Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Fairbanks Campus Academic Calendar 2020-2021

This academic calendar lists important dates and deadlines for the Fairbanks campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For academic calendar information for UAF’s community campuses, contact the campuses directly or visit the Campuses webpage.

View the 2019-2020 academic calendar.

AUGUSTmester and Fall semester 2020

Deadline to apply for admission for fall semester (international students) Sunday, March 1
Fall 2020 course list available at UAOnline Monday, March 23
Begin AUGUSTmester and fall 2020 priority registration (UAF degree students) Monday, April 6
Begin AUGUSTmester and fall 2020 open registration (all UAF, UAA and UAS students, including nondegree students) Monday, April 20
Deadline to apply for admission for fall semester (UA Scholars) Friday, May 1
Deadline to apply for admission for fall semester (most graduate students; some programs have different deadlines) Monday, June 1
Deadline to apply for admission for fall semester (undergraduate students) Monday, June 15
AUGUSTmester courses begin; attendance required Monday, Aug. 10
Deadline for adding AUGUSTmester classes; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Monday, Aug. 10
Deadline for AUGUSTmester tuition and fee payment and refunds; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Monday, Aug. 10
Late payment fees begin for AUGUSTmester Tuesday, Aug. 11
Financial aid is disbursed Friday, Aug. 14
Deadline for AUGUSTmester student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript) Monday, Aug. 17
Residence halls open to first-year students only, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19
Residence halls open to all students, 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20
Orientation for new students Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 19-22
Last day of AUGUSTmester instruction and finals Friday, Aug. 21
First day of instruction; late registration begins Monday, Aug. 24
Deadline for faculty to post AUGUSTmester grades, noon Wednesday, Aug. 26
Deadline for adding classes and late registration; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Friday, Sept. 4
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated drops with refund (course does not appear on academic record) Friday, Sept. 4
Deadline for tuition and fee payment; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Friday, Sept. 4
Labor Day (offices closed — no classes, registration or fee payment) Monday, Sept. 7
Early progress reports due Monday, Oct. 5
Deadline to apply for fall 2020 graduation Thursday, Oct. 15
Spring 2021 course list available at UAOnline Monday, Oct. 26
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript) Friday, Oct. 30
Begin spring 2021 priority registration (UAF degree students) Monday, Nov. 9
Begin spring 2021 open registration (all UAF, UAA and UAS students, including nondegree students) Monday, Nov. 23
Thanksgiving break (no classes, most offices closed) Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 25-29
Last day of instruction Saturday, Dec. 5
Final examinations Monday-Saturday, Dec. 7-12
Residence halls close, noon Sunday, Dec. 13
Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon Wednesday, Dec. 16
Winter break (no classes, most offices closed; reopen Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m.) Thursday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 1

Wintermester and spring semester 2021

Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (international students) Tuesday, Sept. 1
Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (most graduate students; some programs have different deadlines) Thursday, Oct. 15
Spring 2021 course list available at UAOnline Monday, Oct. 26
Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (undergraduate students) Sunday, Nov. 1
Begin WINTERmester and spring 2021 priority registration (UAF degree students) Monday, Nov. 9
Begin WINTERmester and spring 2021 open registration (all UAF, UAA and UAS students, including nondegree students) Monday, Nov. 23
WINTERmester courses begin; attendance required Saturday, Jan. 2
Deadline for adding WINTERmester classes; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Saturday, Jan. 2
Deadline for WINTERmester tuition and fee payment and refunds; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Saturday, Jan. 2
Late payment fees begin for WINTERmester Sunday, Jan. 3
Financial aid is disbursed Monday, Jan. 4
Deadline for WINTERmester student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript) Tuesday, Jan. 5
Residence halls open, 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8
Orientation for new students Friday, Jan. 8
Last day of WINTERmester instruction and finals Sunday, Jan. 10
First day of instruction; late registration begins Monday, Jan. 11
Deadline for faculty to post WINTERmester grades, noon Friday, Jan. 15
Alaska Civil Rights Day (no classes, most offices closed) Monday, Jan. 18
Deadline for adding classes and late registration; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Friday, Jan. 22
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated drops with refund (course does not appear on academic record) Friday, Jan. 22
Deadline for tuition and fee payment; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Friday, Jan. 22
Deadline for UA Foundation and privately funded scholarship applications Monday, Feb. 15
Deadline to apply for spring 2021 graduation Monday, Feb. 15
Early progress reports due Monday, Feb. 22
Spring break (no classes) Monday-Friday, March 8-12
University holiday (most offices closed for spring break) Friday, March 12
Fall 2021 course list available at UAOnline Monday, March 22
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals (W grade appears on academic transcript) Friday, March 26
Begin AUGUSTmester and fall 2021 priority registration (UAF degree students) Monday, April 5
Begin AUGUSTmester and fall 2021 open registration (all UAF, UAA and UAS students, including nondegree students) Monday, April 19
Last day of instruction Monday, April 26
Final examinations Tuesday-Saturday, April 27-May 1
Commencement Saturday, May 1
Residence halls close, noon Sunday, May 2
Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon Wednesday, May 5

MAYmester and Summer semester 2021

Summer 2021 course list available at UAOnline Monday, Feb. 1
Begin MAYmester and summer 2021 priority registration (UAF degree students) Monday, Feb. 8
Begin MAYmester and summer 2021 open registration (all UAF, UAA and UAS students, including nondegree students) Monday, Feb. 22
Deadline to apply for admission for summer semester Saturday, May 1
MAYmester courses begin; attendance required Monday, May 3
Deadline for adding MAYmester classes; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Monday, May 3
Deadline for MAYmester tuition and fee payment and refunds; 5 p.m. in person, midnight at UAOnline Monday, May 3
Late payment fees begin for MAYmester Tuesday, May 4
Financial aid is disbursed Friday, May 7
Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals for MAYmester (W grade appears on academic transcript) Monday, May 10
Last day of MAYmester instruction Friday, May 14
First day of instruction for six-week session I and full session Monday, May 17
Deadline to register for six-week session I; attendance required on this day Wednesday, May 19
Deadline for refund of tuition and fees for six-week session I Wednesday, May 19
Late payment fees begin for six-week session I Thursday, May 20
Deadline to register for full session; attendance required Tuesday, May 25
Deadline for refund of tuition and fees for full session Tuesday, May 25
Late payment fees begin for full session Wednesday, May 26
Memorial Day (no classes, most offices closed) Monday, May 31
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals for six-week session I (W grade appears on academic transcript) Wednesday, June 9
Last day of instruction for six-week session I Friday, June 25
First day of instruction for six-week session II Monday, June 28
Independence Day holiday (no classes, most offices closed) Monday-Tuesday, July 5-6
Deadline to register for six-week session II; attendance required on this day Wednesday, July 7
Last day for refund of tuition and fees for six-week session II Wednesday, July 7
Last day for registration. Deadline for thesis and research credit payment (graduate students). Wednesday, July 7
Late payment fees begin for six-week session II Thursday, July 8
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals for full session (W grade appears on academic transcript) Thursday, July 8
Deadline to apply for summer 2021 graduation Thursday, July 15
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals for six-week session II (W grade appears on academic transcript) Wednesday, July 21
Last day of instruction for six-week session II and full session, including final exams Friday, Aug. 6
Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon Wednesday, Aug. 11