Academic Calendars


The academic calendar provides a list of key dates, deadlines and milestones during the academic year.

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 academic calendar dates and descriptions
Date(s) Description
August 17-18 New Faculty Workshops
August 19-20 Faculty Development
August 20 Move-In for New Students
August 21 Community Service Day
August 22 First-Year Student Matriculation Ceremony (Time TBD)
August 23 ALL Classes Begin (Full and Mini Session 1)
August 27 Drop/Add Ends (Full and Mini Session 1)
September 14 Last day to withdraw from a Mini Session 1 class with a grade of W
October 6 Midterm grades are due by 5 p.m.
October 8 Last day to withdraw from a Full Session class with a grade of W
October 8 Mini Session 1 Classes End
October 11 University Holiday, Offices Closed
October 11-12 Fall Break – No Classes
October 13 First Day of Classes for Mini Session 2
October 15 Final grades for Mini Session 1 due by 5 p.m.
October 18 Drop/Add Ends for Mini Session 2
October 22-23 Parent’s Weekend
October 23 Homecoming
October 25 Academic Advising for Spring 2022 Begins
November 4 Last day to withdraw from a Mini Session 2 class with a grade of W
November 5 Academic Advising for Spring 2022 Ends
November 4-5 Board of Trustee Meetings
November 8-12 Registration for Spring 2022
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday, University Closed
December 3 Final Day of Classes (Full and Mini Session 2)
December 4 Reading Day
December 6-9 Final Exams (See Final Exam Schedule)
December 10 Grades Due for Graduating Seniors, End of Semester
December 13 ALL Final Grades Due by 5 p.m.
December 18-31 Christmas Holidays, University Closed

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 semester dates and descriptions
Dates(s) Description
January 3 University Opens
January 5-6 Faculty Development Days
January 7 Late Registration Schedule Adjustment
January 10 ALL Classes Begin (Full and Mini Session 1)
January 14 Drop/Add Ends (Full and Mini Session 1)
January 17 MLK Holiday, University Closed
February 2 Last day to withdraw from Mini Session 1 with a grade of W
February 23 Midterm Grades Due by 5 p.m.
February 28 Mini Session 1 Classes End
February 28 Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Session Class with grade of W
March 1 First Day of Classes for Mini Session 2
March 4 Drop/Add Ends for Mini Session 2
March 7-11 Spring Break – No Classes
March 11 University Holiday, Offices Closed
March 14 Academic Advising for Summer and Fall 2022 Begins
March 17-18 Board of Trustee Meetings
March 22 Bears Have Heart Day
March 25 Academic Advising for Summer and Fall 2022 Ends
March 28-April 4 Registration for Summer and Fall 2022
April 15 Easter Holiday, University Closed
April 21 SOURCE Day – No Classes
April 25 Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. (Attendance Required)
April 25 Academic Awards Ceremony (Time TBD)
April 27 Final Day of Classes for Full and Mini Session 2
April 27 Baccalaureate (10 a.m.)
April 28 Reading Day
April 29-30 Final Exams
May 2-3 Final Exams
May 4 Final Grades for Graduating Seniors due by 11 a.m.
May 5 Columbia Campus Graduate Hooding and Commencement (Time TBD)
May 5 LTSS Baccalaureate (Time TBD)
May 6 Hickory Graduate Hooding and Commencement (Time TBD)
May 6 Hickory Undergraduate Commencement (Time TBD)
May 6 Grades for ALL students due by 5 p.m.
May 7 Asheville Campus Graduate Hooding and Commencement (10 a.m.)

Summer 2022

Date(s) Description
May 9 Maymester classes begin
May 9 Drop/Add ends for Maymester classes at 5 p.m.
May 13 Last day to withdraw from Maymester classes with grade of “W”
May 20 Maymester classes end
May 23 First summer session and summer full-term classes begin
May 27 Maymester final grades due by 5 p.m.
May 27 Drop/Add ends for first summer/full-term classes
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday; University offices closed
June 8 Last day to withdraw from first summer session with grade of ‘W’
June 24 First summer session ends
June 27 Second summer sessions ends
July 1 Drop/Add ends for second summer session
July 1 Final grades due for first summer session by 5 p.m.
July 4 Holiday – No classes, university offices closed
July 13 Last day to withdraw from second session classes with grade of ‘W’
July 14-15 Board of Trustee Meetings
July 29 Full and second term session classes end
August 1 Final grades due for full and second summer session classes

Fall 2022

Date(s) Description
August 16-17 New Faculty Workshops
August 18-19 Faculty Workshops
August 19 New Student Move-In
August 20 Community Service Day
August 21 First Year Student Matriculation Ceremony (Time-TBD)
August 22 All Fall Classes Begin (Full and Mini Session One)
August 26 Drop/Add ends for Full and Mini One Classes
September 13 Last day to withdraw from Mini Session One with grade of ‘W’
October 5 Midterm grades due for all Full Session Classes by 5 p.m.
October 7 Last day to withdraw from a Full Session course with grade ‘W’
October 7 Mini Session One Classes End
October 10 Holiday, Offices Closed
October 10-11 Fall Break – No Classes
October 12 First Day of Classes for Mini Session Two
October 14 Final grades for Mini Session One due by 5 p.m.
October 17 Drop/Add Ends for Mini Session Two
October 21-22 Parent’s Weekend
October 22 Homecoming
October 24 Academic Advising for Spring 2022 Begins
November 3 Last day to withdraw from Mini Session Two with grade ‘W’
November 4 Academic Advising for Spring 2022 Ends
November 3-4 Board of Trustee Meetings
November 7-11 Registration for Spring 2022
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 2 Final Day of Classes for Full and Mini Session Two
December 3 Reading Day
December 5-8 Final Exams (See Final Exam Schedule)
December 9 Grades Due for Graduating Seniors, End of Semester
December 12 ALL Final Grades Due by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2023

Date(s) Descriptions
January 12-13 Faculty Development Days
January 16 MLK Holiday – No Classes, University Offices Closed
January 17 All Full and Mini Session One Classes Begin
January 23 Drop/Add Ends for all Full and Mini Session One Classes
February 8 Last day to withdraw from Mini Session One with grade of ‘W’
February 28 Last Day Withdraw from Full Session Classes with grade ‘W’
March 2 Midterm Grades Due for all Full Session Classes
March 3 Mini Session One Classes End
March 6-10 Spring Break
March 10 University Holiday, Offices Closed
March 13 Mini Session Two Classes Begin
March 13 Academic Advising for Summer/Fall 2022 Begins
March 17 Drop/Add Ends for Mini Session Two
March 23-24 Board of Trustee Meetings
March 24 Academic Advising Ends
March 27-31 Registration for Summer/Fall 2022
April 7 Holiday – No Classes and Offices Closed
April 25 SOURCE Day – No Classes
May 3 Last Day of Classes for Full and Mini Term Two
May 3 Baccalaureate – 10 a.m.
May 4 Reading Day
May 5-6 Final Exams
May 8-9 Final Exams
May 10 Final Grades for Graduating Seniors due by 11 a.m.
May 10 LTSS Baccalaureate (Time TBD)
May 11 Columbia Commencement (Time TBD)
May 12 Hickory Graduate Ceremony (Time TBD)
May 12 Hickory Commencement (Time TBD)
May 12 Grades for all students due by 5 p.m.
May 13 Asheville Commencement 10 a.m.