You are here: American University University Calendar

2021 Academic Calendar On-campus Programs

  1. Winter break; university offices closed

  2. Spring: Winter Welcome

  3. Spring: Last day to register for spring without a late fee

  4. Spring: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed

  6. Spring: Spring classes begin

  7. Spring: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins

  8. Inauguration Day; no classes, university offices closed

  9. Spring: Late registration for spring ends

  10. Spring: Last day to apply for spring graduation

  11. Spring: Last day to add a spring course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  12. Spring: Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a

  13. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 50% refund

  14. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  15. Spring: Academic alerts due in Registrar’s Office

  16. Spring: Schedule of Classes for Summer and Fall published.

  17. Wellness Week

  18. Spring: Summer registration begins.

  19. Spring: Fall priority registration for graduate students begins.

  20. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring class or change a grade option (end of 10th week)

  21. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates

  22. Spring: Fall priority registration for undergraduate students begins.

  23. Spring: Spring classes end

  24. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates

  25. Spring: Spring study day; no classes

  26. Spring: Spring final examinations

  27. Spring: Payment due for summer classes

  28. Spring: All full-term spring classes final grades due.

  29. Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities

  30. Spring: Official Degree Award Date

  31. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes begin

  32. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes begin

  33. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  34. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes begin

  35. Summer: Last day to add a summer internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  36. Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed

  37. Summer: Last day to apply for summer graduation

  38. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end

  39. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end

  40. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes end

  41. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes end

  42. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes end

  43. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  44. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes begin

  45. Independence Day(Observed); no classes, university offices closed

  46. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for summer degree candidates

  47. Fall: Payment due for fall classes

  48. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for summer degree candidates

  49. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes end

  50. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes end

  51. Summer: End of summer sessions

  52. Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)

  53. Summer: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)

  54. Fall: Fall classes begin

  55. Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed

  56. Fall: Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed

  57. Fall: Last day to add a fall course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  58. Fall: Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

  59. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 50% refund

  60. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  61. Fall: All-American Weekend

  62. Fall: Schedule of Classes for Spring published.

  63. Fall: Academic alerts due in Registrar's Office

  64. Fall: Fall Break; no classes, university offices open

  65. Fall: Spring priority registration for graduate students begins.

  66. Fall: Last day to apply for fall graduation

  67. Fall: Spring priority registration for undergraduate students begins.

  68. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)

  69. Fall: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for fall degree candidates

  70. Fall: Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet.

  71. Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday

Upcoming Dates

  1. Fall: Fall classes end. Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates

  2. Fall: Fall Study Days

  3. Fall: Fall final examinations

  4. Fall: Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates

  5. Winter Intersession: Winter Intersession classes begin

  6. Fall: All full-term fall classes final grades due.

  7. Fall: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)

  8. Winter break; university offices closed