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Academic Calendar

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Introduction

Fall 2020

2020–21 Academic Calendar

We are using a modified academic calendar. This approach will include a flexible learning approach (delivering the same courses using in-person and online instruction simultaneously) and a modified on-campus residential experience.

Quinnipiac will follow the schedule below, unless changes are necessitated by the state or changing health conditions.

Fall 2020

August 17

Monday

Graduate Pathways to Success Program

August 24

Monday

Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; online classes begin. All classes will be delivered via online instruction for the first week or two. Once all students complete state-required COVID testing, on-ground classes will begin.*

August 25

Tuesday

Add/drop registration period ends for first 7-week online courses (Aug 24 – Oct 10)

August 28

Friday

Add/drop registration period ends for undergraduate and graduate 15-week courses (Aug 24 – Dec 12)

September 7

Monday

Labor Day — classes will be held. On-ground instruction begins by this date, if not before, assuming that testing has been completed for all students

September 18

Friday

Last day to withdraw from first 7-week online courses (Aug 24 – Oct 10) with a grade of “W” More info

September 28

Monday

Yom Kippur — university holiday; no classes

October 4

Sunday

Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Learn more

October 5–10

Mon–Sat

Midterm examination period for 100-level courses

October 9–10

Fri–Sat

Alumni Weekend

October 10

Saturday

Online classes end for first 7-week online courses (Aug 24 – Oct 10)

October 16–18

Fri–Sun

Parents and Family Weekend

October 19

Monday

Online classes begin for second 7-week online courses (Oct 19 – Dec 12)

October 20

Tuesday

Add/drop registration period ends for second 7-week online courses (Oct 19 - Dec 12)

October 21

Wednesday

Midterm grades due for 100-level courses

October 25

Sunday

Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Learn more

October 30

Friday

Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate 15-week courses (Aug 24 – Dec 12) with a grade of “W” Learn more

November 8

Sunday

Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Learn more

November 13

Friday

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week online courses (Oct 19 – Dec 12) with a grade of “W” Learn more

November 23–24

Mon–Tues

Classes will be held

November 24

Tuesday

Students depart for Thanksgiving break and do not return to campus for the remainder of the term

November 25–28

Wed–Sat

No classes

November 26–27

Thurs–Fri

Thanksgiving holiday — university closed

November 30

Monday

Classes resume and are delivered online only

December 5

Saturday

Undergraduate and graduate classes, which are normally delivered on-ground, end

December 7–12

Mon–Sat

Final examination period — online exams for undergraduate and graduate classes that are normally delivered on-ground

December 12

Saturday

Online classes end

December 14

Monday

Final grades due

Dec 19 – Jan 1

Sat–Fri

University closed for Winter Break

*Some non-residential graduate programs, such as Health Sciences and Nursing, will begin on-ground instruction prior to August 24, per Connecticut state guidelines for graduate students. Information will be provided separately to these groups.

January Term 2021

January Term 2021

January 4

Monday

Undergraduate and graduate classes begin

January 6

Wednesday

Add/drop registration period ends

January 15

Friday

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” Learn more

January 18

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day — university holiday; no classes (tentative)

January 22

Friday

Classes end; final examinations

January 25

Monday

Final grades due

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

January 18

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day — university holiday; no classes (tentative)

January 22

Friday

New undergraduate student orientation

January 25

Monday

Undergraduate and graduate classes begin (online for the first week); online classes begin

January 26

Tuesday

Add/drop registration period ends for first 7-week online courses (Jan 25 – March 13)

January 29

Friday

Add/drop registration period ends for undergraduate and graduate 15-week courses (Jan 25 – May 8)

February 1

Monday

In-person instruction begins for undergraduate and graduate students*

February 19

Friday

Last day to withdraw from first 7-week online courses (Jan 25 – March 13) with a grade of “W” Learn more

February 28

Sunday

Open House for prospective undergraduate students

March 8–13

Mon–Sat

Midterm examination period for 100-level courses

March 13

Saturday

Online classes end for first 7-week online courses (Jan 25 – Mar 13)

March 15

Monday

Online classes begin for second 7-week online courses (March 15 – May 1)

March 16

Tuesday

Add/drop registration period ends for second 7-week online courses (March 15 –May 1)

March 17

Wednesday

Midterm grades due for 100-level courses

March 20–21

Sat–Sun

Admitted Student Days

March 26

Friday

Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate 15-week courses (Jan 25 – May 8) with a grade of “W” Learn more

April 2

Friday

Good Friday — university holiday; no classes (tentative)

April 9

Friday

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week online courses (March 15 – May 1) with a grade of “W” Learn more

May 1

Saturday

Undergraduate and graduate classes end; online classes end

May 3–8

Mon–Sat

Final examination period — undergraduate and graduate students remain on campus but all finals will be administered online

May 7–8

Fri–Sat

Graduate, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, and School of Law Commencement (tentative)

May 10

Monday

Final grades due

May 15–16

Sat–Sun

Undergraduate Commencement (tentative)

*Students will be required to have two negative COVID-19 tests on file before returning to the classroom: a pre-arrival test and an on-campus retest shortly after returning. Additional details about pre-arrival testing will be communicated directly to students.