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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.

Resources
Academic Calendars through 2030 (pdf)

To view a list of pdfs for each undergraduate academic year through 2030, click below.

Click here to view Academic Calendars through 2030 (pdf)

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Spring 2021
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (offices closed)
January 26

Add/drop period begins
Juniors and Seniors may elect to take a course Pass/Fail or Audit

January 27

First day of classes
Non-degree seeking registration begins

February 5

Last day to add/drop
Last day for Juniors and Seniors to elect to take a course for Audit

February 6

Withdrawal period begins

February 12

Spring Break Day (no classes)

February 15

Online graduation application opens for 2022

March 4

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 8-28

Midterm grading period

March 17

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 22

Summer registration begins for continuing students

March 22 -
April 9

Advising period

March 24

Deadline to declare major/minor for guaranteed processing before priority registration

April 6

Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 7

Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 12-15

Fall 2021 priority registration for continuing students

April 19

Fall 2021 schedule adjustment begins for continuing students

April 26

Spring Break Day (no classes)

April 30

Last day for Juniors and Seniors to elect to take a course Pass/Fail (updated)
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course (updated)

May 7

Last day of classes

May 8-9, 15-16

Reading periods

May 10-14,
17-18

Exam periods

May 20

Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students

May 21-23

Spring Degree Conferral and Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Remaining Spring grades due at 9 a.m.

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Summer 2021

More dates may be added as they become available.

Summer Session 1
March 22 Summer registration begins
March 29 NDS Summer registration begins
May 17

Last day to accept NDS applications

May 31

Memorial Day (offices closed)

June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 4 Last day to add/drop
June 5 Withdrawal period begins
June 18 Last day to withdraw

July 2

Last day of classes

July 5

Independence Day (offices closed)

July 9

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 2
March 22 Summer registration begins
March 29 NDS Summer registration begins
June 21

Last day to accept NDS applications

July 5

Independence Day (offices closed)

July 6

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

July 9 Last day to add/drop
July 10 Withdrawal period begins
July 23 Last day to withdraw

August 6

Last day of classes

August 13

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 3
March 22 Summer registration begins
March 29 NDS Summer registration begins
May 17

Last day to accept NDS applications

May 31

Memorial Day (offices closed)

June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 10 Last day to add/drop
June 11 Withdrawal period begins
July 5 Independence Day (offices closed, classes may be in session)
July 9 Last day to withdraw
August 6 Last day of classes
August 13

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Fall 2021

Dates may be added as they become available.

August  18 Last day to accept NDS applications
August 27-31 New Student Orientation
August 31

Add/drop period begins at 1:00 p.m.
Juniors and Seniors may elect to take a course Pass/Fail or Audit

September 1

First day of classes
Non-degree seeking registration begins

September 6

Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)

September 10

Last day to add/drop
Last day for Juniors and Seniors to elect to take a course Pass/Fail or Audit

September 11 Withdrawal period begins

 October 1

Deadline to apply for graduation in 2022
Deadline for 2022 graduates to have social class changed prior to Spring 2022 registration

October 11-31

Midterm grading period

October 16-19

Fall Break

October 20

Classes resume after Fall Break

October 25 - November 5 Advising period
October 29 Deadline to declare major/minor for guaranteed processing before Spring 2022 priority registration
November 1 Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 2 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 8-11

Spring 2022 priority registration for continuing students 

November 15 -
December 10

Spring 2022 schedule adjustment for continuing students

November 24-28

Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)

November 29

Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break

December 10

Last day of classes

December 11-12, 18-19

Reading periods

December 13-17, 20-21

Final exams

December 22 -
January 14, 2022

Spring 2022 schedule adjustment for continuing students
January 3, 2022 Fall final grades due by 9 a.m.
January 21, 2022 Winter undergraduate degree conferral (no ceremony)

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