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SPRING 2021 SEMESTER
Tuesday, March 30 - Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2021
Friday, April 2 - Spring Holiday: College Closed
Friday, April 16 - Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College
Friday, April 30 - Last Day of Classes
Monday, May 3 - Prep Day for Finals - No Classes
Tuesday, May 4 through Friday, May 7 - Final Examination Week
Saturday, May 8 - Commencement
Monday, May 10 (Noon) - Final Grade Reports for All Students Due
Monday, May 17 - First Summer Sessions Begin
SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER
May 17 through August 6 - Session 1, 12 weeks
- May 18 - Last Day to Add or Drop without a "W" (Session 1)
- July 9 - Last Day to Drop with a "W" (Session 1)
May 17 through June 25 - Session S6A, 6 weeks
- May 18 - Last Day to Add or Drop without a "W" (Session S6A)
- June 11 - Last Day to Drop with a "W" (Session S6A)
May 17 through July 16 - Session S9A, 9 weeks
- May 18 - Last Day to Add or Drop without a "W" (Session S9A)
- June 25 - Last Day to Drop with a "W" (Session S9A)
Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Recess: College Closed
June 7 through August 6 - Session S9B, 9 weeks
- June 8 - Last Day to Add or Drop without a "W" (Session S9B)
- July 16 - Last Day to Drop with a "W" (Session S9B)
June 28 through August 6 - Session S6B, 6 weeks
- June 29 - Last Day to Add or Drop without a "W" (Session S6B)
- July 23- Last Day to Drop with a "W" (Session S6B)
Monday, July 5 - Independence Day Recess (Observed): College Closed
FALL 2021 SEMESTER
Friday, August 13 - Faculty Contract (9 month start date)
Sunday, August 15 - Student Services Day
Tuesday, August 17 - Student Services Day, faculty/staff in offices 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18 - Classes Begin
Tuesday, August 24 - Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Selection Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Recess — College Closed
Thursday, October 7 - Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due
Thursday, October 7 thru Friday, October 8 - Fall Break
Tuesday, October 12 - Priority Pre-Registration for Spring/Summer 2022
Tuesday, October 19 - Pre-Registration for Spring/Summer 2022
Tuesday, November 16 - Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College
Saturday, November 20 thru Sunday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 9 - Last Day of Classes
Friday, December 10 - Prep Day for Finals
Monday, December 13 thru Friday, December 17 - Final Examination Week
Monday, December 20 (Noon) - Final Grade Reports for All Students Due
Special Days of Concern
West Virginia University’s diverse student body includes students from a wide variety of faith communities. Religious holidays from different faith traditions occasionally fall on regular class days or scheduled exam days throughout the year.
Faculty are encouraged to respect the religious observances of our students of all faiths and denominations.
When a scheduled class or lab session falls on an observed religious holiday, this may mean excusing students from attending class and accepting make-up work. (Students are responsible for requesting accommodation for their absence in advance and for making up any missed work.)
The following website may be helpful in identifying the high holy days of various religions:
Other events that may justify an excused absence include illness of the student, illness of an immediate family member, death of an immediate family member, or extreme weather.
Absences stemming from work duties other than military obligation (e.g., unexpected changes in shift assignments) and traffic/transit problems should not typically qualify for excused absence.
If an instructor chooses to allow excused absences for these other events, the stated attendance policy for the course should specify the number of days that may be missed and instructions for contacting the instructor for the excused absence.
Instructors may request third party documentation.
West Virginia University's institutional attendance policy may be found in the WVU Catalog.
Faculty members who have questions or concerns about the academic calendar should send an email to Shirley Robinson in the Provost's Office.