The University of Akron Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is your resource for official dates throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Use The University of Akron calendar below to find out dates for the start and end of term, holidays, class add and drop deadlines, registration, final examinations, and more.

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Term

Event

Career

2019-2020

2020-2021

Fall Start of term G/U Aug 26, 2019 Aug 24, 2020
Fall 15 week, 1st 8 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Aug 26, 2019 Aug 24, 2020
Fall Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 27, 2019 Aug 25, 2020
Fall Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 28, 2019 Aug 26, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Aug 30, 2019 Aug 28, 2020
Fall Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Sep 1, 2019 Aug 30, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 1, 2019 Aug 30, 2020
Fall Labor Day holiday - University closed G/U Sep 2, 2019 Sep 7, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 8, 2019 Sep 6, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Sep 10, 2019 Sep 8, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Sep 16, 2019 Sep 14, 2020
Fall 1st 5 week session ends G/U Sep 29, 2019 Sep 27, 2020
Fall 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Sep 30, 2019 Sep 28, 2020
Fall Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 1,2019 Sep 29, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 4, 2019 Oct 2, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Oct 13, 2019 Oct 11, 2020
Fall 1st 8 week session ends G/U Oct 13, 2019 Oct 11, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from Fall 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Oct 15, 2019 Oct 13, 2020
Fall 2nd 8 week session begins G/U Oct 21, 2019 Oct 19, 2020
Fall Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 23, 2019 Oct 21, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 27, 2019 Oct 25, 2020
Fall Graduation application deadline G Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2020
Fall 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Nov 3, 2019 Nov 1, 2020
Fall 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Nov 4, 2019 Nov 2, 2020
Fall Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Nov 5, 2019 Nov 3, 2020
Fall Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Nov 8, 2019 Nov 6, 2020
Spring Registration begins G/U Nov 11, 2019 TBD
Fall Veteran's Day observance - Staff holiday, classes held G/U Nov 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Nov 11, 2019 Nov 9, 2020
Fall Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Nov 19, 2019 Nov 17, 2020
Fall Thanksgiving recess - Classes are cancelled at 4:00pm on Wednesday G/U Nov 28-Dec 1, 2019 Nov 26-29, 2020
Spring Graduation application deadline U Dec 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2020
Fall Final instructional day G/U Dec 8, 2019 Dec 6, 2020
Fall 15 week, 2nd 8 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U Dec 8, 2019 Dec 6, 2020
Fall Final examinations G/U Dec 9-15, 2019 Dec 7-13, 2020
Fall Commencement G/U Dec 14, 2019 TBD
Fall Final grades due G/U Dec 17, 2019 Dec 15, 2020
Christmas Holiday observance - University closed G/U Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2020
New Year's Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Jan 9-10, 2020 Jan 7-8, 2021
Spring Start of term G/U Jan 13, 2020 Jan 11, 2021
Spring 15 week, 1st 8 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Jan 13, 2020 Jan 11, 2021
Spring Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 14, 2020 Jan 12, 2021
Spring Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 15, 2020 Jan 13, 2021
Spring Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 17, 2020 Jan 15, 2021
Spring Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 19, 2020 Jan 17, 2021
Spring Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 19, 2020 Jan 17, 2021
Spring Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 20, 2020 Jan 18, 2021
Spring Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 26, 2020 Jan 24, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jan 28, 2020 Jan 26, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Feb 3, 2020 Feb 1, 2021
Spring 1st 5 week session ends G/U Feb 16, 2020 Feb 14, 2021
Spring 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Feb 17, 2020 Feb 15, 2021
Spring President's Day observance (School of Law classes held) G/U Feb 18, 2020 Feb 16, 2021
Spring Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Feb 18, 2020 Feb 16, 2021
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Feb 21, 2020 Feb 19, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Mar 1, 2020 Feb 28, 2021
Spring 1st 8 week session ends G/U Mar 1, 2020 Feb 28, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Mar 3, 2020 Mar 2, 2021
Spring 2nd 8 week session begins G/U Mar 9, 2020 Mar 8, 2021
Spring Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 11, 2020 Mar 10, 2021
Summer Registration begins G/U Mar 9, 2020 TBD
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Mar 15, 2020 Mar 14, 2021
Spring 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Mar 22, 2020 Mar 21, 2021
Spring Spring recess G/U Mar 23-29, 2020 Mar 22-28, 2021
Fall Registration begins G/U Mar 30, 2020 TBD
Spring 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Mar 30, 2020 Mar 29, 2021
Spring Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 31, 2020 Mar 30, 2021
Spring Graduation application deadline G Apr 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Summer Graduation application deadline U Apr 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Apr 3, 2020 Apr 2, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Apr 6, 2020 Apr 5, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Apr 14, 2020 Apr 13, 2021
Spring Final instructional day G/U May 3, 2020 May 2, 2021
Spring 15 week, 2nd 8 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U May 3, 2020 May 2, 2021
Spring Final examinations G/U May 4-10, 2020 May 3-9, 2021
Spring Commencement G/U May 8-10, 2020 TBD
Spring Final grades due G/U May 12, 2020 May 11, 2021
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U May 14-15, 2020 May 13-14, 2021
Summer Intersession and 1st 8 week session begin G/U May 18, 2020 May 17, 2021
Summer Last day to add intersession classes without signatures G/U May 18, 2020 May 17, 2021
Summer Last day to drop intersession classes without "WD" G/U May 20, 2020 May 19, 2021
Summer Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U May 21, 2020 May 20, 2021
Summer Memorial Day observance - University closed G/U May 25, 2020 May 31, 2021
Summer Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U May 25, 2020 May 24, 2021
Summer Last day to withdraw from intersession classes G/U May 26, 2020 May 25, 2021
Summer Intersession ends G/U Jun 7, 2020 Jun 6, 2021
Summer 1st 5 week and 2nd 8 week sessions begin G/U Jun 8, 2020 Jun 7, 2021
Summer Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 9, 2020 Jun 8, 2021
Summer Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 11, 2020 Jun 10, 2021
Summer Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 12, 2020 Jun 11, 2021
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Jun 12, 2020 Jun 11, 2021
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 15, 2020 Jun 14, 2021
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jun 23, 2020 Jun 22, 2021
Summer Graduation application deadline G Jul 1, 2020 Jul 1, 2021
Fall Graduation application deadline U Jul 1, 2020 Jul 1, 2021
Summer Independence Day observance - University closed G/U Jul 3, 2020 Jul 5, 2021
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Jul 3, 2020 Jul 2, 2021
Summer 1st 5 week and 1st 8 week sessions end G/U Jul 12, 2020 Jul 11, 2021
Summer 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Jul 13, 2020 Jul 12, 2021
Summer Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jul 14, 2020 Jul 13, 2021
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jul 17, 2020 Jul 16, 2021
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Jul 28, 2020 Jul 27, 2021
Summer 2nd 8 week session ends G/U Aug 2, 2020 Aug 1, 2021
Summer 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Aug 16, 2020 Aug 15, 2021
Summer Final grades due G/U Aug 18, 2020 Aug 17, 2021
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U TBD TBD