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 include term start and end dates, breaks, registration, study days, final exam period, and commencement.

Fall 2021 final exam schedule


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 All students will be allowed to move in Jan 21- Freshman-Seniors; 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Fri 26-Feb Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark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-Mar 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 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

Weds

Apr 12-13

April 14

One-Stop Workshop via ZOOM (9 am - 4 pm)

One-Stop Workshop (location: John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library 9 am - 4 pm )

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
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

Sat

May 21-24

22-May

Commencement Weekend

Living-Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon

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

Summer-1- 2021

Day  Date Description
Tues 25-May Summer term I classes begin
Wed 26-May Last day to add/drop courses for Summer term I
Fri 4-Jun Go "Official" (Bursar Function)
Mon-Fri June 7-11 Mid Semester Evaluations
Wed 2-Jun Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Thurs 11-Jun Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS
Mon 31-May Memorial Day, University closed
Tues 15-Jun Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)
Tues 22-Jun Last day for faculty to submit Summer term I grades via CAMS, due 12:00 noon
Wed 23-Jun Summer term II classes end; Living-Learning Centers close 5:00pm; attendance verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Fri 28-Jun Last day to complete and submit all requirements for August 2021 graduation
*All dates are subject to change

Summer-2- 2021

Day  Date Description
Wed 16-Jun Summer term II classes begin
Thurs 17-Jun Last day to add/drop courses for Summer term II
Fri 23-Jun Go "Official" (Bursar Function)
Mon-Fri June 22-25 Mid Semester Evaluations
Wed 22-Jun Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Thurs 25-Jun Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS
Tues 5-Jul Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)
Tues 15-Jul Last day for faculty to submit Summer term I grades via CAMS, due 12:00 noon
Mon 4-Jul Fouth of July (observance)
Sat 17-Jul Summer term II classes end; Living-Learning Centers close 5:00pm; attendance verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Fri 17-Jul Last day to complete and submit all requirements for August 2021 graduation
*All dates are subject to change

Summer-3-2021

Day  Date Description
Wed 7-Jul Summer term III classes begin
Wed 8-Jul Last day to add/drop courses for Summer term II
Fri 17-Jul Go "Official" (Bursar Function)
Mon-Fri July 19-23 Mid Semester Evaluations
Wed 26-Jul Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Thurs 23-Jul Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS
Tues 25-Jul Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)
Tues 15-Jul Last day for faculty to submit Summer term I grades via CAMS, due 12:00 noon
Wed 6-Aug Summer term II classes end; Living-Learning Centers close 5:00pm; attendance verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Fri 6-Aug Last day to complete and submit all requirements for August 2021 graduation
*All dates are subject to change

Fall 2021 Calendar

Fri 23 Jul Payment Due Date
Mon 26 Jul All Faculty return to campus
Fri 30 Jul New  and International students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00am
Tues-Wed 3 -4 Aug Faculty and Staff Institute at 8:00 am- Jubilee Hall
Thurs 5 Aug Returning students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00am; advisement and course registration for returning students ($200 penalty fee applies for returning students who failed to register during the University’s regularly scheduled registration period during the previous Spring term)
Mon 9 Aug Classes begin-first day of instruction
Mon-Fri 9-13 Aug Senior audits: Faculty Advisors/Discipline Coordinators/Chairpersons to meet with students to conduct Senior Audits for all graduating Seniors
Mon 16 Aug Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours, regardless of individual course withdrawals made
Fri 20 Aug Go "Official" (Bursar function)
Fri

Thurs

20 Aug

26 Aug

University Census Date (Registrar function)

Opening Convocation- 9:00 am -10:30 am - Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium; classes as usual at other hours

Mon 6 Sept Labor Day; University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Fri 10 Sept Last day to drop classes with a “WD” (withdrawn) mark; Senior Audits due in the Registrar’s Office
Fri 10 Sept Constitution Day
Fri 17 Sept Half a day for Institutional Assessment
Sat 18 Sept Senior Exam Preparation Workshop
Mon-Fri Sept 20-24 Mid-Semester evaluations
Mon 27 Sept Last day for faculty to submit mid-term grades via CAMS, grades due at 12 noon
Wed 29 Sept Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for entering Freshmen
Wed-

Wed

29 Sept-

20 Oct

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)
Wed 6 Oct Jubilee Day Convocation, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fisk Memorial Chapel
Thurs 8 Oct Business Holds for balance and/or delinquent payment plan payments
Mon 11 Oct Fall Break; University closed for faculty, staff, and administration
Wed 13 Oct Deadline for application for Study Abroad for Spring Semester
Thurs-Sat 14-16 Oct Campus Open House
Wed-Wed 20-27 Oct Registration for Spring Semester 2022
Fri 15 Oct Last day for students to file for degree for May Commencement and December completion date
Fri 22 Oct Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for graduating seniors
Sun-Sun 7-13 Nov Homecoming Week
Tues 9 Nov Last day to drop course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
Fri 12 Nov Payment Plan Late Fee $50.00 Assessed
Mon 16 Nov Last day of instruction and last day to submit work for completion of "I"(Incomplete) grade from previous semester
Mon. 15 Nov Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
Wed 17 Nov Final Examinations Preparation Day
Thurs-

Mon

18-22 Nov Final Examinations Period for all Registered students ; Exam Period, Thursday, Friday , Saturday , until 12:00 noon
Mon 22 Nov Living-Learning Centers close at 5:00 pm
Tues-Fri 23-26 Nov Thanksgiving Recess; University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Mon 29 Nov Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00p for all courses whose exams were given Monday, Nov.22
Mon-Fri 29 Nov -17 Dec Decembermester Period
Fri 3 Dec Last day to add/drop courses for Decembermester
Sat 18 Dec Decembermester Final Exam
Mon 20 Dec Faculty submit Decembermester grades via CAMS by 12:00 noon
Mon-Fri 13 Dec -

3 Jan 2022

Winter Holiday Break: University closed for faculty, staff and administration

 All Dates are subject to change 

Spring 2022

Day Date Description
Mon  Jan-3 New Year’s Day (observed): University closed
Tues 4-Jan  University opens: Faculty and Staff return to Campus
Tues 4-Jan Payment Due Date
Thurs 6-Jan Students arrive; Living-Learning Centers open at 9:00 am New Student and New Parents
7-Jan Spring Semester classes begin
Mon 10-Jan Last day for Registration & to ADD/DROP courses without transcript designation & without financial impact
Fri 14-Jan Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at all other hours
Mon 17-Jan  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. - University closed
Tues 18-Jan  Go "Official" (Bursar function)
Wed 19-Jan University Census Date (Registrar function)
Wed 19-Jan  University Assessment Day
Tues 24-Jan  Mandatory Faculty Development
Fri 4-Feb  Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Mon-Fri Feb-7-11 Mid-Semester Evaluations
Mon 14-Feb Faculty submit SU-1-20 and SU-2-20 course offerings to Provost
Tue 15-Feb  Last day for faculty to submit Mid-term Grades via CAMS, grades due 12:00 noon
Thurs 28-Feb Pierson Lecture – 7:00 pm, Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall
Fri-Fri Feb-21-Mar-18 Junior Audits: Faculty Advisors to meet with students to conduct Junior Audits for all Juniors
Mon 21-Feb Last day for faculty to submit changes to SU-1-20 and SU-2-20 course offerings to Provost
Mon 21-Feb Summer Financial Aid Application start date
Fri 25-Feb I Last day for faculty to submit changes to Fall 2020 course offerings to Provost
Mon-Fri Mar 7-11  Spring Recess; No classes, University closed
Mon 14-Mar Classes Resume
Tues 15-Mar Business Holds for balances and/or delinquent payment plan payments
Wed- Thurs Mar 16-17 One Stop Workshop
Mon 21-Mar  Last day to submit Junior Audits to the University Registrar; Deadline for application for Study Abroad for Fall Semester
Mon-Fri Mar-21-Apr-8 Registration for Summer Terms 2020
Mon 4-Apr  Graduation Fee Due Date
Wed-Thu Apr-6-7 18th Annual Fisk Research Symposium
Thurs 7-Apr  Honors Convocation – 1:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel
Sun-Mon Apr-10-11  Scholars Weekend (Admissions function)
Sun-Mon Apr-3-10  89th Annual Spring Arts Festival
Tue 5-Apr Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
Mon 11-Apr  Payment Plan Late Fee $50 Assessed
Mon 11-Apr Payment Due Date for Graduating Students (students cannot participate in graduation ceremony with a balance)
Mon-Fri Apr-11-Jun-10 Registration for Fall Term 2020
Wed Spring 13-Apr Semester classes end, and last day to submit work for completion of “I” (Incomplete) mark from the previous semester
Wed 13-Apr  Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
Thurs 14-Apr Last day of Spring Semester; last official day for faculty
Thurs 14-Apr  Final Examination Preparation Day
Fri 15-Apr Good Friday; University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Mon-Fri Apr-18-22 Final Examination Period for all registered students (Seniors, April 20-22)
Thurs 22-Apr Grades for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students due in CAMS by 12 noon
Fri 22-Apr Last day for students to file an Application for Degree for August
Fri 22-Apr 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 graduation date; Living-Learning Centers close 12:00 noon
Fri-Mon Apr-29-May-2 Commencement Weekend
Sat 29-Apr Graduate Students Hooding Ceremony & Reception (location & time TBA)
Sun 1-May Baccalaureate Service – 10:00 am – Fisk Memorial Chapel
Mon 2-May Commencement – 10:00 am Mt. Zion Church (tentative)
Mon May-2 Last day of Spring Semester; last official day for faculty, Living-Learning Centers close 12:00 noon (Seniors)
Tues 3-May Last day to add/drop courses for Summer Classes

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.

At Fisk University our students are more than just a number, we are preparing students for the 21st century not only academically but holistically so that they are ready for the real world. we strive to make sure our students are successful in all endeavors while they matriculate through their years on campus but years after as well -Dean Natara Garvin, Ed.D.

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