Academic Calendar

Academic
Calendar

The primary purpose of the Academic Calendar is to serve as an information source and planning document for students, faculty, staff, and departments. The academic calendar is based on Fisk University approved guidelines. The academic calendar adheres to the University Policy of legislated contractual days of instruction. The mandated dates in the academic calendar includes: term start and end dates, breaks, registration, study days, final exam period, and commencement.


Fall 2020 Calendar

Day Date Description
Fri 24-Jul Payment Due Date
Mon 27-Jul All Faculty return to campus for a State of the University Convocation at 10:30am
Thurs 30-Jul New students (including international students) arrive; residence halls open at 9:00am
Mon 3-Aug Classes begin-first day of instruction
Mon-Fri Aug 3-14 Senior audits: Faculty Advisors/Discipline Coordinators/Chairpersons to meet with students to conduct Senior Audits for all graduating Seniors
Thurs-Fri Aug 6-7 Credit by Examination administered (other times by permission of the Provost)
Mon 10-Aug Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours, regardless of individual course withdrawals made)
Thurs 13-Aug Opening Convocation – 10:00am-12:00pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at other hours
Fri 21-Aug Go "Official" (Bursar function)
Fri 21-Aug University Census Date (Registrar function)
Fri 4-Sep Last day to drop classes with a “WD” (withdrawn) mark; Senior Audits due in the Registrar’s Office
Mon 7-Sep Labor Day; University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Fri 11-Sep Half a day for Institutional Assessment
Sat 12-Sep Senior Exam Preparation Workshop
Mon-Fri Sept 14-18 Mid-Semester evaluations
Sun 20-Sep Living-Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon
Mon 21-Sep Last day for faculty to submit mid-term grades via CAMS, grades due at 12 noon
Mon-Fri Sept 21-Sept 25 Fall Transition Break; University closed for faculty, staff, and administration
Sat 26-Sep Returning students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00am
Mon 28-Sep Fall Classes Resume
Wed 30-Sep Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for entering Freshmen
Wed-Wed Sept 30-Oct 21 Computer Proficiency Examination; mandatory for Sophomores or Juniors who have not taken or do not plan to take CSCI 100 or BAD 110; credit by examination administered (other times by permission of Provost)
Thurs 1-Oct Business Holds for balance and/or delinquent payment plan payments
Tues 6-Oct Jubilee Day Convocation, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fisk Memorial Chapel
Wed 7-Oct Deadline for application for Study Abroad for Spring Semester
Thurs-Sat Oct 8-10 Virtual Campus Open House
Fri 9-Oct Last day for students to file for degree for May Commencement and December completion date
Fri-Fri Oct 9 - Oct 30 Registration for Spring Semester 2021
Fri 16-Oct Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for graduating seniors
Mon-Fri Oct 19- Nov 6 Senior exit/major field examination period; Students should check with their Department Chairs for information on exact dates and times
Tues 3-Nov Last day to drop course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
Fri 6-Nov Payment Plan Late Fee $50.00 Assessed
Mon 9-Nov Last day of instruction and last day to submit work for completion of "I"(Incomplete) grade from previous semester
Mon 9-Nov Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
Mon-Sat Nov 9-21 Decembermester Registration Dates
Tues 10-Nov Final Examinations Preparation Day
Wed-Sat Nov 11-14 Final Examinations Period for all Registered students. Exams Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 12:00 noon
Sun 15-Nov Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00p for all courses
Mon 16-Nov Fall Semester Ends
Wed 18-Nov Living-Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon
Mon-Fri Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Recess; University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Mon-Wed Nov 23- Dec 23 Virtual Decembermester
Fri 27-Nov Last day to add/drop courses for Decembermester
Sat 14-Nov May 2020 Commencement Ceremony
Mon-Fri Dec 14- Jan 1 Winter Holiday Break; University closed for faculty, staff, and administration Tentative
Mon-Tues Dec 21- 22 Decembermester Final Examinations
Wed 23-Dec Faculty must submit Decembermester final grades via CAMS by 12:00 noon
Wed 23-Dec Decembermester Ends
All dates are subject to change

 

Spring 2021 Calendar

Day Date Description
Fri 1-Jan New Year’s Day; University closed
Fri 15-Jan SP-20 Payment Due Date
Mon 18-Jan Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
Tues 19-Jan University opens: Faculty and Staff return to Campus
Thru 21-Jan New Freshman & New Second Semester Students arrive; Residence Halls/Living Learning Centers open at 9:00 a.m.
Mon 25-Jan Classes begin-first day of instruction
Mon 1-Feb Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours, regardless of individual course withdrawals made)
Fri 12-Feb Go "Official" (Bursar function)
Fri 12-Feb University Census Date (Registrar function)
Mon 15-Feb University Assessment Day
Fri 26-Feb Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Mon-Fri Mar 1-5 Mid-Semester Evaluations
Mon 8-Mar Last day for faculty to submit Mid-term Grades via CAMS, grades due by 5:00 p.m.
Thurs 11-Mar Pierson Lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Wed 10-Mar Faculty submit SU-1-21 and SU-2-21 course offerings to Provost
Sun 14-Jan Residence Halls/Living Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon
Mon-Fri Mar 15-19 Spring Transition Break; University closed for faculty, staff, and administration
Sat 20-Mar Upperclassman arrive; Residence Halls/Living Learning Centers open at 9:00 a.m.
Mon 22-Mar Spring Classes Resume
Mon-Fri Mar 22-26 Junior Audits: Faculty Advisors to meet with students to conduct Junior Audits for all juniors
Mon 22-Mar Last day for faculty to submit changes to SU-1-20 and SU-2-20 course offerings to Provost
Mon 22-Mar Summer Financial Aid Application start date
Fri 26-Mar Last day for faculty to submit changes to Fall 2020 course offerings to Provost
Fri 2-Apr Good Friday Holiday; University closed
Tues 6-Apr Business Holds for balances and/or delinquent payment plan payments
Mon-Tues Apr 12-13 One-Stop Workshop
Mon 19-Apr Last day to submit Junior Audits to the University Registrar; Deadline for application for Study Abroad for Fall Semester
Mon-Fri Apr 19-23 Registration for Summer Terms 2021
Mon 26-Apr Rise of the Talented Tenth (Admissions function)
Wed 28-Apr Graduation Fee Due Date
Wed-Sat Apr 28-May 1 19th Annual Fisk Research Symposium
Thurs 29-Apr Honors Convocation – 1:00pm
Sun-Mon May 2-10 90th Annual Spring Arts Festival
Tues 4-May Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
Mon 10-May Payment Plan Late Fee $50 Assessed
Mon 10-May Payment Due Date for Graduating Students (students can not participate in graduation ceremony with a balance)
Mon-Fri May 10-14 Registration for Fall Term 2020
Wed 12-May Spring Semester classes end; and last day to submit work for completion of “I” (Incomplete) mark from the previous semester
Wed 12-May Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
Wed 12-May Last day of Spring Semester
Fri 14-May Final Examination Preparation Day
Sat-Wed May 15-19 Final Examination Period for all registered students (Seniors, May 15-17))
Tues 18-May Grades for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students due in CAMS by 12 noon
Wed 19-May Last day for students to file an Application for Degree for August graduation date; Living-Learning Centers close 12:00 noon
Fri 21-May Last day for faculty to submit final grades for Non-Seniors via CAMS; grades due in CAMS by 12:00 noon; end of Spring Term
Fri-Mon May 21-24 Commencement Weekend
Sat 22-May Graduate Students Hooding Ceremony & Reception
Sun 23-May Baccalaureate Service – 10:00 a.m. – Fisk Memorial Chapel
Mon 24-May Commencement-10:00 a.m.
Mon 24-May Last day of Spring Semester; last official day for Faculty
Tues 25-May Summer Classes Begin

All dates are subject to change

*Essential personnel, to include Facilities & Grounds and Public Safety personnel may be required, if business operations warrant working on any of these designated holidays. When this occurs, the supervisor schedules time off as holiday time for the staff member within the next ninety (90) days. For hourly-paid staff, if the department cannot provide holiday time off within ninety (90) days, the staff member will be paid for that holiday. **If required; otherwise, daily attendance from the instructor will be submitted via CAMS.

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