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Mason School of Business

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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Full-Time MBA
Fall 2020
August 24

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

September 6

Last day to add/drop

September 7

Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Varies Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)
September 30 Deadline to apply for Spring or Summer graduation
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 16-30

Spring 2021 priority registration for continuing students

November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)
November 30

Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break

December 11 Last day of classes and exams
December 14 Spring 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
December 18 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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Spring 2021
January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

February 3

Last day to add/drop

February 4

WIthdrawal period begins

Varies

Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 12

Class of 2022 Spring Break Day (no classes)

February 26

Class of 2022 Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 1

Class of 2021 Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 9

Class of 2021 Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 15

Summer 2021 registration opens for continuing students

March 22 - April 2

Fall 2021 priority registration for continuing students

March 24

Class of 2021 Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 1

Class of 2021 Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 9

Class of 2022 Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 19

Fall 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students

April 23

Class of 2022 Spring Break Day (no classes)

May 14

Last day of classes/exams

May 19

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Flex MBA
Fall 2020
August 24

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

September 6 Last day to add classes
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)
September 11 Last day to drop classes (contact the Graduate Registrar)
September 12 Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)
October 10 Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 16-30

Spring 2021 priority registration for continuing students

November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)
November 30 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 3 Last day of classes and exams
December 10 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
December 14 Spring 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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Spring 2021
January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

February 3

Last day to add classes

February 12

Last day to drop classes (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 13

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

March 1

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 9

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 15

Summer 2021 registration opens for continuing students

March 22 - April 2

Fall 2021 priority registration for continuing students

March 24

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 25

Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)

April 1

Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 19 Fall 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
May 6 Last day of classes
May 13

Last day of exams

May 19

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Executive MBA

Please visit the School of Business Executive MBA Academic Calendar page for cohort specific dates. 

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Master of Accounting
Fall 2020
August 19

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

September 6

Last day to add/drop

September 7

Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Varies Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)
September 30 Deadline to apply for Spring or Summer graduation
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 16-30

Spring 2021 priority registration for continuing students

November 24 Last day of classes and exams
November 25-29 Thanksgiving (offices closed)
December 7 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
December 14 Spring 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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Spring 2021
January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

February 3

Last day to add/drop

February 4

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Varies

Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 12

Spring Break Day (no classes)

February 26 Spring Break Day (no classes)
March 15

Summer 2021 registration begins for continuing students

March 22 - April 2

Fall 2021 priority registration for continuing students

April 9 Spring Break Day (no classes)
April 19 Fall 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students
April 23 Spring Break Day (no classes)
May 14

Last day of classes/exams

May 19

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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M.S. in Business Analytics
Fall 2020
August 19

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

September 6

Last day to add/drop (contact the Graduate Registrar)

September 7

Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Varies Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)
September 30 Deadline to apply for Spring or Summer graduation
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed)
November 30 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 4 Last day of classes and exams
December 11 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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Spring 2021
January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

February 4

Last day to add/drop (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 5

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Varies

Last day to withdraw - 60% of course (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 12

Spring Break Day (no classes)

February 26 Spring Break Day (no classes)
April 9 Spring Break Day (no classes)
April 23 Spring Break Day (no classes)
May 14

Last day of classes/exams

May 19

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Final spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Online Programs (OMBA, OMSBA, OMSM, FBA)
Fall 2020 - Session A
August 24

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

August 30 Last day to add/drop
August 31 Withdrawal period begins (contact the graduate Registrar)
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)
September 23 Last day to withdraw (contact the graduate Registrar)
October 14 Last day of classes
October 21 Final grades due 
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

Fall 2020 - Session B
October 26

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

November 1 Last day to add/drop
November 2 Withdrawal period begins (contact the graduate Registrar)
November 3 Election Day (offices closed)
November 16 Spring 2021 registration begins
November 24 Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed)
December 16 Last day of classes
December 23 Final grades due
January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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Spring 2021 - Session A
January 11

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins 

January 17

Last day to add/drop

January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (offices closed)

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

February 10

Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)

March 3

Last day of classes

March 10

Final grades due

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2021 - Session B
March 8

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins 

March 14

Last day to add/drop

March 15

Withdrawal period begins (contact the Graduate Registrar)

Summer 2021 registration begins

April 7

Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)

April 28

Last day of classes

May 5

Final grades due

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

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