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Academic Calendar

Chatham University's academic year consists of fall, spring and summer terms. Please note that some classes may have fewer meeting days, and these classes will include equivalent instructional activities to accommodate this difference. The University reserves the right to make changes to the academic calendar as it deems necessary.

2020-2021 Universal Academic Calendar

15-Week Term (Note: No fall break with all classes held in virtual format the last 10 days of term)

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 9
Incomplete grades from Spring/Summer 2020, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 9
Registration for Spring 2021 Tues-Tues, Nov 3-17
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 11
Last day to apply for Fall 2020 (December) degree conferral Sunday, November 15
In-person classes stop (Some exceptions will be determined by department and specified in the course syllabus Saturday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 25-Nov 29
All classes resume (in-person classes shift to virtual) Monday, November 30
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Virtual Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14
Late registration for Spring 2021 begins Monday, December 14
Degree conferral for Fall 2020 graduates Wednesday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 11

First 7.5-Week Term (Note: No fall break) 

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, September 29
Last day of classes Tuesday, October 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, October 15

Second 7.5-Week Term (Note: All classes held in virtual format the last 10 days of term)

First day of classes Thursday, October 15
Add/drop period ends Thursday, October 22
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 25-Nov 29
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Virtual Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14

First 5-Week Term 

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Last day to withdraw Friday, September 18
Last day of classes Friday, September 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, September 28

Second 5-Week Term (Note: No fall break) 

First day of classes Monday, September 28
Add/drop period ends Monday, October 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, October 23
Last day of classes Friday, October 30
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, November 2

Third 5-Week Term (Note: All classes held in virtual format the last 10 days of term)

First day of classes Monday, November 2
Add/drop period ends Monday, November 9
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun-November 25-29
Last day to withdraw Friday, December 4
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Virtual Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14

15-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 18
Registration for Summer 2021 Tuesday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 26
Incomplete grades for Fall 2020, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 26
Spring Break Sun-Sun, February 28-March 7
Registration for Fall 2021 Tues-Tues, March 9-23
Last day to apply for Spring 2021 (May) degree conferral Monday, March 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 23
Last day of classes Friday, April 23
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PM Sunday, April 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 26
Late registration for Fall 2021 begins Monday, April 26
Degree conferral for Spring 2021 graduates Sunday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 14

First 7.5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 18
Last day to withdraw Friday, February 12
Last day of classes Friday, February 26
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 1

Second 7.5-week term (Partial Spring Break is observed)

First day of classes Thursday, March 4
Add/drop period ends Thursday, March 11
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 9
Last day of classes Friday, April 23
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 26

 

First 5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Last day to withdraw Friday, January 29
Last day of classes Friday, February 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 8

Second 5-week term 

First day of classes Monday, February 8
Add/drop period ends Monday, February 15
Last day to withdraw Friday, March 5
Last day of classes Friday, March 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 15

Third 5-week term 

First day of classes Monday, March 15
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 22
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 9
Last day of classes Friday, April 16
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 19

15-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 31
Last day to apply for Summer 2021 (August) degree conferral Tuesday, June 15
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9
Degree conferrals for Summer 2021 Monday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, September 13

10-week term (ELP)

First day of classes Tuesday, June 1
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, June 8
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 16
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9

First 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 31
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, June 1
Last day of classes Tuesday, June 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, June 17

Second 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, June 17
Add/drop period ends Thursday, June 24
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 23
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9

First 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 21
Last day of classes Friday, May 28
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 31

Second 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 7
Add/drop period ends Monday, June 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 2
Last day of classes Friday, July 9
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 12

Third 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 12
Add/drop period ends Monday, July19
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 16

First 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, April 28
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 30
Last day of classes Friday, May 14
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 17

Second 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 14
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, June 16
Last day to withdraw Friday, June 18
Last day of classes Friday, July 2
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 6

Third 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 2
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, August 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 23

2021-2022 Universal Academic Calendar

15-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Long Weekend TBD
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 8
Incomplete grades from Spring/Summer 2020, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 8
Registration for Spring 2022 Tues-Tues, Nov 2-16
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 10
Last day to apply for Fall 2021 (December) degree conferral Monday, November 15
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 24-Nov 28
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Commencement Ceremony, 2:00 PM Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13
Late registration for Spring 2022 begins Monday, December 13
Degree conferral for Fall 2021 graduates Thursday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 10

First 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, September 28
Last day of classes Tuesday, October 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, October 14

Second 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, October 14
Add/drop period ends Thursday, October 21
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 24-Nov 28
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13

First 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Last day to withdraw Friday, September 17
Last day of classes Friday, September 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, September 27

Second 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, September 27
Add/drop period ends Monday, October 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, October 22
Last day of classes Friday, October 29
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, November 1

Third 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, November 1
Add/drop period ends Monday, November 8
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun-November 24-28
Last day to withdraw Friday, December 3
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13

15-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 17
Registration for Summer 2022 Wednesday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 25
Incomplete grades for Fall 2021, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 25
Spring Break Sun-Sun, February 27-March 6
Registration for Fall 2022 Tues-Tues, March 8-22
Last day to apply for Spring 2022 (May) degree conferral Tuesday, March 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 22
Last day of classes Friday, April 22
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PM Sunday, April 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 25
Late registration for Fall 2022 begins Monday, April 25
Degree conferral for Spring 2022 graduates Monday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 13

First 7.5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 17
Last day to withdraw Friday, February 11
Last day of classes Friday, February 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 28

Second 7.5-week term (Partial Spring Break is observed)

First day of classes Thursday, March 3
Add/drop period ends Thursday, March 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 8
Last day of classes Friday, April 22
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 25

 

First 5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Last day to withdraw Friday, January 28
Last day of classes Friday, February 4
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 7

Second 5-week term 

First day of classes Monday, February 7
Add/drop period ends Monday, February 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, March 4
Last day of classes Friday, March 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 14

Third 5-week term 

First day of classes Monday, March 14
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 21
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 8
Last day of classes Friday, April 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 18

15-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 30
Last day to apply for Summer 2022 (August) degree conferral Wednesday, June 15
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8
Degree conferrals for Summer 2022 Tuesday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, September 12

10-week term (ELP)

First day of classes Tuesday, May 31
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, June 7
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 15
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8

First 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 30
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, May 31
Last day of classes Tuesday, June 14
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, June 16

Second 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, June 16
Add/drop period ends Thursday, June 23
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 22
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8

First 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 20
Last day of classes Friday, May 27
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 30

Second 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 6
Add/drop period ends Monday, June 13
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 1
Last day of classes Friday, July 8
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 11

Third 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 11
Add/drop period ends Monday, July 18
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 15

First 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, April 27
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 29
Last day of classes Friday, May 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 16

Second 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 13
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, June 15
Last day to withdraw Friday, June 17
Last day of classes Friday, July 1
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 5

Third 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 1
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, August 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 19
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 22