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 12 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
November 30 Monday Fall grades due by 5:00 p.m.
TBA TBA TBA Fall Commencement Exercises

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
November 30 Monday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Term

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Regular Session Academic Calendar

January 11 Monday First day of classes
January 15 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed; no classes)
January 25 Monday Census Date/Official Enrollment Date
March 8 Monday Drop/Revision Deadline
March 15-19 Mon – Fri Spring Break (No classes)
March TBA TBA Schedule for 2021 Fall term published; Shopping Cart opens
TBA TBA TBA Enrollment begins for Spring and Summer 2021 terms
April 23-29 Fri – Thu Last week of semester
April 29 Thursday Last day of classes
April 30 Friday Reading Day
May 3-7 Mon – Fri Final Examinations
May 10 Monday Spring grades due by 5:00 p.m.
TBA TBA TBA Spring Commencement Exercises

8-Week Session – First Session

January 11 Monday First day of classes
January 15 Friday Last day to add a course without permission
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed; no classes)
January 25 Monday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
February 4 Thursday Drop/Revision Deadline
March 3 Wednesday Last day of classes
March 5 Friday Grades due by 11:59 p.m.

8-Week Session – Second Session

January 25 Monday Census Date/ Official Enrollment Date
March 4 Thursday First day of classes
March 9 Tuesday Last day for undergraduate students to drop a course without a W grade
March 15-19 Mon – Fri Spring Break (No classes)
April 5 Monday Drop/Revision Deadline
April 29 Thursday Last day of classes
April 30 Friday Reading Day
May 3-7 Mon – Fri Final Examinations
May 10 Monday Grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Maymester 3-Week 2021 Session

The Summer 2021 academic calendar will be posted at a later date. Please check back for updates.

Summer Session I 2021

The Summer 2021 academic calendar will be posted at a later date. Please check back for updates.

Summer Session II 2021

The Summer 2021 academic calendar will be posted at a later date. Please check back for updates.

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 undergraduate, AGI or NDS 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 undergraduate, AGI or NDS 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. Last day for graduate students to withdraw or drop a course, without a W grade.

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.