Spring 2026

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. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]

January 2026
W-RDec 24 - Jan 1 University closed**
F9 Holiday intersession classes end
M12 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule
M-Sn12 - 18 Add/drop and late registration
M19 University closed**
T20 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2026 semester
T-M20 - Feb 9 Progress reports due for undergraduate students in need of academic support
F23 Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees
F23 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
February 2026
M2 February Miniterm classes begin (last day to add/drop February Miniterm is February 3)
T10 Summer semester advance registration begins
M16 Spring Miniterm classes begin (last day to add/drop Spring Miniterm is February 17)
March 2026
F6 February Miniterm classes end (last day to withdraw from February Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option)
Sn-Sn8 - 15 Spring break for both campuses
M16 March Miniterm classes begin (last day to add/drop March Miniterm is March 17)
F20 Midterm grades due [This is a date change]
T24 Fall semester advance registration begins
F27 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester) [This is a date change]
F27 Deadline to request the Pass/Fail option for courses [This is a date change]
April 2026
F17 Spring Miniterm classes end (last day to withdraw from Spring Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option)
F17 March Miniterm classes end (last day to withdraw from March Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option)
F24 Last day to defend thesis/dissertation for graduate students planning to graduate Spring 2026. Check with the graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy and school/college dean approval.
T28 Last day of classes – Monroe Park campus
W29 Reading day – Monroe Park campus
R-R30 - May 7 Final examinationsMonroe Park campus
May 2026
F1 Last day of classes – MCV campus
Sa2 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
M-F4 - 8 Final examinations – MCV campus
R-Sn7 - 10 May School and Departmental commencement ceremonies
F8 Final deadline to submit all materials for thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School, including the ETD form, upload of thesis/dissertation to VCU Scholars Compass, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (for Ph.D. students only).
Sa9 May universitywide commencement ceremony
T12 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
Sa16 Official date for certifying May diplomas
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.
** Subject to approval