Academic Calendar and Course Schedules

Prospective students and parents can browse these schedules to get an idea of the courses that are available in upcoming semesters.

Current students, faculty and staff can see more details about the registration process, including dates and links to various systems, on the Registration page in myCharger. Final exam schedules are also listed in myCharger.

Course Schedules

*Please note that courses with classroom locations might be delivered online as HOME courses. Students should plan to be available during listed class times/days for synchronous learning. Due to social distancing requirements, some courses will be offered in Hybrid or Flex formats. Online learning may occur at any time, depending on how the University may determine classes are best taught under any circumstance. Additional detail about course delivery will be available in the coming weeks. **

Graduate (course numbers = 6000-7000) Undergraduate (course numbers = 1000-5000)

Fall 2020 Graduate

Full Course Schedule | Online Courses

Fall 2020 Undergraduate

Full Course Schedule | Honors Courses | Online Courses

Academic Calendar, 2020-2021

Please note: Due to the ongoing global pandemic, dates listed below are subject to change. Please check our coronavirus information page regularly for updates about the fall 2020 semester and our phased plan for return to campus.

  • Fall 2020 - Full Semester Calendar
    August
    Event Date
    Early Arrival Groups Move-In TBD - group leader will contact you directly
    New Student Move-In August 19, 20 (RSVP through myHousing)
    Returning Student Move-In August 18, 20, 21 (RSVP through myHousing)
    Term Start - Classes Start with Flexible Attendance Monday, August 24
    Registration Week of August 24 (exact dates TBA)
    September
    Event Date
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, September 1
    Labor Day (Classes WILL meet) Monday, September 7
    October
    Event Date
    Classes WILL meet (previously was Fall Break) Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, October 13
    November
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline - May 2021 Commencement Saturday, November 14
    Residence Halls Close Wednesday, November 25, 12:00 p.m.
    Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 25 - Tuesday, December 1
    December
    Event Date
    Instruction Resumes - Online Wednesday, December 2
    Reading Days (No Classes) Monday-Tuesday, December 7-8
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, December 8
    Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline Tuesday, December 8
    Exams December 9-16
    Winter 2020 Commencement - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT Saturday, December 12
    Spring 2020 Commencement - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT Sunday, December 13
    End Term Wednesday, December 16
    Grades Due Saturday, December 19
    January
    Event Date
    Administrative Graduation Friday, January 15
  • Fall I 2020 (Accelerated Term)
    August
    Event Date
    Term Start - Classes Start with Flexible Attendance Monday, August 24
    September
    Event Date
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, September 1
    Labor Day (Classes WILL meet) Monday, September 7
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, September 15
    October
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, October 12
    Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline Monday, October 12
    Classes WILL meet (previously was Fall Break) Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13
    Exams Tuesday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 14
    End Term Wednesday, October 14
    Grades Due Monday, October 19
  • Fall II 2020 (Accelerated Term)
    October
    Event Date
    Term Start - Classes Start Friday, October 16
    Open Drop/Add deadline Friday, October 23
    November
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, November 11
    Residence Halls Close Wednesday, November 25, 12:00 p.m.
    Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 25 - Tuesday, December 1
    December
    Event Date
    Instruction Resumes - Online Wednesday, December 2
    Reading Days (no classes) Monday, December 7 - Tuesday, December 8
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, December 8
    Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline Tuesday, December 8
    Exams Wedesday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 16
    End Term Wednesday, December 16
    Grades Due Saturday, December 19
  • Intersession 2021 - Special Programs Only
    December
    Event Date
    Begin Program Thursday, December 17
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Thursday, December 24
    Christmas Day (no classes) Friday, December 25
    New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31
    January
    Event Date
    New Year's Day (No Classes, Offices Closed) Friday, January 1
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, January 4
    End Program Saturday, January 16
    Grades Due Thursday, January 21
  • Spring 2021 - Full Semester Calendar
    January
    Event Date
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 18
    New Students Move-In Monday, January 18
    Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 19
    Returning Students Move-In Tuesday, January 19
    Term Start Wednesday, January 20
    Classes Begin Wednesday, January 20
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 27
    March
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, March 10
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.
    Spring Break Sunday, March 14 - Sunday March 21
    Residence Halls Open Sunday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, March 23
    April
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for August Graduates Thursday, April 15
    May
    Event Date
    Reading Day (No Classes) Wednesday, May 5
    Exams Thursday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 12
    End Term Wednesday, May 12
    Residence Halls Close Thursday, May 13, 12:00 p.m.
    Spring Commencement - Main Campus students
    Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater (Wallingford, Conn.)
    Saturday, May 15
    Residence Halls close for Commencement participants Sunday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 18
    June
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for January Graduates Tuesday, June 15
  • Spring I 2021 (Accelerated Terms)
    January
    Event Date
    Students Arrive Monday-Tuesday, January 18-19
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 18
    Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 19
    Term Start Wednesday, January 20
    Classes Begin Wednesday, January 20
    Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 27
    February
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, February 10
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, February 16
    March
    Event Date
    Exams Wednesday, March 10 - Saturday, March 13
    End Term Saturday, March 13
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.
    Spring Break Sunday, March 14 - Sunday March 21
    Grades Due Wednesday, March 17
    Residence Halls Open Sunday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.
  • Spring II 2021 (Accelerated Terms)
    March
    Event Date
    Term Start Monday, March 22
    Classes Begin Monday, March 22
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, March 29
    April
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Monday, April 12
    Graduation Application Deadline for August Graduates Thursday, April 15
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, April 19
    May
    Event Date
    Reading Day Wednesday, May 5
    Exams Friday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 12
    End Term Wednesday, May 12
    Spring Commencement - Main Campus students
    Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater (Wallingford, Conn.)
    Saturday, May 15
    Halls close for Commencement participants Sunday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 18
  • Full Summer 2021
    May
    Event Date
    Term Start Thursday, May 13
    Classes Begin Thursday, May 13
    Drop/Add Deadline Thursday, May 20
    Memorial Day Break Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31
    July
    Event Date
    Independence Day Break Tuesday, June 29 - Monday, July 5
    Midterm Grades Due Thursday, July 8
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, July 14
    August
    Event Date
    Exams Friday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 11
    End Term Thursday, August 12
    Grades Due Monday, August 16
    Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 18
  • Summer I 2021
    May
    Event Date
    Term Start Saturday, May 15
    Classes Begin Saturday, May 15
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, May 24
    Memorial Day Break Saturday, May 29-Monday, May 31
    June
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, June 8
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, June 14
    Graduation Application Deadline for January Graduates Tuesday, June 15
    Exams Thursday, June 24-Monday, June 28
    End Term Monday, June 28
    July
    Event Date
    Grades Due Friday, July 2
  • Summer II 2021
    July
    Event Date
    Term Start Tuesday, July 6
    Classes Begin Tuesday, July 6
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, July 12
    Midterm Grades Due Monday, July 26
    August
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, August 2
    Exams Saturday, August 7 - Thursday, August 12
    End Term Thursday, August 12
    Grades Due Monday, August 16
    August Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 18