2020–2021 Academic Calendar

Includes start/stop dates for standard semester, online programs, and weekend college schedules.

Subject to revision through January 1, 2020

Fall Semester 2020

Date Scheduled Activity
August 11 All-Campus Opening Activities
August 12 Fall faculty meeting and faculty development workshops
August 12 Final registration session for new students
August 13 Residence halls open for new students who registered in summer
August 14-16 New Student Orientation (Arch Ceremony on August 14)
August 15 Residence halls open for upperclassmen
August 17 Classes begin for standard semester session
August 21 Last day to add a class or section for standard semester session *
August 24 Last day to drop a class or section for standard semester session *
August 24 Block 1 begins for online degree programs
September 7 Labor Day (No classes)
September 11 Doctor of Occupational Therapy classes begin
September 11-12-13 Fall Weekend College begins
October 14 Report grades less than “C” in standard semester session classes
October 18 Block I ends for online degree programs
October 19 Block II begins for online degree programs
October 28 Last day to withdraw from standard semester session classes
November 20 Doctor of Occupational Therapy classes end
November 20-21-22 Fall Weekend College, final meetings of session
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Recess (No classes)
November 30 In person classes move to an online format
December 4 Deadline for seniors to apply for May 2021 Graduation
December 4 Final class day for standard semester session
December 7-10 Final exams for standard semester session
December 13 Block II ends for online degree programs
December 16 Final grades due for all sessions by 9 am

Spring Semester 2021

Date Scheduled Activity
January 8 Doctor of Occupational Therapy Spring Module I classes begin
January 8-9-10 Winter Weekend College begins
January 9 Residence Halls open
January 11 Classes begin for standard semester session and Block I of online degree programs
January 15 Last day to add a class or section for standard semester session *
January 18 Martin Luther King Day (No classes)
January 19 Last day to drop a class or section for standard semester session *
March 1-5 Spring break for standard semester session classes 
March 7 Block I ends for online degree programs
March 8 Block II begins for online degree programs
March 15 Report grades less than “C” in standard semester session classes
March 19 Doctor of Occupational Therapy Spring Module I classes end
March 19-20-21 Winter Weekend College, final meetings of session
March 26 Doctor of Occupational Therapy Spring Module II classes begin
March 26-27-28 Spring Weekend College begins
March 29 Last day to withdraw from classes for standard semester session classes *
April 2-5 Easter Holiday (No classes)
April 30 Final class day for standard semester session
April 30 Deadline for seniors to apply for December 2021 graduation
May 2 Block II ends for online degree programs
May 3-6 Final exams for standard semester session
May 8 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
May 12 Final grades due for all sessions by 9 am
June 4 Doctor of Occupational Therapy Spring Module II classes end
June 4-5-6 Spring Weekend College, final meetings of session

Summer Sessions 2021

Date Scheduled Activity
Block Online Degree Programs
Block I May 31-July25
Summer Day/Evening
No Classes Held on Memorial Day or July 4th
12 weeks May 17-August 6
10 weeks
May 31-August 6
8 weeks May 31-July25
6 weeks May 17-June 25
6 weeks June 28-August 6
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (all cohorts)
June 11-August 6  
Summer Weekend
June 11-12-13  beginning dates
July 23-24-25  final meetings of session

Notes: Operations during inclement weather are reported at https://www.findlay.edu/offices/student-affairs/safety-security/Campus-Alerts.

In most instances, inclement weather does not interrupt online class delivery.

*Withdrawals from a course after the session has started may incur financial liability. It is the student's responsibility to review the Tuition Refund Policy prior to withdrawal.