The student accounts calendar can be found here.

 

Fall Semester 2020

Tuesday, March 24 Registration for Fall Semester 2020 begins (use Cardinal Students)
Thursday, August 20 New student orientation begins
Monday, August 24 Opening of classes
Thursday, September 3 Mass of the Holy Spirit - University Mass, 12:10 p.m.; No classes held between 11:50 a.m. and 2:10 p.m.
Friday, September 4

Last day to register or add regular session courses for credit, including comprehensive exams and internships (use Cardinal Students)*

Last day to drop regular session courses without record (use Cardinal Students)*

Monday, September 7

Labor Day (Holiday: No classes)

Wednesday, September 16 Class of 2024 Convocation, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 25 Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for Summer 2020 graduation
Thursday, October 1 Last day for Summer 2020 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Students)
Monday, October 5 –
Friday, October 9
Faculty submit interim grades for freshmen
Friday, October 9

Midterm

Last day to resolve grades of Incomplete from the previous semester

Last day to change to audit (must have dean's permission)

Monday, October 12 Columbus Day (Holiday: No classes)
Tuesday, October 13 Administrative Monday: Classes follow a Monday schedule this day; Tuesday classes do not meet
Monday, October 19 Pre-registration advising begins
Tuesday, October 27 Registration for Spring (Second) Semester 2021 begins (use Cardinal Students).
Sunday, November 1 All Saints Day
Monday, November 2 All Souls Liturgy - Memorial Mass for deceased of the university community
Friday, November 6 Last day to withdraw from regular session classes with a "W" grade (use Cardinal Students)*
Friday, November 13 Last day to request pass/fail option (undergraduates only; must have dean's permission)
Tuesday, November 24 Last day of in person instruction for the semester
Wednesday, November 25 Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, November 30 Classes resume online only
Saturday, December 5 Last day of classes
Tuesday, December 8 Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holiday & Reading Day)
Monday, December 7 & Wednesday, December 9 - Saturday, December 12 Final Examination Period
Tuesday, December 15 All final grades due by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 4, 2021 Last day for Fall 2020 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Students)
Friday, January 8, 2021 Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for Fall 2020 graduation

Spring Semester 2021

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Registration for Spring Semester 2021 begins (use Cardinal Students)
Monday, January 4 Last day for Fall 2020 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Students)
Monday, January 11 Opening of classes
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday: No Classes)
Wednesday, January 20 Inauguraton Day (Holiday: No Classes)
Friday, January 22

Last day to register or add regular session courses for credit, including comprehensive exams and internships (use Cardinal Students)*

Last day to drop regular session courses without record (use Cardinal Students)*

Thursday, January 28 Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas University Mass, 12:10 p.m.; No classes held between 11:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday, January 29 March for Life - No classes between 11:00 am and 3:10 pm
Wednesday, February 17 Ash Wednesday
Monday, February 22 –
Friday, February 26
Faculty submit interim grades for freshmen
Tuesday, February 23 Administrative Monday: Classes follow a Monday schedule this day; Tuesday classes do not meet
Friday, February 26

Midterm

Last day to resolve grades of Incomplete from the previous semester

Last day to change to audit (must have dean's permission)

Friday, March 5 Last day for Spring 2021 degree candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Students)
Monday, March 8 Spring recess begins
Monday, March 15

Classes resume

Pre-registration advising for Fall 2021 begins

Registration for Summer 2021 begins (use Cardinal Students)

Tuesday, March 23

Registration for Fall (First) Semester 2021 begins (use Cardinal Students)

Wednesday, March 31 Last day to withdraw from regular session courses with a "W" grade (use Cardinal Students)*
Thursday, April 1 Holy Thursday. No Classes; Easter recess begins
Friday, April 2 Good Friday
Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday
Monday, April 5 Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 6 Classes resume
Wednesday, April 7 Last day to request pass/fail option (undergraduates only; must have dean's permission)
Saturday, April 10 Founders Day
Friday, April 30 Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for May 2020 graduation
Saturday, May 1 Last day of classes
Sunday, May 2 - Monday, May 3  Reading Period
Tuesday, May 4 -
Saturday, May 8
Final examination period
Monday, May 10 Grades for graduating students due by noon
Tuesday, May 11 All other grades due by 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14 Baccalaureate Mass
Saturday, May 15 Commencement Exercises
Friday, May 21 Law School Commencement
Monday, May 10 -
Saturday, August 14
Summer Session

*Courses offered in dynamically dated sessions (those which do not extend the full length of the semester) may have earlier or later deadlines. These deadlines may be viewed in Cardinal Students by following these instructions:

  1. Log into Cardinal Students and select the Manage Classes tile
  2. Select the menu option for View My Classes
  3. Select the term for which you wish to view deadlines
  4. Select the Enrollment Deadlines hyperlink near the bottom of the class listing
  5. The pertinent academic deadlines will display as follows:
    • Drop – Retain Record: Last day to register or add courses for credit; Last day to drop courses without record or tuition charge
    • Drop with Penalty: Last day to withdraw with a W grade