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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.
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Spring 2021
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)

February 12

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 4

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 17

Spring Break Day (no classes)

March 29

Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)

April 6-7

Spring Break Days (no classes)

April 19 Summer and Fall 2021 registration 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 18

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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Summer 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

Summer Session 1
April 19 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 3 Summer registration begins for new students
May 31 Memorial Day (offices closed)
June 1

First day of classes
Add/drop period begins

June 4 Last day to add/drop
June 5 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
June 18 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
July 2 Last day of classes
July 5 Independence Day (offices closed)
July 9 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 2
April 19 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 3 Summer registration begins for new students
July 5 Independence Day (offices closed)
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 23 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
August 6 Last day of classes
August 13 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
Summer Session 3
April 19 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 3 Summer registration begins for new students
May 31 Memorial Day (offices closed)
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 5 Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)
July 9 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
August 6 Last day of classes
August 13 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 27 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Fall 2021

Dates may be added as they are made available.

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
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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