Auburn University Calendar 2020-2021

Auburn University reserves the right to make adjustments to this calendar

Undergraduate Calendar 2020-2021

2020 Summer Semester

Date Event
May 20 Classes Begin
May 21 Last Day to Add Course
May 22-27 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 25 Memorial Day
May 27 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
June 22 Early Alert/Mid-Term Grade Deadline
June 23 Mid-Semester - 24th Class Day- Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned.
June 24 NO CLASS – Study/Reading Day for Mini-Semester I on this day
June 25 NO CLASS -­ Finals for Mini‐Semester I on this day
June 26 NO CLASS -­ Finals for Mini‐Semester I on this day
July 3 Independence Day
July 31 Classes End
Aug 1-2 Study/Reading Day
Aug 3-5 Final Exam Period
Aug. 8 Commencement


2020 Summer Mini-Semester I

Date Event
May 20 Classes Begin
May 21 Last Day to Add Course
May 22-27 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 25 Memorial Day
May 27 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
June 4 Early Alert/Mid-Term Grade Deadline
Jun 5 Last Day to Withdraw - Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned. - Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
June 5 Mid-Semester - 12th Class Day
June 23 Classes End
June 24 Study/Reading Day
June 25-26 Final Exam Period


2020 Summer Mini-Semester II

Date Event
June 29 Classes Begin
June 30 Last Day to Add Course
Jul 1-6 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
July 3 Independence Day
July 6 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
July 14 Early Alert/Mid-Term Grade Deadline
July 15 Mid-Semester - 12th Class Day
Jul 15 Last Day to Withdraw - Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned. - Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
July 31 Classes End
Aug 1-2 Study/Reading Day
Aug 3-5 Final Exam Period


2020 Fall Semester

Date Event
Aug 17 Classes Begin
Aug 21 Last Day to Add Course
Aug 24-Sep 4 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Aug 28 10th Class Day - Last day to request a meal plan change.
Sept 4 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Sept 7 Labor Day
Oct 5 Early Alert/Mid-Term Grade Deadline
Oct. 6 Mid-Semester- 36th Class Day
Oct. 13 41st Class Day- Student deadline for request to move finals to Associate Deans
Nov 24 Last Day to Withdraw- Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned. - Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
Nov 24 Classes End
Nov. 25 - 27 Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30-Dec 1 Study/Reading Days
Dec 2 - 8 Final Exam Period
Dec. 12 Commencement


2021 Spring Semester

Date Event
Jan. 11 Classes Begin
Jan 11-Feb 1 Resignation Fee - Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee.
Jan 15 Last Day to Add Course
Jan 16-Feb 1 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 25 10th Class Day - Last day to request a meal plan change.
Feb 1 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Feb 16 Wellness Day - No Class
Mar 1 Early Alert/Mid-Term Grade Deadline
Mar 2 Mid-Semester
Mar 10 Wellness Day - No Class
Mar 11 41st Class Day- Student deadline for request to move finals to Associate Deans
Apr 1 Wellness Day - No Class
Apr 22 Last Day to Withdraw - Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned. - Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
Apr 22 Classes End
Apr 23-25 Study/Reading Days
Apr 26-30 Final Exam Period
May 1-3 Commencements

Graduate Calendar 2020-2021

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Summer 2020

Date Event
May 20 Classes begin (full semester and Mini-Semester 1)
May 22-27 Drop Course Penalty Days for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 1- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
May 27 5th Class Day (last day to register for Summer 2018)- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment
Jun 19 Submission of master's thesis PDF for format check to thesis@auburn.edu
June 23 Mid-Semester for full Summer Semester and last day to drop classes for full Summer Semester
June 23 Classes end for Mini-Semester 1
June 24 Study/Readying Days for Mini-Semester 1
Jun 25-26 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester 1
June 26 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Jul 1-6 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester 2 – Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 15 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 2
July 17 Last day for Master's/Thesis students to submit Form 9 (Thesis Master's Final Examination Form), ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
July 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Masters' (Form 8) final oral examinations
July 20 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
July 31 Classes end for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 1-2 Study/reading day for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 3-5 Final examinations for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 8 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Fall 2018 graduation


Fall 2020

Date Event
Aug 17 Classes begin
Aug 17-Sep 4 Resignation Fee. Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee
Aug 21 Last Day to Add Course
Aug 24 – Sep 4 Drop Course Penalty Days - Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
Aug 28 Graduate School Welcome Event at Student Center Ballroom (TBD)
Sep 4 15th Class Day. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Sept 7 Labor Day Holiday
Oct 6 Mid-semester and 36th class day
Oct 8-9 Fall Break (no classes)
Oct 19 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Oct 30 Last Day to Withdraw. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned
Nov 16 Last day for Master's/Thesis students to submit Master's Thesis Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
Nov 18 Last day for Master's Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 4 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Dec 4 Classes end for semester
Dec 5-6 Study/reading days
Dec 7-11 Final examinations for semester
Dec 12 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications for degrees and graduate certificates for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.


Spring 2021

Date Event
Jan 6 Classes Begin
Jan 6-27 Resignation Fee. Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee
Jan 12 Last Day to Add Course
Jan 13-27 Drop Course Penalty Days. Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
Jan 18 M.L. King, Jr. Day
Jan 27 15th Class Day. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Feb 25 Mid-Semester - 36th Class Day
Mar 5 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Mar 8-12 Spring Break
Apr 2 Last Day to Withdraw. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned
Apr 12 Last day for Master's Thesis students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form and electronic thesis to AUETD
Apr 14 Last day for Master's Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Apr 16 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Apr 23 Classes End
Apr 24-25 Study/Reading Days
Apr 26-30 Final Exam Period
May 1-3 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications for degrees and graduate certificates for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.

Summer 2021: Full, Mini-Semester I, Mini-Semester II

Date Event
May 19 Classes Begin for Summer Full and Mini-Semester I
May 20 Last Day to Add Course for Full and Mini-Semester I
May 21-25 Drop Course Penalty Days for Full and Mini-Semester I. Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
May 25 5th Class Day for Full and Mini-Semester I. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
May 31 Memorial Day
Jun 4 Mid-Semester - 12th Class Day for Mini-Semester I Last Day to Withdraw for Mini-Semester I. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned
Jun 18 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Jun 22 Classes End for Mini-Semester I
Jun 22 Mid-Semester for Full Semester - 24th Class Day
Jun 22 Last Day to Withdraw for Full Semester. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned
Jun 23 Study/Reading Days for Mini-Semester I
Jun 24-25 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester I
Jun 25 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Jun 28 Classes Begin for Mini-Semester II
Jun 29 Last Day to Add Course for Mini-Semester II
Jun 30 - Jul 2 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester II. Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
Jul 3 5th Class Day for Mini-Semester II. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Jul 4-5 Independence Day Holiday
Jul 12 Last day for Master's Thesis students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form and electronic thesis to AUETD
Jul 14 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester II - 12th Class Day
Jul 14 Last Day to Withdraw for Mini-Semester II. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned
Jul 16 Last day for Master's Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Jul 19 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Jul 30 Classes End for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 2-3 Study/Reading Days for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 4-6 Final Exam Period for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 7 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications for degrees and graduate certificates for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.

Online Calendar 2020-2021

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Summer 2020

Date Event
May 20 Classes Begin
May 21 Last day to add a course
May 25 Memorial Day
May 27 Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Jun 23 Last Day to Withdraw– Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned. – Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 14 Classes End
Aug 8 Commencement

Fall 2020 Term A 

Date Event
Aug 17 Classes Begin
Aug 18 Last day to add a course
Aug 25 Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Sep 7 Labor Day (University closed)
Sep 21 Last Day to Withdraw– Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned. – Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing
Oct 8 Classes End

 Fall 2020 Term B

Date Event
Oct 12 Classes Begin
Oct 13 Last day to add a course
Oct 20 Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Nov 16 Last Day to Withdraw– Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned. – Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing
Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4 Classes End
Dec 12 Commencement

Spring 2021 Term A

Date Event
Jan 6 Classes Begin
Jan 7 Last day to add a course
Jan 14 Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Jan 18 M.L. King, Jr. Day
Feb 10 Last Day to Withdraw– Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned. – Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
Mar 1 Classes End

Spring 2021 Term B 

Date Event
Mar 3 Classes Begin
Mar 4 Last day to add a course
Mar 11 Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Apr 7 Last Day to Withdraw– Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned. – Students who need to submit forms to lift holds on their accounts must submit the forms several business days ahead of the deadline to allow for processing.
Apr 23 Classes End
May 1-3 Commencement