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: These definitions were clarified on March 22, indicated by the bold text below. Please read carefully before selecting your courses.

*For courses with a location of ONLI that also list time and day information, students should plan to be available during that time for synchronous online learning. Classes with no time listed are asynchronous, fully online, and coded ONLI. 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. All courses, including selected labs, practicals, project-based, and clinical courses may require limited, additional meeting times to accommodate accreditation, regulatory, and similar requirements and students will be advised about this at the beginning of those classes.*

Course Modality Definitions
Courses are available in a variety of different modalities (delivery formats), as defined below. Students can see a course’s specific modality in Self-Service Banner (SSB), by using the “Look Up Classes” function.

  • Hybrid: Students attend in-person for half of the scheduled course time and the other half of the class content is available online. Students are only required to attend in-person on their designated day(s) and students do not attend classes virtually. Hybrid courses do not have a fully remote attendance option.
  • Online asynchronous (ONLI): Fully online asynchronous course with no live, required class sessions.
  • Remote synchronous (ONLI with specific meeting time): Fully online synchronous course. Students attend virtually at the assigned class time.
  • Flex: Half of the students attend each class session in-person and the other half attends virtually at the same time. Flex courses do not have a fully remote attendance option.
  • On-Ground: Fully on-ground course with every student meeting in-person.
  • Clinical/Laboratory: Practical courses that have an on-ground required component.

Students should select the class delivery mode that will best meet their needs. Changes to the method of delivery within a course are not available.

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

Spring 2021 Graduate

Full Course Schedule | Online Courses

Spring 2021 Undergraduate

Full Course Schedule | Honors Courses | Online Courses

Summer 2021 (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Full Summer (May 10-August 13) | Summer I (May 15-June 28) | Summer II (July 6-August 13)

Summer 2021 (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Full Summer (May 10-August 13) | Summer I (May 15-June 28) | Summer II (July 6-August 13)

Fall 2021 Graduate

Full Course Schedule | Online Courses

Fall 2021 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 Phased Plan for Reopening page regularly for updates about the University's response to COVID-19.

  • Fall 2020 - Full Semester Calendar
    August 2020
    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 2020
    Event Date
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, September 1
    Labor Day (Classes WILL meet) Monday, September 7
    October 2020
    Event Date
    Classes WILL meet (previously was Fall Break) Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, October 13
    November 2020
    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 2020
    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 Cancelled
    Spring 2020 Commencement Cancelled
    End Term Wednesday, December 16
    Grades Due Saturday, December 19
    January 2021
    Event Date
    Administrative Graduation Friday, January 15
  • Fall I 2020 (Accelerated Term)
    August 2020
    Event Date
    Term Start - Classes Start with Flexible Attendance Monday, August 24
    September 2020
    Event Date
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, September 1
    Labor Day (Classes WILL meet) Monday, September 7
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, September 15
    October 2020
    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 2020
    Event Date
    Term Start - Classes Start Friday, October 16
    Open Drop/Add deadline Friday, October 23
    November 2020
    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 2020
    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 2020
    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 2021
    Event Date
    New Year's Day (No Classes, Offices Closed) Friday, January 1
    Pass/Fail Grade Election Deadline Monday, January 4
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, January 4
    End Program Saturday, January 16
    Grades Due Thursday, January 21
  • Spring 2021 - Full Semester Calendar

    Please Note: Some Spring 2021 classes will meet on either the February 18 and/or April 19 Re-Charge Days. Please check this list (PDF) to see if one of your courses will meet on these days. If so, attendance is required as noted.

    January 2021
    Event Date
    All Residential Students Move-In (Begin Study in Place on campus through Jan. 31) Sat.-Sun., Jan. 16-17
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 18
    New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 19
    Term Start Wednesday, January 20
    Online Classes Begin for All Students Wednesday, January 20
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 27
    February 2021
    Event Date
    Residential Study in Place Ends; Commuter and Off-Campus Students Can Begin to Come to Campus; Commuter Meal Plans Begin; Campus Buildings Fully Operational Monday, February 1
    On-Ground Classes Begin Wednesday, February 3
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) - click here for a list of classes that WILL meet on this Re-Charge Day (PDF) Thursday, February 18
    March 2021
    Event Date
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Tuesday, March 9
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, March 10
    Pass/Fail Election Deadline Thursday, March 11
    CLASSES WILL MEET - No Spring Break Sunday, March 14 - Sunday March 21
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Wednesday, March 31
    April 2021
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for August Graduates Thursday, April 15
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) - click here for a list of classes that WILL meet on this Re-Charge Day (PDF) Monday, April 19
    May 2021
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, May 5
    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, 10:00 a.m.
    Spring 2021 Commencement
    Harbor Yard Amphitheater (Bridgeport, CT)
    Monday, May 17
    Residence Halls Close for Commencement Participants TBD
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 18
    June 2021
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for January Graduates Tuesday, June 15
  • Spring I 2021 (Accelerated Terms)
    January 2021
    Event Date
    New and Returning Students from Affected ("Red") States Move-In (Begin 14-day travel advisory quarantine on campus) Sunday, January 17
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 18
    New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 19
    Term Start Wednesday, January 20
    Online Classes Begin for All Students Wednesday, January 20
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 27
    New and Returning Students from Non-Affected ("Green") States Move-In Sunday, January 31
    February 2021
    Event Date
    On-Ground Classes Begin Wednesday, February 3
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, February 10
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Thursday, February 18
    March 2021
    Event Date
    Pass/Fail Election Deadline Tuesday, March 9
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, March 9
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Tuesday, March 9
    Exams Wednesday, March 10 - Friday, March 12
    End Term Saturday, March 13
    Grades Due Wednesday, March 17
  • Spring II 2021 (Accelerated Terms)
    March 2021
    Event Date
    Term Start Monday, March 15
    Classes Begin Monday, March 15
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, March 22
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Wednesday, March 31
    April 2021
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Monday, April 12
    Pass/Fail Election Deadline Tuesday, April 13
    Graduation Application Deadline for August 2021 Graduates Thursday, April 15
    Re-Charge Day (No Classes) Monday, April 19
    May 2021
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, May 5
    Reading Day (No Classes) Wednesday, May 5
    Exams Thursday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 12
    End Term Wednesday, May 12
    Spring 2021 Commencement
    Harbor Yard Amphitheater (Bridgeport, CT)
    Monday, May 17
    Halls close for Commencement participants TBD
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 18
  • Full Summer 2021
    May 2021
    Event Date
    Term Start Monday, May 10
    Classes Begin Thursday, May 13
    Drop/Add Deadline Thursday, May 20
    Memorial Day Break Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31
    July 2021
    Event Date
    Independence Day Break Tuesday, June 29 - Monday, July 5
    Midterm Grades Due Thursday, July 8
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, July 14
    August 2021
    Event Date
    Exams Friday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 11
    End Term Friday, August 13
    Grades Due Monday, August 16
    Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 18
  • Summer I 2021
    May 2021
    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 2021
    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 2021
    Event Date
    Grades Due Friday, July 2
  • Summer II 2021
    July 2021
    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 2021
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, August 2
    Exams Saturday, August 7 - Thursday, August 12
    End Term Friday, August 13
    Grades Due Monday, August 16
    August Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 18
Academic Calendar, 2021-2022

Please note: Due to the ongoing global pandemic, dates listed below are subject to change. Please check our Phased Plan for Reopening page regularly for updates about the University's response to COVID-19.

  • Fall 2021 - Full Semester Calendar
    August 2021
    Event Date
    New Student Move-In Monday, August 16; Tuesday, August 17; and Wednesday, August 18 (Details about each student's move-in date and sign-up process will be shared during the summer)
    Sophomore Student Move-In Thursday, August 19
    Junior and Senior Student Move-In Friday, August 20
    Registration Friday, August 20
    Term Start Monday, August 23
    Classes Begin Monday, August 23
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, August 31
    September 2021
    Event Date
    Labor Day (No Classes) Monday, September 6
    October 2021
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, October 12
    Fall Break Sunday-Tuesday, October 17-19
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, October 26
    November 2021
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline - May 2022 Commencement Monday, November 15
    Residence Halls Close Wednesday, November 24, 10:00 a.m.
    Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24 - Sunday, November 28
    December 2021
    Event Date
    Reading Days (No Classes) Tuesday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 8
    Exams Thursday, December 9-Wednesday, December 15
    Winter 2022 Commencement Sunday, December 12
    End Term Wednesday, December 15
    Residence Hall Close Thursday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
    Grades Due Tuesday, December 21
    January 2022
    Event Date
    Administrative Graduation Saturday, January 15
  • Fall I 2021 (Accelerated Term)
    August 2021
    Event Date
    Registration Friday, August 20
    Term Start Monday, August 23
    Classes Begin Monday, August 23
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, August 31
    September 2021
    Event Date
    Labor Day (No Classes) Monday, September 6
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, September 14
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, September 21
    October 2021
    Event Date
    Exams Tuesday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 13
    End Term Wednesday, October 13
    Grades Due Monday, October 18
  • Fall II 2021 (Accelerated Term)
    October 2021
    Event Date
    Term Start Friday, October 15
    Classes Begin Friday, October 15
    Fall Break Sunday, October 17-Tuesday, October 19
    Open Drop/Add deadline Friday, October 22
    November 2021
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, November 10
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Tuesday, November 16
    Residence Halls Close Wednesday, November 24, 10:00 a.m.
    Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24 - Sunday, November 28
    December 2021
    Event Date
    Exams Friday, December 10 - Tuesday, December 14
    End Term Wednesday, December 15
    Grades Due Tuesday, December 21
  • Intersession 2022 - Special Programs Only
    December 2021
    Event Date
    Begin Program Thursday, December 16
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Thursday, December 23
    Christmas Day (No classes, Offices Closed) Saturday, December 25
    January 2022
    Event Date
    New Year's Day (No Classes, Offices Closed) Saturday, January 1
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, January 3
    End Program Saturday, January 15
    Grades Due Wednesday, January 19
  • Spring 2022 - Full Semester Calendar
    January 2022
    Event Date
    New Students Move-In Monday, January 17
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 17
    Returning Students Move In Tuesday, January 18
    New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 18
    Term Start Wednesday, January 19
    Classes Begin Wednesday, January 19
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 26
    March 2022
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, March 9
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.
    Spring Break Sunday, March 13 - Sunday March 20
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, March 23
    April 2022
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for August 2022 Graduates Thursday, April 15
    May 2022
    Event Date
    Reading Day (No Classes) Wednesday, May 4
    Exams Thursday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 11
    End Term Wednesday, May 11
    Residence Halls Close Thursday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.
    Spring 2022 Commencement TBD
    Residence Halls close for Commencement participants TBD
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 17
    June 2022
    Event Date
    Graduation Application Deadline for January 2023 Graduates Wednesday, June 15
  • Spring I 2022 (Accelerated Terms)
    January 2022
    Event Date
    New Students Move In Monday, January 17
    Martin Luther King Day (No Classes) Monday, January 17
    Returning Students Move In Tuesday, January 18
    New Student Orientation/Registration Tuesday, January 18
    Term Start Wednesday, January 19
    Classes Begin Wednesday, January 19
    Open Drop/Add Deadline Wednesday, January 26
    February 2022
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Wednesday, February 9
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, February 16
    March 2022
    Event Date
    Exams Wednesday, March 9 - Saturday, March 12
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.
    End Term Saturday, March 12
    Grades Due Wednesday, March 16
  • Spring II 2022 (Accelerated Terms)
    March 2022
    Event Date
    Term Start Monday, March 21
    Classes Begin Monday, March 21
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, March 28
    April 2022
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Monday, April 11
    Graduation Application Deadline for August 2022 Graduates Friday, April 15
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, April 18
    May 2022
    Event Date
    Exams Friday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 11
    End Term Wednesday, May 11
    Spring Commencement TBD
    Halls close for Commencement participants TBD
    Grades Due Tuesday, May 17
  • Full Summer 2022
    May 2022
    Event Date
    Term Start Thursday, May 12
    Classes Begin Thursday, May 12
    Drop/Add Deadline Thursday, May 19
    Memorial Day Break Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30
    July 2022
    Event Date
    Independence Day Break Tuesday, June 28 - Monday, July 4
    Midterm Grades Due Thursday, July 7
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, July 13
    August 2022
    Event Date
    Exams Friday, August 5 - Thursday, August 11
    End Term Thursday, August 11
    Grades Due Monday, August 15
    Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 17
  • Summer I 2022
    May 2022
    Event Date
    Term Start Saturday, May 14
    Classes Begin Saturday, May 14
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, May 23
    Memorial Day Break Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30
    June 2022
    Event Date
    Midterm Grades Due Tuesday, June 7
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, June 13
    Graduation Application Deadline for January 2023 Graduates Wednesday, June 15
    Exams Thursday, June 23 - Monday, June 27
    End Term Monday, June 27
    July 2022
    Event Date
    Grades Due Friday, July 1
  • Summer II 2022
    July 2022
    Event Date
    Term Start Tuesday, July 5
    Classes Begin Tuesday, July 5
    Drop/Add Deadline Monday, July 11
    Midterm Grades Due Monday, July 25
    August 2022
    Event Date
    Course Withdrawal Deadline Monday, August 1
    Exams Saturday, August 6 - Thursday, August 11
    End Term Thursday, August 11
    Grades Due Monday, August 15
    August Administrative Graduation Wednesday, August 17