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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Fall 2019 Term
Aug 28 - 30
New Student Orientation for MSN Entry into Nursing Program
Sept 2
Labor Day, School Closed
Sept 3
First Day of Classes for all Academic Programs
Sept 12
Last Day of Add/Drop
Oct 18
Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
End of first 7 week-length courses
Oct 21
Fall Break - No classes for all Programs | Progressions Review
Oct 22
Start of second 7 week-length courses
Oct 22 - Nov 1
Academic Advising
Nov 6 - 20
Course Registration for Spring 2020
Nov 28 - Dec 1
Thanksgiving Break | No face-to-face classes on November 27th | SON closed  Nov 28th-Dec 1
Dec 6
Last Day of Classes
Dec 9 - 13
Final Exam Week
Dec 13
Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Summer 2019
Dec 19
Fall 2019 Grades Due
Dec 30
JHU Conferral Date - Final Degree Transcript and Diploma Release Date


Winter/Spring 2020 Term
Jan 2First Day of Classes for Winter Term
Jan 6Last Day to withdraw from Winter Term Courses without a "W"
Jan 10End of Winter Term
Jan 13First Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Jan 20Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observance | School Closed
Jan 24Last Day of Add/Drop
Feb 28Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
Mar 2 - 6Spring Break | No Classes for all Programs | Progressions Review
Mar 9 - 20Academic Advising
Mar 23 - Apr 3Course Registration for Summer 2020
Apr 6 -  24Course Registration for Fall 2020
Apr 24Last Day of Classes
Apr 27 - May 1Final Exam Week
May 1Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Fall 2019
May 5Spring 2020 Grades Due
May 18School of Nursing Degree Completion Ceremony (Hippodrome Theater)
May 21Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony (Royal Farms Arena)
Summer 2020 Term
May 11First Day of Classes
May 22Last Day of Add/Drop
May 25Memorial Day | School Closed
June 19Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
July 3Independence Day Observed | School Closed
July 31Last Day of  Summer Term
Aug 3Summer Degree Completion Ceremony
Aug 7Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Spring 2020
Summer 2020 Grades Due

The 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is available HERE.

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).