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.

Graduate | Undergraduate

Download a pdf of the academic calendar

Term

Event

Career

2020-2021

2021-2022

Fall Start of term G/U Aug 24, 2020 Aug 23, 2021
Fall 15 week, 1st 8 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Aug 24, 2020 Aug 23, 2021
Fall Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 25, 2020 Aug 24, 2021
Fall Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 26, 2020 Aug 25, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Aug 28, 2020 Aug 27, 2021
Fall Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 30, 2020 Aug 29, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Aug 30, 2020 Aug 29, 2021
Fall Labor Day holiday - University closed G/U Sep 7, 2020 Sep 6, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 6, 2020 Sep 5, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Sep 8, 2020 Sep 7, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Sep 14, 2020 Sep 13, 2021
Fall 1st 5 week session ends G/U Sep 27, 2020 Sep 26, 2021
Fall 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Sep 28, 2020 Sep 27, 2021
Fall Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Sep 29, 2020 Sep 28, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 2, 2020 Oct 1, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Oct 11, 2020 Oct 10, 2021
Fall 1st 8 week session ends G/U Oct 11, 2020 Oct 10, 2021
Fall 1st 8 week final examinations G/U Oct 12-18, 2020 Oct 11-17, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from Fall 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Oct 13, 2020 Oct 12, 2021
Fall 2nd 8 week session begins G/U Oct 19, 2020 Oct 18, 2021
Fall Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 21, 2020 Oct 20, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 25, 2020 Oct 24, 2021
Fall 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Nov 1, 2020 Oct 31, 2021
Fall Graduation application deadline G Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2021
Fall 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Nov 2, 2020 Nov 1, 2021
Fall Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Nov 3, 2020 Nov 2, 2021
Fall Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Nov 6, 2020 Nov 5, 2021
Spring Registration begins G/U Nov 16, 2020 TBD
Fall Veteran's Day observance - Staff holiday, classes held G/U Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Nov 9, 2020 Nov 8, 2021
Fall Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Nov 17, 2020 Nov 16, 2021
Fall Thanksgiving recess beginning at 4:00pm on Wednesday G/U Nov 26-29, 2020 Nov 25-28, 2021
Fall All classes resume remotely G/U Nov 30, 2020
Spring Graduation application deadline U Dec 1, 2020 Dec 1, 2021
Fall Final instructional day G/U Dec 6, 2020 Dec 5, 2021
Fall 15 week, 2nd 8 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U Dec 6, 2020 Dec 5, 2021
Fall Final examinations G/U Dec 7-13, 2020 Dec 6-12, 2021
Fall Commencement G/U Dec 12, 2020 Dec 11, 2021
Fall Final grades due G/U Dec 15, 2020 Dec 14, 2021
Christmas Holiday observance - University closed G/U Dec 25, 2020 Dec 27, 2021
New Year's Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Jan 7-8, 2021 TBD
Spring Start of term G/U Jan 11, 2021 Jan 10, 2022
Spring 15 week, 1st 8 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin remotely G/U Jan 11, 2021 Jan 10, 2022
Spring Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 12, 2021 Jan 11, 2022
Spring Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 13, 2021 Jan 12, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 15, 2021 Jan 14, 2022
Spring Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 17, 2021 Jan 16, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 17, 2021 Jan 16, 2022
Spring Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 18, 2021 Jan 17, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 24, 2021 Jan 23, 2022
Spring First day of face-to face instruction for classes with that option G/U Jan 25, 2021
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jan 26, 2021 Jan 25, 2022
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Feb 1, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Spring 1st 5 week session ends G/U Feb 14, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Spring 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Feb 15, 2021 Feb 14, 2022
Spring President's Day observance (School of Law classes held) G/U Feb 16, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Spring Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Feb 16, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Feb 19, 2021 Feb 18, 2022
Spring Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Feb 28, 2021 Feb 27, 2022
Spring 1st 8 week session ends G/U Feb 28, 2021 Feb 27, 2022
Spring  1st 8 week final examinations G/U Mar 1-7, 2021 Feb 28-Mar 6, 2022
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Mar 2, 2021 Mar 1, 2022
Spring 2nd 8 week session begins G/U Mar 8, 2021 Mar 7, 2022
Spring Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 10, 2021 Mar 9, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Mar 14, 2021 Mar 13, 2022
Spring 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Mar 21, 2021 Mar 20, 2022
Spring 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Mar 22, 2021 Mar 28, 2022
Spring Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 23, 2021 Mar 29, 2022
Spring Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Mar 26, 2021 Apr 1, 2022
Summer Registration begins G/U Mar 29, 2021 TBD
Fall Registration begins G/U Mar 29, 2021 TBD
Spring Graduation application deadline G Apr 1, 2021 Apr 1, 2022
Summer Graduation application deadline U Apr 1, 2021 Apr 1, 2022
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Apr 5, 2021 Apr 4, 2022
Spring Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Apr 6, 2021 Apr 12, 2022
Spring Spring recess G/U Apr 12-18, 2021 Mar 21-27, 2022
Spring All classes resume remotely G/U Apr 19, 2021
Spring Final instructional day G/U May 2, 2021 May 1, 2022
Spring 15 week, 2nd 8 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U May 2, 2021 May 1, 2022
Spring Final examinations (remote) G/U May 3-9, 2021 May 2-8, 2022
Spring Commencement G/U TBD TBD
Spring Final grades due G/U May 11, 2021 May 10, 2022
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U May 13-14, 2021 TBD
Summer Intersession and 1st 8 week session begin G/U May 17, 2021 May 16, 2022
Summer Last day to add intersession classes without signatures G/U May 17, 2021 May 16, 2022
Summer Last day to drop intersession classes without "WD" G/U May 19, 2021 May 18, 2022
Summer Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U May 20, 2021 May 19, 2022
Summer Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U May 24, 2021 May 23, 2022
Summer Last day to withdraw from intersession classes G/U May 25, 2021 May 24, 2022
Summer Memorial Day observance - University closed G/U May 31, 2021 May 30, 2022
Summer Intersession ends G/U Jun 6, 2021 Jun 5, 2022
Summer 1st 5 week and 2nd 8 week sessions begin G/U Jun 7, 2021 Jun 6, 2022
Summer Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 8, 2021 Jun 7, 2022
Summer Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 10, 2021 Jun 9, 2022
Summer Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 11, 2021 Jun 10, 2022
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Jun 11, 2021 Jun 10, 2022
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 14, 2021 Jun 13, 2022
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jun 22, 2021 Jun 21, 2022
Summer Graduation application deadline G Jul 1, 2021 Jul 1, 2022
Fall Graduation application deadline U Jul 1, 2021 Jul 1, 2022
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Jul 2, 2021 Jul 1, 2022
Summer Independence Day observance - University closed G/U Jul 5, 2021 Jul 4, 2022
Summer 1st 5 week and 1st 8 week sessions end G/U Jul 11, 2021 Jul 10, 2022
Summer 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Jul 12, 2021 Jul 11, 2022
Summer Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jul 13, 2021 Jul 12, 2022
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jul 16, 2021 Jul 15, 2022
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Jul 27, 2021 Jul 26, 2022
Summer 2nd 8 week session ends G/U Aug 1, 2021 Jul 31, 2022
Summer 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Aug 15, 2021 Aug 14, 2022
Summer Final grades due G/U Aug 17, 2021 Aug 16, 2022
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U TBD TBD