The academic calendar is divided into fall and spring semesters of approximately 15 weeks each and summer and winter sessions of varying length. The last week of the fall and spring semesters is set aside for final examinations.
The holidays and vacations observed by the university are noted below. Spring break is the week following the spring semester midterm.
Decisions about the spring 2021 semester, including housing, are forthcoming. Please continue to check www.esu.edu/open for updates.
- 4 Spring 2021 Bills Due
- 13 Summer Registration Begins
- 17 Residence Halls Open
- 19 Spring Courses Begin
- 21 Winter Session Faculty Deadline to Submit Final Grades to Registrar's Office by 9:00 AM
- 22 Last Day to Drop Quarter 3 Course as No Grade
- 22 Last Day to Add Quarter 3 Course
- 23 Quarter 3 Withdrawal (W) Grade Period Begins
- 26 Last Day to Drop Semester Course as No Grade
- 26 Last Day to Add Semester Course
- 27 Semester Withdrawal (W) Grade Period Begins
- 8 Priority Deadline to Submit "Intent to Graduate" Application for Spring 2021 Graduation (May) for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- 8 Priority Deadline to Submit "Intent to Graduate" Application for Summer 2021 Graduation (August) for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- 12 FAFSA Priority Deadline for New Incoming Freshmen to be Considered for Institutional Funding
- 19 Last Day to Withdraw (W) from Quarter 3 Course
- 8 Spring Break - No Classes
- 15 Classes Resume
- 16 Quarter 3 Ends
- 16 Midterm Grade Links Open for Faculty
- 17 Quarter 4 Begins
- 22 Last Day to Drop Quarter 4 Course as No Grade
- 22 Last Day to Add Quarter 4 Course
- 23 Quarter 4 Withdrawal (W) Grade Period Begins
- 25 Faculty Deadline to Submit Midterm Grades to Registrar's Office by 9:00 AM
- 5 Fall 2020 Registration Begins
- 5 Last Day to Withdraw (W) from Semester Course
- 14 Last Day to Withdraw (W) from Quarter 4 Course
- 29 Final Grade Links Open for Faculty
- 1 FAFSA Priority Deadline for Continuing Students to be Considered for Institutional Funding
- 3 Quarter 4 Ends
- 4 Final Exam Week Begins - Spring Final Exam Schedule
- 7 Spring Semester Ends
- 7 Graduate Commencement Pending
- 7 Residence Halls Close
- 8 Undergraduate Commencement Pending
- 14 Faculty Deadline to Submit Grades to Registrar's Office by 9:00 AM
* Please note there is a separate Spring 2021 Extended Learning Calendar.
** All calendar dates are subject to change.