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2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog

Academic Calendar 2020-2021


First Semester Fall 2020

August

Thursday, August 20

Faculty Report for Fall Semester; Faculty Meetings

 

Friday, August 21

Convocation/Orientation Step 2 for All New Students

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via RAIL begins at 4 p.m.

 

Monday, August 24

Classes Begin

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies), via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

 

Friday, August 28

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

 

September

Friday, September 4

Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL, through 4 p.m.

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status

 

**Monday, September 7

Instructional Day (COVID-19 adjustment per Board of Governors)

 

Monday, September 14

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status

 

Friday, September 25

Last Day to Withdraw from first-half semester class; see advisor by noon

 

October

Monday, October 5

First Day of Midterm Exams

 

Friday, October 9

Last Day of Midterm Exams

Last Day to Apply for May and August 2021 Graduation (Registrar’s Office)

 

Monday, October 12

Midterm Grades Due, 9 a.m.

Second-half semester classes begin

 

Tuesday, October 13

Midterm Grades Available on RAIL (tentative)

 

* Thursday, October 15

Instructional Day (COVID-19 adjustment per Provost)

 

* Friday, October 16

Instructional Day (COVID-19 adjustment per Provost)

 

Wednesday, October 21

First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2021

 

Friday, October 23

Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Class; see advisor by noon

 

November

Monday, November 2

First Day of Spring 2021 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 4

Last Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2021

 

Friday, November 13

Last Day to Withdraw from second-half semester class, see advisor by noon

 

* Wednesday, November 25

First Day of Thanksgiving Recess (November 23 and 24 become instructional days)

 

***Monday, November 30

Last Day of Thanksgiving Recess (per the Provost, students do not return to campus after Thanksgiving break. The final week of classes through Friday, December 4 is flex time for online instruction, review sessions, clinical hours, grading, etc.)

 

December

Friday, December 4

Last Day of Classes

Last Day for Complete Withdrawal from Semester

 

Monday, December 7

First Day of Final Exams

 

Friday, December 11

Last Day of Final Exams

 

Monday, December 14

First Semester Grades Due 9 a.m. End of First Semester

 

Tuesday, December 15

Grades will be available via RAIL (tentative)

 

Second Semester Spring 2021

January

+ Friday, January 15

Orientation Step 1 and 2 for All New Students; Faculty Report for Spring Semester

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via RAIL begins at 4 p.m.

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor  

 

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday. University Closed.

 

+Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Classes Begin

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies), via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

 

+Friday, January 22, 2021

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor  

 

+Friday, January 29, 2021

Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL

 

February

+Monday, February 1, 2021

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status

 

+Monday, February 8, 2021

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status

 

+Friday, February 19, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from first-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

 

March

+Monday, March 1, 2021

First Day of Mid‑term Exams

 

+Friday, March 5, 2021

Last Day of Mid-term Exams

Last Day to Apply for December 2021 Graduation (Registrar’s Office)

 

+Monday, March 8, 2021

Mid‑term Grades Due - 9 a.m.

Second-half semester classes begin

 

+Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Mid-term Grades Available on RAIL (tentative)

 

+ Spring Break Days Monday - Thursday, March 14 - March 18 become Instructional Days

 

+Thursday, March 18, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Class - See Advisor by Noon

 

+Friday, March 19, 2021 - Spring Weekend - No Classes

 

Monday, March 22, 2021

First Day of Summer 2021 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Summer and Fall 2021

 

April

Monday, April 5, 2021

First Day of Fall 2021 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Last Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Summer and Fall 2021

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from second-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

McMurran Scholars Convocation

Last Day of Classes

Last Day for Complete Withdrawal from Semester

 

Monday, April 26, 2021

First Day of Final Exams

 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Last Day of Final Exams

 

May

Monday, May 3, 2021

Second Semester Grades Due 9 a.m.

End of Second Semester

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Grades will be available via RAIL (tentative)

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Commencement

 

Approved by Calendar Committee 2-NOV-2018

Approve by Faculty Senate 3-DEC-2018

* COVID-19 adjustment per Provost 5-JUN-2020

** COVID-19 adjustment per BOG 11-JUN-2020

*** COVID-19 adjustment per Human Resources 22-Jun-2020

+Additional Amendments for COVID-19 Approved Provost/President