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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.

2019-2020

Spring 2020

Spring 2020
January 6 - April 24
8-week session 1 begins
Spring 2020 begins
January 6
Deadline to add 8-week session 1 course
Deadline to drop 8-week session 1 course without fees
Deadline to add Spring 2020 course
Deadline to drop Spring 2020 course without fees
January 10
MLK Day, no classes January 20
Last day to withdraw from Spring 2020 course or change status (full time to part time) with pro rated refund January 31
Last day to drop 8-week session 1 course without a grade February 7
Student performance reviews for major February 18 & 19
8-week session 1 ends February 28
8-week session 2 begins March 2
Mid-Term grades posted March 3
Mid semester break, no classes March 2 - 6
Advising for Seniors/Juniors/Honors March 9 – 13
Advising for Sophomores/Freshman March 16 – 20
Registration opens for Seniors/Honors March 16
Registration opens for Juniors March 18
Last day to withdraw from Spring 2020 classes without receiving grades March 20
Registration opens for Sophomores March 23
Registration opens for Freshman March 25
Last day to drop 8-week session 2 without a grade April 3
Senior showcase April 14 & 16
Board of trustees meeting April 16 - 17
Alumni Weekend April 17 - 19
Final exams April 20 - 24
Academic Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet April 24
8-week session 2
Spring 2020 ends
April 24
Senior Honors Ceremony/Senior Soiree April 24
Commencement April 25

Summer 2020

Summer 2020
April 27 - August 14
8-week session 1 begins April 27
Freshman Advantage June 8 - 26
8-week session 1 ends June 19
8-week session 2 begins June 22
8-week session 2 ends August 14

2019-2020 Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2019

  • August 19 - Classes Begin
  • September 2 - Labor Day – No Classes
  • October 14-15 - Fall Holiday – No Classes
  • November 27 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 2-6 - Final Exams Week
  • December 7 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)

Spring Term – 2020

  • January 5 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • January 6 - Classes Begin
  • January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
  • February 29 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • March 2-6 - Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
  • March 8 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • April 17-19 - Alumni Weekend
  • April 20-24 - Final Exams Week
  • April 25 - Commencement
  • April 25 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.; Graduates 3:00 p.m.)

2020-2021

Fall 2020

Fall 2020
August 24 - December 11
New student orientation August 20
Classes begin August 24
8-week session 1 begins August 24
Labor Day September 7
Board of trustees meeting TBD
8-week session 1 ends October 16
8-week session 2 begins October 19
Fall holiday October 19 & 20
Thanksgiving break November 25 - 27
Senior showcase December 1
Final exams December 7 - 11
8-week session 2 ends December 11
Classes end December 11
Winter Break December 11 - January 8

Spring 2021

Spring 2021
January 11 - April 30
Classes begin January 11
8-week session 1 begins January 11
MLK Day January 18
Student performance reviews for major February 23 & 24
8-week session 1 ends March 5
8-week session 2 begins March 8
Mid semester break March 8 - 12
Board of trustees meeting TBD
Alumni Weekend TBD
Senior showcase April 20 & 22
Final exams April 26 - 30
Academic Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet April 30
8-week session 2 ends April 30
Classes end April 30
Commencement May 1

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
8-week session 2 ends August 20

2020-2021 Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2020

  • August 24 - Classes Begin
  • September 7 - Labor Day – No Classes
  • October 19-20 - Fall Holiday – No Classes
  • November 25 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 7-11 - Final Exams Week
  • December 12 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)

Spring Term – 2021

  • January 10 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • January 10 - Classes Begin
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
  • March 6 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • March 8-12 - Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
  • March 14 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • April 16-18 - Alumni Weekend
  • April 26-30 - Final Exams Week
  • May 1 - Commencement
  • May 1 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.; Graduates 3:00 p.m.)