2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar

(Please send any corrections to Kristin Scialabba.)

*For graduate programs that have a start date of September 2nd, please use this calendar. Note that start dates vary across programs. Please consult your program's office or Dean's Office for specific dates and information. 

Fall Semester 2020

August

20 Thurs. Mass of the Holy Spirit (Contact Mission & Ministry for Information)
26 Wed. Final Registration/Fee Payment
27 Thurs. Late Charges Begin

September

2 Wed. Classes Begin
7 Mon. Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)
7 Mon. Last Day to Enroll in Classes and to Drop a Class Without a 'W'
14 Mon. Deadline 100 Percent Tuition Refund
21 Mon. Deadline 90 Percent Tuition Refund
28 Mon. Deadline 80 Percent Tuition Refund

October

1 Thurs. 2021/2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available
5 Mon. Deadline 70 Percent Tuition Refund
9 Fri. Last day to petition for May 2021 graduation
12 Mon. Financial Aid applications for Intersession 2021 Available
12 Mon. Deadline 60 Percent Tuition Refund
12 Mon. Online Class Reservation for Intersession 2022
19 Mon. Deadline 50 percent tuition refund

November

1 Sun. Priority deadline for Intersession 2021 Financial Aid Applications
1 Sun. Class reservation begins for Spring 2021
1 Sun. Email Registration Begins for Intersession 2021 at the One Stop Student Center
1 Sun. Deadline to Select Grade or Pass/Fail Option
1 Sun. Last Day to withdraw from classes with a "W"
1 Sun. Deadline for removal of Incompletes from prior semester/Summer Sessions
24 Tues Deadline for completion of PHD dissertation defense for January 2021 graduation
25-27 Wed.-Fri. Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes; Offices Closed Thursday and Friday)

December

1 Tues. Intersession 2021 Tuition/Fee due
11 Fri. Last day of classes *Friday Dec. 11 will follow a Monday class schedule
11 Fri. Deadline for online submission of master's thesis/doctoral dissertation for January 2021 graduation
12-13 Sat.-Sun. Study Days
14-18 Mon.-Fri. Final Examinations
18 Fri. Deadline to petition for August 2021 Graduation

January 2021

4 Mon. Fall 2020 Final Grades Due

Intersession 2021 (optional)

January

4 Mon. First day of Intersession classes
TBD TBD All-Faith Service
14 Thurs Final registration and final fee payment deadline without penalty
15 Fri. Late Charges Begin
18 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
22 Fri. Last day of Intersession classes

For specific courses, dates and registration procedures for Intersession visit www.sandiego.edu/sio

Spring Semester 2021

January

15 Fri. Final registration and final fee payment deadline
18 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)
21-22 Thurs-Fri. Spring Orientation
25 Mon. Classes Begin

February

Financial Aid Applications for Summer 2021 Available
Last Day to Enroll in Classes and to Drop a Class without a 'W'
3 Wed. Deadline 100 Percent Tuition Refund
4 Thurs. All Faith Service
10 Wed. Deadline 90 Percent Tuition Refund
17 Wed. Deadline 80 Percent Tuition Refund
24 Wed. Deadline 70 Percent Tuition Refund
Online Class reservation for Summer Sessions 2021

March

Online Class Reservation for Summer Sessions 2021
Mar. 29-April 5 Mon.-Mon. Spring Break/Easter Break (No Classes)
3 Wed. Deadline 60 Percent Tuition Refund
10 Wed. Deadline 50 percent tuition refund
15 Mon. Financial Aid Applications for Summer 2021 Available

April

1 Thurs. Priority deadline for Graduate 2021/2022 financial aid (FAFSA) applications
Walk-in registration begins for Summer Sessions 2021 at the One Stop Student Center
Class Reservation Begins for Fall 2021
Last day to withdraw from classes with “W”
Deadline for Removal of Incompletes from Prior Semester and Intersession
23 Fri. Deadline for completion of PhD dissertation defense for May 2021 graduation

May

Summer 2021 tuition/fee due date
10 Mon. On-line submission deadline for PhD dissertations and Masters thesis to Digital USD and ProQuest (Nursing only) and supporting documents to the Graduate Records Office for a May 2021 degree date.
10 Mon. Last Day of Classes
11-12 Tues-Wed. Study Days
13-19 Thurs-Wed. Final Examinations
19 Tues. Last day to petition for January 2022 graduation
23 Sun. Graduate Schools Commencement Ceremony 1 (SOLES and PCE)
Last day to petition for January 2022 graduation
Spring 2020 Final Grades Due
29 Sat. Graduate Schools Commencement Ceremony 2 (CAS, Engineering, Nursing, PJS, SBA)

Summer 2021 (optional)

June, July, August

June 1 Tues. First day of Summer Sessions
5 Mon. Independence Day Holiday (no classes, offices closed)
July 26 Mon. Deadline for PhD dissertation oral presentation for August 2021 degree date.
August 10 Tues. On-line submission deadline for PhD dissertations and Masters Thesis to Digital USD and ProQuest (Nursing only) and supporting documents to the Graduate Records Office for an August 2021 degree date.
August 20 Fri. Last day of Summer Sessions

For specific courses, dates and registration procedures for Summer Sessions visit www.sandiego.edu/sio