Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Please note that the university announced changes to the start of instruction and other dates for Spring 2021 on October 8th.  Those changes are reflected in what is posted below. We will update this note as soon as any further changes are decided and appreciate your patience as we continue to make adjustments due to these extraordinary times.
Date Detail
Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Feb. 12 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students. 
To be determined New students arrive on campus; residence halls open for new students only.
To be determined Residence halls open for returning students.
Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Staff holiday.
Monday, Feb. 1 First day of instruction.
Friday, Feb. 12 Last day to add semester and Module I classes. All work for fall term 2020 incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in May to declare or drop a major or minor.
Monday, Feb. 15 Presidents Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Monday, Feb. 22

First day for undergraduates to elect pass/fail option for a class taken in the current term.

Monday, Feb. 22 Grades replacing fall 2020 incompletes due.
Tuesday, Mar. 2 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s permission required).
Tuesday, Mar. 9 No university exercises.
Tuesday, March 16 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Tuesday, March 16 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.)
Friday, March 19 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Monday, March 29 Passover: No university exercises.
Wednesday, March 31 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Friday, April 2 Good Friday: No university exercises.
Monday, April 5 Spring Module I grades due.
Thursday, April 8 Last day to add Module II courses.
Thursday, April 15 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Thursday, April 15 Last day for graduate students to drop semester courses or change grading basis to audit (instructor's permission required).
To be determined Early registration for fall term 2021 Module I and II courses for International Business School students only.
To be determined Early registration period for fall term 2021.
Monday, April 19 Patriots Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.
Thursday, April 22 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Wednesday, May 5

Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).

Thursday, May 6 Study day.
Friday, May 7 - Friday, May 14 Final examination period.
Monday, May 10 Grades for May degree recipients for all courses without final exams due. For all courses with final exams, such grades are due on the third day after the examination. Late grades for May degree recipients due no later than noon, Sunday, May 16.
Saturday, May 15, at noon Residence halls close for undergraduates.
Monday, May 17 - Tuesday, May 18 Shavuot.
Wednesday, May 19 Department degree meetings.
Wednesday, May 19 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Friday, May 21 Faculty meeting.
Sunday, May 23 Commencement.
Monday, May 24, at noon Residence halls close for all students.
Friday, May 28 All other spring term grades due.
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day: Staff holiday.
Tuesday, June 15 All work for spring term 2021 incompletes due to instructors.