Student Dates to Remember

2020–21

Fall 2020, Fall 1

Friday, July 31
Fall class schedules for continuing students finalized and released.
New transfer student registration for Fall 1 and 2.
Monday, Aug. 3–Friday, Aug. 7
First Year registration for Fall 1 and 2.
Advising week for continuing students for Fall 1 and 2.
Monday, Aug. 10–Friday, Aug. 28
Fall 1 and 2 online Add/Drop period for continuing students.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Fall 2 remains open until Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Friday, Aug. 21
Deadline to submit final applications for Fall 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus-2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Monday, Aug. 24–Friday, Aug. 28
Fall 1 and 2 online Add/Drop period for ALL students.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Fall 2 remains open until Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Monday, Aug. 31
First day of Fall 1 classes.
Monday, Aug. 31–Tuesday, Sept. 8
Fall 1 Add/Drop period for ALL students.
Note: Add/Drop during this period will be conducted via email with the Registrar's Office (registrar@grinnell.edu.)
Note: The Registrar's Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Last day to add a Fall 1 course or an audit, drop a course without transcript entry, and change a course from credit to audit or vice versa.
Note: This deadline applies to all Fall 1 courses.
Wednesday, Sept. 9–Monday, Sept. 28
Courses may be withdrawn with a “W” transcript entry.
Monday, Sept. 28
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” transcript entry.
Last day to elect S/D/F grading.
Friday, Oct. 16
Last day of Fall 1 classes.
Monday, Oct. 19
Finals Reading Day
Tuesday, Oct. 20–Wednesday, Oct. 21
Finals
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Last Day of the Fall 1 Term

Fall Term Transition

Thursday, Oct. 22–Wednesday, Oct. 28
no classes.

Fall 2020, Term 2

Friday, July 31
Fall class schedules for continuing students finalized and released.
New transfer student registration for Fall 1 and 2.
Monday, Aug. 3–Friday, Aug. 7
First Year registration for Fall 1 and 2.
Advising week for continuing students for Fall 1 and 2.
Monday, Aug. 10–Friday, Aug. 28
Fall 1 and 2 online Add/Drop period for continuing students.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Fall 2 remains open until Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Friday, Aug. 21
Deadline to submit final applications for Fall 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus-2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Monday, Aug. 24–Friday, Aug. 28
Fall 1 and 2 online Add/Drop period for ALL students.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Fall 2 remains open until Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Thursday, Oct. 29
First day of Fall 2 classes.
Thursday, Oct. 29–Friday, Nov. 6
Fall 2 Add/Drop period for all students.
Note: Add/Drop during this period will be conducted via email with the Registrar’s Office (registrar@grinnell.edu.)
Monday, Nov. 2
Last day for second-semester second years to declare major before preregistration.
Friday, Nov. 6
Last day to add a Fall 2 course or an audit, drop a course without transcript entry, and change a course from credit to audit or vice versa
Note: This deadline applies to all Fall 2 courses.
Monday, Nov. 9–Monday, Nov. 30
Courses may be withdrawn with a “W” transcript entry.
Thursday, Nov. 12-Friday, Nov. 20
Open Registration for Spring 2021 Term 1 and Term 2
Monday, Nov. 23
Deadline to submit final applications for Spring 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus-2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Thursday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Break — no classes.
Note: Classes will be held on Friday, Nov. 27.
Monday, Nov. 30
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” transcript entry.
Last day to elect S/D/F grading.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Last day of Fall 2 classes.
Friday, Dec. 18
Finals Reading Day
Monday, Dec. 21–Tuesday, Dec. 22
Finals
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Last Day of the Fall 2 Term

Spring 2021, Term 1

Monday, Nov. 2–Wednesday, Nov. 11
Spring 1 and 2 advising weeks
Thursday, Nov. 12–Friday, Nov. 20
Preregistration for Spring 1 and 2
Monday, Nov. 23
Deadline to submit final applications for Spring 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus‐2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Note: Students on leave for the Fall 2 term have a later deadline. See below.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020–Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021
Spring 1 and 2 online Add/Drop period.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Spring 1 and 2 closes temporarily from Wednesday, Dec. 23–Sunday, Jan. 3.
Note: Online Add/Drop for Spring 2 remains open until Wednesday, March 31.
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Deadline for students on leave in Fall 2 to submit final applications for Spring 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus‐2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
First day of Spring 1 classes.
Monday, Feb. 1—Monday, Feb. 8
Spring 1 Add/Drop period.
Note: Add/Drop during this period will be conducted via email with the Registrar’s Office.
Monday, Feb. 8
Last day to add a full term Spring 1 course or an audit, drop a full term course without transcript entry, and change a full term course from credit to audit or vice versa.
Last day to submit a Request to Carry a Term Course Load Below 6 Credits for the Spring 1 term.
Tuesday, Feb. 9–Friday, Feb. 26
Full term Spring 1 courses may be withdrawn with a “W” transcript entry.
Friday, Feb. 26
Last day to withdraw from a full term Spring 1 course with a “W” transcript entry.
Last day to elect S/D/F grading for a full term Spring 1 course.
Monday, March 15
Deadline to submit a major declaration prior to Fall 2021 preregistration.
Friday, March 19
Last day of Spring 1 classes.
Monday, March 22
Finals Reading Day
Tuesday, March 23–Wednesday, March 24
Finals
Wednesday, March 24
Last Day of the Spring 1 Term
 

Spring Term Transition

 

Thursday, March 25–Wednesday, March 31
no classes.

Spring 2021, Term 2

Monday, Nov. 2–Wednesday, Nov. 11
Spring 1 and 2 advising weeks
Thursday, Nov. 12–Friday, Nov. 20
Preregistration for Spring 1 and 2
Monday, Nov. 23
Deadline to submit final applications for Spring 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus‐2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Note: Students on leave for the Fall 2 term have a later deadline. See below.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020–Wednesday, March 31
Spring 2 online Add/Drop period.
Note: Online Add/Drop closes temporarily from Wednesday, Dec. 23–Sunday, Jan. 3.
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Deadline for students on leave in Fall 2 to submit final applications for Spring 1 and 2 Individual Studies (Plus‐2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499.)
Monday, March 15, 2021
Deadline to submit a major declaration prior to Fall 2021 preregistration.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
First day of Spring 2 classes.
Thursday, April 1–Friday, April 9
Spring 2 Add/Drop period.
Note: Add/Drop during this period will be conducted via email with the Registrar’s Office.
Friday, April 9
Last day to add a full term Spring 2 course or an audit, drop a full term course without transcript entry, and change a full term course from credit to audit or vice versa.
Last day to submit a Request to Carry a Term Course Load Below 6 Credits for the Spring 2 term.
Sunday, April 10–Friday, April 30
Full term Spring 2 courses may be withdrawn with a “W” transcript entry.
April 15–23
Open Registration For Fall 2020–21.
Monday, April 26
Deadline to submit final applications for Fall 2021 Individual Studies (Plus‐2, 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499).
Friday, April 30
Last day to withdraw from a full term Spring 2 course with a “W” transcript entry.
Last day to elect S/D/F grading for a full term Spring 2 course.
Monday, May 3
Deadline to submit Part A of Summer 2021 MAPs.
Thursday, May 20
Last day of Spring 2 classes.
Friday, May 21
Finals Reading Day
Monday, May 24–Tuesday, May 25
Finals
Tuesday, May 25
Last Day of the Spring 2 Term
Friday, May 28
Commencement

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