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2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 Term
Aug 31
First Day of Classes for all Academic Programs
Sept 7
Labor Day, School Closed
Sept 11
Last Day of Add/Drop
Oct 16
Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
End of first 7 week-length courses
Oct 20 - 30
Academic Advising
Nov 4 - 18
Course Registration for Spring 2021 begins
Nov 23 - 27
Thanksgiving Break | SON closed Nov 26 -27
Dec 11
Last Day of Classes
Dec 14 - 18
Final Exam Week
Dec 18
Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Summer 2020
Dec 22
Fall 2020 Grades Due
Dec 31
JHU Conferral of Degree - Final Degree Transcript and Diploma Release Date

2021

Winter/Spring 2021 Term
Jan 4First Day of Classes for Winter Term
Jan 8Last Day to withdraw from Winter Term Courses without a "W"
Jan 15End of Winter Term
Jan 18Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observance | School Closed
Jan 25First Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Feb 5Last Day of Add/Drop
Mar 12Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
Mar 29 - Apr 9Academic Advising
Apr 12 - 23Course Registration for Summer 2021
Apr 26 - May 7Course Registration for Fall 2021
April 30Last Day of Classes
May 3 - 7Final Exam Week
May 7Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Fall 2020
May 11Spring 2021 Grades Due
May 25School of Nursing Degree Spring Completion Ceremony
May 27Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony
Summer 2021 Term
May 24First Day of Classes
May 31Memorial Day | School Closed
June 1Last Day of Add/Drop
June 19Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
July 5Independence Day Observed | School Closed
Aug 13Last Day of classes | End of Summer Term
Aug 16Summer Degree Completion Ceremony
Aug 17Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Spring 2021
Summer 2021 Grades Due
Aug 31JHU Conferral of Degree - Final Degree Transcript and Diploma Release Date

Academic calendars may vary among University divisions. Students planning to register for courses at another school within Johns Hopkins University should request an academic calendar specifically from those divisions.

In preparing the calendar for an academic year, it is impossible to avoid conflict with some religious holidays. As conflicts arise, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students affected (see SON Religious Observance Attendance Policy).