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Academic Calendar

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) 
    • August 10 - Grades due at Noon

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)
    • June 29 - Grades due at Noon

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) 
    • July 20 - Grades due at Noon

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)
    • August 10 - Grades due at Noon

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)
    • August 10 - Grades due at Noon                                         

Monday, July 5 -  Independence Day Recess (Observed): College Closed

View the printable version of the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

FALL 2021 SEMESTER

Friday, August 13 -  Faculty Contract (9 month start date)

Saturday, August 14 -  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        

View the printable version of the Fall 2021 Academic Calendar


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  Office of Diversity, Equity and InclusionOffice of Global Affairs, and the  Provost's Office are available as resources to support Instructors review of religious holiday accommodation requests.

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.