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
EXFA: 16-week Aug. 17 - Dec. 11, 2020
Last day to add a course Fri., Aug. 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Labor Day Holiday Mon., Sept. 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21 - Nov. 29, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8:00 a.m. Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
Term 1 (T1): 8-week Aug. 17 - Oct. 9, 2020
Last day to add a course Wed., Aug. 19, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., Oct. 2, 2020
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14, 2020
Term 2 (T2): 8-week Oct. 19 - Dec. 11, 2020
Last day to add a course Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw Fri., Dec. 4, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
January Term: 4-week Dec. 14, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021
Last day to add a course Wed., Dec. 16, 2020
Last day to withdraw Mon., Jan. 4, 2021
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Mon., Jan. 11, 2021
Graduate Jan. 11 - May 7, 2021
Last day to add a course Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw Fri., April 16, 2021
Spring Break March 20 - 28, 2021
Grades Due by 8:00 a.m. Mon., May 10, 2021
EXSP: 16-week Jan. 11 - May 7, 2021
Last day to add a course Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw Fri., April 16, 2021
Spring Break March 20 - 28, 2021
Grades due by 8 a.m. Mon., May 10, 2021
Term 3 (T3): 8-week Jan. 11 - March 5, 2021
Last day to add a course Wed., Jan. 13, 2021
Last day to withdraw Fri., Feb. 26, 2021
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. Wed., March 10, 2021
Term 4 (T4): 8-week March 15 - May 7, 2021
Last day to add a course Wed., March 17, 2021
Last day to withdraw Fri., April 30, 2021
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. Mon., May 10, 2021
EXSU: Undergraduate: May 10 - Aug. 13, 2021
1st, 3-week session (S1): Undergraduate May 10 - May 28, 2021
Last day to add a course: Wed. May 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Fri., May 21, 2021
1st, 4-week session (S2): Undergraduate June 1 - June 25, 2021
Last day to add a course: Wed. June 2, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Fri., June 18, 2021
8-week session (S8): Undergraduate June 1 - July 23, 2021
Last day to add a course: Wed., June 2, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Fri., July 16, 2021
2nd, 4-week session (S3): Undergraduate June 28 - July 23, 2021
Last day to add a course: Wed., June 30, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Fri., July 16, 2021
2nd, 3-week session (S4): Undergraduate July 26 - Aug. 13, 2021
Last day to add a course: Wed., July 28, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Frid., Aug. 6, 2021

Columbia - Forum, 2019 - 20
Fall 2019
Fall 2019 enrollment begins Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Fall 2019 classes begin Monday, August 19, 2019
Last day to Add & Drop Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving recess begins (no classes) Saturday, November 23, 2019
Thanksgiving recess ends Sunday, December 1, 2019
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Friday, November 22, 2019
Last days of class (final examinations) Mon. December 9-Fri. December 13, 2019
Final Grades DUE Monday, December 16, 2019
Spring 2020
Spring 2020 enrollment begins Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Spring 2020 classes begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Last day to Add & Drop Thursday, January 30, 2020
Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 21, 2020
Classes resume after Spring Recess Monday, March 30, 2020
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Friday, April 24, 2020
Last days of class (final examinations) Mon. May 4-Fri. May 8, 2020
Final Grades DUE Monday, May 11, 2020
Summer 2020 (8-week session)
Summer (8-week session) enrollment begins Monday, March 2, 2020
Summer (8-week session) classes begin Monday, June 8, 2020
Last day to Add & Drop Wednesday, June 11, 2020
Independence Day recess   Friday, July 3, 2020
Last day to drop an 8-week course/withdraw Friday, July 24, 2020
Summer (8-week session) classes end Friday, July 31, 2020
Final Grades DUE Monday, August 3, 2020
Summer 2020 (first 4-week session)
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Monday, March 2, 2020
Summer (first 4-week session) classes begin Monday, June 8, 2020
Last day to drop a 4-week course/withdraw Friday, June 26, 2020
First 4-week summer session end Friday, July 3, 2020
Independence Day recess Saturday, July 4, 2020
Final Grades DUE Monday, July 6, 2020
Summer 2020 (second 4-week session)
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Monday, March 2, 2020
Summer (second 4-week session) classes begin Monday, July 6, 2020
Last day to drop a 4-week course/withdraw Friday, July 24, 2020
Second 4-week summer session end Friday, July 31, 2020
Final Grades DUE Monday, August 3, 2020

Columbia - Forum
This calendar is for onsite, seated classes.
Fall 2020
Fall 2020 enrollment begins Monday, March 2, 2020
Fall 2020 classes begin Monday, August 24, 2020
Last day to Add & Drop Monday, August 31, 2020
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 7, 2020
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Friday, November 13, 2020
Thanksgiving recess begins (no classes) Saturday, November 21, 2020
Thanksgiving recess ends Sunday, November 29, 2020
Last days of class (final examinations) Monday, December 7-Friday, December 11
Final Grades DUE Monday, December 14, 2020
Spring 2021
Spring 2021 enrollment begins Thursday, October 1, 2020
Spring 2021 classes begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Last day to Add & Drop Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 27, 2021
Classes resume after Spring Recess Monday, April 5, 2021
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Friday, April 16, 2021
Last days of class (final examinations) Monday, May 3-Friday, May 7, 2021
Final Grades DUE Monday, May 10, 2021
Summer 2021 (8-week session)
Summer (8-week session) enrollment begins Monday, March 1, 2021
Summer (8-week session) classes begin Monday, June 7, 2021
Last day to Add & Drop Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Last day to drop an 8-week course/withdraw Friday, July 23, 2021
Summer (8-week session) classes end Friday, July 30, 2021
Final Grades DUE Monday, August 2, 2021
Summer 2021 (first 4-week session)
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Monday, March 1, 2021
Summer (first 4-week session) classes begin Monday, June 7, 2021
Last day to Add & Drop Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Last day to drop a 4-week class/withdraw Friday, June 25, 2021
First 4-week summer session end Friday, July 2, 2021
Independence Day recess Monday July 5, 2021
Final Grades DUE Monday, July 6, 2021
Summer 2021 (second 4-week session)
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Monday, March 1, 2021
Independence Day recess Monday, July 5, 2021
Summer (second 4-week session) classes begin Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Last day to Add & drop Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Last day to drop a 4-week class/withdraw Friday, July 23, 2021
Second 4-week summer session end Friday, July 30, 2021
Final Grades DUE Monday, August 2, 2021