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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

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
First Day of On-Campus Classes January 19
Last Day to Add a course On-Campus January 25
Last day to Drop an On-Campus course without a grade. February 15
Student Performance Review – No Classes February 24
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
Last day to Drop an On-Campus course with a W for the grade. Last day to withdraw from the university. March 26
Student Performance Review – No Classes March 30
Board of trustees meeting TBD
Alumni Weekend TBD
Open Registration for Summer ends April 18
Final exams April 26 - 30
Undergraduate Classes End April 30
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:

Spring Term – 2021

  • January 19 - First Day of On-Campus Classes
  • January 25 - Last Day to Add a course On-Campus
  • February 15 - Last day to drop an on-ground course without a grade.
  • February 24 - Student Performance Review – No Classes
  • March 8-12 - Advising for Seniors, Honors & Juniors
  • March 15-19 - Advising for Sophomores and Freshman
  • March 26 - Last day to drop an on-ground course with a W for the grade. Last day to withdraw from the university.
  • March 30 - Student Performance Review – No Classes
  • April 26-30 - Finals week
  • May 1 - Commencement (Undergraduate)
  • May 2 - Commencement (Graduate)

2021-2022 Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2021

  • August 23 - Classes Begin
  • October 18-19 - Fall Holiday
  • November 24-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 10 - Classes end
  • December 13–January 7 - Winter Break

Spring Term – 2022

  • January 10 - Classes begin
  • March 7-11 - Mid-Semester Break
  • April 29 - Classes end
  • April 30 - Commencement