2020-21 Academic Calendar

For a shortened, printable summary of important dates during the 2020-21 academic year, view the 2020-21 Academic Calendar at a Glance.

Fall Semester 2020

January 1 Wednesday Graduation Application Available for Fall 2020
April 13 Monday Fall 2020 Priority Registration Begins (continuing students)
April 20 Monday Fall 2020 Open Registration Begins (new/returning students)
July 13 Monday International Student Admission Deadline1
July 25 Saturday Financial Aid Priority Deadline2
August 15 Saturday Admission Deadline1
August 17-21 Monday-Friday Faculty In-Service Week
August 21 Friday Last Day to Register for Classes
Tuition and Fees Due
August 24 Monday Classes Begin3
August 28 Friday Last Day to Add a Class/Change Schedule (Instructor Permission Required)
September 4 Friday Last Day to Drop Classes Without a W (Census Date)4
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Last Day to Register for Internship/Independent Study
Last Day for 100 Percent Refund of Tuition and Fees
First Disbursement of Fall 2020 Financial Aid5
September 7 Monday Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)6
September 10 Thursday Tuition and Fee Refunding Process Begins
October 12 Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day (Federal) (classes in session, offices open)
November 9 Monday Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins (continuing students)
November 11 Wednesday Veteran’s Day (classes in session, offices open)
November 13 Friday Last Day to Withdraw (W grades issued)
November 16 Monday Spring 2021 Open Registration Begins (new/returning students)
November 23-28 Monday-Saturday Fall Break (no classes, offices closed November 26-28)6
December 14-19 Monday-Saturday Final Exams/Semester End7
December 19 Saturday Last Day to Apply for Fall 2020 Graduation8
December 24 Thursday Grades Due to Registrar's Office by 8am9
December 25 Friday Fall Grades Available in myCWI9
December 24-25 Thursday-Friday Winter Break Closure (offices closed)

Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Session Dates - Fall 2020

Session Class Start Class End Registration Deadline Drop/Refund Deadline (No W Grade Issued) Withdrawal Deadline (W Grade Issued)
Regular 16 week August 24 December 19 August 21 September 4 November 13
First 4 week August 24 September 19 August 21 August 26 September 11
Second 4 week September 21 October 17 September 18 September 23 October 9
Third 4 week October 19 November 14 October 16 October 21 November 7
Fourth 4 week November 16 December 19 November 13 November 18 December 12
First 5 week August 24 September 26 August 21 August 26 September 18
Second 5 week September 28 October 31 September 25 September 30 October 22
Third 5 week November 2 December 12 October 30 November 4 December 3
First 8 week August 24 October 17 August 21 August 28 October 2
Second 8 week October 19 December 19 October 16 October 23 December 4
PTAE 9 week August 24 October 24 August 21 August 28 October 7
PTAE 7 week October 26 December 11 October 23 October 30 November 30

Spring Semester 2021

August 1, 2020 Saturday Graduation Application Available for Spring 2021
November 9, 2020 Monday Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins (continuing students)
November 16, 2020 Monday Spring 2021 Open Registration Begins (new/returning students)
December 7, 2020 Monday International Student Admission Deadline1
December 19, 2020 Saturday Financial Aid Priority Deadline2
January 1 Friday New Year’s Holiday (offices closed)
January 9 Saturday Admission Deadline1
January 11-15 Monday-Friday Faculty In-Service Week
January 15 Friday Last Day to Register for Classes
Tuition and Fees Due
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (offices closed)6
January 19 Tuesday Classes Begin3
January 25 Monday Last Day to Add a Class/Change Schedule (Instructor Permission Required)
February 1 Monday Last Day to Drop Classes Without a W (Census Date)4
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Last Day to Register for Internship/Independent Study
Last Day for 100 Percent Refund of Tuition and Fees
First Disbursement of Spring 2021 Financial Aid5
February 4 Thursday Tuition and Fee Refunding Process Begins
February 15 Monday Presidents’ Day (no classes, offices closed)6
February 22 Monday Summer 2021 Open Registration Begins
March 22-27 Monday-Saturday Spring Break (no classes, offices open)
April 12 Monday Fall 2021 Priority Registration Begins (continuing students)
April 16 Friday Last Day to Withdraw (W grades issued)
April 19 Monday Fall 2021 Open Registration Begins (new/returning students)
May 10-15 Monday-Saturday Final Exams/Semester End7
May 14 Friday Graduation Ceremony (Tentative)
May 15 Saturday Last Day to Apply for Spring 2021 Graduation8
May 20 Thursday Grades Due to Registrar's Office by 8am9
May 21 Friday Spring Grades Available in myCWI9

Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Session Dates - Spring 2021

Session Class Start Class End Registration Deadline Drop/Refund Deadline (No W Grade Issued) Withdrawal Deadline (W Grade Issued)
Regular 16 week January 19 May 15 January 15 February 1 April 16
First 4 week January 19 February 13 January 15 January 21 February 5
Second 4 week February 16 March 13 February 12 February 18 March 5
Third 4 week March 15 April 17 March 12 March 17 April 9
Fourth 4 week April 19 May 15 April 16 April 21 May 7
First 5 week January 19 February 20 January 15 January 21 February 11
Second 5 week February 22 April 3 February 19 February 24 March 17
Third 5 week April 5 May 8 April 2 April 7 April 28
First 8 week January 19 March 13 January 15 January 25 February 26
Second 8 week March 15 May 15 March 12 March 19 April 30
Late 10 week (HRTC) March 1 May 15 February 26 March 9 April 28
7 week (PTAE consortium) March 8 May 1 March 5 March 12 April 19

Summer Semester 2021

January 1 Friday Graduation Application Available for Summer 2021
February 22 Monday Summer 2021 Open Registration Begins
May 15 Saturday Financial Aid Priority Deadline2
May 29 Saturday Admission Deadline1
May 31 Monday Memorial Day (offices closed)6
June 4 Friday Last Day to Register for Classes
Tuition and Fees Due
June 7 Monday Classes Begin3
June 9 Wednesday Last Day to Add a Class/Change Schedule (Instructor Permission Required)
June 11 Friday Last Day to Drop Classes Without a W (Census Date)4
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Last Day to Register for Internship/Independent Study
Last Day for 100 Percent Refund of Tuition and Fees
First Disbursement of Summer 2021 Financial Aid5
June 17 Thursday Tuition and Fee Refunding Process Begins
July 5 Monday Independence Day Observed (no classes, offices closed)6
July 16 Friday Last Day to Withdraw (W grades issued)
July 31 Saturday Semester End
July 31 Saturday Last Day to Apply for Summer 2021 Graduation8
August 5 Thursday Grades Due to Registrar's Office by 8am9
August 6 Friday Summer Grades Available in myCWI9

Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Session Dates - Summer 2021

Session Class Start Class End Registration Deadline Drop/Refund Deadline (No W Grade Issued) Withdrawal Deadline (W Grade Issued)
Regular 8 week June 7 July 31 June 4 June 11 July 16
First 4 week June 7 July 3 June 4 June 9 June 25
Second 4 week July 6 July 31 July 2 July 8 July 23
Early 8 week June 1 July 24 May 28 June 7 July 9
Late 8 week June 14 August 7 June 11 June 18 July 23

Academic Calendar Footnotes