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Academic Calendar

Fall 2021

Aug 1 Tuition, fees, housing payments due
Aug 16 New International student move-in day
*schedule subject to change
Aug 16 Virtual orientation for students and families
Aug 17 New international student orientation
*schedule subject to change
Aug 16–22 New MA student online orientation
Aug 18–20 New MFA student orientation
*schedule subject to change
Aug 19–20 New student housing move-in (by appointment only)
*schedule subject to change
Aug 21–22 New BFA/BS student in-person orientation
*schedule subject to change
Aug 23 Fall semester begins
Continuing Education classes begin
Aug 23–27 Add/drop period
Aug 27 Last day to register for Fall 2021
Last day to add a class
Last day to drop a class for a refund and without a notation of W
Internship Learning Contract due
Financial aid updated for students adjusting their number of credits
Sep 2 Financial aid disbursement
Sep 6
No classes: Labor Day
Sep 24 Spring Semester 2021 incomplete work due to faculty
Oct 11–15 Week 8: Midterm
Oct 26 Midterm grades due by 9:00 p.m.
Oct 31 Deadline to cancel Spring 2022 housing contract
Nov 2 Advising Day for declared undergraduates; no classes
Nov 2–12 Advising and Registration  for Spring Semester 2022
Nov 12
Last day to withdraw from a Fall Semester 2021 course with a notation of W
Deadline for December 2021 graduating students to resolve all credit issues
Nov 18–20
Nov 24–26
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1
FAFSA priority deadline for Fall Semester 2022
Dec 10
Last day of Fall Semester 2021
Last day to submit Fall Semester 2021 Request for Incomplete Grade
Commencement
Intents to graduate due for students planning to complete their degrees in May 2022 (all programs)
Continuing Education classes end
Dec 14
Fall Semester 2021 grades due by noon; grades generally posted within two business days

Spring 2022

Jan 7 Tuition, fees, housing payments due
Jan 13 Housing move-in
*schedule subject to change
Jan 14 New student orientation
*schedule subject to change
Jan 17 No classes: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 18 Spring semester begins
Continuing Education classes begin
Jan 18–24 Add/drop period
Jan 24 Last day to register for Fall 2022
Last day to add a class
Last day to drop a class for a refund and without a notation of W
Internship Learning Contract due
Financial aid updated for students adjusting their number of credits
Jan 28 Financial aid disbursement
Feb 18 Fall Semester 2021 incomplete work due to faculty
Mar 1 FAFSA final deadline for Fall Semester 2022
Mar 7–11 Week 8: Midterm
Mar 14–18 Spring Break
Mar 29 Midterm grades due by 9:00 p.m.
Apr 5 Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 housing
Apr 12 Advising Day for declared undergraduates; no classes
Apr 12–22 Advising and Registration  for Spring Semester 2022
Apr 22
Last day to withdraw from a Spring Semester 2022 course with a notation of W
Deadline for May 2022 graduating students to resolve all credit issues
May 10
Last day of Spring Semester 2022
Last day to submit Spring Semester 2022 Request for Incomplete Grade
Intents to graduate due for students planning to complete their degrees in August 2022 (Master of Arts only) or December 2022 (all programs)
Continuing Education classes end
May 14
Commencement
May 16
Housing move-out
May 17 Spring Semester 2022 grades due by noon; grades generally posted within two business days

Summer 2022

May 20 Tuition due
Jun 6 Summer semester begins
Continuing Education classes begin
Jun 6–10 Summer add/drop period
Jun 20 MCAD closed in observation of Juneteenth
Jul 4
No classes: Independence Day
July 12 Midterm grades due by 9:00 p.m.
Jul 22 Last day to withdraw from a summer course with a notation of W
Aug 12 Last day of summer semester
Last day to submit Summer 2022 Request for Incomplete Grade
Last day of Continuing Education classes
Aug 16 Grades due by noon; grades generally posted within two business days