Academic Calendar 2020-2021

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Dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar Summary

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021 Full-term SUMMER 2021 A-term

SUMMER  2021

B-term

Instruction Begins Sept 30, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021 July 22, 2021
Last Day of Instruction Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 20, 2021 July 21, 2021 Aug 20, 2021
Final Exams Dec 12-18, 2020 Mar 13-19, 2021 June 5-11, 2021 NA NA NA
Grades available on MyUW Dec 23, 2020 Mar 24, 2021 June 16, 2021 Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

Quarter Breaks

Winter Break  Dec 19 - Jan 3 Spring Break Mar 13-28 Summer Break

June 12-21

Autumn Break

Aug 21 - Sept 28

   
Commencement     TBD      

 

Registration Dates

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

Registration Period I -- Priority Registration

May 8 - June 21, 2020 Nov 6-22, 2020 Feb 12-28, 2021 Apr 12 - May 19, 2021 Apr 12 - May 19, 2021 Apr 12 - May 19, 2021
Registration Period II -- Registration period opens at midnight June 22 - Sept 29, 2020 Nov 23, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 March 1-28, 2021 May 20 - June 20, 2021 May 20 - June 20, 2021 May 20 - June 20, 2021
Late Registration Fee begis ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 30, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 March 29, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 22, 2021
Registration Period III -- Registration period opens at midnight Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2020 Jan 4-10, 2021 March 29 - Apr 4, 2021 June 21-27, 2021 June 21-27, 2021 June 21 - July 28, 2021
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program -UW Faculty/Staff Oct 2, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 March 31, 2021 June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
Registration for UW ACCESS Program Oct 2-15, 2020 Jan 6-20, 2021 March 31 - Apr 13, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program -Washington State Employees Oct 3, 2020 Jan 7, 2021 Apr 1, 2021 June 24, 3021 June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021

Late Registration Fee begins ($75)

[First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter]

Oct 14, 2020 Jan 18, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 July 5, 2021 July 5, 2021 July 5, 2021

 

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture

Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 Apr 4, 2021 June 27, 2021 June 27, 2021 July 28, 2021
Late Add Period  -- ($20 Fee) All courses require Entry Codes to add beginning Oct 7, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
Unrestricted drop period ($20 Fee) Oct 7-13, 2020 Jan 11-17 2021 Apr 5-11, 2021 June 28 - July 4, 2021 NA NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 Fee may be charged Oct 13, 2020 Jan 17, 2021 Apr 11, 2021 July 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021

Late Course Drop Period 

A $20 Fee is Assessed

Oct 14 - Nov 17, 2020 Jan 18 - Feb 21, 2021 Apr 12 - May 16, 2021 July 3 - Aug 8, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 July 28 - Aug 11, 2021
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 20, 2020 Jan 24, 2021 Apr 18, 2021 July 11, 2021 June 27, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option ($20 Fee) Nov 17, 2020 Feb 21, 2021 May 16, 2021 Aug 8, 2021 July 11, 2021 July 28 
Last Day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 2nd floor MAT 253) Dec 11, 2020 March 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 July 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 11, 2020 March 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 11, 2020 March 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 July 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

 

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW Sept 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 March 25, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 16, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 7-9, 2020 Jan 11 - Feb 2,2021 Apr 5-27, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 July 28 - Aug 11, 2021
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 16, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 19, 2020 Jan 25, 2021 Apr 19, 2021 July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 30, 2020 Feb 3, 2021 Apr 28, 2021 July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

 

UPASS Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance UPASS activation Sept 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020 March 19, 2021 June 12, 2021 June 12, 2021 June 12, 2021
Advance UPASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020 March 22, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021
UPASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration          
Deadline to pay UPASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 16, 2020 Jan 23, 2021 April 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping UPASS on transit Nov 18, 2020 Feb 28, 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 21, 2020 March 19, 2021 June 12, 2021 Sept 6, 2021 Sept 6, 2021 Sept 6, 2021
UPASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 22, 2020 March 21, 2021 June 13, 2021 Sept 7, 2012 Sept 7, 2012 Sept 7, 2012

 

Grade Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 14, 2020 Jan 18, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 July 5, 2021 June 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Grades due from faculty at 5:00 pm via GradeBood/GradePage Dec 22, 2020 Mar 23, 2021 June 15, 2021 Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 23, 2020 Mar 24, 2021 June 23, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Dec 28, 2020 Mar 26, 2021 June 18, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021

*Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2020 will be canceled on Aug 21, 2020.

 

University Holidays

EARLY FALL START 2020 AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

Full-term

SUMMER 2021

A-term

SUMMER 2021

B-term

Sept 7, 2020

Labor Day

Nov 11, 2020

Veteran's Day

Jan 1, 2021

New Year's Day

May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

July 5, 2021

Independence Day (observed)

July 5, 2021

Independence Day (observed)

 
 

Nov 26-27, 2020

Thanksgiving

Jan 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Day

       
 

Dec 25, 2020

Christmas

Feb 15, 2021

President's Day

       

 

Religious Holidays and Observances

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