Academic Calendars

Spring 2021
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. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]

January 2021
M-FDec 21 - Jan 1 University closed
Sa9 Holiday intersession classes end
F15 January Term classes end [This is a new entry]
M18 University closed
M25 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule [This is a date change]
February 2021
M1 Last day to add a course and late registration [This is a date and entry change]
W3 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2021 semester [This is a date change]
F5 Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees [This is a date change]
F5 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays* [This is a date change]
M8 Last day to drop a course [This is new entry]
M-Sn8 - 28 Progress reports due for undergraduate students in need of academic support [This is a date change]
M15 February Term classes begin (last day to add/drop February Term is February 16) [This is a new entry]
T16 Summer semester advance registration begins
T23 Reading day, no classes held** [This is a new entry]
March 2021
M8 Spring Minimester classes begin (last day to add/drop Spring Minimester is March 9) [This is a new entry]
F19 Midterm grades due
F19 February Term classes end (last day to withdraw from February Term classes or choose the Pass/Fail option) [This is a new entry]
W24 Reading day, no classes held** [This is a new entry]
M29 March Term classes begin (last day to add/drop March Term is March 30) [This is a new entry]
T30 Fall semester advance registration begins
April 2021
May 2021
T4 March Term classes end (last day to withdraw from March Term classes or choose the Pass/Fail option) [This is a new entry]
W5 Last day of classes – Monroe Park campus [This is a date and entry change]
W5 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – Monroe Park campus (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]
W5 Spring Minimester classes end (last day to withdraw from Spring Minimester classes or choose the Pass/Fail option) [This is a new entry]
W5 Deadline to request the Pass/Fail option for courses [This is a new entry]
R-R6 - 13 Final examinationsMonroe Park campus
F7 Last day of classes – MCV campus
F7 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – MCV campus (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 new and entry change]
Sa8 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
M-F10 - 14 Final examinations – MCV campus
R-Sn13 - 16 May School and Departmental commencement ceremonies
F14 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for May degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F14 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa15 May universitywide commencement ceremony
T18 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
Sa22 Official date for certifying May diplomas

* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.
** No classes or exams are held on a reading day except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. Students are encouraged to use reading days for relaxation, study and/or review of class materials. Faculty may not give an examination or an assignment on a reading day.