View Emmanuel’s Academic Calendar for key dates and information for both traditional undergraduate Arts and Science students as well as Graduate and Professional Programs students.

Find Graduate and Professional Programs Academic Calendar located at the bottom of this page.

Spring 2021
New Student Orientation January 25 & 26 (Monday & Tuesday)
Classes begin January 27 (Wednesday)
FA '20 "I" grades due February 1 (Monday)
Last day to add a course February 4 (Thursday)
Last day to drop a course (w/o "W" grade) February 11 (Thursday)
Presidents Day - A&S classes cancelled; Graduate and Professional Programs classes meet February 15 (Monday)
May 2021 degree application due February 16 (Tuesday)
P/F, audit declaration due February 16 (Tuesday)
Mid-semester grades due March 12 (Friday)
Holy Thursday - Classes after 4:15 p.m. cancelled April 1 (Thursday)
Good Friday - All classes cancelled April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday - All classes cancelled April 5 (Monday)
Last day to withdraw from a course (w/ "W" grade) April 12 (Monday)
Patriots Day - All classes cancelled April 19 (Monday)
Senior Distinction Day - A&S day classes cancelled; A&S evening and Graduate and Professional Programs meet May 6 (Thursday)
Last day of classes May 11 (Tuesday)
Reading Day May 12 (Wednesday)
Final Exam Period May 13, 14, 15 and 17 (Thursday - Monday)
Final grades due May 19 10:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
Baccalaureate May 21 (Friday)
Commencement May 22 (Saturday)

Graduate and Professional Programs Academic Calendar


Spring 2021
Spring I classes begin (face-to-face and online) January 11 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 18 (Monday)
President's Day - Graduate & Professional Program classes held February 15 (Monday)
May 2021 degree applications due February 16 (Tuesday)
Last day of Spring I classes February 28 (Sunday)
Spring II classes with synchronous class meetings begin* March 11 (Thursday)*Tuesday classes begin March 16; Wednesday classes begin March 17
Spring II classes begin (asynchronous online) March 15 (Monday)
Registration opens for Summer 2021 (seven-week sessions) March 22 (Monday)
Holy Thursday (no classes) April 1 (Thursday)
Easter Weekend (no classes) April 2-5 (Friday-Monday)
Patriot's Day (no classes) April 19 (Monday)
Last day of Spring II classes May 2 (Sunday)



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