Academic Calendar: 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Day Date Event
Tuesday Mar. 19 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2019
Tuesday Mar. 26 Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2019
Saturday Apr. 13 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2019
Friday May 31 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2019
Saturday
Aug. 5 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2019
Monday
Aug. 26 Classes begin
Monday Aug. 26
Last day for students to withdraw from Fall Semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building if not attending fall semester. Call (540) 231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Friday Aug. 30
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Monday Sept. 2 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Friday Oct. 4
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Tuesday Oct. 8
Last day for students to drop a Fall class without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
  TBD
Last day to apply for Fall graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.
Friday Oct. 4 Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
Tuesday Oct. 15
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2020
Tuesday Oct. 22
Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2020
Wednesday Nov. 20
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
Wednesday
Nov. 20
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2020
Saturday Nov. 23 Thanksgiving holiday begins
Sunday Dec. 1
Thanksgiving holiday ends
Friday Dec. 6
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2020
Wednesday Dec. 11
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday Dec. 11 Classes End
Thursday
Dec. 12 Reading Day
Friday Dec. 13 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations
Thursday
Dec. 19 Close of Fall Semester final examinations
Friday
Dec. 20 University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies  

Winter 2020

Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience (VBW)

Day Date Event
  TBD Last day for students to withdraw from Winter Session (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.  
Friday
Dec 27 Classes begin
  TBD Last day for students to add classes to add or drop audit option
  TBD Last day for students to drop Winter Session (VBW) classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. If you are enrolled in only one course you may not drop the course but must officially resign from the university for this session. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
  TBD Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and last required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
  TBD Last day to apply for W grade policy
Friday Jan 17 Classes end for Winter Session
Saturday
Jan 18 Exam day for Winter Session

 

Residential (Blacksburg) 

Day Date Event
  TBD Last day for students to add classes to add or drop audit option
  TBD Last day for students to drop Winter Session (Residential-Blacksburg) classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. If you are enrolled in only one course you may not drop the course but must officially resign from the university for this session. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Thursday Jan 2 Classes begin
  TBD Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and last required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
  TBD Last day to apply for W grade policy
Friday Jan 17 Classes end for Winter Session
Saturday Jan 18 Exam day for Winter Session

Spring 2020

Day Date Event
Tuesday Oct. 15
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2020
Tuesday Oct. 22
Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2020
Saturday Nov. 30
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2020
Friday Dec. 6
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2020
Monday Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Tuesday Jan. 21 Classes begin
Tuesday Jan. 21
Last day for students to withdraw from Spring Semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building if NOT attending spring semester. Call 540-231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Monday Jan. 27
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Friday
Jan. 31
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2020
Friday Feb. 28
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
  TBD Last day to apply for Spring graduation in order to receive a diploma at Spring Commencement in May and have your name appear in the Commencement Bulletin.
Monday Mar. 2
Last day for students to drop a Spring class without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Saturday Mar. 7 Spring Break begins.
Saturday Mar. 14
Web drop/add begins for Summer 2020
Sunday Mar. 15 Spring Break ends.
Tuesday Mar. 24
Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
Tuesday Mar. 31
Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2020
Saturday Apr. 18
Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2020
Wednesday Apr. 22
Deadline for requesting rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
  TBD Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
Wednesday May 6
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday May 6 Classes End
Thursday
May 7 Reading Day
Friday May 8 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations.
Wednesday May 13 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
Thursday
May 14 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day
Friday May 15 University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies Lower than tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 noon. Final grades due by 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
May 16 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
Friday May 29
Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2020

First Summer Session 2020

Day Date Event
Tuesday Oct. 15
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2020.
Tuesday Oct. 22
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2020.
Saturday Mar. 14
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2020.
Tuesday May 26 Classes begin.
Tuesday May 26
Last day for students to withdraw from First Summer Session to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building, if not attending First Summer Session. Call 540-231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Thursday May 28
Last day for students to add classes or drop audit option.
Monday Jun. 8
Last day for students to drop First Summer Session classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course you may not drop the course but must officially resign from the university for this session. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Tuesday Jun. 16
Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and last required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Thursday Jul. 2
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
Thursday
Jul. 2 Classes end for First Summer.
Monday
Jul. 6
Beginning of First Summer final examinations.
Tuesday
Jul. 7
Close of First Summer final examinations.

Second Summer Session 2020

Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.

Day Date Event
Tuesday Oct. 15
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2020.
Tuesday Oct. 22
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2020.
Saturday Mar. 14
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2020.
Wednesday
Jul. 8 Classes begin.
Wednesday Jul. 8
Last day for students to withdraw from Second Summer Session to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building, if not attending Second Summer Session. Call 540-231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
Friday Jul. 10 Last day for students to add classes to add or drop audit option.
Friday Jul. 17 Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university and cannot drop your final hours for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Tuesday Jul. 21
Last day for students to drop a Second Summer Session class without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
  TBD Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2021.
Monday Aug. 3
Web Drop/Add Re-Opens for Fall 2020.
Friday Aug. 14
Last day to apply for W grade policy.
Friday
Aug. 14 Classes end for Second Summer.
Saturday
Aug. 15 Beginning of Second Summer final examinations.
Monday
Aug. 17 Close of Second Summer final examinations.