Academic Calendars


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

Printable Academic Calendar 2021-2022

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 begins
July 1 Drop/Add ends for second summer session; Last day to withdraw from Full session with a grade of “W”
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 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 2023 Begins
November 3 Last day to withdraw from Mini Session Two with grade ‘W’
November 11 Academic Advising for Spring 2023 Ends
November 3-4 Board of Trustee Meetings
November 7-11 Registration for Spring 2023
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 17 Drop/Add Ends for Mini Session Two
March 23-24 Board of Trustee Meetings
March 27-April 14 Academic Advising and Registration for Summer/Fall 2023
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.