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Academic Calendar Dates

William & Mary's phased plan to reopen campus for in-person operations will include shifts for the academic year 2020-2021. Visit www.wm.edu/pathforward for more information.

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Summer 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

Summer Session 1
March 29

Summer registration begins

May 31

Memorial Day (offices closed)

June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 4 Last day to add/drop
June 5 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
June 18 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
Juneteenth (offices closed, classes may be in session)
July 2 Last day of classes
July 5 Independence Day (offices closed)
July 9 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 2
March 29 Summer registration begins
July 5 Independence Day (offices closed)
July 6

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

July 9 Last day to add/drop
July 10 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
July 23 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
August 6 Last day of classes
August 13 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 3
March 29 Summer registration begins
May 31 Memorial Day (offices closed)
June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 10 Last day to add/drop
June 11 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
June 18 Juneteenth (offices closed, classes may be in session)
July  5 Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)
July 9 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
August 6 Last day of classes
August 13 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Fall 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

June 28 Fall 2021 registration begins for new students
September 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

September 6 Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)
September 10 Last day to add/drop
September 11 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
October 16-19 Fall Break
October 20 Classes resume from Fall Break
November 1 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
November 2 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
November 29 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-12, 18-19 Reading periods
December 13-17, 20-21 Final exams
January 3, 2022 Fall final grades due by 9 a.m.
January 21, 2022 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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