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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

For 2020-21, Transylvania will use a modular curriculum to allow us to be flexible during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Transylvania’s academic year will be structured in six modules. First-year students will participate in Module 1, a one-week First Engagements seminar for first-year students beginning Aug. 23. In Modules 2-5, most students will take two courses over seven weeks, with classes beginning Aug. 31. Transylvania’s traditional four-week May term is Module 6. 

Fall 2020(Modules 1‑3)
August 21FridayNew students arrive on campus – Move In Day
August 22-23Saturday‑SundayNew & Transfer Student Orientation
August 24MondayModule 1 First Engagements Class begins
August 27ThursdayModule 1 First Engagements Class ends
August 29‑30Saturday‑SundayReturning students arrive on campus
August 31MondayModule 2 courses begin
September 2WednesdayLast day to add a Module 2 course; Last day to change a grade option; Tuition Charges become final
September 4FridayLast day to drop a Module 2 course
September 6SundayLast day for 50% tuition, room, and board refund for a complete withdrawal from the University
September 7MondayLabor Day Holiday — No classes/offices closed
September 13SundayLast day for 37.5% tuition and room refund for a complete withdrawal from the University.  Board charged at 100%
September 20SundayLast day for 25% tuition and room refund for a complete withdrawal from the University.  Board charged at 100%
September 23WednesdayModule 2 Midterm Progress Reports Due
September 27SundayLast day for 12.5% tuition and room refund for a complete withdrawal from the University.  Board charged at 100%
September 30WednesdayLast day to withdraw from Module 2 course
October 1-16 May Travel Course Registration
October 16FridayLast day of Module 2 courses
October 19MondayModule 2 Final Exams
October 20‑25Tuesday‑SundayModule Break
October 26MondayModule 3 courses begin; Module 2 grades due
October 28WednesdayLast day to add a Module 3 course; Last day to change a grade option
October 30FridayLast day to drop a Module 3 course
November 18WednesdayModule 3 Midterm Progress Reports Due
November 24TuesdayLast day to withdraw from Module 3 course
November 25‑29Wednesday‑FridayThanksgiving Break
December 16WednesdayLast day of Module 3 courses
December 17ThursdayReading Day
December 18FridayModule 3 Final Exams
December 22TuesdayModules 1 & 3 grades due; Grades Available (after 2 p.m.)
December 18 FridayResidence halls close at 6 p.m. for Winter Break
Winter 2021(Modules 4‑5)
January 3SundayResidence halls re-open at 10:00 AM
January 4MondayModule 4 courses begin
January 6WednesdayLast day to add a Module 4 course; Last day to change a grade option; Tuition Charges become final
January 8FridayLast day to drop a Module 4 course
January 18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes/Offices Closed
January 27WednesdayModule 4 Midterm Progress Reports Due
February 3WednesdayLast day to withdraw from Module 4 course
February 19FridayLast day of Module 4 courses
February 22MondayModule 4 Final Exams
February 23‑28Tuesday‑SundayModule Break
March 1MondayModule 5 courses begin; Module 4 grades due; Module 4 Grades Available (after 2pm)
March 3WednesdayLast day to add a Module 5 course; Last day to change a grade option
March 5FridayLast day to drop a Module 5 course
March 24WednesdayModule 5 Midterm Progress Reports Due
March 31WednesdayLast day to withdraw from Module 5 course
April 16FridayLast day of Module 5 courses
April 19MondayModule 5 Final Exams; Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for students not enrolled in May term
April 20‑27Tuesday‑TuesdayModule Break
April 28WednesdayModule 5 grades due; Module 5 Grades Available (after 2pm)
May 2021(Module 6)
April 28WednesdayClasses begin
April 29ThursdayLast day to Add/Drop a course Last day to change a grade option
May 6ThursdayLast day to withdraw from a course
May 25TuesdayLast day of classes – Final Exams Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for non-graduates
May 29SaturdayCommencement Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for graduates
May 31MondayMemorial Day Holiday – Offices Closed
June 1TuesdayMay Term Grades Available (after 2pm)
Summer 2021
June 7MondayClasses begin
June 8TuesdayLast day to Add/Drop a course Last day to change a grade option
June 18FridayLast day to withdraw from a course
July 9FridayLast day of classes – Final Exams
July 13TuesdaySummer Term Grades Available (after 2 p.m.)