DateDescription
April 2 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall Semester 2021 without a late fee
Apr. 4 Registration for Melbourne Campus begins at 8 pm
Jun. 14 Registration for Education Centers begins
Aug. 16 Tuition and fees due for Fall Semester 2021
Aug. 23 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Aug. 23 Last day for Melbourne Campus returning students to register for Fall Semester 2021 without late registration fee of $150
Sep. 1 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W (Wednesday-noon)
Sept. 3 Re-petition deadline for Fall Semester 2021 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer Semester 2021)
Sept. 6 Holiday (Labor Day) (NO CLASSES)
Sept.10 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Spring Semester 2022 without a late fee
Oct. 1 Termination of F-1 immigration status deadline
Oct. 8 Midterm grading opens for faculty to enter midterm grades, 0000-, 1000- and 2000-level courses
Oct. 11 Holiday (Columbus Day) (NO CLASSES)
Oct. 11-12 Fall Break (NO CLASSES)
Oct. 29 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W
Nov. 7 Registration for Melbourne Campus Spring Semester 2022 begins (8 pm)
Nov. 10 Registration for Education Centers Spring Semester 2022 begins
Nov. 11 Holiday (Veterans Day) (NO CLASSES)
Nov. 24-26 Holiday (Thanksgiving) (NO CLASSES)
Dec. 6 Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2021 commencement
Dec. 10 Last day of classes
Dec. 13 Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs
Dec. 13-17 FINAL EXAMS
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises

FALL 1

DateDescription
Jun. 24 First day to register for Fall 1–2021
Aug. 6 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall 1–2021
Aug. 19 First day to register for Fall 2–2021
Aug. 25 Last day to register and confirm payment for Fall 1–2021
Aug. 30 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Sept. 5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a full refund
Sept. 6 Holiday (Labor Day)
Oct. 1 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall 2–2021
Oct. 10 Last day to withdraw from a class with a W and no refund
Oct. 11 Holiday (Columbus Day)
Oct. 22 Last day for admissions eligibility for Fall 1–2021
Oct. 24 Last day of classes (Sunday)

FALL 2

DateDescription
Aug. 19 First day to register for Fall 2–2021
Oct. 1 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall 2–2021
Oct. 14 First day to register for Spring 1–2022
Oct. 20 Last day to register and confirm payment for Fall 2–2021
Oct. 25 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Oct. 31 Last day to withdraw from a class with a full refund
Nov. 11 Holiday (Veterans Day)
Nov. 19 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Spring 1–2022
Nov. 24-26 Holiday (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a W and no refund
Dec. 17 Last day for admissions eligibility for Fall 2–2021
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises
Dec. 19 Last day of classes (Sunday)
DateDescription
April 2 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall Semester 2021 without a late fee
June 14 Registration for Fall Semester 2021 Begins
Aug. 16 Tuition and fees due for Fall Semester 2021
Aug. 23 Last day to apply for Fall Semester 2021
Aug. 30 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Sept. 3 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W 
Sept. 3 Re-petition deadline for Fall Semester 2021 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer Semester 2021)
Sept. 6 Holiday (Labor Day) (NO CLASSES)
Oct. 8 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W and no refund (11-week class)
Nov. 5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W and no refund (15-week class)
Nov. 12 Registration for Spring Semester 2021 begins (8 pm)
Nov. 21-27 No Classes – Thanksgiving Week 
Dec. 3 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W and no refund (5-week class)
Dec. 6 Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2021 commencement
Dec. 18 Last day of classes
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises
DateDescription
April 2 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall Semester 2021 without a late fee
April 4 Registration Begins
Aug. 16 Tuition and fees due for Fall Semester 2021
Aug. 23 Last day for returning students to register for Fall 2021 without a late registration fee of $150
Aug. 30 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Sept. 3 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W 
Sept. 3 Re-petition deadline for Fall Semester 2021 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer Semester 2021)
Oct. 29 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W 
Dec. 10 Last day of classes
Dec. 13 Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs 
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises
DateDescription
April 2 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall Semester 2021 without a late fee
April 4 Registration Begins for Fall Semester 2021
Aug. 16 Tuition and fees due for Fall Semester 2021
Sept. 4 Re-petition deadline for Fall Semester 2021 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer Semester 2021)
Aug. 30 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Sep. 15 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W*
Nov. 12 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W 
Dec. 6 Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2021 commencement
Dec. 10 Last day of classes
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises

*DBA students must add courses prior to the first weekend of classes.

Fall 1 (July – September)

DateDescription
April 2 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Fall Semester 2021 without a late fee
May 17 Registration Begins for Fall-1 2021
July 2 Deadline to appeal academic dismissal from Summer 2021
July 5 Holiday (Independence Day, observed) Friday
July 6 Tuition and Fees due for Fall-1 2021
July 12 CLASSES BEGIN
July 19 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W
July 26

Last day to completely withdraw from the university with a final grade of W and 60% money back

Aug 2

Last day to completely withdraw from the university with a final grade of W and 40% money back

Aug. 20 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W and 0% money back
Sept. 3 Re-petition deadline for Fall Semester 2021 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer Semester 2021)
Sept. 6-10 NO CLASSES
Sept. 10 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Spring 2022 without a late fee
Sept. 24 Last day of classes
Sept. 28 Grades available on PAWS after 5:00 pm
Dec. 6 Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2021 commencement
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises

Fall 2 (September – December)

DateDescription
Aug. 30 Registration Begins for Fall-2 2021
Sept. 10 Last day to Petition to Graduate for Spring 2022 without a late fee
Sept. 21 Tuition and Fees due for Fall-2 2021
Oct. 4 CLASSES BEGIN (Monday)
Oct. 5 Deadline to appeal academic dismissal from Fall-1 2021
Oct. 11 Last day to register or add a class, or drop a class with full tuition refund and without receiving a grade of W
Oct. 18

Last day to completely withdraw from the university with a final grade of W and 60% money back

Oct. 25

Last day to completely withdraw from the university with a final grade of W and 40% money back

Nov. 12 Last day to withdraw from a class with a final grade of W and 0% money back
Nov. 22-26 No Classes – Thanksgiving Week 
Dec. 6 Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2021 commencement
Dec. 17 Last day of classes
Dec. 18 Fall Commencement Exercises
Dec. 21 Grades available on PAWS after 5:00 pm