Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Dates and Deadlines for the 2020-21 Academic Year

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.

Accelerated Fall 2020 Semester*

*Northern Vermont University will begin the fall semester on Tuesday, August 18, one week earlier than planned. We will then move into an accelerated push through the semester to an early end with a return home for Thanksgiving break and remote exams to complete the semester. Students will not return to campus until the spring semester, which starts January 19, 2021. The number of teaching days will not be affected by these changes. We are making these changes for the health of the full Northern Vermont University community as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, August 18 First day of classes
Monday, August 31 Last date to drop a full semester course
Thursday, September 17 Last date to drop a first-session (August 18-October 9) course with a grade of W
Wednesday, October 14 Last date to add a second-session (October 12-December 2) course
Sunday, October 18 Last date to drop a second-session (October 12-December 2) course
Tuesday, October 20 Last date to drop a full semester course with a grade of W
Wednesday, November 11 Last date to drop a second-session (October 12-December 2) course with a grade of W
Monday-Friday, November 23-27 No classes; Thanksgiving break
Monday-Thursday, November 30-December 3 Remote final examination period

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

Winter Session 2021

Monday, January 4 - Saturday, January 16

 Spring 2021

Tuesday, January 19 First day of classes
Monday-Friday, February 22-26 No classes; Winter break
Monday-Friday, April 5-9 No classes; Spring break
Friday, May 7 Last day of classes
Saturday, May 15 NVU-Johnson Commencement
Sunday, May 16 NVU-Lyndon Commencement