Academic Calendar

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2021-22

Download a printable version of the 2021-22 academic calendar, or view the three-year academic calendar.

Summer  2021

June 1 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
June 2 Last Day To Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
June 9 Last Day To Drop or Add a 10-Week Class

New Student Orientation — Session #1

June 10 New Student Orientation — Session #2
June 11 New Student Orientation — Session #3
June 14 Upward Bound & Bridge Classes Begin
June 23 Last Day To Withdraw From a 5-Week Class
July 2 Summer 5-Week Classes End

Upward Bound & Bridge Classes End

July 5 Independence Day Observed
(college closed)
July 12 New Student Orientation — Session #4
July 13 New Student Orientation — Session #5
July 14 Last Day To Withdraw From a 10-Week Class
Aug. 6 Summer 10-Week Classes End
Aug. 10 Summer Semester Grades Due
Aug. 16-17 International Students Arrive
Aug. 16-18 New Faculty Workshops
Aug. 18-20 New International Student Orientation
Aug. 18 Faculty Chairs Workshop
Aug. 19-20 All Faculty Workshops
Aug. 21 New Students Arrive

Welcome Week Begins

Aug. 23 Returning Students Arrive
Aug. 24 Enrollment Confirmation Day

Fall Semester 2021

Aug. 25 Fall Semester Classes Begin
(Add/Drop Period: Aug. 25 – Sept. 3)
Sept. 3 Last Day To Drop or Add a Course
Sept. 6 Labor Day
(no classes/college closed)
Oct. 1-3 Homecoming
Oct. 5 Service Day
Oct. 18-19 Fall Break
(Monday – Tuesday)
Oct. 20 Classes Resume

Spring 2022 Advising Begins

Oct. 22 Midterm
Oct. 22-23 Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct. 26 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
Nov. 1 Spring 2022 Registration Begins
Nov. 6 Central College Scholar Day
Nov. 12 Last Day To Withdraw From a Course
Nov. 13 Central College Scholar Day
Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Break
(Wednesday – Friday)
Nov. 29 Classes Resume

Registration for Guest Students Begins

Dec. 10 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
Dec. 13 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

Dec. 14-16 Final Exams
Dec. 17 Residence Halls Closed
Dec. 21 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)
Dec. 23 – Jan. 2 College Closed
Jan. 14 Faculty Workshop
Jan. 15 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation

Returning Students Arrive

Spring Semester 2022

Jan. 17 Spring Semester Classes Begin
(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 17-28)
Jan. 28 Last Day To Drop or Add a Course
Jan. 29 Central College Scholar Day
Feb. 5 Central College Scholar Day
March 11 Midterm
March 14-18 Spring Break
(Monday – Friday)
March 15 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
March 21 Classes Resume

Fall 2022 Advising Begins

April 4 Fall 2022 Registration Begins
April 8 Last Day To Withdraw From a Course
April 15-18 Easter Break
(college closed Friday, April 15)
April 19 Classes Resume (Tuesday)
April 22-23 Board of Trustees Meeting
April 27 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 5-7 Tulip Time
May 6 Last Day of Spring Semester Courses

Last Day To Add Summer 2021 Independent Coursework

May 9 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

May 10-12 Final Exams
May 13 Senior Grades Due (Noon)

Residence Halls Closed

May 14 Baccalaureate and Commencement
May 17 Final Grades Due (Noon)
May 30 Memorial Day
(college closed)

Summer 2022

May 31 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
June 1 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
June 8 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
June 22 Last Day To Withdraw From a 5-Week Class
July 13 Last Day To Withdraw From a 10-Week Class

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