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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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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.

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, classes in session)

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 12 Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 13

Last day of classes

Last day for degree-seeking undergraduates to select pass/fail

November 14-15, 21-22

Reading periods

November 16-20, 23-24

Final exams

November 23

Deadline to declare major/minor for guaranteed processing before Spring 2021 priority registration
November 25-29 Thanksgiving (offices closed beginning noon on 11/25)
December 7 Fall final grades due by 9 a.m.
December 7-10 Spring 2021 priority registration for continuing students
December 11 Winter undergraduate degree conferral

December 14 -

January 8

Spring 2021 schedule adjustment for continuing students

January 22, 2021

Virtual Recognition of Winter Graduates

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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 Pass/Fail or 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 17

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 29

Last day to withdraw from a full-term course

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)

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 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral and Commencement Ceremony

May 25

Remaining Spring grades due at 9 a.m.

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