Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2020–21

The University reserves the right to make changes to this calendar. A detailed current calendar can be found at www.registrar.northwestern.edu/calendars.

Fall Quarter 2020

Date Event
September
6 Wildcat Welcome (orientation) and Wildcat Wellness (modified quarantine) begin
10 & 11 New students register for fall
16 Fall classes begin remotely
16 Change of registration (drop/add)/Late registration begins
20 Wildcat Wellness (modified quarantine) ends
21 First day of in-person instruction
22 Last day to add a class or change a section, change to or from part-time status with tuition adjustment, or receive a tuition refund for fall; no tuition reductions for dropped or swapped fall classes after this date
November
6 Last day to drop a class for fall
13 Last day for undergraduates to change to or from P/N grading option for fall
23 Last day to withdraw from an individual course
24 Last day of in-person instruction
25 Thanksgiving break begins
28 Weinberg College reading period begins
30 Fall classes resume
December
1 Last day of fall classes
2 Fall final exams begin
8 Fall final exams end
9 Winter break begins
14 Grades due at 1pm
20 Degrees conferred for fall quarter graduates

Winter Quarter 2021

Date Event
Winter Quarter Calendar is unavailable at the time of publication Check https://www.registrar.northwestern.edu/calendars/academic-calendars

Spring Quarter 2021

Date Event
Spring Quarter calendar is unavailable at the time of publication. Check https://www.registrar.northwestern.edu/calendars/academic-calendars

Summer Session 2021

Date Event
Summer Term calendar is unavailable at the time of publication Check https://www.registrar.northwestern.edu/calendars/academic-calendars