2020-2021 Academic Planning Calendar

Remaining Academic Calendar 2019-2020

(see approved 2020-21 calendar below)

June 2020

1              Summer I Classes Begin

2              Last Date to Register or Change Classes for Summer I

5              Doctor of Ministry Spring Session 2 Ends

8              Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W” (Refund Policy: https://www.hsutx.edu/tuition-aid/business-office/refund-policy/) (Grading Policy page 24 of University Undergraduate Catalog https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/academic-resources/catalogs/)

17           Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from HSU Online Summer Session 1

25           Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer I Classes

26           HSU Online Summer Session 1 Ends

July 2020

2              Final Exams for Summer I

3              Holiday (no classes; offices closed)

5              Residence Halls open for Summer II (after 5:00 pm)

6              Summer II Classes Begin

HSU Online Summer Session 2 Begins

7              Last Date to Register or Change Classes for Summer II

13           Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W” (Refund Policy: https://www.hsutx.edu/tuition-aid/business-office/refund-policy/) (Grading Policy page 24 of University Undergraduate Catalog https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/academic-resources/catalogs/)

16           Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from HSU Online Summer Session 2 with Grade of “W”

30           Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer II Classes

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

August
                    11 Living Areas Open for Approved Select Groups
17 Living Areas Open – New Students
17-23 Stampede
18 Faculty Report
19-20 Faculty Conferences
21 Registration for Fall
23 Living Areas Open – Returning Students
24 Fall Semester Classes Begin
27 Deans Council
31 Last Date to Register or Change Classes

Last Date to Change from Credit to Audit

September
3 Convocation
9 Academic Committee
10 Deans Council
15-17 Cornerstone
23 Faculty Meeting
25 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W”
October
1 Deadline for Submitting Sabbatical Proposals for Faculty Development Committee
1

1

Promotion Materials due to Faculty Rank Committee

Last Date to File Diploma Card for May 2021 Graduation

1 Deans Council
5 Academic Advising Begins for Spring and May Term
14 Academic Committee
15 Deans Council
16 “B.W. Aston” Fall Break
20 8th Week Progress Report Grades due by Noon (in HSU Central)
21 8th Week Progress Reports Available to Students
28 Faculty Meeting
29 Deans Council
November
3 Advance Registration for Spring Semester
6-8 Homecoming
10 11th Week Grade Reports Due
11 Academic Committee
12 Deans Council
18 Faculty Meeting
23 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
25-27 Thanksgiving Holidays
30 Classes Resume
December
3 Deans Council
7-10 Final Exams
11 Commencement – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Residence Halls Close
                                Spring 2021
January
10 Living Areas Open
11 Registration for Spring Semester
Classes Begin
13 Academic Committee
14 Deans Council
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
19 Last Date to Register or Change Classes
Last Date to Change from Credit to Audit
27 Faculty Meeting
28 Deans Council
February
10 Academic Committee
11 Deans Council
15 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with a Grade of “W”
15 Academic Advising for May Term, Summer and Fall
24 Faculty Meeting
25 Deans Council
March
1 Last Date to File a Diploma Card for August and December 2021
5 Deans Notify Eligible Faculty of Promotion
Faculty Contracts to Faculty
8-12 Spring Break
15 Classes Resume
16 8th Week Progress Reports Due by Noon (in HSU Central)
17 8th Week Progress Reports Available to Students

Academic Committee

18 Deans Council
24 Faculty Meeting
25 Deans Council
April
1 Deans Council
2 Easter Holiday
6 Academic Advising and Advance Registration for May, Summer and Fall
6 11th Week Grade Reports
14 Academic Committee
15 Deans Council
16 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
28 Faculty Meeting
29 Deans Council
May
3-6 Final Exams for Spring Semester
7 Commencement – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Living Areas Close
May/Summer I/Summer II 2021
May
10 Living Areas Open for May Term
11 Last Date to Register for May Term
May Term Classes Begin
13 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from May Term Classes with a Grade of “W”
24 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from May Term Classes
28 Final Exams for May Term
Living Areas Close for May Term
31 Memorial Day Holiday
Living Areas Open for Summer I
June
1 Registration for Summer I
Summer I Classes Begin
2 Last Date to Register for Credit for Summer I
Last Date to Add a Summer I Course
8 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer I Classes with Grade of “W”
28 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer I Classes
July
1 Final Exams for Summer I
Living Areas Close for Summer I
5 July 4th Holiday
5 Living Areas Open for Summer II
6 Registration for Summer II
S Summer II Classes Begin
7 Last Date to Register for Credit for Summer II
Last Date to Add a Summer II Course
13 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W”
August
2 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer II Classes
5 Final Exams for Summer II
Living Areas Close

Fall 2020

August
11 Living Areas Open for Approved Select Groups
17 Living Areas Open – New Students
17-23 Stampede
18 Faculty Report
19-20 Faculty Conferences
21 Registration for Fall
23 Living Areas Open – Returning Students
24 Fall Semester Classes Begin
27 Deans Council
31 Last Date to Register or Change Classes
Last Date to Change from Credit to Audit
September
3 Convocation
3 Deans Council
9 Academic Committee
10 Deans Council
17 Deans Council
15-17 Cornerstone
23 Faculty Meeting
25 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W”
October
1 Deadline for Submitting Sabbatical Proposals for Faculty Development Committee
1
1
Promotion Materials due to Faculty Rank Committee
Last Date to File Diploma Card for May 2021 Graduation
1 Deans Council
5 Academic Advising Begins for Spring and May Term
8 Deans Council
14 Academic Committee
15 Deans Council
16 “B.W. Aston” Fall Break
20 8th Week Progress Report Grades due by Noon (in HSU Central)
21 8th Week Progress Reports Available to Students
22 Deans Council
28 Faculty Meeting
29 Deans Council
November
3 Advance Registration for Spring Semester
5 Deans Council
6-8 Homecoming
10 11th Week Grade Reports Due
11 Academic Committee
12 Deans Council
18 Faculty Meeting
19 Deans Council
23 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
25-27 Thanksgiving Holidays
30 Classes Resume
December
3 Deans Council
7-10 Final Exams
10 Deans Council
11 Commencement – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Residence Halls Close
Spring 2021
January
10 Living Areas Open
11 Registration for Spring Semester
Classes Begin
13 Academic Committee
14 Deans Council
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
19 Last Date to Register or Change Classes
Last Date to Change from Credit to Audit
21 Deans Council
27 Faculty Meeting
28 Deans Council
February
4 Deans Council
10 Academic Committee
11 Deans Council
15 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with a Grade of “W”
15 Academic Advising for May Term, Summer and Fall
18 Deans Council
24 Faculty Meeting
25 Deans Council
March
1 Last Date to File a Diploma Card for August and December 2021
4 Deans Council
5 Deans Notify Eligible Faculty of Promotion
Faculty Contracts to Faculty
8-12 Spring Break
15 Classes Resume
16 8th Week Progress Reports Due by Noon (in HSU Central)
17 8th Week Progress Reports Available to Students Academic Committee
18 Deans Council
24 Faculty Meeting
25 Deans Council
April
1 Deans Council
2 Easter Holiday
6 Academic Advising and Advance Registration for May, Summer and Fall
6 11th Week Grade Reports
8 Deans Council
14 Academic Committee
15 Deans Council
16 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
22 Deans Council
28 Faculty Meeting
29 Deans Council
May
3-6 Final Exams for Spring Semester
7 Commencement – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Living Areas Close
May/Summer I/Summer II 2021
May
10 Living Areas Open for May Term
11 Last Date to Register for May Term
May Term Classes Begin
13 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from May Term Classes with a Grade of “W”
24 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from May Term Classes
28 Final Exams for May Term
Living Areas Close for May Term
31 Memorial Day Holiday
Living Areas Open for Summer I
June
1 Registration for Summer I
Summer I Classes Begin
2 Last Date to Register for Credit for Summer I
Last Date to Add a Summer I Course
8 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer I Classes with Grade of “W”
28 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer I Classes
July
1 Final Exams for Summer I
Living Areas Close for Summer I
5 July 4th Holiday
5 Living Areas Open for Summer II
6 Registration for Summer II
S Summer II Classes Begin
7 Last Date to Register for Credit for Summer II
Last Date to Add a Summer II Course
13 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Classes with Grade of “W”
August
2 Last Date to Drop/Withdraw from Summer II Classes
5 Final Exams for Summer II
Living Areas Close