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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.
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 3 Election Day (offices closed, classes in session)
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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Spring 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

January 4

Spring registration begins for new students

January 27

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

February 5

Last day to add/drop

February 6

Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)

March 13-21

Spring break

March 22

Classes resume from Spring Break

March 29

Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)

May 7

Last day of classes

May 8-9, 15-16

Reading periods

May 10-14, 17-18

Exam periods

May 19

Final grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating students

May 22-23

Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony

May 25 Final grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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