Spring 2021

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 2021
M-F Dec 21 - Jan 1 University closed
Sa 9 Holiday intersession classes end
M 18 University closed**
T 19 Classes begin
MCV campus students - follow departmental schedule
T-M 19 - 25 Add/drop and late registration
W 27 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2021 semester
F 29 Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees
F 29 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
February 2021
T 16 Summer semester advance registration begins
March 2021
Sn-Sn 7 - 14 Spring break for both campuses
F 19 Midterm grades due
F 26 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
T 30 Fall semester advance registration begins
May 2021
T 4 Last day of classes – Monroe Park campus; classes beginning 4 p.m. or later continue through May 8
W 5 Reading day, no day classes held; classes beginning 4 p.m. or later are held – Monroe Park campus
R-R 6 - 13 Final examinationsMonroe Park campus
F 7 Last day of classes – MCV campus
Sa 8 Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
M-F 10 - 14 Final examinations – MCV campus
R-Sn 13 - 16 May School and Departmental commencement ceremonies
F 14 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 14 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa 15 May universitywide commencement ceremony
T 18 Final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices
Sa 22 Official date for certifying May diplomas
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.
** Subject to approval.