Academic Calendar

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 3 (Wed) 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) Pass/Fail Deadline & Linked Credit Deadline
February 26 (Fri) Progress Surveys Due 12PM
MARCH 2021
March  1 (Mon) Fall 21 Study Abroad Application deadline
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 23 (Tues) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
March 25 (Thurs) Course Withdrawal Deadline GR & UG Students
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) Last Day of Classes – GR Main Session & UG Students
May 4 (Tues) Graduation Application Deadline – Dec & Aug CompletionTorchlight Parade & Senior
Soiree
May 4 (Tues) Torchlight Parade & Senior Soiree
May 5 (Wed) Last Day of Classes - GR Session II
May 5 (Wed) Reading Day
May 6 - 7 (Thurs-Fri) 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 13 (Thurs) Graduate Commencement Reception
May 15 (Sat) Commencement
May 15 (Sat) Residence Hall Closes for Graduating Seniors at 5PM
May 18 (Tues) First day of classes - Summer Main & Session I
May 18 (Tues) Virtual Orientation - Graduate Students
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