Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Brandeis will be operating and holding classes during the fall 2020 semester and has updated its academic calendar with classes beginning on August 26. We will announce further details regarding class format and scheduling changes, as well as registration dates, as decisions are made. Numerous factors, especially state and federal health guidelines, impact how courses will be offered this fall and we appreciate your patience as we continue to make adjustments.
Date Detail
Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 9 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Monday Aug. 24 Grades for summer 2020 courses for August degree recipients due.
Wednesday, Aug. 26 First day of instruction.
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 Last day to add classes. All work for summer term 2020 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in December to declare or drop a major or minor.
Thursday, Sept. 10 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Tuesday, Sept. 15 First day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for a class taken in the current term.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Grades replacing summer 2020 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due in the university registrar's office.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s permission required).
Monday, Sept. 28 Yom Kippur: No university exercises. Staff holiday.
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Friday, Oct. 2 Last day for undergraduates to apply for midyear graduation. Last day for undergraduates to submit a Reduced Rate Senior application.
Thursday, Oct. 8 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Thursday, Oct. 8 Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to request a P grade for the preceding term (at 5 p.m.)
Monday, Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 Fall Module I grades due.
Thursday, Oct. 29 Last day to add Module II classes.
Tuesday, Nov. 3 Early registration for spring term 2021 Module I and II courses for International Business School students only.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Monday, Nov. 9 Early registration period for spring term 2021.
Thursday, Nov. 5 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Thursday, Nov. 5 Last day for graduate students to drop semester courses or change grading option of semester courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Wednesday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day: Classes in session.
Thursday, Nov. 12 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Nov. 20 End of in-person class activities.
Monday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving holiday: No university exercises, staff holiday Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, Dec. 3 Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Friday, Dec. 4 Study day.
Monday, Dec. 7 - Tuesday, Dec. 15 Final examination period.
Tuesday, Dec. 22 Fall term grades due.
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 All work for fall term 2020 incompletes due to instructors.