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-F 8 - 20 Monroe Park Campus - Spring break extended through March 20; Semester will resume March 23, classes will be taught remotely
MCV Campus students - Programs should follow the campus schedule [This is an entry and date change]
F 20 Midterm grades due [This is a date change]
T 31 Fall semester advance registration begins [This is a date change]
April 2020
T 28 Last day of classes – Monroe Park campus [This is an entry change]
W 29 Reading day – Monroe Park campus [This is an entry change]
R 30 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester) [This is a date change]
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 - Will not be held
All 2020 graduates will be honored December 10-13 [This is an entry change]
Sa 9 May universitywide commencement ceremony - Will not be held
All 2020 graduates will be honored December 12 [This is an entry change]
T 12 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
F 15 Flexible Grading Option Due Date -selection is due by 5pm EST [This is a new entry]
Sa 16 Official date for certifying May diplomas
F 22 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) [This is a date change]
F 22 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass [This is a date change]
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.