2020-2021

Dickinson State University

Academic Calendar

2020-2021

Fall Semester

Aug 24 Monday Residual registration/Classes begin - 3:00 p.m. (m.t)
Aug 27 Thursday Last day to add a first eight-week course/Last day to drop a first eight-week course w/o academic penalty ("W")
Sept 1
Tuesday Last day to apply for fall 2020 graduation
Sept 2
Wednesday Last day to add a 16-week course/Last day to drop a 16-week course w/o academic penalty ("W")
Sept 7
Monday
Labor Day Holiday
Sept 21
Monday Enrollment census date
Sept 30
Wednesday Last day to drop a first eight-week course
Oct 12-16 Monday-Friday Mid-term examinations
Oct 19 Monday First day of second eight-week courses
Oct 23
Friday Last day to add second eight-week course/Last day to drop second eight week course w/o academic penalty ("W")
Oct 26-30
Monday-Friday Pre-registration for online, early entry, and dual credit students 
Nov 2-5
Monday-Thursday Pre-registration for returning students
Nov 11 Wednesday Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 13
Friday
Last day to drop a 16-week course/withdraw for semester
Nov 24 Tuesday Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
Nov 25-27
Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 30
Monday Last day to drop a second eight-week course
Dec 11
Friday Last day of regular classes
Dec 14-18 Monday-Friday Final examinations
Dec 18 Friday Semester ends/Commencement
Dec 23
Wednesday Final grades due - 8:00 a.m. (m.t.)

Spring Semester

Jan 11
Monday Residual registration/Classes begin - 3:00 p.m. (m.t.)
Jan 14 Thursday Last day to add a first eight-week course/Last day to drop a first eight-week course w/o academic penalty ("W")
Jan 18
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan 21
Thursday Last day to add a 16-week course/Last day to drop a 16-week course w/o academic penalty ("W)
Feb 1 Monday Last day to apply for spring 2020/summer 2020 graduation
Feb 8
Monday Enrollment census date
Feb 15 Monday Presidents Day holiday
Feb 18
Thursday Last day to drop a first eight week course
Mar 1-5
Monday-Friday Mid-term examinations
Mar 8
Monday First day of second eight-week courses
Mar 12
Friday Last day to add second eight-week course/Last day to drop second eight-week course w/o academic penalty ("W")
Mar 15-19 Monday-Friday Spring break
Mar 22-25
Monday-Friday
Pre-registration for online, early entry, and dual credit students
March 29 - April 1
Monday-Thursday Pre-registration for returning students
Apr 2-5 Friday-Monday Easter Recess
Apr 9
Friday Last day to drop a 16-week course/withdraw for semester
Apr 22
Thursday Last day to drop a second eight-week course
May 7
Friday Last day of regular classes
May 10-14 Monday-Friday Final examinations
May 15 Saturday Commencement
May 19
Wednesday Final grades due - 8:00 a.m. (m.t.)