Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar



Academic Calendar

For the full Academic Calendar refer to www.northwestu.edu/calendar

 

FALL SEMESTER 2020 2021
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (New Students) Aug 27 Aug 26
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (Returning Students) Aug 28 Aug 27
New Student Orientation
       CELE Program Aug 26-27 Aug 25-26
       Traditional Undergraduate Aug 27-30 Aug 26-29
First Day of Classes (Undergraduate Program) Aug 31 Aug 30
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Sep 04 Sep 03
Labor Day Holiday (University closed) Sep 07 Sep 06
Reading Days (no classes) Oct 21-22
Priority Registration for Spring Semester Opens Nov 02 Nov 01
Last Day to Withdraw from classes Nov 20 Nov 19
Board of Directors Meeting Nov 16-18 Nov 15-17
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)  Nov 23-25 Nov 24
Thanksgiving Holidays (University closed) Nov 26-27 Nov 25-26
Last Day of Classes Dec 14 Dec 13
Final Exams Dec 15-18 Dec 14-17
Student Semester Break (no classes) Dec 21-Jan 10 Dec 20-Jan 09
University Offices Closed Dec 24-Jan 01 Dec 24-Jan 01

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2021 2022
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (New Students) Jan 10 Jan 09
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (Returning Students) Jan 10 Jan 09
New Student Orientation
       CELE Program Jan 08-09 Jan 07-08
       Traditional Undergraduate Jan 10 Jan 09
First Day of Classes (Undergraduate Program) Jan 11 Jan 10
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Jan 15 Jan 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed) Jan 18 Jan 17
Presidents’ Day (University closed) Feb 15 Feb 21
Spring Break (no classes) Mar 08-12 Mar 07-11
Priority Registration for Fall Semester Opens Mar 29 Mar 28
Last Day to Withdraw from a class Apr 09 Apr 08
Reading Day (no classes) Apr 01 Apr 14
Good Friday (University closed) Apr 02 Apr 15
Last Day of Classes Apr 30 Apr 29
Baccalaureate Chapel Apr 30 Apr 29
Final Exams May 03-06 May 02-05
Board of Directors Meeting May 05-07 May 04-06
Graduate Celebration May 07 May 06
Commencement May 08 May 07

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 2021 2022
Summer University: May-August Sessions May 10-Aug 20 May 09-Aug 19
Summer Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses End of the second day of scheduled classes
Memorial Day (University closed) May 31 May 30
Fourth of July (University closed) Jul 05 Jul 04
Summer University Notes: Last Day to Register and Last Day to Add/Drop Courses is the end of the second day of classes for that session; some course assignments, independent study, practicum and internship may extend through August; see applicable course schedule for exact dates.

Eight Week Sessions

For the full Academic Calendar refer to www.northwestu.edu/calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2020 2021
Session “A”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) Aug 31 Aug 30
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Sep 06 Sep 05
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Oct 16 Oct 15
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Oct 19 Oct 18
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Oct 23 Oct 22
Last Day of Classes (grad) Oct 25 Oct 24
Session “B”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) Oct 26 Oct 25
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Nov 01 Oct 31
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Dec 11 Dec 10
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Dec 14 Dec 13
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Dec 18 Dec 17
Last Day of Classes (grad) Dec 20 Dec 19
     
SPRING SEMESTER 2021 2022
Session “A”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) Jan 11 Jan 10
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Jan 17 Jan 16
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Feb 26 Feb 25
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Mar 01 Feb 28
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Mar 05 Mar 04
Last Day of Classes (grad) Mar 07 Mar 06
Session “B”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) Mar 08 Mar 07
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Mar 14 Mar 13
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Apr 23 Apr 22
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Apr 26 Apr 25
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Apr 30 Apr 29
Last Day of Classes (grad) May 02 May 01
     
SUMMER SEMESTER 2021 2022
Session “A”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) May 10 May 09
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses May 17 May 16
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Jun 25 Jun 24
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Jun 28 Jun 27
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Jul 01 Jun 30
Last Day of Classes (grad) Jul 04 Jul 03
Session “B”    
First Day of Classes (undergrad/grad) Jul 05 Jul 04
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Jul 11 Jul 10
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (undergrad) Aug 20 Aug 19
Last Day of Classes (undergrad) Aug 23 Aug 22
Last Day to Withdraw from classes (grad) Aug 27 Aug 26
Last Day of Classes (grad) Aug 29 Aug 28