Fall 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 ]

August 2020
T 11 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa 15 Weeks of Welcome begin
M 17 New Student Convocation
T 18 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule
T-M 18 - 24 Add/drop and late registration
W 26 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2020 semester
TBA Faculty Convocation
F 28 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
September 2020
F 4 Last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications for December degrees
M 7 University closed
October 2020
F 16 Reading day, no classes held – Monroe Park campus
F 23 Midterm grades due
T 27 Spring semester advance registration begins
F 30 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
November 2020
W 11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
M-Sn 23 - 29 Fall break, no classes held (University offices open Nov 23 through 12 p.m. Nov 25) - Monroe Park campus
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule
W-Sn 25 - 29 University closed - University will close at 12 p.m. on Nov 25
December 2020
F 4 Last day of classes – MCV campus
M 7 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions
M 7 Last day of classes - Monroe Park Campus
M-F 7 - 11 Final examinations – MCV campus
T-T 8 - 15 Final examinationsMonroe Park campus
R-Sn 10 - 13 December School and Departmental commencement ceremonies
F 11 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F 11 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa 12 December universitywide commencement ceremony
W 16 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
Sa 19 Official date for certifying December diplomas
M-F 21 - Jan 1 University closed
M 28 Holiday intersession classes begin
W 30 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession*
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.