Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2021-Fall 2021 

This calendar applies to students in our campus-based academic programs, our 90% online Early Childhood Education program, and our online master's in leadership studies program. NVU Online students in our 100% online undergraduate programs should refer to the calendar in the NVU Online section of this website.

Spring 2021

Pass/No Pass: We have established a Pass/No Pass option for Spring 2021 as we did for the Fall 2020 semester. You may submit a request for Pass/No Pass at this link. See FAQs for more information.

Monday, February 1 First day of classes
Wednesday, February 3 Last day to add first-session (February 1-March 19) course
Saturday, February 6 Last date to drop a first-session course (February 1-March 19) with a grade of  W
Saturday, February 6 Last day to add full semester class without instructor permission
Saturday, February 13 Last date to drop a full semester course
Sunday, February 28 Last date to drop a first-session (February 1-March 19) course without an F
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 23-24  Spring Break
Wednesday, March 24 Last day to add second-session class without instructor permission
Sunday, March 28 Last date to drop a second-session course (March 22-May 7) with a grade of  W
Friday, April 2 Last date to withdraw from a full semester course 
Wednesday, April 21 Last date to drop a second-session (March 22-May 7) course without an F
Friday, May 7 Last day of classes
Monday-Thursday, May 10-13 Final examination period for NVU
Saturday, May 15 NVU-Johnson Commencement
Sunday, May 16 NVU-Lyndon Commencement
Monday, May 17 NVU Faculty Retreat

Spring 2021 Please review our Return To Campus page for up-to-date spring semester protocols and procedures.

Summer Sessions 2021

First Session: May 24 - July 2
Second Session: July 6 - August 13

Fall 2021

Monday, August 23 First day of classes
Monday, September 6 No classes – Labor Day
Monday-Friday, October 4-8 No classes - Fall break
Monday-Friday, November 22-26 No classes - Thanksgiving break
Friday, December 10 Last day of classes
Tuesday-Friday, December 14-17 Final examination period

Final Exam Schedules

Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule