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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 (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

March 13-21

Spring Break

March 22

Classes resume from Spring Break

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)
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 (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

March 13-21

Spring Break

March 22

Classes resume from Spring Break

May 13

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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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 (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

March 13-21

Spring Break

March 22

Classes resume from Spring Break

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 (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 25

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

March 13-21

Spring Break

March 22

Classes resume from Spring Break

May 14

Lass 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 MBA and Online M.S. in Business Analytics
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 
November 16 Spring 2021 registration begins
January 22, 2021 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)
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 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 (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021 - Session A

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 11

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins 

January 17

Last day to add/drop

January 18

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 21-22

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2021 - Session B

Dates may be added as they are made available.

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)

April 7

Last day to withdraw (contact the Graduate Registrar)

April 28

Last day of classes

May 5

Final grades due

May 21-22

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

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