Academic Calendar

Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
May 26 - June 25Summer Session 1        
4 weeks
May 18 - Aug 21Summer Session 
14 weeks (INFORMATIONAL ITEM ONLY)
May 26 - Aug 14Summer Session   2
12 weeks
July 6 - Aug 14Summer Session 3   
6 weeks
May 18 - July 2Summer Session 4 Online/Graduate
7 weeks
July 6 - Aug 21Summer Session 5 Online/Graduate
7 weeks
June 10Summer Session 1
Last Day of dropping a course with automatic W
July 13Summer Session 2
Last Day of dropping a course with automatic W
July 28Summer Session 3
Last Day of dropping a course with automatic W
June 15Summer Session 4
Last Day of dropping a course with automatic W
Aug 4Summer Session 5
Last Day of dropping a course with automatic W

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
Aug 20Batten Honors College New Students Arrive, Batten Honors College Matriculation Ceremony

Aug 21

Fall Faculty Workshop

Aug 21

State of the University

Aug 21

New First-Year students arrive

Aug 23Resident transfer students arrive

Aug 22-23

Marlin Nation Orientation

Aug 23

Returning students arrive

Aug 24
Monday

Day and evening classes begin

Aug 26
Wednesday

Online Fall 1 classes begin

Sept 1

Last Day of "Add/Drop" Period
On-campus and online Fall 1 courses

Sept 4-5

Weekend classes begin

Sept 7

Labor Day
(classes will be held)

Sept 10

Founders Day Convocation

Sept 28

Online Term 1 last day of dropping a course with an automatic W

Oct 2-4

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Oct 12-13
Monday & Tuesday

FALL BREAK - ELIMINATED
(classes will be held)

Oct 16

Online Term 1 Classes End

Oct 16

Mid-semester Progress Reports due

Oct 21

Online Term 2 Classes begin

Oct 26-30

VWU Global Campus Advising/Registration for Spring

Oct 26 - Nov 6

Advising Weeks for Spring Registration 
(avoid scheduling meetings this week)

Oct 27

Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period
Online Fall 2 courses

Nov 2

Advance Registration for Spring Semester begins

Nov 6

Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
On-Campus courses

Nov 20In-person classes end
Nov 20Residence halls close

Nov 23

Online Term 2 last day of dropping a course with an automatic W

Nov 23-27

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 30-Dec 4

Classes resume with remote instruction

Dec 4

Evening classes end

Dec 6

Commencement honoring May and August 2020 Graduates

Dec 7-11Final Examinations (Remote Format)

Dec 8

Classes end

Dec 9

Reading Day

Dec 11Fall Semester ends

Dec 11

Online Term 2 classes end


January Term 2021

January Term 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
Jan 4January Term Classes Begin
Jan 6

Last day to drop January Term Course without record

Jan 12

Last day to drop January Term Course with automatic W

Spring Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2021 Academic Calendar Dates
Date(s)Event
Jan 21New Resident First Year and Resident Transfer Students Arrive
Jan 22Spring Faculty Workshop
Jan 22New Student Orientation
Jan 24Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Jan 25Day and Evening Classes begin 
Jan 25Online Term 1 classes begin
Jan 29Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period
On-campus
Jan 29-30Weekend Classes Begin
Jan 31Online Spring Term 1 classes
Last day of "Add/Drop" Period
Feb 25Online Term 1 last day of dropping a course with automatic W
Mar 17Online Term 1 Classes End
Mar 15-19Spring Break                           
Mar 22Classes resume 
Mar 22Online Term 2 classes begin
Mar 24Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor
Mar 28Online Spring Term 2 classes
Last day of "Add/Drop" Period
Mar 29-Apr 2University College Advising/Registration for Summer & Fall begins
Mar 29-Apr 9Advising Weeks for Fall Registration          
(avoid scheduling meetings)
Apr 4Easter Sunday
Apr 5Easter Monday Holiday                          
(Monday labs meet another day-TBA)
Apr 6Advance Registration for Summer & Fall begins
Apr 9Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Apr 9-10Spring Alumni Weekend
Apr 22Online Term 2 last day of dropping a course with automatic W
Apr 23Faculty Assembly-Faculty approve graduates
Apr 29PORT DAY
Apr 30Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair
May 5Classes end
(Evening Classes end May 4, 2021)
May 4-10Evening Final Examinations
May 06Reading Day
May 7, 8, 10, & 11Final Examinations 
May 11Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m.              
(except for graduates)
May 12Online Term 2 classes end
May 15Commencement

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 1Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
June 9Summer Term 1Last day of dropping a course with automatic W 
May 24 – Aug 13Summer Term 2 (12 weeks)
May 30Summer Term 2Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Jul 12Summer Term 2Last day of dropping a course with automatic W
July 6 – Aug 13Summer Term 3 (6 weeks)
Jul 8Summer Term 3Last day of "Add/ Drop" Period 
Jul 27Summer Term 3Last 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