Academic Calendar for Students

The following calendar is adapted from the official Academic Calendar, and omits events and dates not specific to students.

Fall 2020

Date Event
August 21, Friday Payment deadline for students who pre-registered, 4 p.m.
  Residence Halls: Move-In day, 10 a.m-4 p.m. by housing assignment
  New student orientation for new and transfer students; 4 p.m. on the Fountain Mall
August 22, Saturday Residence Halls: Move-In day
  Camp Brand 'Em for new and transfer students
August 23, Sunday Residence Halls: Move-In day
  Regular registration ends
  New Student Convocation, 7 p.m. Marshall Auditorium CANCELLED
August 24, Monday Newcomer's Luncheon, 12:00 p.m.
  First day of classes, 16 week and 1st 8 week term
  Late registration and schedule changes begin
  Residence Halls: 5 p.m. deadline to Move-In for Fall housing assignment
August 25, Tuesday Last day for students to register in Education block courses
August 27, Thursday Last day for late registration and schedule changes
August 28, Friday Submit thesis to committee chair 
September 1, Tuesday Last day to drop 1st 8 week course without creating an academic record
September 7, Monday Labor Day holiday, no classes
September 9, Wednesday Twelfth class day, 16 week term
  Last day to drop a 16 week term course without creating an academic record
September 18, Friday Last day for students enrolled in Education block courses to drop a course and receive a 'W'
  Submit thesis to committee members
  Last day to apply for December graduation without a late fee (Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses only)
September 25, Friday  University as a Community Meal on the Mall (Lawrence Sullivan Ross's birthday is September 27, Sunday, celebrate September 25, Friday)
  Last day for students enrolled in 1st 8 week courses to drop a course and receive a 'W'
October 16, Friday Final exams, 1st 8 week term
October 19, Monday Final grades for 1st 8 week term students submitted by noon
  Mid-term, 16 week term
  Classes begin, 2nd 8 week term
October 21, Wednesday Last day for schedule changes, 2nd 8 week term
October 26, Monday Last day to drop 2nd 8 week course without creating an academic record
October 30, Friday Submit signed hard copy and electronic copy of thesis to the Thesis Coordinator in the College of Graduate Studies
November 11, Wednesday Veterans Day holiday
November 13, Friday Last day to withdraw from the 16 week course/term with a grade of 'W'. Drops must be processed and in the University Registrar's office by 4 p.m.
  Last day to apply for May graduation without a late fee
November 20, Friday Submit electronic copy of the revised thesis to the Thesis Coordinator in the College of Graduate Studies for final approval
November 23, Monday Last day for students enrolled in 2nd 8 week courses to drop a course and receive a 'W'
November 25-27, Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving Day holiday (Begins after the last scheduled class meets on Tuesday, November 24)
November 27, Friday Submit PDF copy of thesis to ProQuest for review and online submission
November 30, Monday Remainder of courses will be delivered remotely (no face to face classes)
December 2, Wednesday        Last class day before finals, 16 week term
December 3, Thursday  Dead Day, 16 week term
December 4, 7-9, Friday, Monday-Wednesday Final Examinations, end of term, 16 week term - REMOTE DELIVERY
December 9, Wednesday Final Examinations, end of term, 2nd 8 week term - REMOTE DELIVERY
December 10, Thursday Final grades for graduating students due; grades must be submitted by noon
December 11, Friday Fall Commencement, Pete P. Gallego Center, 7 p.m. (TBD)
  Residence Halls: Close at noon for all non-graduates or extended residents
December 12, Saturday Residence Halls: Close at noon for all residents; except director approvals
  Fall Commencement International Center for Trade, Eagle Pass, TX., 3:30 pm (TBD)
December 14, Monday Final grades for continuing students due; grades must be submitted by noon