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Academic Calendar

Full Academic Calendar

For a complete listing of all academic dates and deadlines (powered by 25Live), you can visit our full academic calendar.

Below are key dates and deadlines for the 2020–21 academic year.

Please note, dates may be subject to change.

Winterterm 2021

Date
Dec. 26–Jan. 15 Winterterm

Spring Term 2021

Date
Jan. 27–30 Residence halls open for all students, including those from states and countries listed in the CT Travel Advisory
Feb. 1 Classes begin (all classes held remotely for the first week of classes)
Feb. 8 In-person classes resume
Apr. 13 Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins
Apr. 15 Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins
May 7 Classes end
May 8 Final examinations begin*
May 9 Reading Day
May 14 Final examinations end
May 15 Commencement 2021 (conditions permitting)
May 15 Residence halls close

Below are more important dates to help you plan ahead.

Mayterm

May
  • Classes begin | Monday 17
  • Memorial Day* | Monday 31
June
  • Classes end | Monday 1

Session 1

May
  • Classes begin | Monday 17
  • Memorial Day* | Monday 31
June
  • Classes end (6-week session) | Monday 28

Session 2

July
  • Classes begin | Tuesday 6
August
  • Classes end | Monday 16

Virtual Campus (CapEd Programs)

May
  • Virtual Campus Session 1 begin | Monday 17
July
  • Virtual Campus Session 1 end | Friday 2
  • Virtual Campus Session 2 begin | Tuesday 6
August
  • Virtual Campus Session 2 end | Friday 20


* University holiday - no classes

August

  • Preview Session 5 | Friday–Saturday 20–21
  • Residence halls open for new students only | 10 a.m. Saturday 21
  • First-year student orientation: Liftoff | noon Saturday 21
  • University Convocation | 5:30 p.m. Saturday 21
  • Residence halls open for returning students | noon Sunday 22
  • Classes begin | 8 a.m. Monday 23

November

  • Thanksgiving recess begins | 3 p.m. Saturday 20
    • All residence halls will remain open
  • Classes resume. | 8 a.m. Monday 29

December

  • Classes end | 10 p.m. Monday 6
  • Reading Day | Tuesday 7
  • Final examinations begin | 8 a.m. Wednesday 8
    • Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled
    • exam day
  • Final examinations end | 10 p.m. Tuesday 14
  • Residence halls close | 8 a.m. Wednesday 15

January

  • Residence halls open | noon Sunday 16
  • Martin Luther King Day – University Holiday | Monday 17
  • Final registration | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday 18
  • Classes begin | 8 a.m. Wednesday 19

March

  • Spring recess begins | 5 p.m. Saturday 12
    • All residence halls will remain open
  • Classes resume | 8 a.m. Monday 21

May

  • Classes end | 10 p.m. Tuesday 3
  • Reading Day | Wednesday 4
  • Final examinations begin | 8 a.m. Thursday 5
    • Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled
    • exam day
  • Final examinations end | 10 p.m. Wednesday 11

Please note, dates may be subject to change.