Undergraduate

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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Summer 2020
Summer Session 1
March 16 Summer registration begins
March 23 NDS summer registration begins
May 18 Last day to accept NDS applications
May 25 Memorial Day (offices closed, no classes)
June 1

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

June 5

Last day to add/drop

June 6

Withdrawal period begins

June 19

Last day to withdraw

July 3

Last day of classes

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

July 10

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

August 14

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

Summer Session 2
March 16 Summer registration begins
March 23 NDS summer registration begins
June 22 Last day to accept NDS applications
July 6

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

July 9 Last day to add/drop
July 10 Withdrawal period begins
July 24 Last day to withdraw
August 7 Last day of classes
August 14

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

Summer Session 3
March 16 Summer registration begins
March 23 NDS summer registration begins
May 18 Last day to accept NDS applications
May 25 Memorial Day (offices closed, no classes)
June 1

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

June 10

Last day to add/drop

June 11

Withdrawal period begins

July 3

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

July 10

Last day to withdraw

August 7

Last day of classes

August 14

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Fall 2020
August 5      Last day to accept NDS applications
August 14-18 New Student Orientation
August 18

Add/drop period begins at 1:00 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors may elect to take a course Pass/Fail or Audit

August 19

First day of classes

Non-degree seeking registration begins

August 28 Last day to add/drop
August 29 Withdrawal period begins
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)

September 28-October 11

Midterm grading period

October 1

Deadline to apply for graduation in 2021

Deadline for 2021 graduates to have social class changed prior to Spring 2021 registration

October 5-16 Spring advising period
October 12 Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
October 23 Deadline to declare major/minor for guaranteed processing before Spring 2021 priority registration
November 13 Last day of classes

November 14-15,   

21-22

Reading periods

November 16-20,   

23-24

Final exams
November 25-30 Thanksgiving (offices closed)

November 30-January 15, 2021

Spring schedule adjustment for continuing students
December 7 Fall final grades due by 9 a.m.
January 22, 2021 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Spring 2021
January 22 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)
January 25 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 Pass/Fail or Audit

February 6

Withdrawal period begins

February 15

Online graduation application opens for 2022

March 13-21

Spring Break

March 29

Last day to withdraw from a full-term course

May 7

Last day of classes

May 8-9,

15-16

Reading periods

May 10-14, 17-18

Exam periods

May 21

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

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral and Commencement Ceremony

May 26

Remaining Spring grades due at 9 a.m.

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