Spring 2020 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Feb. 3–May 22


Five-Week Terms

Feb. 3–Mar. 8
Mar. 9–Apr. 19
Apr. 20–May 22

1st Half Term

Feb. 3–Mar. 22



2nd Half Term

Mar. 30–May 22


Full-Term Hybrid

Feb. 3–May 22

Full Term and Half Term Calendars

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Feb. 3–May 22 Feb. 3–Mar. 22 Mar. 30–May 22
Adult bachelor's students: Syllabi available for Adult bachelor's courses Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Jan. 21
Audit registration begins Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Jan. 21
Associate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Jan. 21
First day of classes Feb. 3 Feb. 3 Mar. 30
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 6 Feb. 4 Mar. 31
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 7 Feb. 5 Apr. 1
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Feb. 10 Feb. 7 Apr. 3
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 10 Feb. 10 Feb. 10
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 14 Feb. 10 Apr. 6
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 14 Feb. 10 Apr. 6
Summer 2020 registration begins Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4
Spring Break Mar. 23-Mar. 29 N/A N/A
Second-half term classes begin Mar. 30 N/A Mar. 30
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 29 Mar. 29 N/A
Easter Break Apr. 10-Apr. 13* N/A Apr. 10-Apr. 13*
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 17 Feb. 28 Apr. 24
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 17 Feb. 28 Apr. 24
Early registration for Fall 2020 Apr. 14–Apr. 24 Apr. 14–Apr. 24 Apr. 14–Apr. 24
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 15 Mar. 22 May 22
Last day of classes May 15 Mar. 22 May 22
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15 May 15 May 15
Final examination period. (See Final Examination Schedules) May 18–22 N/A N/A**
Graduate and College for Adults Commencement Ceremonies May TBD May TBD May TBD
College for Women Commencement May TBD May TBD May TBD
Final grades due May 29 Mar. 29 May 29

* Begins at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, Apr. 19.


Final Examination Period

Instructors must perform some form of final assessment during the final examination period. This may take the form of an in-class exam, final project, take home exam or final paper submitted during the final examination period. See the Final Examination Schedules on the Office of the Registrar website.

** Second-half term courses do not have a final examination period. M–Th evening courses meet as regularly scheduled; Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday courses meet online; and St. Paul campus weekday (M–F) morning and afternoon classes meet online and/or during scheduled final examination time slot for full term courses (see Final Examinations schedule).

Please note: If you drop or withdraw from a course, please see the University's Refund Schedule to determine tuition implications


Five-Week Term Calendars

Event 1st 5-wk term 2nd 5-wk term 3rd 5-wk term
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs - St. Paul/Minneapolis Campus Feb. 3-Mar. 8 Mar. 9-Apr. 19 Apr. 20-May. 22
First day of classes Feb. 3 Mar. 9 Apr. 20
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 3 Mar. 9 Apr. 20
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 4 Mar. 10 Apr. 21
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Feb. 5 Mar. 11 Apr. 22
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 5 Mar. 11 Apr. 22
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Feb. 5 Mar. 11 Apr. 22
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 10 Feb. 10 Feb. 10
Second 5-Week Term: Spring Break: N/A Mar. 23-Mar..29 N/A
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 21 Apr. 3 May 8
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 21 Apr. 3 May 8
Second 5-Week Term: Easter Break: N/A Apr. 10-13* N/A
Third 5-Week Term: Full-term calendar final examination period. Classes meet as regularly scheduled with some exceptions* N/A N/A May 18-22*
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 8 Apr. 19 May 22
Last day of classes Mar. 8 Apr. 19 May 22
Final grades due Mar. 15 Apr. 26 May 29

*No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 18-22, 5-week M-Th evening courses meet as regularly scheduled; Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday courses meet online; and St. Paul campus weekday (M-F) morning and afternoon classes meet online and/or during scheduled final examination time slot for full-term courses (see Final Examinations Schedule).

NOTE: If you drop or withdraw from a course, please see the University's Refund Schedule to determine tuition implications


Full-Term Hybrid Calendar

event Date(s)
On-campus Feb. 3-Feb. 9
Off-campus Feb. 10-Feb. 16
On-campus Feb. 17-Feb. 23
Off-campus Feb. 24-Mar. 1
On-campus Mar. 2-Mar. 8
Off-campus Mar. 9-Mar. 15
On-campus Mar. 16-Mar. 22
Break Mar. 23-Mar. 29
On-campus Mar. 30-Apr. 5
Off-campus Apr. 6-Apr. 9
Easter Break Apr. 10-Apr. 13*
On-campus Apr. 14-Apr. 20**
Off-campus Apr. 21-Apr.26
On-campus Apr. 27-May 3
Off-campus May 4-May 10
On-campus May 11-May 17
Final Exams May 18-May 22

Full-term hybrid courses meet on campus the weeks noted above. Instruction may take various forms during off campus weeks, but will always involve substantial interaction between the faculty and students.

*Easter break (Apr. 10-13) begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Apr 9. Easter break falls at the end of an off-campus week. Instructors of classes that meet Thurs evening (after 6:00 p.m.), or Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, are expected to require off-campus participation this week.

** Easter Monday (Apr. 13th) falls on an on-campus week. Instructors are expected to meet on campus Apr 20th as a replacement for the missed Apr 13th on-campus session.

Final Examination Period

Instructors must perform some form of final assessment during the final examination period. This may take the form of an in-class exam, final project, take home exam or final paper submitted during the final examination period. See the Final Examination Schedules on the Office of the Registrar website.