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
M-F Dec 23 - Jan 3 University closed
R 9 Holiday intersession classes end
R 9 Orientation for new graduate students [This is a new entry]
M 13 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule
M-Sn 13 - 19 Add/drop and late registration
M 20 University closed
T 21 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2020 semester [This is a date change]
F 24 Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees
F 24 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
February 2020
T 11 Summer semester advance registration begins
March 2020
Sn-Sn 8 - 15 Spring break for both campuses
F 13 Midterm grades due [This is a new entry]
F 20 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
T 24 Fall semester advance registration begins
April 2020
T 28 Last day of classes – Monroe Park campus; classes beginning 4 p.m. or later continue through May 2
W 29 Reading day, no day classes held; classes beginning 4 p.m. or later are held – Monroe Park campus
R-R 30 - May 7 Final examinationsMonroe Park campus
May 2020
F 1 Last day of classes – MCV campus
Sa 2 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
M-F 4 - 8 Final examinations – MCV campus
R-Sn 7 - 10 May School and Departmental commencement ceremonies [This is an entry change]
F 8 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)
F 8 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa 9 May universitywide commencement ceremony [This is a new entry]
T 12 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
Sa 16 Official date for certifying May diplomas
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.