Fall 2020 Semester

Fall 2020 - Important Dates

First day of classes          August 17
Last day to add a class August 21  
Last day to drop without a W or change grading option    September 8
Midterm October 12   
Finals Week     December 1-4
End of fall semester    December 4

2020 Fall Semester Calendar

The below dates represent a revised Fall 2020 calendar in response to COVID-19 changes.

December

  • December 1, 2019 - Sunday -- Early action deadline for freshmen applying to the Fall 2020 semester

February

  • February 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • February 1 - Saturday -- Preferred deadline for submitting application for admission to the College of Dentistry for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • February 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for submission of all application materials, College of Medicine, for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • February 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for submission of all application materials for the School of Interiors
  • February 15 - Saturday -- Regular decision deadline for freshman applicants. Applicants for the 2020 Fall Semester by this date who meet selective admission criteria will be offered general admission; applicants after this date or deferred decision candidates will be considered on a space-available basis only.
  • February 15 - Saturday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen

March

  • March 1 - Sunday -- Deadline for all applicants to the College of Design
  • March 3 - Tuesday -- Last day for submission of application for admission to the College of Law for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • March 15 - Sunday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students
  • March 15 - Sunday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • March 30-April 21 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration for the 2020 Fall Semester and the 2020 Summer Session. Add/Drop period for all students registered for Fall 2020.

April

  • April 1 - Wednesday -- Deadline for NAAB Architecture transfer applicants
  • April 15 - Wednesday -- Deadline for applying with college deans for reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • April 22-June 21 - Wednesday through Sunday -- Secondary Registration -- students may add and drop classes for the 2020 fall semester using myUK
  • April 27-August 14 - Monday through Friday -- Registration for new program graduate students for the 2020 Fall Semester

May

  • May 1 - Friday -- Enrollment deposit due for freshmen entering in the 2020 Fall Semester
  • May 4-August 14 - Monday through Friday -- Registration for new post-baccalaureate students for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • May 15 - Friday -- Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • May 15 - Friday -- Deadline for undergraduate international applicants to submit their 2020 Fall Semester application

June

  • June 15 - Monday -- Earliest date to submit application for regular and Early Decision Program admission, College of Medicine, for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • June 15-July 17 - Monday through Friday -- Summer “see blue” U Orientation for new freshmen, transfer students, auditors, non-degree and readmitted students enrolling for the 2020 Fall Semester

July

  • July 1 - Wednesday -- Deadline for readmission and transfer undergraduate applicants to submit their Fall 2020 Semester application
  • July 19-August 16 - Sunday through Sunday -- Add/Drop for registered students
  • July 24 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • July 29 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 registration and tuition waiver
  • July 30 - Thursday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 6 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver

August

  • August 1 - Saturday -- Final deadline for submission of all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate admission for the 2020 Fall Semester, excluding freshmen who will be considered on a space-available basis
  • August 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for application for Early Decision Program, College of Medicine, for the 2021 Fall semester
  • August 13-16 - Thursday through Sunday -- K Week for all new undergraduate students
  • August 14 - Friday -- “see blue” U Orientation and Registration for new freshmen, transfer readmission, non-degree, and international students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register
  • August 14-19 - Friday through Wednesday -- Approved time period for students to change academic majors (note: please check with college for admission deadline)
  • August 15 - Saturday -- Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees -- if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • August 16 - Sunday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees
  • August 17 - Monday -- First day of classes
  • August 17-21 - Monday through Friday -- Late registration for returning students who did not priority register and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed to students who register for their first class after August 16 at 11:59 p.m.
  • August 21 - Friday -- Last day to add a class for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • August 21 - Friday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • August 26 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver

September

  • September 7 - Monday -- Labor Day (Classes will meet on Labor Day for Fall 2020)
  • September 8 - Tuesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 8 - Tuesday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • September 10 - Thursday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • September 14 - Monday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • September 15 - Tuesday -- Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees -- if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • September 17 - Thursday -- Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar for change of residency status for 2020 Fall Semester

October

  • October 8 - Thursday -- Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate applicants planning to attend November “see blue” U Orientation (including registration for spring classes)
  • October 8-19 - Thursday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The midterm grading window will close at midnight on October 19.
  • October 12 - Monday -- Midterm of 2020 Fall Semester
  • October 19-November 13 - Monday through Friday -- Students are prohibited from changing academic majors
  • October 26 - Monday -- Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
  • October 26-November 13 - Monday through Friday - Priority registration for the 2021 Spring Semester

November

  • November 1 - Sunday -- Last day for filing an application for a December 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • November 2 - Monday -- Deadline for completed AMCAS application, College of Medicine, for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • November 3 - Tuesday -- Presidential Election -- Academic Holiday
  • November 5 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can submit a request to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 16-TBA - Monday through TBA - Add/Drop for registered students for the 2021 Spring Semester. Late window to register for Spring 2021 for students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • November 17 - Tuesday -- Deadline for submission of application and receipt of all materials for admission, readmission or transfer to the College of Law for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • November 18-24 - Wednesday through Tuesday -- Dead Week
  • November 19 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can sit for a final examination
  • November 23-December 8 - Monday through Tuesday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m., December 8.
  • November 24 - Tuesday -- Last day candidates for December 2020 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for formal review by the Graduate School
  • November 24 - Tuesday -- Last day of classes
  • November 25-28 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Thanksgiving -- Academic Holidays
  • November 30 - Monday -- Reading Day -- Classes do NOT meet
  • November 30 - Monday -- Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through December 9 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

December

  • December 1 - Tuesday – Early action deadline for freshmen applying for admission for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • December 1-4 - Tuesday through Friday -- Final Examinations
  • December 4 - Friday -- 2021 Spring Semester “see blue” U Orientation for new and readmitted undergraduate students
  • December 4 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a December 2020 degree to have thesis/dissertation (EDT) accepted by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted on November 24
  • December 4 - Friday -- End of 2020 Fall Semester
  • December 7 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • December 8 - Tuesday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m.