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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 for more information.


Summer 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

Non-Standard (NSL) Summer Session
May 25 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
June 18 Juneteenth (offices closed, classes may be in session)
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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