Academic Calendar: 2021-2022

Fall 2021

Day Date Event
Tuesday Mar. 23 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
Tuesday Mar. 30 Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2021
Saturday Apr. 17 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2021
Friday May 28 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2021
Monday
Aug. 2 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2021
Monday
Aug. 23 Classes begin
Monday Aug. 23
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. 27
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Monday Sept. 6 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
  TBD
Fall Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
Friday Oct. 1
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.  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.
Friday Oct. 1
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
Monday Oct. 4
Last day for students to web drop an individual Fall class without grade penalty.
Monday Oct. 4 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Monday Oct. 18
Last day to apply for Fall graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.
Tuesday Oct. 19
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2022
Tuesday Oct. 26
Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2022
Wednesday Nov. 17
Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
Saturday Nov. 20 Thanksgiving holiday begins
Saturday
Nov. 27
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2022
Sunday Nov. 28
Thanksgiving holiday ends
Friday Dec. 3
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Wednesday Dec. 8
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday Dec. 8 Classes End
Thursday
Dec. 9 Reading Day
Friday Dec. 10 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations
Thursday
Dec. 16 Close of Fall Semester final examinations
Friday
Dec. 17 University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies  

Winter 2022

Day Date Event
Monday Aug. 2
Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2022
Monday
Dec. 27
Classes begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience)
Monday
Dec. 27 Last day for students to add or drop courses or to withdraw from Winter Session (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F or P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.    
Monday
Jan. 3 Classes begin (Residential-Blacksburg)
Monday
Jan. 3 Last day for students to add or drop courses or to withdraw from Winter Session (Residential-Blacksburg) to avoid tuition and fee charges. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F or P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.  
Friday Jan. 14
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Friday Jan. 14 Classes end for Winter Session
Saturday
Jan. 15 Exam day for Winter Session

Spring 2022

Day Date Event
Tuesday Oct. 19
Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2022
Tuesday Oct. 26
Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2022
Saturday Nov. 27
Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2022
Monday Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Tuesday Jan. 18 Classes begin
Tuesday Jan. 18
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. 24
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Friday
Feb. 4
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Friday Feb. 25
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. 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.
Friday Feb. 25
Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m.
Monday Feb. 28
Last day for students to web drop an individual Spring class without grade penalty.
Monday Feb. 28
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Thursday Mar. 3
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.
Saturday Mar. 5 Spring Break begins
Saturday Mar. 12 Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2022
Sunday Mar. 13 Spring Break ends
Tuesday Mar. 22
Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2022
Tuesday Mar. 29 Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2022
Saturday Apr. 16 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2022
Wednesday Apr. 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 Apr. 20
Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
Wednesday May 4 Last day to apply for W grade policy
Wednesday May 4 Classes End
Thursday
May 5 Reading Day
Friday May 6 Beginning of Spring Semester final examinations
Wednesday May 11 Close of Spring Semester final examinations
Thursday
May 12 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day
Friday May 13 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 14 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies

First Summer Session 2022

Day Date Event
Friday Dec. 3
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Friday Feb. 4
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Saturday Mar. 12
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2022
Monday May 23 Classes begin
Monday May 23
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.
Wednesday May 25
Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Friday May 27
Web Drop/Add closes for Fall 2022
Monday
May 30
Memorial Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Monday Jun. 6
Last day for students to web drop First Summer Session classes without grade penalty. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university for the term and cannot drop your final hours for the semester.  
Monday Jun. 6 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Tuesday Jun. 14
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. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Tuesday Jun. 14 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Thursday Jun. 30
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Thursday
Jun. 30 Classes end for First Summer
Friday
Jul. 1
Beginning of First Summer final examinations
Saturday
Jul. 2
Close of First Summer final examinations

Second Summer Session 2022

Day Date Event
Friday Dec. 3
Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Friday Feb. 4
Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2022
Saturday Mar. 12
Web Drop/Add begins for Summer 2022
Tuesday
Jul. 5 Classes begin
Tuesday Jul. 5
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.
Thursday
Jul. 7 Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
Monday
Jul. 18
Last day for students to web drop Second Summer Session class without grade penalty. If you are enrolled in only one course, you must resign from the university for the term and cannot drop your final hours for the semester.
Monday
Jul. 18
Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Tuesday
Jul. 26 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. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
Tuesday
Jul. 26 Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F by 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Monday Aug. 1
Web Drop/Add begins for Winter Semester 2023
Monday Aug. 1
Web Drop/Add Re-Opens for Fall 2022
Thursday Aug. 11
Last day to apply for W grade policy
Thursday
Aug. 11 Classes end for Second Summer
Friday
Aug. 12 Beginning of Second Summer final examinations
Saturday
Aug. 13 Close of Second Summer final examinations