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Academic Calendar

The William Woods University Calendar is published by the Office of Academic Affairs and lists key dates during the academic year and the Summer Session of the University. Changes may be made in this calendar without notification. Schedule modifications made subsequent to the publication of this document are announced through memoranda, newsletters, and other official documents and publications of the University.

2020-2021

Fall 2020

Fall 2020
August 17 - December 4
Classes begin August 17
8-week session 1 begins August 24
Labor Day (Classes in session) September 7
Board of trustees meeting TBD
8-week session 1 ends October 16
8-week session 2 begins October 19
November 25 Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
Thanksgiving break November 25 - 27
Final exams (online) November 30 - December 4
Undergraduate Classes End December 4
8-week session 2 ends December 11

Spring 2021

Dates listed are presently under review and subject to change. Please revisit this section often to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

Spring 2021
January 11 - April 30
8-week session 1 begins January 11
MLK Day January 18
8-week session 1 ends March 5
8-week session 2 begins March 8
Advising for Seniors/Juniors/Honors March 8 to 12
Advising for Sophomores/Freshman March 15 to 19
Registration opens for Seniors/Honors (Summer & Fall 2021) March 15
Registration opens for Juniors (Summer & Fall 2021) March 17
Registration opens for Sophomores (Summer & Fall 2021) March 22
Registration opens for Freshman (Summer & Fall 2021) March 24
Board of trustees meeting TBD
Alumni Weekend TBD
Open Registration for Summer ends April 18
8-week session 2 ends April 30
Commencement (Undergraduate) May 1
Commencement (Graduate) May 2

Summer 2021

Summer 2021
May 3 - August 20
8-week session 1 begins May 3
Freshman Advantage June 7 - 25
8-week session 1 ends June 25
8-week session 2 begins June 28
Open Registration for Fall ends August 8
8-week session 2 ends August 20

2020-2021 Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2020

  • August 17 - Classes Begin
  • September 7 - Labor Day – Classes in session
  • November 25 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 – December 4 - Final week on instruction (online)

Spring Term – 2021 (Under Review)