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Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

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Fall 2021
August 2 Fall 2021 registration begins for new students
September 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

September 6 Labor Day (offices closed, classes in session)
September 10 Last day to add/drop
September 11 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
October 16-19 Fall Break
October 20 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 25 Spring 2022 registration begins for continuing students
November 1 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
November 2 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
November 29 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 10 Last day of classes
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline for winter degree conferral
December 11-12, 18-19 Reading periods
December 13-17, 20-21 Final exams
January 3, 2022 Final grades due by 9 a.m.
January 21, 2022 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Spring 2022
January 4 Spring 2022 registration begins for new students
January 26 First day of classes
Add/drop period begins
February 4 Last day to add/drop
February 5 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
March 12-20 Spring Break
March 21 Classes resume from Spring Break
March 28 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
April 11 Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 registration begins for continuing students
May 6 Last day of classes
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline for May Graduation
May 7-8, 14-15 Reading periods
May 9-13, 16-17 Final exams
May 17 Spring grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating students
May 21-22 Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony
May 24 Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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