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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.
Fall 2020
August 17

First day of classes 

Add/drop period begins

August 21 Last day to add/drop
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 16-17

Spring 2021 registration for 3Ls

Spring 2021 registration for LLMs

November 18-19

Spring 2021 registration for 2Ls

November 20 Last day of classes
November 23 Spring 2021 schedule adjustment begins at 8:30 a.m.
November 21-24 Reading period for all students
November 25-29 Thanksgiving (offices closed)
November 30 - December 11 Exam period
January 4, 2021 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 22, 2021 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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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 13-21 Spring Break
March 22 Classes resume from Spring Break
April 30 Last day of classes
May 1-2 Reading period
May 3-13 Exam period
May 19 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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