Academic Calendars

Spring 2020
University calendars are accurate at the time of publication/posting, but subject to change.

Some school and/or departmental calendars may differ from the university's academic calendar. Please check with the specific program of study to ensure the appropriate calendar is followed. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]


January 2020
T-WDec 24 - Jan 1 University closed**
T-R7 - 9 Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students – Monroe Park campus
T-F7 - 10 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
R9 Holiday intersession classes end
M13 Spring classes begin
M-Sn13 - 19 Add/drop and late registration
Sn19 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2020 semester
M20 University closed**
F24 Monroe Park campus students - last day for spring degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for May degrees.
MCV campus students - spring degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines.
F24 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*

February 2020
T11 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
T11 Summer semester advance registration begins

March 2020
Sn-Sn1 - 8 Spring break for both campuses
F20 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M-F23 - 27 Monroe Park campus students - advising for fall semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule
M30 Fall semester advance registration begins

April 2020
T28 Last day of classes for spring semester – Monroe Park campus; evening classes continue through May 2
W29 Reading day, no day classes held – Monroe Park campus
R-F30 - May 8 Final examinations for spring semester – Monroe Park campus

May 2020
F1 Last day of classes for spring semester – MCV campus
M-F4 - 8 Final examinations for spring semester – MCV campus
M-Sa4 - 9 Final examinations for spring semester – evening classes
F8 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for May degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F8 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa9 May Commencement
Sa16 Official date for certifying May diplomas

* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.
** Subject to approval.