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.

Fall 2020 Term

*Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, NC State has announced changes to the Fall 2020 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. 

UPDATE AUGUST 27, 2020: Recent decisions to significantly reduce on-campus housing capacities and move all undergraduate classes to online delivery have resulted in additional changes to the Fall 2020 academic calendar. The calendar is updated in full below.

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Regular Session Academic Calendar

August 10 Monday First day of classes
August 14 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
August 28 Friday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
August 31 Monday COVID-19 Move-Out: Classes are canceled for all students
September 1 Tuesday COVID-19 Move-Out: Classes are canceled for all students
September 7 Monday Labor Day; University remains open, classes are held
October 2 Friday Drop/Revision Deadline
October 8 Thursday Schedule for 2021 Spring term published; Shopping Cart opens
October 16 Friday Enrollment begins for Spring 2021
November 11-17 Wed – Tue Last week of semester
November 17 Tuesday Last day of classes
November 18-24 Wed – Tue Final Examinations
December 2 Wednesday Fall grades due by 5:00 p.m.
December 4 Friday Commencement Exercises for Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 Graduates
December 7 Monday Enrollment begins for Summer 2021

8-Week Session – First Session

August 10 Monday First day of classes
August 14 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
August 28 Friday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
August 31 Monday COVID-19 Move-Out: Classes are canceled for all students
September 1 Tuesday COVID-19 Move-Out: Classes are canceled for all students
September 4 Friday Drop/Revision Deadline
September 7 Monday Labor Day; University remains open, classes are held
September 30 Wednesday Last day of classes
October 2 Friday Grades due by 11:59 p.m.

8-Week Session – Second Session

August 28 Friday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
October 1 Thursday First day of classes
October 6 Tuesday Last day for undergraduate students to drop a course without a W grade
October 26 Monday Drop/Revision Deadline
November 17 Tuesday Last day of classes
November 18-24 Wed – Tue Final Examinations
December 2 Wednesday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

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 TBA TBA 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 15 Saturday 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.

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.