Academic Calendar

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NOTE: This academic calendar is subject to periodic review and revision. Please check with the Student Services Center to determine if changes have been made.

Students enrolled in mini-courses with start and end dates that differ from the regular 5-week and 10-week summer sessions should refer to their class syllabus and/or contact their instructor to verify the last day to drop a course without a grade.

Spring 2021 Term

*October 22, 2020: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, NC State has announced changes to the Spring 2021 academic calendar. Please continue to check the NC State Protect the Pack website as well as the Student Services Center website for additional updates and details. 

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Regular Session Academic Calendar

January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No classes)
January 19 Tuesday First day of classes
January 25 Monday Last day to add a course without permission
February 1 Monday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
February 9 Tuesday Wellness Day (No classes)
March 5 Friday Wellness Day (No classes)
March 8 Monday Schedule for 2021 Fall term published; Shopping Cart opens
March 17 Wednesday Drop/Revision Deadline
March 19 Friday Enrollment begins for Fall 2021 term
March 24 Wednesday Wellness Day (No classes)
April 15 Thursday Wellness Day (No classes)
April 26-30 Mon-Fri Last week of semester
April 30 Friday Last day of classes
May 3-10 Mon-Mon Final Examinations
May 5 Wednesday Reading Day
May 12 Wednesday Spring grades due by 5:00 p.m.
May 14-15 Fri-Sat Spring Commencement Exercises

8-Week Session – First Session

January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No classes)
January 19 Tuesday First day of classes
January 25 Monday Last day to add a course without permission
February 1 Monday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
February 9 Tuesday Wellness Day (No classes)
February 12 Friday Drop/Revision Deadline
March 5 Friday Wellness Day (No classes)
March 11 Thursday Last day of classes
March 15 Monday Grades due by 11:59 p.m.

8-Week Session – Second Session

February 1 Monday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
March 12 Friday First day of classes
March 17 Wednesday Last day for undergraduate students to drop a course without a W grade
March 24 Wednesday Wellness Day (No classes)
April 6 Tuesday Drop/Revision Deadline
April 15 Thursday Wellness Day (No classes)
April 30 Friday Last day of classes
May 3-10 Mon-Mon Final Examinations
May 5 Wednesday Reading Day
May 12 Wednesday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Maymester 3-Week 2021 Session

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Maymester 3-Week Session Calendar

May 19 Wednesday First day of classes
May 20 Thursday Last day to add a course without permission
May 21 Friday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
May 28 Friday Drop/Revision Deadline
May 31 Monday Memorial Day (University closed; No classes)
June 9 Wednesday Last day of classes
June 11 Friday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session I 2021

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10-Week Session Calendar

May 19 Wednesday First day of classes
May 20 Thursday Last day to add a course without permission
May 21 Friday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
May 31 Monday Memorial Day (University closed; No classes)
June 18 Friday No classes
June 23 Wednesday Drop/Revision Deadline
June 24-25 Thurs-Fri 5-Week Final Exams (No classes for 10-Week courses)
July 5 Monday Independence Day observed (University closed; No classes)
July 30 Friday Last day of classes
August 2-3 Mon-Tues Final Examinations
August 5 Thursday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

5-Week Session

May 19 Wednesday First day of classes
May 20 Thursday Last day to add a course without permission
May 21 Friday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
May 31 Monday Memorial Day (University closed; No classes)
June 4 Friday Drop/Revision Deadline
June 18 Friday No classes
June 23 Wednesday Last day of classes
June 24-25 Thurs-Fri Final Examinations
June 28 Monday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session II 2021

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5-Week Session Calendar

June 28 Monday First day of classes
June 29 Tuesday Last day to add a course without permission
June 30 Wednesday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
July 5 Monday Independence Day observed (University closed; No classes)
July 14 Wednesday Drop/Revision Deadline
July 30 Friday Last day of classes
August 2-3 Mon-Tues Final Examinations
August 5 Thursday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2021 Term

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Regular Session Academic Calendar

August 16 Monday First day of classes
August 20 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
August 27 Friday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
September 6 Monday Labor Day (University closed; No classes)
October 4-5 Mon. – Tue. Fall Break (No classes)
October TBA TBA Schedule for 2022 Spring term published; Shopping Cart opens
October 13 Wednesday Drop/Revision Deadline
October TBA TBA Enrollment begins for Spring 2022 term
November 24-26 Wed. – Fri. Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed; No classes)
November 18-29 Thur. – Mon. Last week of semester
November 29 Monday Last day of classes
Nov. – Dec. 30 – 1 Tues. – Wed. Reading Days
December 2 – 8 Thur. – Wed. Final Examinations
December 10 Friday Fall grades due by 5:00 p.m.
December 14 Tuesday Fall Commencement Exercises

8-Week Session – First Session

August 16 Monday First day of classes
August 20 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
August 27 Friday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
September 6 Monday Labor Day (University closed; No classes)
September 9 Thursday Drop/Revision Deadline
October 4-5 Mon. – Tue. Fall Break (No classes)
October 7 Thursday Last day of classes
October 11 Friday Grades due by 11:59 p.m.

8-Week Session – Second Session

August 27 Friday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
October 8 Friday First day of classes
October 13 Wednesday Last day for undergraduate students to drop a course without a W grade
November 1 Monday Drop/Revision Deadline
November 24-26 Wed. – Fri. Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes)
November 29 Monday Last day of classes
Nov. – Dec. 30 – 1 Tues. – Wed. Reading Days
December 2 – 8 Thur. – Wed. Final Examinations
December 10 Friday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Calendar Terms

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Last Day To Add Without Permission

Last day to add a course without permission of instructor. MyPack Portal closes for adds at 11:59 p.m. (After this day, please contact the instructor in order to add a class.)

Census Date

Census Date/Official Enrollment Date: Last day to add a course with permission of instructor. Last day for tuition refunds due to dropping a course or changing from credit to audit. Last day for undergraduate students to drop below 12 hours.* Last day for ALL students to drop a course without a W grade.*

*Please note: For undergraduate students taking classes in the second 8-week session of the semester, the last day to drop below 12 hours is NOT the same as Census Date. For all students taking classes in the second 8-week session of the semester, the last day to drop a course without a W grade is NOT the same as the Census Date. Please consult the academic calendar.

Drop/Revision Deadline

Drop/Revision Deadline: MyPack Portal closes for student-initiated schedule revisions at 11:59 p.m. All schedule revisions made after this date will require a Schedule Revision form for processing. Last day to change to credit only at ALL levels.

Note: Students enrolled in mini-courses should consult the Eight-Week Calendar above regarding drop deadlines.

“Last Week of Semester”

“Last Week of Semester”: Lab tests, semester project reports and presentations are permissible during the final week of classes. Papers and homework may have a due date during the final week of classes only if scheduled in the syllabus. However, in order for students to prepare for final examinations, faculty members may not assign other tests, quizzes or additional papers during the final week of classes. Assignments should not have a due date during the final exam period unless the assignment constitutes a part of the final exam. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance by the department head and the dean of the college involved. Students should contact the appropriate instructor or department head if they believe an assignment is not in compliance with this regulation.

Term Withdrawal Deadline

Last day to submit a withdrawal request for the term. Any requests after this date are considered retroactive and require the same conditions as a term withdrawal, but must also be initiated by the Counseling Center.