Spring 2021 Semester

Spring 2021 - Important Dates

First day of classes          January 25
Last day to add a class January 29
Last day to drop without a W or change grading option    February 12
Midterm March 22
Academic Holiday March 26  
Finals Week     May 10-13
End of spring semester    May 14

2021 Spring Semester Calendar

The below dates represent a revised Spring 2021 calendar in response to COVID-19 changes

February 2020

  • February 15, 2020 - Saturday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen

March 2020

  • March 15, 2020 - Sunday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students

August 2020

  • August 15, 2020 - Saturday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2021 Spring Semester

September 2020

  • September 15, 2020 - Tuesday -- Deadline for applying with college deans for reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2021 Spring Semester

October 2020

  • October 1, 2020 - Thursday -- Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • October 27, 2020 - Tuesday -- Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate applicants planning to attend December new student orientation (including registration for spring classes)
  • October 27, 2020 - Tuesday -- Deadline for undergraduate international applicants to submit 2021 Spring Semester application
  • October 26-November 13, 2020 - Monday through Friday - Priority registration for the 2021 Spring Semester

November 2020

  • November 16, 2020-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 29, 2020 - Sunday – Deadline for readmission and transfer undergraduate applicants to submit their 2021 Spring Semester application

December 2020

  • December 4, 2020 - Friday – New student orientation for freshmen, transfer, readmission students admitted for spring 2021
  • December 7, 2020 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • December 15, 2020 - Tuesday -- Final deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate admission for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • December 16, 2020 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through December 16 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

January 2021

  • January 18 - Monday -- Martin Luther King Birthday
  • January 19-22 Tuesday through Friday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • January 20-22 Wednesday through Friday -- Registration for new post-baccalaureate students
  • January 20 - Wednesday -- International Student new student orientation
  • January 21 - Thursday -- New student orientation and Registration for new freshmen and transfer students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • January 22 - Friday -- New student orientation and Registration for readmission and non-degree students including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • January 22 – Friday -- 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
  • January 24 - Sunday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • January 25 - Monday -- First day of classes
  • January 25–29 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.
  • January 29 - Friday -- Last day to add a class for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • January 29 - Friday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • January 29 - Friday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after December 16 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

February 2021

  • February 1 - Monday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • February 1 - Monday -- Preferred deadline for submitting application for admission to the College of Dentistry for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • February 12 - Friday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • February 12 - 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)
  • February 19 - Friday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • February 20 - Saturday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • February 22 - Monday -- Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of University Registrar for change of residency status for 2021 Spring Semester

March 2021

  • March 2 - Tuesday -- Last day for submission of application for admission to the College of Law for the 2021 Fall semester
  • March 15-29 - Monday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 29.
  • March 22 - Monday -- Midterm of 2021 Spring Semester
  • March 22 - April 16 -- Monday through Wednesday -- Students are prohibited from changing academic majors
  • March 26 – Friday – Academic Holiday
  • March 29-April 18 -- Monday through Sunday -- Priority registration and add/drop for the 2021 Fall Semester and the 2021 Summer Session

April 2021

  • April 1 - Thursday -- Last day for filing an application for a May 2021 or August 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • April 9 - Friday -- 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.”
  • April 16 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a request to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 16 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Summer Session
  • April 19-May 16 – Monday through Sunday -- 2021 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2021 Spring Semester
  • April 30 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to sit for a final examination

May 2021

  • May 3-17 - 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., May 17.
  • May 5 – Wednesday -- Last day of classes
  • May 6-7 – Thursday through Friday – Reading Days – classes do NOT meet.
  • May 7 - Friday -- Last day candidates for May 2021 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to The Graduate School
  • May 10-13 - Monday through Thursday -- Final Examinations
  • May 14 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted May 7
  • May 14 - Friday -- End of 2021 Spring Semester
  • May 17 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5 p.m.