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Spring 2021 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 (formerly RODP).

Note:

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  -  November 9, 2020
    + Honors Students
    + Veterans
    + Students registered with Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

  • Seniors  -  November 10, 2020

  • Juniors  -  November 11, 2020

  • Sophomores  -  November 12, 2020

  • Freshmen  -  November 16, 2020

  • Non-Degree Seeking  -  November 18, 2020

  • PC191/TN Employees & Elite Student Audit  -  Refer to University & Student Business Services calendars.

Last Day of Regular Registration:

  • FULL  -  January 15, 2021 
  • 1ST  -  January 15, 2021 
  • 2ND  -  March 12, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  January 15, 2021 

Late Registration - $100 Late Registration Fee:

  • FULL  -  January 16-22, 2021 
  • 1ST  -  January 16-20, 2021
  • 2ND  -  March 13-16, 2021 
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  January 16-22, 2021

Last Day to Add or Change Sections:

  • FULL  -   January 22, 2021
  • 1ST  -   January 20, 2021
  • 2ND  -    March 16, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -   January 22, 2021

SUMMER 2021 Regular Registration Begins: April 5, 2021, 8:00am

FALL 2021 Regular Registration Begins: April 5, 2021, 8:00am

Fee Payment / Financial Aid

For Enrollment Fee Payment and Financial Aid Disbursement schedules, visit the University & Student Business Services website.

Drop / Withdraw / Refund Deadlines

Refunds: Visit the University & Student Business Services website for Refund Deadlines.

Drop Period - No grade(s) assigned; course(s) will not appear on your transcript:

  • FULL  -  January 19 - February 1, 2021
  • 1ST  -  January 19 - February 1, 2021
  • 2ND  -  March 15-28, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  January 19 - February 1, 2021

Withdrawal Period - "W" grade(s) assigned; course(s) will appear on your transcript:

  • FULL  -  February 2 - March 19, 2021
  • 1ST  -  February 2-10, 2021
  • 2ND  -  March 29 - April 5, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  February 2 - March 19, 2021

Class Meetings, Breaks, & Final Exams

M. L. King Holiday (All University Offices CLOSED): January 18, 2021

Term/Part of Term Lengths:

  • FULL  -  January 19 - May 6, 2021
  • 1ST  -  January 19 - March 5, 2021
  • 2ND  -  March 15 - April 28, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  January 19 - May 5, 2021

Classes Begin:

  • FULL  -  January 19, 2021
  • 1ST  -  January 19, 2021
  • 2ND  -  March 15, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  January 19, 2021

Spring Break (Monday - Sunday):

  • FULL  -  March 8-14, 2021
  • 1ST  -  n/a
  • 2ND  -  n/a
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  March 8-14, 2021

Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring Forward): March 14, 2021

Classes End:

  • FULL  -  April 28, 2021
  • 1ST  -  March 5, 2021
  • 2ND  -  April 28, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  April 29, 2021

Study Day (Full Term - Classes do not meet) - April 29, 2021

Final Exams:

  • FULL  -  View Schedule.
  • 1ST  -  March 5, 2021 OR last class meeting
  • 2ND  -  April 28, 2021 OR last class meeting
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  Refer to your course syllabus.

Graduation / Commencement

Grades & Attendance

Faculty Report Initial Class Attendance: First Day Class Meets

Remove FALL 2020 UNDERGRADUATE "I" Grades: January 27, 2021

Remove FALL 2020 GRADUATE "I" Grades: March 15, 2021

Faculty Deadline for Web Grade Entry:

  • FULL  -  May 10, 2021
  • 1ST  -  March 8, 2021
  • 2ND  -  May 10, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  n/a

Final, Official Grades Available (Thursday following the term's last exam):

  • FULL  -  May 13, 2021
  • 1ST  -  March 11, 2021
  • 2ND  -  May 13, 2021
  • TN eCampus (RODP)  -  May 13, 2021

Residence Halls

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