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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMU Guildhall: Academic Calendar



Payment Due Dates: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Bursar/DueDates

Fall Term 2020

(*updated* 11/2/2020)

July 16, Thursday: First day to enroll.

August 19, Wednesday: Orientation.

August 20, Thursday: First day of class.

August 26, Wednesday: Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term.

September 2, Wednesday: Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply). Last day to withdraw from the university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies).

October 23, Friday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

November 25, Wednesday: Last day to drop a course (grade of W).

November 25, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.

November 25, Wednesday: No Classes.

November 26–27, Thursday–Friday: University Holidays, Thanksgiving.

November 30-December 2, Monday-Wednesday: Final Exams.

December 4, Friday: Faculty Planning Day.

December 19, Saturday: December Commencement/Degree conferrals.

Jan Term 2021 (Guildhall January Session)

(*updated* 10/20/2020)

November 16, Monday: First day to enroll.

January 7, Thursday: First day of class.

January 7, Thursday: Last day to add/drop, enroll.

January 19, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course/withdraw from the University (grade of W).

January 17, Sunday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.

January 22, Friday: Last Day of Class.

January 22, Friday: Final Exams.

Spring Term 2021

(*updated* 10/20/2020; 2/12/2021)

November 16, Monday: First day to enroll.

January 18, Monday: University Holiday, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 25, Monday: First day of class.

January 29, Friday: Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term.

February 5, Friday: Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply). Last day to withdraw from the university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies).

March 30, Tuesday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.

April 2, Friday: University Holiday, Good Friday.

April 23, Friday: Last day to drop a course with a grade of W. Last day to withdraw from the University.

May 5, Wednesday: Reading Day.

May 6-11, Thursday-Tuesday: Final Exams.

May 13-14, Thursday-Friday: Faculty Planning Days.

May 15, Saturday: May Commencement Convocation/Degree Conferrals/Guildhall Graduate Reception.

Summer Term 2021

April 26, Monday: First day to enroll.

May 24, Monday: First day of classes.

May 27, Thursday: Last day to add/drop, enroll.

May 31, Monday: University Holiday, Memorial Day.

June 29, Tuesday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

July 5, Monday: University Holiday, Independence Day.

July 7, Wednesday: Last day to drop a course (grade of W) or withdraw from the University.

July 19-21, Monday-Wednesday: Final Exams.

July 22, Thursday: Faculty Planning Day (IE).

August 4, Wednesday: Degree Conferrals.

Summer II 2021 (Guildhall Second Summer Session)

(*updated* 2/12/2021)

April 26, Monday: First day to enroll.

July 23, Friday: First day of classes.

July 23, Friday: Last day to add/drop, enroll.

August 1, Sunday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

August 2, Monday: Last day to drop a course (grade of W) or withdraw from the University.

August 5, Thursday: Last Day of Class

August 5, Thursday: Final Exams.

Major Religious Holidays

(August 2020 - August 2021)

Listing of religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy, Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities and Religious Holidays. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

Christian

Christmas: December 25, 2020

Good Friday: April 2, 2021

Easter Sunday: April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday (Orthodox): May 2, 2021

Hindu

Janmashtami: August 11, 2020

Dasera: October 25, 2020

Diwali: November 14, 2020

Jewish*

Rosh Hashanah: September 19-20, 2020

Yom Kippur: September 27-28, 2020

Sukkot/Simchat Torah: October 2-9, 2020

Hanukkah: December 10-18, 2020

Purim: February 26, 2021

Pesach (Passover): March 27-April 4, 2021

Shavuot: May 16-17, 2021

Muslim

Eid al Adha: July 30-31, 2020

Islamic New Year: August 19-20, 2020

Ashura: August 28-29, 2020

Mawlid an Nabi: October 29, 2020

Ramadan: April 13-May 12, 2021

Eid al Fitr: May 12-13, 2021

* All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.