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Keeping Hawks Healthy

Read the latest updates on UHart's response to COVID-19: hartford.edu/healthy-hawks.

Upcoming Key Dates

Below are important dates to help you plan ahead.

Fall 2020

  • Early drop-off of belongings for residential students | Saturday–Monday, Aug. 15–23
  • Residence halls open for students based on staggered schedule | Monday–Wednesday, Aug. 24–26
  • Instruction begins for all students | Wednesday, Aug. 26
  • Thanksgiving recess begins (10 p.m.) | Nov. 24
  • Classes resume online | Nov. 30
  • Classes end | Dec. 7
  • Final exams begin | Dec. 9
  • Final exams end | Dec. 14
  • Fall commencement | Dec. 15

Winter 2021

  • Winterterm begins | Dec. 26
  • Winterterm ends | Jan. 15

Spring 2021

  • Residence halls open for students coming from states and countries listed in the CT Travel Advisory | Jan. 22-23
  • Residence halls open for students not coming from a CT Travel Advisory state or country | Jan. 29-31
  • Classes begin | Feb. 1
  • Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins | April 1
  • Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins | April 5
  • Classes end | May 7
  • Reading Day | May 9
  • Final examinations begin | May 8*
  • Final examinations end | May 14
  • Commencement 2021, XL | May 15
  • Residence halls close | May 15

* There are only a few courses that typically meet on Saturdays for exams

Summer 2021

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

Fall 2021

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

Spring 2022

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.