The University of Sioux Falls' Academic Calendar consists of a 15-week fall semester, a month-long January Interim and a 15-week spring semester. Students may also participate in Summer School.

2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020 (August 20 - November 24)

Fall Courses Begin

August 20

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

September 2

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

September 2

Labor Day Holiday Observed

September 7

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020/Interim 2021 Graduation

September 18

Homecoming Week

September 28 - October 4

Midterm

October 5

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

October 30 *Note Date Change

Interim & Spring 2021 Registration for Current Undergraduate Students Begins

November 2

Interim & Spring 2021 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students

November 16

Final Exams (Saturday, Monday, Tuesday) Final Exam Schedule

November 21, 23, 24

Fall Courses End

November 24

Spring Semester 2021 (January 5 - May 14)

INTERIM (January 5 - 26)

Interim Courses Begin

January 5

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

January 7

Last Day to Withdraw from an Interim Course

January 14

Interim Courses End

January 26

Interim Break

January 27 - February 1

SPRING (February 2 - May 14)

Spring Courses Begin

February 2

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

February 12

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

February 12

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Graduation

February 19

Summer 2021 Registration for Undergraduate Students Begins

March 1

Spring Break

March 11 - 14 (Thu-Sun)

Midterm

March 20

Easter Break

April 1 - 4 (Thu-Sun)

Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course

April 6

Graduation Fair (Open House from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

April 8

Fall 2021 Registration for Current Undergraduate Students Begins

April 12

Fall 2021 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students Begins

April 26

Final Exams

May 12 - 14 (Wed-Fri)

Spring Courses End

May 14

Commencement Weekend

May 15 - 16 (Sat-Sun)

Summer Semester 2021 (June 1 - August 6)

First & Full Term Summer Courses Begin

June 1

Last Day to Add/Drop a  First Term Summer Course

June 3

Last Day to Add/Drop a  Full Term Summer Course

June 8

Last Day to Withdraw from a  First Term Summer Course

June 18

First Term Summer Courses End

July 2

Independence Day Holiday Observed - University Closed

July 5

Second Term Summer Courses Begin

July 6

Last Day to Add/Drop a  Second Term Summer Course

July 8

Last Day to Withdraw from a  Full Term Summer Course

July 12

Last Day to Withdraw from a  Second Term Summer Course

July 23

Full & Second Term Summer Courses End

August 6

2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020 (September 1 - December 16)

Fall Courses Begin

September 1

Labor Day Holiday Observed

September 7

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020 Graduation

September 18

Spring 2021 Registration for Graduate Students Begins

November 2

Thanksgiving Break

Fall Courses End

November 25 - 29

December 16

Spring Semester 2021 (January 4 - May 26)

Spring Courses Begin

January 4

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Graduation

February 19

Easter Break

April 1 - 4 (Thur-Sun)

Graduation Fair (Open House from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

April 8

Summer & Fall 2021 Registration for Graduate Students Begins

April 12

Commencement Weekend

May 15 - 16 (Sat-Sun)

Spring Courses End

May 26

Summer Semester 2021 (June 1 - August 26)

Summer Courses Begin

June 1

Independence Day Holiday Observed - University Closed

July 5

Summer Courses End

August 26

* Drop with No Record: Graduate students must withdraw from a course before the second meeting, or before the second calendar week for online courses.

* Withdrawal: Graduate students may withdraw from a course with a grade of "W" until the Friday after the mid-point of the course. No withdrawals are permitted after this date.  Students who discontinue a course without following official procedures receive a grade of "F".