Chatham University

Academic Calendar


2019-2020 Universal Academic Calendar

+ Fall 2019 Semester

14-week semester

Opening Convocation Sunday, August 25
First day of classes Monday, August 26
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 2
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 3
Long Weekend Mon-Tues, October 7-8
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 11
Incomplete grades from Spring/Summer 2019, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 11
Family & Friends Weekend Fri-Sun, Oct 25-27
Registration for Spring 2020 Fri-Fri, Nov 1-15
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 6
Last day to apply for Fall 2019 (December) degree conferral Friday, November 15
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 27-Dec 1
Last day of classes Friday, December 6
Final Exams (grades are due withing 48 hours of exam) Mon-Thurs, Dec 9-12
Final Exams Conflict/Make-up Day (grades are due withing 48 hours of exam) Friday, December 13
Commencement Ceremony, 2:00 PM Friday, December 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 16
Late registration for Spring 2020 begins Monday, December 16
Degree conferral for Fall 2019 graduates Monday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 13

1st 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 26
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 2
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, September 27
Last day of classes Friday, October 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, October 14

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, October 14
Add/drop period ends Monday, October 21
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 20
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 27-Dec 1
Last day of classes Friday, December 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 9

+ Spring 2020 Semester

14-week semester

First day of classes Monday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Monday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 20
Registration for Summer 2020 Monday, February 3
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 21
Incomplete grades for Fall 2019, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 21
Spring Break Sun-Sun, March 1-8
Registration for Fall 2020 Tues-Tues, March 10-24
Last day to apply for Spring 2020 (May) degree conferral Sunday, March 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 17
Closing Convocation TBD
Last day of classes Friday, April 17
Final Exams (grades are due within 48 hours of exam) Mon-Thurs, April 20-23
Final Exam Conflict/Make-up Day (grades are due within 48 hours of exam) Friday, April 24
University Day and Buckets & Blossoms TBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PM Sunday, April 26
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 27
Late registration for Fall 2020 begins Monday, April 27
Degree conferral for Spring 2020 graduates Saturday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 8

1st 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 20
Last day to withdraw Friday, February 7
Last day of classes Friday, February 21
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 24

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, February 24
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 2
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 3
Last day of classes Friday, April 17
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 20

+ Summer 2020 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Monday, April 27
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 4
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 25
Last day to apply for Summer 2020 (August) degree conferral Monday, June 15
Last day to withdraw Thursday, July 2
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Friday, July 3
Last day of classes Friday, August 7
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 10
Degree conferrals for Summer 2020 Sunday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, September 14

10-week semester (ELP)

First day of classes Tuesday, May 26
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, June 2
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Friday, July 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 17
Last day of classes Friday, August 7
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 10

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 27
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 4
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 25
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, June 2
Last day of classes Tuesday, June 16
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, June 18

2nd 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, June 18
Add/drop period ends Thursday, June 25
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Friday, July 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 24
Last day of classes Friday, August 7
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 10

1st 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 27
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 22
Last day of classes Friday, May 29
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, June 1

2nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 8
Add/drop period ends Monday, June 15
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 3
Last day of classes Friday, July 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 13

3rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 13
Add/drop period ends Monday, July 20
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 7
Last day of classes Friday, August 14
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 17

1st 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 27
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, April 29
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 1
Last day of classes Friday, May 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 18

2nd 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, August 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 7
Last day of classes Friday, August 21
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 24

2020-2021 Universal Academic Calendar

+ Fall 2020 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Long Weekend TBD
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 9
Incomplete grades from Spring/Summer 2020, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 9
Registration for Spring 2021 Tues-Tues, Nov 3-17
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 11
Last day to apply for Fall 2020 (December) degree conferral Monday, November 16
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 25-Nov 29
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Commencement Ceremony, 2:00 PM Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14
Late registration for Spring 2021 begins Monday, December 14
Degree conferral for Fall 2020 graduates Wednesday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 11

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, September 29
Last day of classes Tuesday, October 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, October 15

2nd 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, October 15
Add/drop period ends Thursday, October 22
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 25-29
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14

1st 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 24
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 7
Last day to withdraw Friday, September 18
Last day of classes Friday, September 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, September 28

2nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, September 28
Add/drop period ends Monday, October 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, October 23
Last day of classes Friday, October 30
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, November 2

3rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, November 2
Add/drop period ends Monday, November 9
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, November 25-29
Last day to withdraw Friday, December 4
Last day of classes Friday, December 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 14

+ Spring 2021 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 18
Registration for Summer 2021 Tuesday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 26
Incomplete grades for Fall 2020, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 26
Spring Break Sun-Sun, Feb 28-Mar 7
Registration for Fall 2021 Tues-Tues, March 9-23
Last day to apply for Spring 2021 (May) degree conferral Monday, March 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 23
Last day of classes Friday, April 23
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PM Sunday, April 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 26
Late registration for Fall 2021 begins Monday, April 26
Degree conferral for Spring 2021 graduates Sunday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 14

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 18
Last day to withdraw Friday, February 12
Last day of classes Friday, February 26
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 1

2nd 7.5-week term (Partial Spring Break is observed)

First day of classes Thursday, March 4
Add/drop period ends Thursday, March 11
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 9
Last day of classes Friday, April 23
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 26

1 st 5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 6
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 13
Last day to withdraw Friday, January 29
Last day of classes Friday, February 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 8

2 nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, February 8
Add/drop period ends Monday, February 15
Last day to withdraw Friday, March 5
Last day of classes Friday, March 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 15

3 rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, March 15
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 22
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 9
Last day of classes Friday, April 16
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 19

+ Summer 2021 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 31
Last day to apply for Summer 2021 (August) degree conferral Tuesday, June 15
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9
Degree conferrals for Summer 2021 Monday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, September 13

10-week semester (ELP)

First day of classes Tuesday, June 1
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, June 8
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 16
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 31
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, June 1
Last day of classes Tuesday, June 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, June 17

2nd 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, June 17
Add/drop period ends Thursday, June 24
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 5
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 23
Last day of classes Friday, August 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 9

1st 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 21
Last day of classes Friday, May 28
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 31

2nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 7
Add/drop period ends Monday, June 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 2
Last day of classes Friday, July 9
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 12

3rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 12
Add/drop period ends Monday, July 19
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 16

1st 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 26
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, April 28
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 30
Last day of classes Friday, May 14
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 17

2nd 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 14
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, June 16
Last day to withdraw Friday, June 18
Last day of classes Friday, July 2
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 6

3rd 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 2
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, August 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 6
Last day of classes Friday, August 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 23

2021-2022 Universal Academic Calendar

+ Fall 2021 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Long Weekend TBD
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 8
Incomplete grades from Spring/Summer 2021, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 8
Registration for Spring 2022 Tues-Tues, Nov 2-16
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 10
Last day to apply for Fall 2021 (December) degree conferral Monday, November 15
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 24-Nov 28
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Commencement Ceremony, 2:00 PM Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13
Late registration for Spring 2022 begins Monday, December 13
Degree conferral for Fall 2021 graduates Thursday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 10

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, September 28
Last day of classes Tuesday, October 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, October 14

2nd 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, October 14
Add/drop period ends Thursday, October 21
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 24-28
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13

1st 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 23
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 6
Last day to withdraw Friday, September 17
Last day of classes Friday, September 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, September 27

2nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, September 27
Add/drop period ends Monday, October 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, October 22
Last day of classes Friday, October 29
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, November 1

3rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, November 1
Add/drop period ends Monday, November 8
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, November 24-28
Last day to withdraw Friday, December 3
Last day of classes Friday, December 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 13

+ Spring 2022 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 17
Registration for Summer 2022 Wednesday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 23-25
Incomplete grades for Fall 2021, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 25
Spring Break Sun-Sun, Feb 27-Mar 6
Registration for Fall 2022 Tues-Tues, March 8-22
Last day to apply for Spring 2022 (May) degree conferral Tuesday, March 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 22
Last day of classes Friday, April 22
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PM Sunday, April 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 25
Late registration for Fall 2022 begins Monday, April 25
Degree conferral for Spring 2022 graduates Monday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 13

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, January 17
Last day to withdraw Friday, February 11
Last day of classes Friday, February 25
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 28

2nd 7.5-week term (Partial Spring Break is observed)

First day of classes Thursday, March 3
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 8
Last day of classes Friday, April 22
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 25

1 st 5-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 5
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 12
Last day to withdraw Friday, January 28
Last day of classes Friday, February 4
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, February 7

2 nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, February 7
Add/drop period ends Monday, February 14
Last day to withdraw Friday, March 4
Last day of classes Friday, March 11
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, March 14

3 rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, March 14
Add/drop period ends Monday, March 21
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 8
Last day of classes Friday, April 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 18

+ Summer 2022 Semester

15-week semester

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 30
Last day to apply for Summer 2021 (August) degree conferral Wednesday, June 15
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8
Degree conferrals for Summer 2022 Tuesday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, September 12

10-week semester (ELP)

First day of classes Tuesday, May 31
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, June 7
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 15
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8

1st 7.5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, May 30
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, May 31
Last day of classes Tuesday, June 14
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, June 16

2nd 7.5-week term

First day of classes Thursday, June 16
Add/drop period ends Thursday, June 23
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 22
Last day of classes Friday, August 5
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 8

1st 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Monday, May 2
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 20
Last day of classes Friday, May 27
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 30

2nd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 6
Add/drop period ends Monday, June 13
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 1
Last day of classes Friday, July 8
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 11

3rd 5-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 11
Add/drop period ends Monday, July 18
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 12
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 15

1st 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, April 25
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, April 27
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 29
Last day of classes Friday, May 13
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 16

2nd 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, June 13
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, June 15
Last day to withdraw Friday, June 17
Last day of classes Friday, July 1
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 5

3rd 3-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 1
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, August 3
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 5
Last day of classes Friday, August 19
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 22

General Notes:

The University reserves the right to make calendar changes as it deems necessary.

* Some classes in these semesters/terms may have fewer meeting days than all other days of the week. Classes on these days will need to include equivalent instructional activities to make up the time difference.