Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

Academic Calendar Dates

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Spring 2020
January 6 New student registration begins
January 17 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
January 22

First day of classes

NDS student registration begins

January 31 Add/Drop Period ends
February 1 Withdrawal Period begins (see graduate registrar)
March 7-15 Spring Break
March 16

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 registration begins

May 1

Last day of classes

Thesis/Dissertation deadline for May 2020 graduation

UPDATE: Withdrawal period ends (see graduate registrar)

May 2-3 Reading Period
May 4-8 Exams
May 9-10 Reading Period
May 11-13 Exams
May 13 Spring grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating graduate students
May 16-17 Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony
May 20 Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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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

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 7

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for August 2020 graduation

August 21

Summer graduation (degree conferral date, 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 10

Last day to add/drop

July 11

Withdrawal period begins

July 24

Last day to withdraw

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.

August 21

Summer graduation (degree conferral date, 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 12

Last day to add/drop

June 13

Withdrawal period begins

July 3

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

July 10

Last day to withdraw

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.

August 21

Summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)

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Fall 2020
August 3 Fall 2020 registration begins for new students
August 24-25 New Student Orientation
August 26

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

September 4 Last day to add/drop
September 5 Withdrawal period begins
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)
October 10-13 Fall Break
October 14 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 19 Spring 2021 registration for continuing students
October 26 Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)
November 30 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 4

Last day of classes

Thesis submission deadline for winter graduates

December 5-6, 12-13

Reading periods

December 7-11, 14-15

Final exams

January 4, 2021

Spring 2021 registration begins for new students

Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.

January 22, 2021

Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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