Academic Calendar

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Download a printable version of the 2020-21 academic calendar, or view the three-year academic calendar.


4 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
7 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)
25-27 Homecoming


6 Service Day
19-20 Fall Break (Monday – Tuesday)
21 Classes Resume

Spring 2021 Advising Begins

23 Midterm
27 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
30-31 Board of Trustees Meeting


2 Spring 2021 Registration Begins
7 Central College Scholar Day
13 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
14 Central College Scholar Day
25-27 Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday – Sunday)
30 Classes Resume

Registration for Guest Students Begins


11 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
14 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

15-17 Final Exams
18 Residence Halls Closed
22 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)

January 2021

15 Faculty Workshop
16 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
17 Returning Students Arrive
18 Spring Semester Classes Begin

(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 18-29)

29 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
30 Central College Scholar Day


6 Central College Scholar Day


12 Midterm
15-19 Spring Break (Monday – Sunday)
16 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
22 Classes Resume

Fall 2021 Advising Begins


2-5 Easter Break
6 Classes Resume
7 Fall 2021 Registration Begins
9 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
23-24 Board of Trustees Meeting
28 Undergraduate Research Symposium


6-8 Tulip Time
7 Last day of Spring Semester Courses

Last day to add Summer 2021 independent coursework

10 College-Wide Study Day

Breakfast of Champions

11-13 Final Exams
14 Senior Grades Due (Noon)

Residence Halls Closed

15 Baccalaureate / Commencement
18 Final Grades Due (Noon)


1 Summer 5- and 10-Week Classes Begin
2 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class
9 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
9-11 Summer Orientation Dates
23 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class


12-13 Summer Orientation Dates
14 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class

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