Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

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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Summer 2020
Summer Session 1
March 16 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new and NDS students
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 (see Graduate Registrar)

June 19

Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)

July 3

Last day of classes

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

July 10

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

August 7

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for August 2020 graduation

August 14

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Summer Session 2
March 16 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new and NDS students
July 3

Independence Day (offices closed, no classes)

July 6

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

July 9

Last day to add/drop

July 10

Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)

July 24

Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)

August 7

Last day of classes

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for August 2020 graduation

August 14

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

Summer Session 3
March 16 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new and NDS students
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 (see Graduate Registrar)

July 3

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

July 10

Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)

August 7

Last day of classes

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for August 2020 graduation

August 14

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Fall 2020
August 3 Fall 2020 registration begins for new students
August 17-18 New Student Orientation
August 19

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

August 28 Last day to add/drop
August 29 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)
October 12 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
October 19 Spring 2021 registration for continuing students
November 13 Last day of classes
November 14-15, 21-22 Reading periods
November 16-20, 23-24 Final exams
November 25-29 Thanksgiving (offices closed)
December 7 Final fall grades due
January 4, 2021

Spring 2021 registration begins for new students

January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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