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Academic calendar 2020-21

Updated 10.12.20

IMPORTANT changes to J-term 2021 and Spring 2021 calendar made on 10.12.20

Please see details about why this change was made for the continued safety of our campus community 

The major changes to the calendar include: Winter break extended, Jterm begins one week later, spring semester begins one week later and spring break eliminated

These changes to the calendar are subject to the Department of Education approval

Read below and see registration policies page

Dates subject to change or to yet be announced

Printable PDF 2020-2021 Academic Calendar only updated periodically, not current, last updated 9.29.20

Daily Schedule Grid 2020-2021 pdf

Complete Daily Grid - all meeting times pdf

Daily Schedule with Exam Blocks Fall 2020

J-term Daily Grid Blocks

Future Calendars (only available to Augustana community members)

Fall semester 2020-21

Arches Open Registration Fall 2020 & J-term 2021 for continuing students

Online Add form reopens (Go to Arches)

SU

8:00 am Mon., Aug. 17 -

4:30 pm Fri. Aug. 21

Deadline for all application materials for fall semester new non-degree students

SU

4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17

Welcome Week

SU

Aug. 27-30

Arches  open registration fall and Jterm

(continuing SO, JR , SR students only)

SU

8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 -

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 (new date!)

New first-year and transfer students must see their first-year advisor for adding and dropping using the advisor Google request form and then the online form (all requests subject to review). DO NOT USE ARCHES

1

8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 -

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 

Classes begin for F71 and 14-week courses

1

7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31

Dropping courses in Arches 

1-2

Wednesday, Sept 3- Wednesday, Sept 9

Adding courses using the online add form

1-2

Wednesday, Sept 3- Wednesday, Sept 9

Add/drop deadline for F71 courses
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)

1

4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Last date for enrolling students to complete initial registraton - see policy in the catalog

1

4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Classes are held and campus open on Labor Day

2

Monday, Sept. 7

Drop deadline 14 week classes using Arches

(W appears after this deadline) 

2

4:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9

Add deadline 14 week classes and Jterm

2

4:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9 

(Adding from Sept 3-9 requested using the online add form only)

Add/drop deadline for 14-week courses
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)
2

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 (Arches)

Summer term incomplete coursework due to instructors^

3

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Pass/no credit deadline for F71 courses
(see P/NC policy)

3

4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18
(forms available online)

Tuition late fees applied to records

3

Friday, Sept. 18

Virtual Family Weekend

3

TBD

Deadline to drop F71 courses and reuse course credits.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees (see policy).

4

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23
(forms available online)

Summer term incomplete grades due to the Registrar

4

Wednesday, Sept. 23

All honor pledges due to FYI/LSC instructors

4

Thursday, Sept. 24

All honor pledges due from FYI/LSC instructors to the Office of the Registrar (students without pledges will be restricted from registration)

4

Friday, Sept. 25

Withdrawal deadline for F71 courses
No dropping permitted after this date

5

4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2
(forms available online)

Registration for J-term FY students and New Transfer Students  (See the list of courses appropriate for first-year students, process enrollment through Arches)

6

Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 6-8

Homecoming & Alumni Weekend

6

Friday-Sunday, Oct.9-11

Registration for J-term ALL students (FY,SO,JR,SR)
(Process through Arches)

7

Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 13-15

Arches opens at 7:00 am

Deadline to withdraw from 14-week courses and reuse course credits.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees. (see policy)

7

4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16
(forms available online)

Deadline to submit program declaration forms for spring semester registration and advising (SO, JR, SR students)

7

4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Business Office restrictions (first notice)

7

Friday, Oct. 16

Last day of F71 courses

7

Friday, Oct. 16

Symposium Day
(participation required, alternative day of learning)

7

Saturday, Oct. 17

First day of F72 courses

8

Monday, Oct. 19

Advisor restrictions placed on all student records

8

Tuesday, October 20

Thwednesday (classes follow a typical Thursday schedule)

8

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Add/drop deadline for F72 courses 
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)

8

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
(forms available online)

Registration for spring semester and Jterm - 2017 and earlier cohorts
(dates/times assigned process through Arches)

9

Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 27-29 (Arches)

Registration Help

Business Office restrictions (second notice)

9

Friday, October 30

Registration for spring semester and Jterm -       2018 cohort
(dates/times assigned process through Arches)

10

Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 3-5 (Arches)    Registration Help

Pass/no credit deadline for F72 courses
(see P/NC policy)

10

4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6
(forms available online)

Registration for spring semester and Jterm -       2019 cohort
(dates/times assigned process through Arches)

11

Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 10-12 (Arches)   Registration Help

Deadline to drop F72 courses and reuse course credits.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees (see policy).

11

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11
(forms available online)

Business Office restrictions (final notice)

12

Monday, Nov. 16

Registration for FY students (2020 cohort)
(Process through Arches)

12

Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 17-19 (Arches)    Registration Help

Withdrawal deadline for F72 courses
No dropping permitted after this date

12

4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20
(forms available online)

Pass/no credit deadline for 14-week courses
(see P/NC policy)

12

4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20
(forms available online)

Withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses
No dropping permitted after this date

12

4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20
(forms available online)

Business Office deadline for payments. Removal of Jterm and spring courses begins for non-payment

12

Friday, Nov. 20

*Application deadline for spring part-time non-degree student materials
(application, official transcripts, letter of support, etc.)

13

Monday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving break begins

Students move-out of halls

13

6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

 

Thanksgiving break ends

Classes resume in week 14 in distance format only

14

7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30

Deadline for final exam petitions

14

Noon, Monday, Nov. 30
(forms available online)

Open registration for spring semester adn J-term for all students
(Process through Arches)

14-E

Monday-Friday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 (Arches)

Deadline for all application materials for spring semester new non-degree students

14

4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

Classes end

14

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

Exam week (see policies)

E

Monday-Friday, Dec. 7-11

Deadline to apply for spring graduation 2020
(Process through Arches)

E

Noon, Friday, Dec. 11

Final grades due (Go to Arches)

B

Noon, Monday, Dec. 14

Grades posted to Arches

B

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Graduation date for transcript

B

Friday, Dec 11, 2020

Transcripts with fall grades and graduation available

B

Thursday, Dec. 17

Winter break (no classes)

B

Saturday, Dec. 12 - Sunday, Jan. 3

College Closed

B

Thursday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 3

January term 2020-21

NOTE! Dates for J-term have changed    

Arches J-term enrollment changes for all students

B

Saturday-Wednesday, Jan. 9-13

J-term classes begin

1

7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11 (Arches)

Pass/no credit deadline for J-term courses
(see P/NC policy)

1

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13
(forms available online)

Add/drop deadline for J-term courses
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)
Deadline to reuse J-term credits for the year.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees (see policy).

1

4:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 13
(Process through Arches and online forms)

Last date for enrolling students to complete initial registration - see policy in the catalog

1

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13

Fall semester incomplete coursework due to instructors^

1

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (events/schedule TBD)

2

Monday, Jan. 18

Withdrawal deadline for J-term courses
No dropping permitted after this date

2

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19
(forms available online)

Fall semester incomplete grades due to Registrar

2

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Spring registration open

2

Jan. 20-22 (7:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Classes end

4

6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 2

J-term recess begins

4

6 p.m. Wed. Feb. 3

J-term break (no classes, admin. offices open)

B

Wednesday-Tuesday, Feb. 3-Feb. 9

J-Term grades due (process through Arches)

B

2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4

Grades posted to Arches

B

Friday, Feb. 5

Spring semester 2020-21

NOTE! Dates for spring have changed    

Arches spring semester enrollment changes for all students

B/1

Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 8-16

Classes begin for S71 and 14-week courses

1

7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10

Add/drop deadline for S71 courses
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)
(Process through Arches)

1

4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 (Arches)

Last date for enrolling students to complete initial registration - see policy in the catalog

1

4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12

Add/drop deadline for 14-week courses
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)
(Process through Arches)

2

4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 (Arches)

Pass/no credit deadline for S71 courses

3

4:30 pm Friday, Feb. 26
(forms available online)

J-term incomplete coursework due to instructors^

4

Thursday, March 4

Deadline to drop S71 courses and reuse course credits.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees (see policy).

4

4:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 5
(forms available online)

Withdrawal deadline for S71 courses
No dropping permitted after this date

5

4:30 p.m. Friday, March 12
(forms available online)

Deadline to submit major declaration forms for fall semester registration and advising

6

4:30 p.m. Friday, March 19

Pass/no credit deadline for 14-week courses
(see P/NC policy)

6

4:30 p.m. Friday, March 19
(forms available online)

Last day of S71 courses

7

Thursday, March 25

Deadline to drop 14-week courses and reuse course credits.
Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees (see policy).

7

4:30 p.m., Friday, March 26
(forms available online)

First day of S72 courses

8

Friday, March 26

Add/drop deadline for S72 course
(W grade appears on transcript for each drop processed after this date)

8

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 31
(forms available online)

Easter recess begins (no classes)

8/B

6 p.m. Thursday, April 1

No classes - campus closed

8/B

Friday, April 2

During Easter break there are no classes.

B

Office closed Friday, open Monday

Summer Session 2021 Registration open (Arches)

9/B

Monday, April 5

Easter recess ends/classes resume

9

7 a.m. Tuesday, April 6

Withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses
No dropping permitted after this date

10

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13
(forms available online)

Registration for fall semester and J-term for rising SR students
(Process through Arches by assigned date/time)

10

Tuesday-Thursday, April 13-15 (Arches)

Withdrawal deadline for S72 courses
No dropping permitted after this date

10

4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15
(forms available online)

Pass/no credit deadline for 14-week courses
(see P/NC policy)

10

4:30 p.m. Friday, April 16
(forms available online)

Registration for fall semester and J-term rising JR students
(Process through Arches by assigned date/time)

11

Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-22   (Arches)

Deadline to drop S72 courses and reuse course credits. Courses that remain on the schedule after this date apply toward overload fees. (see policy)

11

4:30 p.m. Wednesdday, April 21
(forms available online)

Registration for Fall semester and J-term rising SO students
(Process through Arches by assigned date/time)

12

Tuessday April 27-Thursday April 29   (Arches)

*Application deadline for summer part-time non-degree student materials
(application, official transcripts, letter of support, etc.)

13

4:30 p.m. Monday, May 3

Celebration of Learning

13

Thursday, May 6

Deadline for final exam petitions

14

Noon, Monday, May 10
(forms available online)

Open Arches registration for Fall semester and J-term for all students

14-E

Monday-Friday, May 10-21

Last day of S72 courses

14

Friday, May 14

Classes end

14

6 p.m. Friday, May 14

Deadline to apply for fall semester graduation
(Process through Arches)

14

Noon, Friday, May 14

Exam week (see policies)

E

Monday-Friday, May 17-21

Baccalaureate Service

SU

Sunday, May 23

Commencement ceremony

SU

Sunday, May 23

Final grades due (process through Arches)

SU

Noon, Tuesday, May 25

Grades posted to Arches

SU

Wednesday, May 26

Graduation date for transcript

SU

Friday, May 21, 2021

Transcripts with spring grades and graduation available

SU

Friday, May 28

Memorial Day (college closed)

SU

Monday, May 31

 

 

Key:

^ Some faculty may require an earlier deadline for incomplete coursework. Extensions beyond the published deadline are only granted under rare circumstances and through prior petition by the Committee on Advanced Standing and Degrees. Forms available online.

*Non-degree students must have all materials submitted for application by above deadlines (application, high school or college transcript, etc.) 

F71 = Fall semester first seven week courses

F72 = Fall semester second seven week courses

S71 = Spring semester first seven week courses

S72 = Spring semester second seven week courses

B = Break Week

(some days of break there are no classes but offices are open, others the campus is closed)

E = Exam Week

SU = Summer Break

Thwednesday = classes follow a typical Thursday schedule on a Wednesday

Summer Term 2021

Start of the term (travel courses): Saturday, May 22

Memorial Day Holiday: Monday, May 31 (Campus Closed) 

Start of on campus classes: Tuesday, June 1

Add/Drop deadline in Arches: 4:30 pm Wednesday, June 2

Deadline to drop summer course without a "W" grade: 4:30 pm Friday, June 4 

Spring semester incomplete coursework due to instructors: Thursday, June 24^

End of on campus classes: Friday, June 25

On campus experiences grades due: Monday, June 28

Spring incomplete grade due to Registrar: Thursday, July 1

Independence Day Observed: Monday, July 5 (college closed, no classes)

Deadline to post summer term June grades: Noon, Friday August 13

Deadline for part time non-degree Fall application materials: Friday, August 13*

End of term (travel courses): Friday, August 13

Graduation date for transcript: Friday, August 13

Labor Day: Monday, September 6 (college closed)

summer last updated L. Fowler 6.16.20
Faculty & Board adopted 11-21-17