Sep 24, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendars


Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Graduate & Continuing Education Academic Calendar

 


Undergraduate Academic Calendar

 

Fall 2020 September 3 - December 16

Aug 31 Monday Residence halls open for first year students
Sept 1 Tuesday Development Day for Faculty
  2 Wednesday President’s address; Department meetings;      Residence halls open for all students
  3 Thursday CLASSES BEGIN AT 8:00 a.m.; 
New student advising
  7 Monday Labor Day - NO CLASSES
  10 Thursday Final day to drop a course
  15 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
  17 Thursday Final day to add a course with a Red Card
October 6 Tuesday Final day for making up Incomplete grades from previous semester
  12 Monday Columbus Day - NO CLASSES
  16 Friday Deficiency grades due
  20 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
  26-Nov 13   Advising period
November 16-20   Registration for Spring classes
  11 Wednesday Veteran’s Day Observed - NO CLASSES
  17 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
  19 Thursday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  24 Tuesday Thanksgiving recess begins at 4:45 pm
  29 Sunday Thanksgiving recess ends
December 9 Wednesday FINAL DAY OF CLASSES
  10-11, 14-16   Final Examinations
  17 Thursday Snow day for Final Examinations
  18 Friday Commencement - 6:30 p.m.
  19 Saturday Snow Day for Commencement - 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 January 19 - May 12

January 14 Thursday Faculty Development Day
  15 Friday Department meetings
  18 Monday Martin Luther King Day – NO CLASSES
  19 Tuesday CLASSES BEGIN AT 8:00 a.m.;                                    CTL Professional Development Program
  26 Tuesday Final day to drop a course
February 2 Tuesday Final day to add a course with a Red Card
  11 Thursday Final day for making up Incomplete grades
  15 Monday U.S. Presidents’ Day - NO CLASSES
  16 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
March 5 Friday Spring vacation begins 4:45 p.m.;                      Residence halls close at 7:00 p.m.
  14 Sunday Spring vacation ends;
Residence halls reopen at 9:00 a.m.
  16 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
  19 Friday Deficiency grades due
  22-April 9   Advising Period
April 6 Tuesday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  12-16   Registration for Fall classes
  19 Monday Patriots’ Day - NO CLASSES
  20 Tuesday CTL Professional Development Program
  22 Thursday Undergraduate Research Conference;                          Honors Convocation (NO DAY CLASSES)
May 5 Wednesday FINAL DAY OF CLASSES
  6-7, 10-12   Final Examinations
  12 Wednesday Residence halls close
  13 Thursday Graduate Commencement 6:30 p.m.
  15 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m.;           Residence halls close for Graduating Seniors
  18 Tuesday Development Day for Faculty

 


Graduate & Continuing Education Academic Calendar

Please note that the GCE Academic Calendar includes information for the Online/Accelerated programs as well as for all GCE programs. There are different start and end dates in most cases, and different deadlines for registration.

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021


 

School of Graduate, Online & Continuing Education Academic Calendar

 

Fall 2020 September 3 - December 18

July 6 Monday Registration for Fall GCE classes begins
August 21 Friday Registration fee in effect
September 1 Tuesday Development Day for Faculty
  2 Wednesday Presidents Address; Department Meetings
  3 Thursday Full Term A & B - Classes Begin
  7 Monday Labor Day - No Classes
  8 Tuesday Add/Drop deadline
October 6 Tuesday Final day for faculty submission of Incomplete grades from previous semester
  12 Monday Columbus Day - NO CLASSES
  13 Tuesday Fall B Registration Fee in Effect
  21 Wednesday Fall A - Last Day of Classes
  29 Thursday Fall B Classes Begin
  31 Saturday Fall B Add/Drop Deadline
November 11 Wednesday Veteran’s Day - NO CLASSES
  12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring classes begins
  23 Monday Fall Full Term Classes Final day to withdraw
  26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day - No Classes
  26 Thursday Thanksgiving Recess Begins at 4:45 pm
December 9 Wednesday Full Term Fall -Last Day of Classes
  17 Wednesday Fall B Last day of Classes
  18 Friday Winter Commencement, 6:30 pm (snow date Saturday, December 19, 2:00 pm)

Winter 2021 December 29 - January 19

November 12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
December 29 Tuesday Winter Classes Begin
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day NO CLASSES
  11 Monday Final day for withdrawal from winter courses
  18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
  19 Tuesday Winter Classes End

Spring 2021 January 19 - May 5

November 12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
January 8 Friday Registration fee in effect.
  14 Thursday Faculty Development Day
  15 Friday Department Meetings
  18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
  19 Tuesday Full Term Spring & Spring A Classes Begin
  26 Tuesday Final day to add or drop a GCE course (face-to-face courses may be added prior to 2nd meeting)
February 8 Monday Deadline for faculty submission of incomplete grades from previoius semester.
  15 Monday Presidents’ Day - NO CLASSES
March 5 Friday Spring Vacation Begins
  7 Sunday Spring A Last Day of Classes
  8 Monday Registration Deadline, Spring B
  10 Wednesday Registration Fee in Effect, Session B
  14 Sunday Spring Vacation Ends
  15 Monday Spring B Classes Begin
  16 Tuesday Add Drop Deadline Spring B
April 6 Tuesday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  19 Monday Patriots Day - NO CLASSES
  21 Wednesdasy Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May 2 Sunday Spring B, Last Day of Classes
  5 Wednesday Full Term Spring - Last Day of Classes
  13 Thursday Graduate Commencement, 6:30 pm
  14 Friday Registration Fee in Effect, Summer A (Non-Accelerated Programs)
  15 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement, 10:00 am
  18 Tuesday Development Day for Faculty

Summer A 2021 May 17 - June 20

April        12 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May 14 Friday Registration Fee in Effect, Summer A (Non-Accelerated Programs)
  25 Tuesday

Summer A Classes Begin

  26 Wednesday Add/Drop deadline for Summer A
  31 Monday Memorial Day - No Classes
June 13 Sunday Last day to withdraw from Summer A courses
  20 Sunday Last day of Classes, Summer A
July 4 Sunday Independence Day - No Classes
  5 Monday Last Day of Classes - Summer A

 

Summer B 2021 July 12 - August 15

April 12 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begin
June 21 Monday Registration Fee in effect, Session B
July 4 Sunday Independence Day - No Classes
  12 Monday Summer B - Classes Begin
  13 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline for Summer B
August 15 Sunday (5 week courses) Last day of Classes, Summer B
  29 Sunday (7 week courses) Last day of Classes, Summer B