2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar is set by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

2020 Fall Term

August 19, Wednesday – Start Date/Instruction Begins

August 28, Friday – Last day to drop or add and adjust final fees

August 29, Saturday – “W” grade begins

September 7, Monday – Labor Day (Class Day)

September 11, Friday – Last day to submit a graduation application for Fall 2020

October 9, Friday – First half Fall Term ends

October 12, Monday – Native American Day (Class Day)

October 14, Wednesday – Deficiency reports due by midnight

October 30, Friday - Last day to drop a course

November 11, Wednesday – Veterans’ Day (Class Day)

November 25, Wednesday – Non-Class Day

November 26-29, Thursday – Sunday – Thanksgiving Recess

November 30-December 1, Monday-Tuesday – No classes; Final Exam Preparation

December 2-8, Wednesday - Tuesday – Final exams (Online/Remote)

December 11, Friday – Grades due by midnight

Note: There is no Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

2021 Spring Term

January 11, Monday – Start Date/Instruction Begins

January 18, Monday – Martin Luther King Day Holiday

January 20, Wednesday – Last day to drop or add and adjust final fees

January 21, Thursday – “W” grade begins

January 29, Friday – Last day to submit a graduation application for Spring 2021

February 15, Monday – Presidents’ Day Holiday

March 8-12, Monday – Friday – Spring Break

March 15, Monday – First half Spring Term ends

March 18, Thursday – Deficiency reports due by midnight

April 2-4, Friday – Sunday** – Easter Recess

April 6, Tuesday – Last day to drop a course

May 3-7***, Monday – Friday – Final exams

May 8, Saturday – Commencement

May 12, Wednesday – Grades due by midnight

** The Governor authorized administrative leave on the Monday following Easter in Spring 2020 and classes were canceled. Although April 5 is currently scheduled as a class day, please note this and plan events accordingly.

*** May 7 - official graduation date noted on transcript

2021 Summer Term

May 10, Monday – May 28, Friday – May Interim

May 31, Monday – Memorial Day Holiday

June 1, Tuesday – August 6, Friday – 10-week Academic Summer Session

June 18, Friday – Last day to submit a graduation application for Summer 2021

July 5, Monday – Independence Day Holiday Observed

August 9, Monday – August 20, Friday – August Interim