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Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

This is the calendar for all on-ground programs as well as the online MPH in Community Health Sciences programs.

Students in online environmental health master's programs should use this calendar.

Program/Term Start Date End Date Last Day for 100% Refund /
Or to Add Online
Last Day for 75% Refund Last Day for 50% Refund Last Day for 25% Refund /
Or to drop w/out Record
Public Health
Full Semester
W 8/19/20 S 12/5/20 F 9/4/20 F 9/11/20 F 9/18/20 F 9/25/20
Public Health Period I W 8/19/20 T 10/6/20 W 8/26/20 W 9/2/20 W 9/9/20 W 9/16/20
Public Health Period II W 10/7/20 S 12/5/20 W 10/14/20 W 10/21/20 W 10/28/20 W 11/4/20
Public Health
Dietetic Internship
W 8/19/20 W 12/30/20 F 9/4/20 F 9/11/20 F 9/18/20 F 9/25/20

Key Dissertation / Practicum (APE) / Culminating Experience (ILE) Dates

  • Oct 16 F: Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean’s Office for Fall 2020 graduation
  • Nov 2 M: Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2020 graduation
  • Dec 4 F: Last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culmination Completion Form to Student Affairs if graduating 12/15/20. Check with your department for earlier deadlines. 

Other Key Dates

  • Aug 17 M: Orientation
  • Sep 7 M: Labor Day Holiday (university closed)
  • Sep 12 Sat: Designated make-up day (Only used in the event of university closure)
  • Sept 14 M: Summer 2020 Incompletes convert to grade "F"
  • Sept 25 F: Last day to change grading rules for Audit
  • Sep 27  Su: Yom Kippur Holiday (Begins at 6 PM)
  • Sep 28 M: Yom Kippur Holiday (Classes resume at 7 PM)
  • October 10–11 Sat/Sun:  Designated make-up days (Only used in the event of university closure)
  • Oct 26 M: Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W;" drops after this date receive a letter grade or a "WF"
  • Nov 2 M: Priority registration begins for Spring 2021. Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson.
  • Nov 24 Tu: Last day of classes
  • Nov 30 M–Dec 5 Sat: Final Exam period
  • Dec 15 Tu:  Fall degrees conferred, posted to transcripts