To keep the density of campus low, we have assigned students, largely by class year, to specific terms in residence. We have committed to this structure for the fall. We hope to be able to invite all students to campus for the spring, but if conditions do not improve we will invite juniors and seniors.
On campus: first-years, sophomores, international students and new transfers
Remote: juniors, seniors
August 31: Classes begin
November 24: Last day of in-person classes
November 30: All classes resume (remote)
December 10–13: Reading days (remote)
December 14–18: Exam week (remote)
On campus: juniors, seniors, international students
Remote (if conditions do not improve): first-years, sophomores
July 16 | Open forum, 7 p.m. EDT, for student-athletes with Athletics Director Jill McCartney and Vice President for Student Affairs Meredith Bonham
July 17 | Open forum, 8:30 a.m. EDT, for international students
July 25 | Updated fall 2020 schedule of courses released
July 31 | Deadline to request an exception to the plan
Aug. 3 | Fall 2020 move-in time slots released — Delayed as arrival and testing procedures are finalized
Aug. 5 | First-year housing assignments released
Aug. 7 | Fall general housing selection begins
Aug. 10 | First-year registration plans are due in Plan Ahead
Aug. 15 | Fall 2020 bills released
Aug. 17 | International students arrive from outside the U.S.
Aug. 17–25 | Initial add-drop period; sophomores, juniors and seniors will be able to make changes to their schedules through the enrollment change request form in Etrieve. This is in addition to the standard add-drop period for all students to be held the first week of classes (Aug. 31–Sept. 7).
Aug. 21–23 | Community Advisors and other approved students arrive
Aug. 24–25 | Sophomores, international students already in the U.S., other returning students approved to be in residence arrive
Aug. 26–27 | First-years and new transfer students arrive
Aug. 31 | Fall 2020 classes begin
Aug. 31–Sept. 7 | Fall 2020 add-drop period; all students will be able to make final changes to their schedules. This standard add-drop period is in addition to an initial add-drop period held Aug. 17-25 for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Sep. 15 | Fall 2020 bills are due
Nov. 24 | Fall 2020 residency ends
Nov. 30–Dec. 13 | Fall 2020 classes and reading days (remote)
Dec. 14–18 | Fall 2020 exam week (remote)
Winter break | Curricular and co-curricular opportunities that enhance and extend offerings beyond the traditional academic semester
Feb. 4 | Spring 2021 classes begin
May 12 | Spring 2021 classes end
May 13–18 | Spring 2021 exam week
May 22 | Class of 2021 Commencement
May 28–30 | Reunion 2021
Note: We hope to set the date for on-campus Class of 2020 Commencement soon.