Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Contents

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2020-2021 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Week Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2020 September 30, 2020 December 11, 2020 December 12-18, 2020
Winter Quarter 2021 January 4, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-19, 2021
Spring Quarter 2021 March 29, 2021 June 4, 2021 June 5-11, 2021 June 12, Seattle
June 13, Bothell
June 14, Tacoma
Summer Quarter 2021 June 21, 2021 August 20, 2021
A-term June 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
B-term July 22, 2021 August 20, 2021
  NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Nov 15, 2019 Sept 1, 2020 Not open for admission Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students Feb 15, 2020 Sept 1, 2020 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Nov 15, 2019 NA NA Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2020 NA NA Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
Admission Application for Summer Only Nonmatriculated Students. June 27, 2021 June 27, 2021 July 28, 2021
Returning Student Form deadlines July 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020 Feb 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
Graduating Senior Priority – Applications due May 6, 2020 Nov 4, 2020 Feb 10, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Apr 7, 2021
UW faculty/staff and Washington State employees Tuition Exemption Forms due Tuition exemption forms due 2 weeks before the beginning of the quarter
Applications for credit by examination Oct 9, 2020 Jan 15, 2021 Apr 9, 2021 July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 16, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
Applications for Washington State residence status Oct 29, 2020 Feb 2, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021

Dates of Instruction

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins WAC 478-132-030 Sept 30, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 March 29, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021 July 22, 2021
Last Day of Instruction Dec 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 20, 2021 July 22, 2020 Aug 20, 2021
Final Examination Week Dec 12-18, 2020 Mar 13-19, 2021 June 7-11, 2021 Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class
Commencement Seattle, June 12
Bothell, June 13
Tacoma, TBA
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
Dec 19, 2020-Jan 3, 2021
Spring Break
Mar 20-28, 2021
Summer Break
June 12-20, 2021
Autumn Break
Aug 21-Sept 28, 2021

Registration Deadlines

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I -- Priority Registration May 8 – June 21, 2020 Nov 6-22, 2020 Feb 12-28, 2021 Apr 12 – May 19, 2021 Apr 12 – May 19, 2021 Apr 12 – May 19, 2021
Registration Period II -- Registration period opens at midnight June 22 – Sept 29, 2020 Nov 23, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021 March 1 – 28, 2021 May 20 – June 20, 2021 May 20 – June 20, 2021 May 20 – June 20, 2021
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 30, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 March 29, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021 July 22, 2021
Registration Period III -- Registration period opens at midnight Sept 30 – Oct 6, 2020 Jan 4-10, 2021 March 29 - Apr 4, 2021 June 21-27, 2021 June 21-27, 2021 June 21 – July 28, 2021
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – UW Faculty/Staff Oct 2, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 March 31, 2021 June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
Registration for UW Access Program Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2020 Jan 6 - 20, 2021 March 31 - Apr 13, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021 June 23 - July 7, 2021
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – Wash. State employees Oct 3, 2020 Jan 7, 2021 Apr 1, 2021 June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 14, 2020 Jan 18, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 July 5, 2021 July 5, 2021 Aug 5, 2021

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 Apr 4, 2021 June 27, 2021 June 27, 2021 July 28, 2021
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 7, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 7-13, 2020 Jan 11-17, 2021 Apr 5-11, 2021 June 28 - July 4, 2021 NA NA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 7, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 13, 2020 Jan 17, 2021 Apr 11, 2021 July 2, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 28, 2021
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 14 – Nov 17, 2020 Jan 18 – Feb 21, 2021 Apr 12 – May 16, 2021 July 3 – Aug 8, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 July 28 - Aug 11, 2021
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 20, 2020 Jan 24, 2021 Apr 18, 2021 July 11, 2021 June 27, 2021 July 28, 2021
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 17, 2020 Feb 21, 2021 May 16, 2021 Aug 8, 2021 July 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 2nd floor Schmitz Hall) Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 July 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 June 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 July 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW Sept 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 March 25, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 16, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 7-29, 2020 Jan 11-Feb 2, 2021 Apr 5-27, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 June 28 - July 11, 2021 July 28 - Aug 11, 2021
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 16, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 19, 2020 Jan 25, 2021 Apr 19, 2021 July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 30, 2020 Feb 3, 2021 April 28, 2021 July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

U-Pass Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020 March 19, 2021 June 12, 2021 June 12, 2021 June 12, 2021
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020 March 22, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 16, 2020 Jan 23, 2021 April 16, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 18, 2020 Feb 28, 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 21, 2020 March 20, 2021 June 12, 2021 Sept 6, 2021 Sept 6, 2021 Sept 6, 2021
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 22, 2020 March 21, 2021 June 13, 2021 Sept 7, 2021 Sept 7, 2021 Sept 7, 2021

Grade Deadlines

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 14, 2020 Jan 18, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 July 5, 2021 June 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 22, 2020 Mar 23, 2021 June 15, 2021 Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 23, 2020 Mar 24, 2021 June 16, 2021 Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 6, 2021 March 31, 2021 June 23, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021 Sept 24, 2021
* Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2020 will be canceled on Aug 21, 2020.

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays. All offices and most University buildings are also closed.
EARLY FALL START 2020 AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 7, 2020
Labor Day
Nov 11, 2020
Veterans Day
Jan 1, 2021
New Year’s Day
May 31, 2021
Memorial Day
July 5, 2021
Independence Day (observed)
July 5, 2021
Independence Day (observed)
Nov 26-27, 2020
Thanksgiving
Jan 18, 2021
Martin Luther King Day
Christmas
Dec 25, 2020
Presidents' Day
Feb 15, 2021

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes