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Academic Calendar

Summer 2020

Monday, May 18 - Friday, August 7

  • Session 1, 12 weeks

Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 26

  • Session S6A, 6 weeks

Monday, May 18 - Friday, July 17

  • Session S9A, 9 weeks
Tuesday, May 19
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (without a "W") for Session 1
Tuesday, May 19
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (without a "W") for Session S6A
Tuesday, May 19
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (without a "W") for Session S9A
Monday, May 25
  • Memorial Day Recess: College Closed

Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 7

  • Session S9B, 9 weeks

Tuesday, June 9
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (without a "W") for Session S9B

Friday, June 12
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (with a "W") for Session S6A

Friday, June 26
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (with a "W") for Session S9A

Monday, June 29 - Friday, August 7

  • Sessions S6B, 6 weeks

Tuesday, June 30
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (without a "W") for Session S6B
Friday, July 3
  • Independence Day (Observed)

Friday, July 10
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (with a "W") for Session 1

Friday, July 17
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (with a "W") for Session S9B

Friday, July 24
  • Last Day to Add or Drop (with a "W") for Session S6B

Fall 2020

  August 19

  • On Campus First Day of Classes


  August 25

  • Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit

  September 7

  • Labor Day Recess - College Closed

  October 2 (Noon)

  • Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due

  October 20

  • Pre-Registration for Spring/Summer 2020

  November 3

  • Election Day - College Closed

 November 17

  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College

Tuesday, November 24

  • Last Day Face-to-Face Instruction

  November 25 through Sunday, November 29

  • Fall Recess: Students Return Home Until Spring 2021 Semester  

  November 30 through Friday, December 4
  • Review/Online Instruction

  December 4

  • Last Day of Classes

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11

  • Final Examination Week (Remote)                 

Saturday, December 12

  • Winter Recess Begins

Monday, December 14

  • Final Grades Due (Noon)

Helpful Resources: 

Printable Version of Summer 2020 Academic Calendar
Printable Version of Fall 2020 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 Officeare 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.