Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Full Term

Feb. 1–May 21

1st Half Term

Feb. 1–Mar. 21

2nd Half Term

Mar. 29–May 21

Five-Week Terms

Feb. 1–Mar. 7
Mar. 8–Apr. 18
Apr. 19–May 21

Full-Term Hybrid

Feb. 1–May 21

Full-Term and Half-Term Calendars

Event Full-Term 1st Half 2nd Half
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Feb. 1–May 21 Feb. 1–Mar. 21 Mar. 29–May 21
Adult bachelor's students: Syllabi available for Adult bachelor's courses Jan. 11 Jan. 11 Jan. 11
Audit registration begins Jan. 11 Jan. 11 Jan. 11
Associate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 11 Jan. 11 Jan. 11
First day of classes Feb. 1 Feb. 1 Mar. 29
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 4 Feb. 2 Mar. 30
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 5 Feb. 3 Mar. 31
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. 8 Feb. 5 Apr. 6
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 8
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 12 Feb. 8 Apr. 6
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 12 Feb. 8 Apr. 6
Summer 2021 registration begins Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3
Spring Break Mar. 22-Mar. 28 N/A N/A
Second-half term classes begin Mar. 29 N/A Mar. 29
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 28 Mar. 28 N/A
Easter Break Apr. 2-Apr. 5* N/A Apr. 2-Apr. 5*
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 16 Feb. 26 Apr. 23
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 16 Feb. 26 Apr. 23
Early registration for Fall 2021 Apr. 19–Apr. 30 Apr. 19–Apr. 30 Apr. 19–Apr. 30
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 14 Mar. 21 May 21
Last day of classes May 14 Mar. 21 May 21
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15 May 15 May 15
Final examination period. (See Final Examination Schedules) May 17-21 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 28 Mar. 28 May 28

Begins at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, Apr. 1

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. 1-Mar. 7 Mar. 8-Apr. 18 Apr. 19-May. 21
First day of classes Feb. 1 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 1 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 2 Mar. 9 Apr. 20
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Feb. 3 Mar. 10 Apr. 21
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 3 Mar. 10 Apr. 21
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Feb. 3 Mar. 10 Apr. 21
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 8
Second 5-Week Term: Spring Break: N/A Mar. 22-Mar..28 N/A
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 19 Apr. 6 May 7
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 19 Apr. 6 May 7
Second 5-Week Term: Easter Break: N/A Apr. 2-5* 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 17-21**
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 7 Apr. 18 May 21
Last day of classes Mar. 7 Apr. 18 May 21
Final grades due Mar. 14 Apr. 25 May 28

 

* Begins at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, Apr. 1

**No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 17-21, 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. 1-Feb. 7
Off-campus Feb. 8-Feb. 14
On-campus Feb. 15-Feb. 21
Off-campus Feb. 22-Feb. 28
On-campus Mar. 1-Mar. 7
Off-campus Mar. 8-Mar. 14
On-campus Mar. 15-Mar. 21
Break Mar. 22-Mar. 28
On-campus Mar. 29-Apr. 1*
Easter Break Apr. 2-Apr. 5*
Off-campus Apr. 6-Apr. 11**
On-campus Apr. 12-Apr. 18
Off-campus Apr. 19-Apr. 25
On-campus Apr. 26-May 2
Off-campus May 3-May 9
On-campus May 10-May16
Final Exams May 17-May 21

 

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. 2-5) begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Apr 1. Easter break falls at the end of an on-campus week. Instructors of classes that meet Thursday evening (after 6:00 p.m.), or Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, are expected to follow off-campus week protocols.

** Easter Monday (Apr. 5th) falls on an off-campus week. Instructors are expected to follow off-campus week protocols.

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.