WELLESLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC CALENDAR


IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2020

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates set forth in this Academic Calendar are subject to change.

August 2020

Date Day Description
21 Friday Course Registration for Fall - Entering First Year Students
27 Thursday Fall Add/ Drop period begins - 10:00 AM EDT
31 Monday Fall Term 1 Classes Start

September 2020

Date Day Description
02 Wednesday Convocation
04 Friday Deadline to ADD a Term 1 course at 11:59 PM
Deadline to Submit Paperwork for a Cross-registered Course - 4:30 PM
07 Monday Labor Day - Classes are held
08 Tuesday Deadline to submit Spring + Summer 2020 incomplete work to instructors - 4:00 PM
11 Friday Deadline to DROP a Term 1 course at 11:59 PM
Spring and Summer Incomplete Grades Due From Instructors - 12 Noon

October 2020

Date Day Description
12 Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Classes are held
13 Tuesday Deadline to WITHDRAW from a Term 1 course at 5:00 PM
Fall Term 1 Classes End
Deadline to declare a Term 1 course Credit/Non at 5:00 PM
14 Wednesday Fall Term 1 Reading Day
15 Thursday Fall Term 1 SEQ Period Begins
Fall Term 1 Reading Day
16 Friday Fall Term 1 Exam Day
17 Saturday Fall Term 1 Final Papers Due - 4:00 pm
Fall Term 1 Final Exams End - 4:00 pm
Fall Term 1 Exam Day
18 Sunday Fall Mid-Semester Break Begins
20 Tuesday Fall Term 2 Add/Drop periods Begins at 10 am
21 Wednesday Fall Term 1 SEQ Period Ends
23 Friday October Degrees Conferred
24 Saturday Fall Term 1 Grades available to students -- at 4:00 PM
Fall Term 1 Grades Due From Faculty -- at 12:00 PM
25 Sunday Fall Mid-Semester Break Ends
26 Monday Fall Term 2 Classes Start
30 Friday Deadline to ADD a Term 2 course at 11:59 PM

November 2020

Date Day Description
06 Friday Deadline to DROP any Term 2, full semester and cross-registered course at 11:59 PM
09 Monday Spring Intent Change form opens - 10:00 AM EST
13 Friday Spring Intent Change form closes - 5:00 PM EST
25 Wednesday Term 3 and 4 Course Schedule released (courses.wellesley.edu)
26 Thursday Thanksgiving Break
No Classes
27 Friday Thanksgiving Break
No Classes
30 Monday Classes Resume

December 2020

Date Day Description
11 Friday Deadline to declare Credit/Non for any Term 2, full semester and cross-registered course at 5:00 PM
Fall Term 2 Classes End
Deadline to WITHDRAW from any Term 2, full semester and cross-registered course at 5:00 PM
12 Saturday Fall Term 2 Reading Day
Fall Term 2 SEQ Period Begins
13 Sunday Fall Term 2 Reading Day
14 Monday Final Examinations Begin
15 Tuesday Final Examinations
16 Wednesday Final Examinations
17 Thursday Final Examinations
18 Friday Fall Term 2 Final Papers Due - 4:00 pm
Final Examinations End - 4:00 pm
20 Sunday Term 3 and 4 Initial Registration Week
21 Monday Fall Term 2 SEQ Period Ends

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPRING 2021

January 2021

Date Day Description
04 Monday Fall Term 2 Grades available to students -- at 4:00 PM
Fall Term 2 Grades Due From Faculty -- at 12:00 PM
11 Monday Spring Registration Changes begin - 10:00 AM
15 Friday Spring Registration Changes end - 5:00 PM
18 Monday Deadline to submit Fall 2020 (Term 1 and Term 2) incomplete work to instructors and complete make-up exams - 5:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
25 Monday Fall 2020 (Term 1 and Term 2) incomplete grades due from instructors at 4:30 PM

February 2021

Date Day Description
15 Monday Term 3 and Term 4 Registration Re-opens - 8:00 AM EST
Spring Term 3 Classes Start
Presidents' Day - Classes are held
19 Friday Term 3 Add Deadline - 11:59 PM
Deadline to Add full semester course - 11:59 PM
Deadline to Submit Cross-Registration Forms - 4:00 PM
26 Friday Term 3 Drop Deadline - 11:59 PM

March 2021

Date Day Description
01 Monday Summer 2021 Schedule Published (courses.wellesley.edu)
10 Wednesday Registration for Summer 2021 begins
12 Friday Deadline to Drop full semester (including cross-registered) course - 11:59 PM
30 Tuesday Deadline to declare a Term 3 course Credit/Noncredit - 5:00 PM
Deadline to Withdraw from a Term 3 course - 5:00 PM
Term 3 Classes End
31 Wednesday Term 3 Reading Day
Term 3 SEQ Period Begins

April 2021

Date Day Description
01 Thursday Term 3 Reading Day
02 Friday Term 3 Exam Day
03 Saturday Term 3 Exam Day
Term 3 Final Exams End - 4:00 PM
Term 3 Final Papers Due - 4:00 PM
05 Monday Spring Mid-Semester Break Starts
Term 3 Exam Make-Up Day
07 Wednesday Term 3 SEQ Period Ends
09 Friday Spring Mid-Semester Break Ends
10 Saturday Term 3 Grades Due From Faculty -- at 12:00 PM
Term 3 Grades available to students -- at 4:00 PM
12 Monday Term 4 Classes Start
Term 4 Registration Re-opens - 8:00 AM EST
16 Friday Term 4 Add Deadline - 11:59 PM
19 Monday Patriots' Day - Classes Are Held
23 Friday Term 4 Drop Deadline - 11:59 PM

May 2021

Date Day Description
04 Tuesday Fall 2021 Initial Registration Week
07 Friday Honors Theses Due - at Noon
26 Wednesday Deadline to declare Credit/Noncredit grading option for any Term 4 and full semester (including cross-registered) course at 5:00 PM
Deadline to Withdraw from any Term 4 and full semester (including cross-registered) course - 5:00 PM
Term 4 and Full Semester Classes End
27 Thursday Term 4 SEQ Period Begins
Term 4 Reading Day
28 Friday Term 4 Exam Day
29 Saturday Term 4 Reading Day
30 Sunday Term 4 Reading Day
31 Monday Memorial Day
Term 4 Exam Day

June 2021

Date Day Description
01 Tuesday Term 4 Exam Day
02 Wednesday Term 4 Final Papers Due - 12 noon ET
Term 4 Final Exam Period Ends - 12 noon ET
03 Thursday Term 4 SEQ Period Ends
04 Friday Commencement
07 Monday Term 4 grades for graduating and non-graduating students due from instructors at Noon
Summer Term Classes Start
Term 4 grades available to all students - 4:00 PM
Deadline to Submit MIT Summer 2021 Cross-Registration Form - 4:00 PM
08 Tuesday Deadline to add a summer course - 11:59 PM
09 Wednesday Deadline to drop a summer course - 11:59 PM
28 Monday Fall 2021 Registration Changes Period Begins 8:00 AM ET

July 2021

Date Day Description
02 Friday Fall 2021 Registration Changes Period Ends 5:00 PM ET
05 Monday Independence Day (Observed) - No Classes
19 Monday Summer Term Classes End
Deadline to declare Credit/Noncredit grading option for a summer course at 5:00 PM
Deadline to withdraw from a summer course - 5:00 PM
20 Tuesday Summer Term - Reading Day
21 Wednesday Summer Term - Reading Day
22 Thursday Summer Term - Exam Day
23 Friday Summer Term - Exam Day
30 Friday Summer term grades available to all students - 4:00 PM
Summer Term Grades Due From Instructors at Noon

August 2021

Date Day Description
06 Friday Fall Bill Due Date
27 Friday First Year Registration (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT)