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Below is the Academic Calendar for the 2020–2021 school year.

2020–2021 Academic Calendar
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SEPTEMBER 2020
September 1 (Tues) Graduate Student Move-In Day
September 2 (Wed) Graduate New Student Orientation
September 5 (Sat) Residence Halls Open-New UG Students
September 5 - 7 (Sat & Mon) Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend (New Student Orientation – UG)
September 7 (Mon) Labor Day
September 7 (Mon) Residence Halls Open & Enrollment Confirmation for Returning UG Students
September 8 (Tues) First day of classes UG and GR Main & Session I
September 8 (Tues) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
September 10 (Thurs) Five Schools “Academic Expo: Meet Your Major” Meetings – New Undergraduate Students
September 10 (Thurs) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Main and Session I
September 14 (Mon) Add/Drop Deadline - UG
September 15 (Tues) Activities & Job Fair
September 17 (Thurs) Fall Study Abroad Fair
September 22 (Tues) Lasell U-Belong Celebration, 2PM – 6PM
OCTOBER 2020
October 5 (Mon) Winter/Spring Registration Begins - GR Students
October 9 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR  Session I
October 12 (Mon) No Classes – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 16 (Fri) Progress Surveys Due 12PM/Pass-Fail Deadline and Linked Credit Deadline
October 16 - 18 (Fri-Sun) Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend
October 24 (Sat) Admissions Open House - UG
October 27 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - GR Session I
October 28 (Wed) First Day of Classes - GR Session II
October 28 (Wed) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
October 30 (Fri) Add/Drop Deadline - GR  Session II
NOVEMBER 2020
November 2 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 4PM – GR Session I
November 2 - 6 (Mon-Fri) Academic Planning Week
November 11 (Wed) No Classes - Veterans Day
November 12 (Thurs) Winter, Spring & Summer Registration Begins - UG Students
November 12 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR Main Session
November 13 (Fri) Lasell University Founder’s Day
November 19 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline - UG Students
November 24 (Tues) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR Students
November 25 - 29  (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving Recess  - UG Students
November 30 (Mon) Classes Resume
DECEMBER 2020
December 8 (Tues) Fall Connected Learning Symposium Showcase
December 8 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - GR Main Session
December 8 - 10 (Tues-Thurs) Final Exam Period - GR Main Session
December 11 (Fri) Last Day of Classes - UG Students
December 11  (Fri) Graduation Application Deadline for May/August Completion
December 14  (Mon) Reading Day - Undergraduate Students
December 15-18 (Tues-Fri) Final Exam Period - UG Students
December 15 - 18 (Tues-Fri) Winter Recess Begins AFTER LAST EXAM
December 16 (Wed) Last Day of Classes - GR Session II
December 19 (Sat) Residence Halls Close for All Students at 9 AM
December 21 (Mon) First day of classes - UG Winter Intensive Session
December 21 (Mon) Final Grades Due 12PM UG & GR
December 24 (Thurs) Add/Drop Deadline -  UG Winter Session
December 30 (Thurs) First day of classes - GR Winter Intensive Session
JANUARY 2021
January 5 (Tues) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Winter Session
January 8 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR and UG Winter Session
January 8-16 (Fri-Sat) RSCI Residency
January 15 (Fri) Last day of classes - GR Winter Intensive Session
January 16 (Sat) Last day of classes - UG Winter Intensive Session
January 18 (Mon) No Classes – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19 (Tues) Final Grades Due at 4PM
January 19 (Tues) Graduate Housing Move-In Day
January 20 (Wed) Graduate New Student Orientation
January 25 (Mon) Residence Halls Open for NEW UG Students
January 26(Tues) First day of classes GR Main and Session I
January 26 (Tues) Virtual Orientation - GR Students
January 26 (Tues) Residence Halls Open for Returning UG Students
January 26 (Tues) Winter Orientation for UG
January 27 (Wed) First day of classes UG
FEBRUARY 2021
February 1 (Mon) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Main and Session I
February 2 (Tues) Activities Fair
February 2 (Tues) Spring Study Abroad Fair
February 5 (Fri) Add/Drop Deadline - UG
February 15 (Mon) No Classes – Presidents’ Day
February 16 (Tues) Summer I & II Registration Begins - GR Students
February 19 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR Session I
February 25 (Thurs) Linked Credit Deadline
February 26 (Fri) Progress Surveys Due 12PM
MARCH 2021
March  1 (Mon) Fall 21 Study Abroad Application deadline
March 11 (Tues) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
March 16 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - GR Session I
March 17 (Wed) First day of classes - GR Session II
March  19 (Fri) No Classes - Student Holiday
March 22 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 4PM – GR Session I
March 22 (Mon) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Session II
March 25 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR & UG Students
March 25 (Thurs) Pass/Fail Deadline
March  27 (Sat) Lasell Day – UG Students
March  29 - 31 (Mon-Wed) Academic Planning Week
APRIL 2021
April 1 - 2 (Thurs-Fri) Academic Planning Week continues
April 5 (Mon) Fall Registration Begins – GR Students
April 7 (Wed) Fall Registration Begins – UG Students
April 12 (Mon) Room Draw Process for 2021-22 begins
April 19 (Mon) No Classes - Patriots Day
April 23 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR Session II
April 29 (Thurs) Spring Connected Learning Symposium Showcase
MAY 2021
May 4 (Tues) Graduation Application Deadline – Dec & Aug CompletionTorchlight Parade & Senior
Soiree
May 4 (Tues) Torchlight Parade & Senior Soiree
May 4 (Tues) Last Day of Classes – GR Main Session & UG Students
May 5 (Wed) Reading Day
May 6 - 11 (Thurs-Tues) Final Exam Period - GR Main Session
May 6-11 (Thurs-Tues) Final Exam Period - UG Students
May 11 (Tues) Final Grades Due 12PM  for Graduating GR Main & Session II & 4PM for all other GR
Students
May 11 (Tues) Residence Halls Closes for All Students Other Than Those Registered for Senior Week at 9
am
May 12 (Wed) Final Grades Due 12PM for Graduating UG & 4PM for all other UG Students
May 12 (Wed) Graduate New Student Orientation
May 12 (Wed) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
May 14 (Fri) Commencement for Graduate Students
May 15 (Sat) Commencement for Undergraduate Students
May 15 (Sat) Residence Hall Closes for Graduating Seniors at 5PM
May 18 (Tues) First day of classes - Summer Main & Session I
May 20 (Thurs) Add/Drop Deadline - Summer Main & Session I
JUNE 2021
June 18 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session I
JULY 2021
July 6 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - Summer Session I
July 7 (Wed) First day of classes - Summer Session II
July 7 (Wed) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
July 9 (Fri) Add/Drop Deadline - Summer Session II
July 12 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 4PM - Summer Session I
AUGUST 2021
August 5 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Main
August 6 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session II
August 27 (Fri) Last Day of Classes - Summer Main & Sesison II
August 30 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 12PM - Summer Main & Session II

Below is the Academic Calendar for the 2021–2022 school year.

2021–2022 Academic Calendar
Printable Version (PDF)

SEPTEMBER 2021
August 31 (Tues) Graduate Student Move-In Day
September 1 (Wed) Graduate New Student Orientation  
September 5 (Sun) Residence Halls Open/Student Orientation - NEW UG Students
September 5-8 (Sun-Wed) Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend
September 6 (Mon) Labor Day
September 6 (Mon) Residence Halls Open/Student Orientation - Current Sophomore Students
September 8 (Wed) Residence Halls Open to All Returning UG Students
September 9 (Thurs) First day of classes UG and GR Main & Session I
September 9 (Thurs) Five Schools “Academic Expo: Meet Your Major” Meetings – New Undergraduate Students
September 13 (Mon) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Main/Session I
September 14 (Tues) Add/Drop Deadline - UG 
September 14 (Tues) Activities Fair
September 21 (Tues) Lasell U-Belong Celebration, 2PM – 6PM
September 30 (Thurs) Spring 2022 Study Abroad application deadline
OCTOBER 2021
October 4 (Mon) Winter/Spring Registration Begins - GR Students
October 8 (Fri) Starfish Progress Surveys Due 12PM/Pass-Fail Deadline and Linked Credit Deadline
October 8 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR  Session I
October 11 (Mon) No Classes – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 18 (Mon) Linked Credit Deadline
October 15-17 (Fri-Sun) Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend
October 24 (Sun) Admissions Open House - UG
October 26(Tues) Graduate Student Orientation 
October 29 (Fri) Last Day of Classes - GR Session I 
NOVEMBER 2021
November 1 (Mon) First Day of Classes - GR Session II 
November 3 (Wed) Add/Drop Deadline - GR  Session II
November 2 (Tues) Final Grades Due at 4PM – GR Session I
November 1-5 (Mon-Fri) Academic Planning Week
November 11 (Thurs) No Classes - Veterans Day
November 12 (Fri) Winter, Spring & Summer Registration Begins - UG Students
November 12 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR Main Session
November 12 (Fri) Lasell University Founder’s Day
November 15 (Mon) Course Withdrawal Deadline and Pass/Fail Deadline - UG Students
November 24-28 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving Recess  - UG and GR Main 
November 29 (Mon) Classes Resume
DECEMBER 2021
December 7 (Tues) Fall Connected Learning Symposium Showcase
December 13-15 (Mon-Wed) Final Exam Period - GR Main Session
December 13 (Mon) Last Day of Classes - GR Main Session and UG Students                
December 10  (Fri) Graduation Application Deadline for May/August Completion
December 14  (Tues) Reading Day - Undergraduate Students
December 15-20 (Wed-Mon) Final Exam Period - UG Students
December 15-20 (Wed-Mon) Winter Recess Begins AFTER LAST EXAM
December 18 (Sat) Residence Halls Close for All Students at 9 AM
December 21 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - GR Session II 
December 23 (Thurs) Final Grades Due 12PM UG & GR 
December 23 (Thurs) First day of classes - UG Winter Intensive Session
December 30 (Thurs) First day of classes - GR Winter Intensive Session
JANUARY 2022
January 4 (Tues) Add/Drop Deadline - GR and UG Winter Session
January 7 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR and UG Winter Session
January 11 (Tues) Graduate Housing Move-In Day
January 12 (Wed) Graduate Student Orientation
January 14 (Fri) Last day of classes - GR Winter Intensive Session
January 15 (Sat) Last day of classes - UG Winter Intensive Session
January 17 (Mon) No Classes – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17 (Mon) Residence Halls Open for New UG Students 
January 18 (Tues) Winter Orientation for New UG Students
January 18 (Tues) Residence Halls Open for all UG Students 
January 18 (Tues) First day of classes GR Main and Session I
January 19 (Wed) First day of classes UG
January 20 (Thurs) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Main and Session I
January 25 (Tues) Activities Fair
FEBRUARY 2022
February 1 (Tues) Spring Study Abroad Fair
February 2 (Wed) Add/Drop Deadline - UG 
February 15 (Tues) Summer I & II Registration Begins - GR Students
February 18 (Fri) Starfish Progress Surveys Due 12PM
February 18 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR Session I
February 21 (Mon) No Classes – Presidents’ Day
February 24 (Thurs) Linked Credit Deadline
February 28 (Mon) Fall 22 Study Abroad Application deadline
MARCH 2022
March 9 (Wed) Last Day of Classes - GR Session I  
March 9 (Wed) Graduate Student Orientation
March 15 (Tues) First day of classes - GR Session II
March 12-20 (Sat-Sun) Spring Recess UG and GR Main
March 14 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 4PM – GR Session I
March 17 (Mon) Add/Drop Deadline - GR Session II
March 21 (Mon) Classes Resume
March 24 (Wed) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR Main & UG Students and Pass/Fail Deadline UG 
March 26 (Sat) Lasell Day – UG Students   
March  28-31 (Mon-Thurs) Academic Planning Week
APRIL 2022
April 1 (Fri) Academic Planning Week continues
April 4 (Mon) Fall Registration Begins – GR & UG Students
April 11 (Mon) Room Draw Process for 2022-23 begins
April 18 (Mon) No Classes - Patriots Day
April 21 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR Session II
April 28 (Thurs) Spring Connected Learning Symposium Showcase
MAY 2022
May 3 (Tues) Last Day of Classes – GR Main Session & UG Students                
May 3 (Tues) Graduation Application Deadline – Dec & Aug CompletionTorchlight Parade & Senior Soiree
May 3 (Tues) Torchlight Parade & Senior Soiree
May 4 (Wed) Last Day of Classes - GR Session II 
May 4 (Wed) Reading Day
May 5-6 (Thurs-Fri) Final Exam Period - GR Main Session
May 5-10 (Thurs-Tues) Final Exam Period - UG Students
May 10 (Tues) Final Grades Due 12PM  for Graduating GR Main & Session II & 4PM for all other GR Students
May 11 (Wed) Residence Halls Closes for All Students Other Than Those Registered for Senior Week at noon
May 11 (Wed) Final Grades Due 12PM for Graduating UG & 4PM for all other UG Students
May 11 (Wed) Graduate New Student Orientation
May 13 (Fri) Graduate Commencement Reception
May 14 (Sat) Commencement
May 14 (Sat) Residence Hall Closes for Graduating Seniors at 5PM
May 17 (Tues) First day of classes - Summer Main & Session I - GR and UG
May 19 (Thurs) Add/Drop Deadline - Summer Main & Session I
JUNE 2022
June 17 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session I
June 29 (Wed) Graduate Student Orientation
JULY 2022
July 5 (Tues) Last Day of Classes - Summer Session I
July 6 (Wed) First day of classes - Summer Session II
July 8 (Fri) Add/Drop Deadline - Summer Session II
July 11 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 4PM - Summer Session I
AUGUST 2022
August 4 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Main
August 5 (Fri) Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session II
August 24 (Wed) Last Day of Classes - Summer Main & Session II
August 29 (Mon) Final Grades Due at 12PM - Summer Main & Session II