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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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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they become available.

January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (offices closed, no classes)

January 19

First day of classes 
Add/drop period begins

January 25 Last day to add/drop
March 10-12 Spring Break Days (no classes)
April 5-6 Spring Break Days (no classes)
April 19 Summer 2021 registration opens for all continuing students
April 19-20

Fall 2021 registration for 3Ls and LLMs

April 21-22

Fall 2021 registration for 2Ls

April 26

Fall 2021 schedule adjustment begins at 8:30 a.m.

April 30 Last day of classes
May 1-2 Reading period
May 3-13 Exam period
May 18 Final spring grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating students and 2Ls
May 22-23 Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony
May 28 Final spring grades due at 12 p.m. for 1Ls

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Summer 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

Non-Standard (NSL) Summer Session
April 19 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 31 Memorial Day (offices closed)
June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 3 Last day to add/drop
July 5 Independence Day (office closed,  classes in session)
August 13 Last day of classes
Varies Final grades due one week after class ends at 12 p.m.

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Fall 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

August 16

Classes begin for first year students

August  23

Classes begin for continuing students
Add/drop period begins

August 27 Last day to add/drop
September 6 Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)
October 16-19 Fall Break
October 20 Classes resume from Fall Break
November 1-2 Spring 2022 registration for 3Ls and LLMs
November 2 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 3-4 Spring 2022 registration for 2Ls
November 15 Spring 2022 schedule adjustment begins at 8:30 a.m.
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
November 29 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 3 Last day of classes
December 17 Last day of exams
January 21, 2022 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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