Spring 2020 Academic Calendar

UG = Undergraduate students; GRAD = Graduate students

Part of Term (POT) values indicate the time frame for the course.  The Class Schedule shows what part of term each course is scheduled in to assist with identifying deadlines.  Start and end dates for non-standard course offerings are shown in the Section Details on Course Explorer:

  • 1 = full 16 week semester (approximately 1/21/2020 – 5/6/2020 plus finals)
  • A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/21/2020 – 3/13/2020)
  • B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/16/2020 – 5/6/2020 plus finals. Classes begin 3/23/2020 after spring break)

October 7, 2019

October 21, 2019

  • Priority registration Time Tickets (earliest registration times) for Spring 2020 available on Student Self-Service

November 4, 2019

  • Priority registration begins for Spring 2020

November 25, 2019

  • Open registration begins for all students

January 12

  • Spring tuition and fee charges first appear on student accounts

January 17-February 21

January 20

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (all-campus holiday)
  • 11:59 PM CST Deadline to cancel registration (dropping all Spring 2020 classes) for full reversal of tuition and campus fees for classes scheduled in a regular semester.  For non-standard course offerings, deadline to cancel is the last day prior to instruction.

January 21

  • First day of instruction for Spring POT 1 and POT A courses
  • Deadline for students to register for first classes without being charged $15 late fee penalty

January 22

January 27

  • Deadline to suppress directory information
  • Deadline for UG to add a POT A course
  • Deadline for GRAD to add a POT A course via Student Self-Service
  • Deadline for ALL students to drop a POT A (1st 8 week) course for a refund if reducing assessment range

February 3 – Full semester add/drop deadline

  • Deadline to drop or reduce POT 1 (full semester) hours and receive refund if reducing assessment range for ALL students
  • Deadline for UG to add a POT 1 (full semester) course
  • Deadline for GRAD to add a POT 1 (full semester) course via Student Self-Service and without approval

February 14

  • Deadline for UG to drop a POT A (1st 8 week) course via Student Self-Service without grade of W.  Students may contact their college office to request an exception by petition to the drop deadline in the case of extraordinary circumstances.
  • Deadline for UG to elect credit/no credit or change credit/no credit to regular grade basis in POT A course
  • Deadline for UG to file intent to use Campus Grade Replacement option in POT A course
  • Deadline for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service

February 28

  • Deadline for GRAD to drop a POT A course without a grade of W
  • Deadline for GRAD to elect credit/no credit for a POT A course or to change from credit/no credit to a regular grade
  • Full payment due for Spring 2020 charges unless on a payment plan.  Visit Pay My Bill for more information regarding payment options and due dates.

March 10 at 2:00 PM

  • Faculty deadline for reporting midterm grades for freshmen

March 13

  • Deadline for UG to remove incomplete grade from previous semester to prevent change to F grade
  • Deadline for UG to withdraw from Spring 2020 semester(drop all courses) without grade of W
  • Deadline for LAW students to drop semester course without grade of W
  • Deadline for GRAD to drop POT 1 course via Student Self-Service

March 14–22

  • Spring Break

March 23

  • POT B courses begin (non-standard courses may begin earlier or later)

March 27

  • Deadline for UG to add POT B (2nd 8 week) course
  • Deadline for GRAD to add POT B course via Student Self-Service
  • Deadline for ALL students to drop POT B (2nd 8 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range

April 17

  • Deadline to withdraw from the university when enrolled in primarily POT 1 or POT B courses and receive 50% pro-rata refund of tuition and applicable fees

April 24

  • Deadline to withdraw from the university when enrolled in only POT B courses and receive 40% pro-rata refund of tuition and applicable fees

April 30

  • Deadline for UG to drop POT 1 (full semester) or POT B course via Student Self-Service without grade of W.  Students may contact their college office to request an exception by petition to the drop deadline in the case of extraordinary circumstances.
  • Deadline for UG to file intent to use Campus Grade Replacement option in a POT 1 or POT B course
  • Deadline for UG to elect credit/no credit or change credit/no credit to regular grade basis in POT 1 (full semester) or POT B course
  • Deadline for GRAD to drop POT B course via Student Self-Service
  • Deadline for GRAD to drop POT 1 course without grade of W
  • Deadline for GRAD to elect credit/no credit or change credit/no credit to regular grade basis in POT 1 course
  • Last day for ALL students to withdraw from Spring 2020 semester without grade of W

May 1

  • Deadline for GRAD to drop POT B course without grade of W
  • Deadline for GRAD to elect credit/no credit or change credit/no credit to regular grade basis for POT B course

May 4

  • Final grade entry enabled for instructors in Faculty Self-Service

May 6

  • Last day of instruction

May 7

  • Reading day (no classes, no final examinations)
  • Last day for GRAD to add/drop POT B course without petitioning Graduate College
  • Last day for GRAD to add/drop POT 1 course without petitioning Graduate College

May 8–15

  • Final examination period

May 16

  • Degree conferral

May 22 at 2:00 PM

  • Faculty deadline for reporting grades

May 23

  • Students may view final Spring 2020 grades via Student Self-Service

June 1

  • Transcripts on hold for Spring 2020 grades will be released

June 23

  • Transcripts on hold for Spring 2020 degrees will be released