Fall 2021 Semester

Fall 2021 - Important Dates

First day of classes          August 23
Last day to add a class August 27  
Last day to drop without a W or change grading option    September 10
Midterm October 25   
Finals Week     December 13-16
End of fall semester    December 17

2021 Fall Semester Calendar 

December 2020

  • December 1, 2020 - Tuesday - Early action deadline for freshmen applying for Fall 2021

February

  • February 15 - Monday - Regular decision deadline for freshmen applicants. Applicants for the 2021 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 - Monday - Priority filing deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen

March

  • March 15 - Monday - Priority filing deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students
  • March 15 - Monday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester

April

  • April 15 - Thursday - Deadline for applying with college deans for reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • April 26-June 17 - Monday through Thursday - Registration for new program graduate students for Fall 2021

May

  • May 1 - Saturday - Enrollment deposit due for freshmen entering in the 2021 Fall Semester
  • May 3-June 17 - Monday through Thursday - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students for Fall 2021
  • May 15 - Saturday - Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • May 15 - Saturday - Deadline for undergraduate international applicants to submit their 2021 Fall Semester application

June

  • June 21-July 16 - Monday through Friday - New Student Orientation for new freshmen, transfers, and readmitted students enrolling for the 2021 Fall Semester

July

  • July 10-August 22 - Saturday through Sunday - Add/Drop for registered students
  • July 23 - Friday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester

August

  • August 1 - Sunday - Final deadline for submission of all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission for undergraduate admission for the 2021 Fall Semester, excluding freshmen who will be considered on a space-available basis
  • August 4 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 4 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • August 16 and 20 - Monday and Friday - New Student Orientation and Registration for new freshmen and transfer students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register
  • August 17 - Tuesday - New Student Orientation and Registration for readmission and non-degree students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register
  • August 17 and 19 - Tuesday and Thursday - New Student Orientation and Registration for new international students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register
  • August 18-22 - Wednesday through Sunday - K Week for all new undergraduate students
  • August 22 - Sunday - Last day a student may officially drop a course or withdraw from all classes with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • August 22 - Sunday - 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 23 - Monday - First day of classes
  • August 23-27 - 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 students who register late.
  • August 27 - Friday - Last day to add a class for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • August 27 - Friday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund

September

  • September 1 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after August 4 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • September 6 - Monday - Labor Day - Academic Holiday
  • September 10 - Friday - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 10 - Friday - 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 20 - Monday - 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 22 - Wednesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • September 22 - Wednesday - 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 23 - 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 2021 Fall Semester

October

  • October 11-25 - Monday through Monday - Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on October 25.
  • October 11-November 23 - Monday through Tuesday - Registration for Spring 2021 for new students in the following categories: On-Line Certificate, Non-Degree Students, Certificate Non-Degree Students, Visiting Students, and On-line Degree Seeking
  • October 15 - Friday - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission for undergraduate applicants planning to attend November New Student Orientation (including registration for spring classes)
  • October 25 - Monday - Midterm of 2021 Fall Semester - end of ninth week of classes
  • October 25-26 - Monday and Tuesday - Fall Break - Academic Holiday
  • October 25-November 19 - Monday through Wednesday - Students are prohibited from changing academic majors

November

  • November 1 - Monday - Last day for filing an application for a December 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • November 1-23 - Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2022 Spring Semester
  • November 3 - Wednesday - 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.”
  • November 11 - Thursday - Last day candidates for a December 2021 graduate degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 19 - Friday - 2022 Spring Semester New Student Orientation for new and readmitted undergraduate students
  • November 24 - Wednesday - Last day candidates for a December 2021 graduate degree can sit for a final examination
  • November 24-27 - Wednesday through Saturday - Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
  • November 29, 2021-January 9, 2022 - Monday through Sunday - Registration for new program graduate students for Spring 2022
  • November 29, 2021-January 9, 2022 - Monday through Sunday - Add/Drop for registered students and for students who have not registered for Spring 2022

December

  • December 1 - Wednesday - Early action deadline for freshmen applying for admission for the 2022 Fall Semester
  • December 6 - Monday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2022 Spring Semester
  • December 6, 2021-January 9, 2022 - Monday through Sunday - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students for Spring 2022
  • December 6-8 - Monday through Wednesday - Dead Days - Classes DO meet
  • December 6-20 - Monday through Monday - Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m., December 20.
  • December 8 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through December 8 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2022 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • December 8 - Wednesday - Last day of classes
  • December 9-10 - Thursday and Friday - Reading Days - Classes do NOT meet
  • December 10 - Friday - Last day candidates for December 2021 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge
  • December 13-16 - Monday through Thursday - Final Examinations
  • December 17 - Friday - End of 2021 Fall Semester
  • December 17 - Friday - Last day for candidates for a December 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted December 10
  • December 17-18 - Friday and Saturday - December Commencement
  • December 20 - Monday - Final deadline for submission of grades using Faculty Services in myUK is 5:00 p.m.