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Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

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A-term calendar
B-term calendar

Fall 2020 Full-Semester Classes

Calendar Information

Fall
(Full Term)

Aug. 17 - Nov. 25

Deadline To Pay Tuition/Fees And Retain Schedule August 17
Student Classes Dropped For Nonpayment Of Tuition/Fees -
Semester Begins (For Faculty) August 12

First Day of Classes for Freshmen:

All first-time freshmen must enroll in UNIV 100 and can begin accessing their UNIV 100 course online (including New Student Convocation and Cajun Connection) on Moodle beginning August 13 at 8 a.m. All other classes will begin August 17.

August 13
Classes Begin August 17

Last Day for Dropping or Adding Classes

Note: Last day for dropping a class without a grade of ‘W’.

August 21

Census Day

(Fall/Spring Semester - 14th class day)

September 3
Last Day to Apply for Candidacy (Graduate School) September 4
Holiday: Labor Day September 7
Graduate Foreign Language Examinations September 21

Deadline for Fall 2020 Degree Candidates:

Last Day to Apply for Graduate Degree
Last Day to Apply for Baccalaureate Degree

September 18

Deadline for Spring 2021 Degree Candidates:

For priority registration appointment, degree candidates must submit the application for degree.

September 18
Advising Session for Spring Begins October 12 – 23

Registration Begins for Winter Intersession 2020 and Spring 2021.

Note: Registration is available according to a student’s registration time ticket (see ULink).

October 26
Last Day to Drop with Grade of W
Last Day to Resign from the University
October 29
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Fall 2019 or Winter Intersession 2019 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Summer 2020 or Summer Intersession 2020 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Submit Defended Copy of Theses or Dissertations for Graduate School Editing and Final Approval November 2
Last Day to Submit Final Copies of Theses or Dissertations
Last Day to Complete Graduate Written and/or Oral Examinations
November 16
Dead Days: No organized activities scheduled by any campus organization and no examinations in classes except for make-up exams and finals in laboratory courses, which consists of laboratory experience only. Monday, November 16 (8pm) – Friday, November 20
Last Day of Classes November 20
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Spring 2020
Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’
November 20
Final Examinations
Exams
Exams Continue

November 21
November 23-25
Semester Ends November 25
Last Day for Faculty to Submit Final Grades to Registrar’s Office (noon deadline) December 2
Fall Commencement Exercises Tuesday, December 8

Fall 2020 A-Term Classes

Calendar Information

A-Term
(First Half of Term)

Aug. 17 - Oct. 5

Deadline To Pay Tuition/Fees And Retain Schedule August 17
Student Classes Dropped For Nonpayment Of Tuition/Fees -
Classes Begin August 17

Last Day for Dropping or Adding Classes

Note: Last day for dropping a class without a grade of ‘W’.

August 19

Census Day

(A and B Term – 7th Class Day)

August 25
Last Day to Apply for Candidacy (Graduate School) September 4
Holiday: Labor Day September 7
Last Day to Drop with Grade of W
Last Day to Resign from the University
September 9
Graduate Foreign Language Examinations September 21

Deadline for Fall 2020 Degree Candidates:

Last Day to Apply for Graduate Degree
Last Day to Apply for Baccalaureate Degree

September 18

Deadline for Spring 2021 Degree Candidates:

For priority registration appointment, degree candidates must submit the application for degree.

September 18
Last Day of Classes October 5
Final Examinations October 5
Semester Ends October 5
Last Day for Faculty to Submit Final Grades to Registrar’s Office (noon deadline) October 6
Advising Session for Spring Begins October 12 – 23

Registration Begins for Winter Intersession 2020 and Spring 2021.

Note: Registration is available according to a student’s registration time ticket (see ULink).

October 26
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Fall 2019 or Winter Intersession 2019 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Summer 2020 or Summer Intersession 2020 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Submit Defended Copy of Theses or Dissertations for Graduate School Editing and Final Approval November 2
Last Day to Submit Final Copies of Theses or Dissertations
Last Day to Complete Graduate Written and/or Oral Examinations
November 16
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Spring 2020
Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’
November 20
Fall Commencement Exercises Tuesday, December 8

Fall 2020 B-Term Classes

Calendar Information

B-Term
(Second Half of Term)

Oct. 7 - Nov. 25

Deadline for Fall 2020 Degree Candidates:

Last Day to Apply for Graduate Degree
Last Day to Apply for Baccalaureate Degree

September 18

Deadline for Spring 2021 Degree Candidates:

For priority registration appointment, degree candidates must submit the application for degree.

September 18
Deadline To Pay Tuition/Fees And Retain Schedule October 7
Classes Begin October 7

Last Day for Dropping or Adding Classes

Note: Last day for dropping a class without a grade of ‘W’.

October 9

Census Day

(A and B Term – 7th Class Day)

October 15
Advising Session for Spring Begins October 12 – 23

Registration Begins for Winter Intersession 2020 and Spring 2021.

Note: Registration is available according to a student’s registration time ticket (see ULink).

October 26
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Fall 2019 or Winter Intersession 2019 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Summer 2020 or Summer Intersession 2020 Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’ November 20
Last Day to Submit Defended Copy of Theses or Dissertations for Graduate School Editing and Final Approval November 2
Last Day to Drop with Grade of W
Last Day to Resign from the University
November 12
Last Day to Submit Final Copies of Theses or Dissertations
Last Day to Complete Graduate Written and/or Oral Examinations
November 16
Dead Days: No organized activities scheduled by any campus organization and no examinations in classes except for make-up exams and finals in laboratory courses, which consists of laboratory experience only. Monday, November 16 (8pm) – Friday, November 20
Last Day to Change an Incomplete Grade Earned in the Spring 2020
Before It Becomes a Permanent Grade of ‘F’
November 20
Last Day of Classes November 25
Final Examinations November 25
Semester Ends November 25
Last Day for Faculty to Submit Final Grades to Registrar’s Office (noon deadline) December 2
Fall Commencement Exercises Tuesday, December 8

 

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