Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020  First Day of Classes, Year 4
Mon-Thurs, August 17-20, 2020 Orientation
Monday, August 24, 2020 First Day of Classes, Years 1-3
Monday, September 7, 2020 No Classes (Labor Day)
Friday, September 18, 2020 Early Dismissal - 2PM (Rosh Hashanah) (Preferably no exams)
Monday, September 21, 2020 Study Day (Preferably no exams)
Tues-Thurs, Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2020 First Examination Period
Monday, September 28, 2020 No Classes (Yom Kippur)
Friday, October 2, 2020 Early Dismissal - 12pm (Sukkot) (Preferably no exams)
Mon-Fri, October 5-9, 2020 Preferably no exams
Friday, October 9, 2020 Early Dismissal - 2PM (Eve of Shmini Atzeret)
Monday, November 2, 2020 Study Day
Tues-Wed, November 3-11, 2020 Second Examination Period
Thurs-Fri, November 26-27, 2020 No Classes (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Monday, December 14, 2020 Last Day of Classes, Years 1-3
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Study Day
Wed-Wed, December 16-23, 2020 Final Examinations, Years 1-3
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Last Day of Classes, Year 4
Spring Semester 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021 First Day of Classes 
Monday, January 18, 2021 No Classes (Martin Luther King Day) 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Study Day 
Wed.-Thurs., February 10-18 First Examination Period 
Monday, February 15, 2021 No Classes (Washington's Birthday)
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Fast of Esther (Preferably no exams)
Friday, February 26, 2021 No Classes (Purim)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Study Day
Thurs.-Thurs. March 18-25, 2021 Second Examination Period
Fri.-Fri., March 26-April 2, 2021 No Classes - Spring Break
Monday, May 3, 2021 Monday follows a Wednesday Schedule
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Tuesday follows a Thursday Schedule
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Wednesday follows a Friday Schedule
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Last Day of Classes, Years 1-2
Thursday, May 6, 2021 Study Day, Years 1-2
Fri.-Fri. May 7-14, 2021 Final Examinations, Years 1-2
Summer Session I 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021 First Day of Classes
Monday, May 31, 2021 No Classes (Memorial Day)
Friday, June 25, 2021 Last Day of Classes
Summer Session II 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021 First Day of Classes
Monday, July 5, 2021 No Classes (Independence Day observed)
Friday, July 30, 2021 Last Day of Classes

* Exam Periods and Associated Study Days Are Subject to Change

NOTE: Each semester consists of 11 full classes weeks (11 each of Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri with conversion days) and 3 examination weeks. Fall semester has 16 calendar weeks containing at least one class or examination day. Spring semester has 15 calendar weeks with at containing one class or examination day. For Carnegie unit compliance classes meet 70 minutes per week for one credit. (38.5 hours for three credit course meeting 140 minutes per week—compare to 37.5 hours [three credits course meeting 50 minutes three times per week for 15 weeks).