Fall 2020

University calendars are accurate at the time of publication/posting, but subject to change. Some school and/or departmental calendars may differ from the university’s academic calendar. Please check with the specific program of study to ensure the appropriate calendar is followed. The last day to withdraw from nonstandard courses or short courses is the last day of the class for that specific course. The date can be found on the course listing in eServices. Reading Day and Fall break are both canceled [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]

August 2020
T11 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa15 Weeks of Welcome begin
Sn16 New Student Convocation [This is a date change]
M17 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule [This is a date change]
M24 Last day to add a course and late registration [This is a date and entry change]
W26 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2020 semester
F28 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
M31 Last day to drop a course [This is new entry]
September 2020
T-M1 - 21 Progress reports due for undergraduate students in need of academic support [This is a new entry]
F4 Last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications for December degrees
M7 University closed
R10 Faculty Convocation [This is a new entry]
October 2020
F23 Midterm grades due
T27 Spring semester advance registration begins
November 2020
T3 University closed [This is a new entry]
W11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
T24 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (Except for courses not scheduled for the full semester. The withdrawal deadline for nonstandard courses is the last day of the course listed in eServices.) [This is a date and entry change]
T24 Last day of classes – both campuses [This is a date and entry change]
W-Sn25 - 29 University closed - University will close at 12 p.m. on Nov 25
M-F30 - Dec 4 Final examinations, held remotely – MCV campus [This is a date and entry change]
M-M30 - Dec 7 Final examinations, held remotely – Monroe Park campus [This is a date and entry change]
December 2020
F4 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval) [This is a date change]
F4 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass [This is a date change]
M7 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions
TBA December School and Departmental commencement ceremonies [This is an entry change]
TBA December universitywide commencement ceremony [This is an entry change]
M14 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices [This is a date change]
Sa19 Official date for certifying December diplomas
M-F21 - Jan 1 University closed
M28 Holiday intersession classes begin
M28 January Term classes begin [This is a new entry]
W30 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession and January term* [This is an entry change]
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.