Academic Calendar

Summer Session 2021

Summer Session 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
May 17Online Summer Terms Begin
May 24Traditional Summer Terms Begin
May 24 - June 21Summer Term 1
(4 weeks)
May 25Summer Term 1
Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
June 9Summer Term 1
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W 
May 24 - Aug 13Summer Term 2
(12 weeks)
May 30Summer Term 2
Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Jul 12Summer Term 2
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
July 6 - Aug 13Summer Term 3
(6 weeks)
Jul 8Summer Term 3
Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Jul 27Summer Term 3
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
May 17 - July 2 Summer Term 4
(7 weeks) Online / Graduate
May 23Summer Term 4
Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Jun 14Summer Term 4
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
July 6 - Aug 20Summer Term 5
(7 weeks ) Online / Graduate
Jul 12Summer Term 5
Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Aug 3Summer Term 5
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
Aug 20Summer Session Ends

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event

June 21, 25, 28,
and July 2

Orientation for First Year Students, Marlin Nation Orientation

Aug 18

Fall Student Athletes arrive

Aug 20

Fall Faculty Workshop (Batten Honors College Matriculation Ceremony)

Aug 22

New Students Arrive

Aug 22

August Orientation for First Year Students begins

Aug 23

New Resident Transfer Students arrive

Aug 24

Transfer Student Orientation

Aug 24

Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students

Aug 25
(Wed)

Day and Evening Classes begin (Online Fall 1 classes begin)

Aug 31

Last Day of "Add/ Drop" Period

Sept 6
(classes held)

Labor Day (classes will be held)

Sept 9

Founders Day Convocation

Sept 3-4

Weekend classes begin

Sept 13
(FY students)

Sept 16
(all students)

Advance Registration for January Term begins

Oct 1-3

Homecoming/Family Weekend

Oct 11-12
(Mon / Tues)

Fall Break (Evening & Weekend classes will NOT meet during fall break)*

Oct 15

Online Term 1 Classes End

Oct 15

Mid-semester Progress Reports due

Oct 20

Online Term 2 Classes begin

Oct 4-29

Evening & Weekend Advising/Registration for Spring

Oct 4-29

Advising Weeks for Spring Registration

Oct 18

Advance Registration for Spring Semester begins

Nov 5

Last day for dropping a course with automatic W

Nov 24-26

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 29

Classes resume

Nov 30

PORT DAY

Dec 7

Classes end

Dec 8

Reading Day

Dec 7-13

Evening Final Examinations (Weekend Final Exams Dec 4, 2021 and Dec 3, 2022)

Dec 9, 10, 13, 14

Final Examinations

Dec 14

Residence halls close at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 18VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony

January Term 2022

January Term 2022 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
Jan 3-21 (14 days)

January Term

Jan 17

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes held)

Jan 5

Drop JT course without record

Jan 11

Drop JT course with automatic W

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event

Jan 21

Spring Faculty Workshop

Jan 20

New Resident First Year and Resident Transfer Students Arrive

Jan 21

New Student Orientation

Jan 23

Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students

Jan 24

Day and Evening Classes begin (Online term 1 classes begin)

Jan 28

Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period

Jan 28 - 29

Weekend Classes Begin

Mar 16

Online Term 1 Classes End

Mar 14-18

Spring Break

Mar 21

Classes resume (Online Term 2 classes begin)

Mar 23

Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor

Feb 28 - Mar 25

Advising Weeks for Fall Registration

Feb 28 - Mar 25

EWP Advising/Registration for Summer & Fall begins

Mar 21

Advance Registration for Summer & Fall begins

Apr 8 -9

Spring Alumni Weekend

Apr 8

Last day for dropping a course with automatic W

Apr 17

Easter Sunday

Apr 18

Easter Monday Holiday (Monday labs meet another day-TBA)

Apr 29

Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

May 4

Classes end

May 11

Online Term 2 classes end

May 3-9

Evening Final Examinations

May 5

Reading Day

May 6, 7, 9, 10

Final Examinations

May 10

Residence halls close at 6:00 p.m., except for graduates

May 13Baccalaureate Service

May 14

Commencement

May 16

Online Summer Session Begins

May 23

Traditional Summer Session Begins

Aug 19

Summer Session Ends