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Fall 2020 Dates and Deadlines 

Refer to this calendar for your first day to register as well as deadlines for enrollment major activities--last day to add or drop, last day to withdraw, semester beginning and end dates, etc. Where appropriate, dates are given for each part of term--FULL, 1ST, 2ND, and TN eCampus.

For TN eCampus 7-week parts of term, see the TN eCampus Academic Calendar.

Note:

First-Time Freshmen: Your initial advising and registration will take place during your New Student Orientation (NSO) session. Please visit New Student Orientation to register for a session.

For Fee Payment and Refund deadlines, refer to University & Student Business Services calendars.

Degree-seeking students must be advised before registering, Undergraduate students should visit Academic Advising for advising information.

When registration opens for your classification, it opens at 8:00 am and remains open throughout the regular registration period.


Check Your Registration Status Before Registering

1st Day to Register:

  • Degree Seeking Graduate  -   April 6, 2020
    + Honors Students
    + Veterans
    + Students registered with Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

  • Seniors  -  April 7, 2020

  • Juniors  -  April 8, 2020

  • Sophomores  -  April 9, 2020

  • Continuing Freshmen  -  April 13, 2020

  • First-Time Freshmen  -  NSO. See note above.

  • Non-Degree Seeking  -  April 15, 2020

  • PC191/TN Employees & Elite Student Auditors  - refer to University & Student Business Services calendars.

Last Day of Regular Registration:

  • FULL - August 14, 2020
  • 1ST - August 14, 2020  
  • 2ND - October 2, 2020 
  • TN eCampus - August 21, 2020  

Late Registration:

  • FULL - August 15 - 26, 2020  
  • 1ST - August 15 - 26, 2020  
  • 2ND - October 3 - 6, 2020  
  • TN eCampus - August 22 - 27, 2020  

Last Day to Add or Change Sections:

  • FULL - August 26, 2020   
  • 1ST - August 26, 2020
  • 2ND - October 6, 2020   
  • TN eCampus - August 27, 2020  

SPRING 2021 Regular Registration Begins: November 9, 2020, 8:00am

Fee Payment / Financial Aid

For Enrollment Fee Payment and Financial Aid Disbursement schedules, refer to University & Student Business Services calendars.

Refund / Drop / Withdraw Deadlines

Refunds: refer to University & Student Business Services calendars for Refund Deadlines.

Drop Period - Courses dropped on or before this date will not have grades assigned and will not appear on your transcript:

  • FULL - August 30, 2020
  • 1ST - August 30, 2020
  • 2ND - October 18, 2020 
  • TN eCampus - September 6, 2020  

Withdrawal Period - Courses dropped during this period will have "W" grades assigned and will appear on your transcript. Courses cannot be dropped online after this period:

  • FULL - August 31 - October 2, 2020
  • 1ST - August 31 - September 9, 2020  
  • 2ND - October 19 - 26, 2020  
  • TN eCampus - September 7 - October 13, 2020  

Class Meetings, Breaks, & Final Exams

Term/Part of Term Lengths:

  • FULL  -  August 17 - November 24, 2020
  • 1ST  -  August 17 - October 2, 2020
  • 2ND  -  October 5 - November 17, 2020
  • TN eCampus  -  August 24 - December 9, 2020

Classes Begin:

  • FULL  -  August 17, 2020
  • 1ST  -  August 17, 2020
  • 2ND  -  October 5, 2020
  • TN eCampus  -  August 24, 2020

Labor Day - University CLOSED: September 7, 2020

Fall Break:

  • FULL  -  n/a
  • 1ST  -  n/a
  • 2ND  -  n/a
  • TN eCampus  -  October 10 - 13, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall Back): November 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Break:

  • FULL  -  n/a
  • 1ST  -  n/a
  • 2ND  -   n/a
  • TN eCampus  -   November 25 - 29, 2020

Classes End:

  • FULL  -  November 17, 2020
  • 1ST  -  October 2, 2020
  • 2ND  -  November 17, 2020
  • TN eCampus  -  December 3, 2020

Study Day (Full Term): n/a

Final Exams:

  • FULL  -  View Schedule
  • 1ST  -  October 2, 2020 or last class meeting
  • 2ND  -  November 17, 2020 or last class meeting
  • TN eCampus  -  Refer to your course syllabus.

Graduation / Commencement

Grades & Attendance

Faculty Report Initial Class Attendance: First Day Class Meets

Midterm Grading (Full part of term only): September 19-27

Remove SUMMER 2020 UNDERGRADUATE "I" Grades: September 22, 2020

Remove SUMMER 2020 GRADUATE "I" Grades: November 6, 2020

Faculty Deadline for Web Grade Entry:

  • FULL - December 7, 2020 
  • 1ST - October 5, 2020  
  • 2ND - December 7, 2020
  • TN eCampus  -  n/a

Final, Official Grades Available:

  • FULL - December 15, 2020  
  • 1ST - October 8, 2020  
  • 2ND - December 15, 2020  
  • TN eCampus - December 15, 2020  

Residence Halls

Check with Residence Life for residence hall check-in and check-out dates.