Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s) Event
Jan 21 New Resident First Year and Resident Transfer Students Arrive
Jan 22 Spring Faculty Workshop
Jan 22 New Student Orientation
Jan 24 Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Jan 25 Day and Evening Classes Begin 
Jan 25 Online Term 1 Classes Begin
Jan 29 Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period
On-campus
Jan 29-30 Weekend Classes Begin
Jan 31 Online Spring Term 1 Classes
Last day of "Add/Drop" Period
Feb 25 Online Term 1
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
Mar 15-19 SPRING BREAK - ELIMINATED
(classes will be held)
Mar 17 Online Term 1 Classes End
Mar 22 Online Term 2 Classes Begin
Mar 24 Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor
Mar 28 Online Spring Term 2 Classes
Last day of "Add/Drop" Period
Mar 29 - Apr 2 VWU Global Campus Advising/Registration for Summer & Fall Begins
Mar 29 - Apr 9 Advising Weeks for Fall Registration
(avoid scheduling meetings)
Apr 5 EASTER MONDAY - ELIMINATED
(classes will be held)
Apr 5 Advance Registration for Summer & Fall Begins
Apr 9 Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Apr 22 Online Term 2
Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
April 27 Classes end
(Evening Classes end April 26, 2021)
April 27 - May 3 Evening Final Examinations
April 28 Reading Day
April 29, 30, May 3, 4 Final Examinations 
May 4 Residence Halls Close at 5:00 p.m.              
(except for graduates)
May 11 Online Term 2 Classes End
May 8 Commencement
(format may depend on COVID)
May 16 VWU Global Campus Commencement
(Graduate and Online students, format may depend on COVID)

Summer Session 2021

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

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s) Event

Jun 25, Jun 28

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-Sep

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 5

December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony & Reception

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.

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 14

Commencement

May 16

Online Summer Session Begins

May 23

Traditional Summer Session Begins

Aug 19

Summer Session Ends