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Official UVM Academic Calendar for 2020-21

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following changes specific to Fall 2020:

  • The October 9 Fall Recess day has been eliminated
  • Classes will be held on Monday (11/23) and Tuesday (11/24) the week of Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, November 24 is the last day of in-person instruction for the semester
  • The last week of instruction will immediately follow the Thanksgiving recess and will be conducted remotely (Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4)
  • The final exam period will be conducted remotely (Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11)

The schedule change results in a loss of only two instructional days overall (a Wednesday and a Thursday), but the semester will end one week earlier than originally planned.

Graduate courses may continue in-person instruction after Thanksgiving; however, undergraduate students enrolled in these courses must be given the option to complete their work for the semester remotely.

Fall 2020*
EventsDatesDays of Week
First Day of ClassesAug 31M
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionSep 4F
Labor Day HolidaySep 7M
Add/Drop, Pass/No Pass, Audit Deadline1Sep 14M
Last Day to Withdraw1Oct 29R
Thanksgiving RecessNov 25-27**W-F
Last Day of ClassesDec 4**F
Reading Days2Dec 5,6,9**Sa,Su,W
Exam PeriodDec 7-11**M-F
Exam Days2Dec 7,8,10,11**M,T,R,F
  1. Refund policies vary. 
  2. Evening classes may have final exams scheduled during reading days.

PARTS OF TERM CALENDAR FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
 
Winter Session 2021
EventsDatesDays of Week
First Day of ClassesJan 4***M
Last Day of ClassesJan 29***F

Find out more about winter session.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following changes specific to Spring 2021:

  • Classes will begin on February 1
  • Classes will be held on Presidents' Day, February 15
  • Classes will continue to not be held on Town Meeting Day, March 2
  • Spring break recess has been eliminated
  • A reading/respite day has been added on March 24 and April 15
  • The last day of classes is May 11
  • Final exams will be held on May 13, 14, 17, 18
Spring 2021*
EventsDatesDays of Week
First Day of ClassesFeb 1***M
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionFeb 5F
Add/Drop, Pass/No Pass, Audit Deadline1Feb 12F
Town Meeting Day RecessMar 2T
Reading/Respite DayMar 24***W
Last Day to Withdraw1Apr 8R
Reading/Respite DayApr 15***R
Honors DayApr 30F
Last Day of ClassesMay 11***T
Reading Days2May 12,15,16***W,Sa,Su
Exam PeriodMay 13-18***R-T
Exam Days2May 13,14,17,18***R,F,M,T
Commencement - GraduateMay 22Sa
Commencement - UndergraduateMay 23Su
Commencement - MedicalMay 23Su
  1. Refund policies vary. 
  2. Evening classes may have final exams scheduled during reading days.

PARTS OF TERM CALENDAR FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
 
Summer 2021*
EventsDatesDays of Week
First Day of ClassesMay 24M
Memorial Day HolidayMay 31M
Fourth of July Holiday (observed)Jul 5M
Last Day of ClassesAug 13F

* Approved by the Faculty Senate April 13, 2015
** Approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Council June 23, 2020
*** Approved by the Faculty Senate September 21, 2020