Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

All dates are tentative until closer to the beginning of the semester.

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 1/19/2021 – 5/5/2021 plus finals)
  • A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/19/2021 – 3/12/2021)
  • B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/15/2021 – 5/5/2021 plus finals. Classes begin 3/22/2021 after spring break)

October 5, 2020

October 19, 2020

  • Priority registration Time Tickets (earliest registration times) for Spring 2021 available on Student Self-Service

November 2, 2020

  • Priority registration begins for Spring 2021

November 23, 2020

  • Open registration begins for all students

January 10

  • Spring tuition and fee charges first appear on student accounts

January XX-February XX – TBD

January 18

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (all-campus holiday)
  • 11:59 PM CST Deadline to cancel registration (dropping all Spring 2021 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 19

  • 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 20

January 25

  • 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

January 29

  • Deadline to withdraw from ALL classes and receive an approximate 90% refund for full semester classes

February 1 – 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 5

  • Deadline to withdraw from ALL classes and receive an approximate 80% refund for full semester classes

February 12

  • 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 19

  • Deadline to withdraw from ALL classes and receive an approximate 70% refund for full semester classes

February 26

  • 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

February 28

  • Full payment due for Spring 2021 charges unless on a payment plan.  Visit Pay My Bill for more information regarding payment options and due dates.

March 5

  • Deadline to withdraw from ALL classes and receive an approximate 60% refund for full semester classes

March 9 at 2:00 PM

  • Faculty deadline for reporting midterm grades for freshmen

March 12

  • Deadline for UG to drop POT 1 (full semester) 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 remove incomplete grade from previous semester to prevent change to F grade
  • Deadline for UG to file intent to use Campus Grade Replacement option in a POT 1 course
  • Deadline for UG to elect credit/no credit or change credit/no credit to regular grade basis in POT 1 (full semester) course
  • Deadline for UG to withdraw from Spring 2021 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
  • Deadline to withdraw from ALL classes and receive an approximate 50% refund for full semester classes

March 13–21

  • Spring Break

March 22

  • Priority registration Time Tickets (earliest registration times) for Summer and Fall 2021 available on Student Self-Service
  • POT B courses begin (non-standard courses may begin earlier or later)

March 26

  • 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 2

  • Deadline to withdraw from the university and receive the minimum approximate 40% refund

April 5

  • Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2021 begins

April 16

  • Deadline for UG to drop POT B (2nd 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 B course
  • Deadline for UG to file intent to use Campus Grade Replacement option in 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 GRAD students to withdraw from Spring 2021 semester without grade of W

April 26

  • Open registration begins for Summer and Fall 2021

April 30

  • 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 3

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

May 5

  • Last day of instruction

May 6

  • 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 7–14

  • Final examination period

May 15

  • Degree conferral and campus-wide commencement

May 21 at 2:00 PM

  • Faculty deadline for reporting grades

May 22

  • Students may view final Spring 2021 grades via Student Self-Service

June 1

  • Transcripts on hold for Spring 2021 grades will be released

June 23

  • Transcripts on hold for Spring 2021 degrees will be released