2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

Aug 3

(Fall-term online course registration begins for GEPN and DNP programs, 9 a.m.)

Aug 24-28

Orientation week for all new students; PhD program new student orientation check-in is at HGS, 9 am.

Aug 26-28

Aug 27-28

DNP 1st year students meet at YSN

DNP 2nd year students meet at YSN

Aug 26

Fall-term online course registration begins for MSN and post-master’s programs, 9 a.m.

Aug 28

Orientation day for all first-specialty-year students in the MSN program (including returning students)

Aug 31

Fall term begins for GEPN, MSN and post-master’s programs, 8 a.m.

Sept 2 Fall term begins for PhD program, 8:20 a.m.*
Sept 4 Friday classes do not meet. Monday classes meet instead (all programs except GEPN)
Sept 7 Labor Day. Classes do not meet
Sept 16 Fall-term online course registration ends, 5 p.m.
Oct 1-2 1st year DNP students meet at YSN

Oct 1

tentative

Due date for PhD dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the degree in December
Oct 20-26

Fall recess begins for PhD Program only at 5:20pm on Oct 15 (PhD program only); classes resume Oct 21 (PhD program only).

Oct 26 Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript with a “W”

Nov 18-20

Nov 19-20

1styear and 2ndyear DNP students meet at YSN

3rdyear DNP students meet at YSN

Nov 20

November recess begins, 5:20pm (MSN, post-master’s, DNP and PhD programs)

Nov 25

November recess begins, 8 a.m. (GEPN program)

Nov 30

November recess ends, 8 a.m. (all programs)

Spring-term online course registration begins for GEPN and D.N.P. programs, 9 a.m. 

Dec 17 Ph.D. program fall-term classes end, 5:20 p.m.
Dec 18 GEPN, MSN, post-master’s, and DNP program fall-term classes end, 5 p.m., and winter recess begins. Ph.D. program final examinations begin
Dec 22 PhD program examinations end, and winter recess begins

*Dates are subject to change

Spring 2021

Jan 8

Spring-term online course registration begins for MSN and post-master’s programs, 9 a.m. 

Jan 11

Spring term begins for GEPN and D.N.P. programs, 8 a.m. 

Jan 11-15

Jan 14-15

DNP 2nd  year students meet at YSN

DNP 1st year students meet at YSN

Jan 13

Spring-term online course registration begins for Ph.D. program* 

Jan 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet

Jan 19

Spring term begins for MSN, post-master’s and PhD programs, 8 a.m.

Jan 29

Spring-term online course registration ends for GEPN, MSN, post-master’s, and DNP programs, 5 p.m. 

Spring-term online course registration ends for Ph.D. program 

Feb 14

tentative

Deadline for graduating PhD students to notify their department of intent to submit Ph.D. dissertation for May graduation
Mar 11-12 1st year DNP students meet at YSN
Mar 12

Spring recess begins, end of day (all programs)

Last day to withdraw from a Spring full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript with a “W”

Mar 16

tentative

Due date for PhD dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the degree in May

Mar 29

Classes resume (all programs)

April 15-16

April 22-23

1stand 2ndyear DNP students meet at YSN

3rdyear DNP students meet at YSN

May 6 PhD program spring-term classes end, 5:20 p.m.

May 7

PhD program final examinations begin

May 12

PhD program examinations end, 5:20 p.m.

May 14

GEPN, MSN, post-master’s, and D.N.P. program spring-term classes end, 5 p.m.

May 24

University Commencement

*Ph.D. program follows GSAS Calendar

*Dates are subject to change

Summer 2021

May 17

Summer term begins, 8:00 a.m. (GEPN and MSN) 

May 31

No classes, Memorial Day

June 2-4

All DNP students meet at YSN

Jul 5

No classes

Jul 31

GEPN Summer term ends, 5:00 p.m.

Aug 16

MSN Summer term ends, 5:00 p.m.

*Dates are subject to change