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

August 11

President’s Breakfast and All-Campus Opening Activities

August 12

Fall faculty meeting and faculty development workshops

August 12

Residence halls open for students attending New Student Registration on August 13

August 13

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 11-12-13

Fall Weekend College begins

October 5-6

Mid Fall Recess: No classes for standard semester sections

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 20-21-22

Fall Weekend College, final meetings of session

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Recess (No classes)

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

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 19-20-21

Winter Weekend College, final meetings of session

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 4-5-6

Spring Weekend College, final meetings of session

Summer Sessions 2021

Block Online Degree Programs

Block I

May 10-July 4

Block II

July 5-August 29

Summer Day/Evening

No Classes Held on Memorial Day or July 4th

12 weeks

May 10-August 1

8 weeks

May 24-July 18

6 weeks

May 10-June 20

6 weeks

June 21-August 1

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.