Academic Calendar

218-2019 Academic Calendar
 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2019 - 2020      (2020 - 2021 below)
Session and Year Dates
Spring 2020 
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring) 
EMIR, EMPA on campus OrientationJanuary TBA
First Day of Classes January 13
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) January 20
Spring VacationMarch 15 - 22 
Last Day of ClassesApril 28
Reading DaysApril 29, May 2 - 3 
Final ExamsApril 30, May 1, 4 - 6
University Commencement WeekendMay 9 - 10
  
Summer Session I 2020
MA IR CapstoneMay 11 - 12
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone Course
May 11 - June 25
MPA Convocation June 26
  
 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020 - 2021
 
Session and Year  Dates
Summer Session II 2020  
(MPA students matriculate in July)  
Public Affairs Colloquium  June 29 - July 2
July Fourth Holiday observed (university closed/no classes)July 3
Public Budgeting July 6 - 24
Public Administration & Democracy July 27 - August 14
   
Fall 2020  
(MAIR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall)   
MAIR Orientation  August 26 - 28
Economics and Statistics Waiver Exams Week of August 24
First Day of Classes August 31
Labor Day (no classes/university closed)  September 7
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)  November 22 - 29
Last Day of Classes   December 11
Reading Days December 12 - 13, 15 (am) & 17 (am) 
Final Exams December 14, 15 (pm) 16, 17 (pm) & 18
   
Winter Intersession 2021  
(optional term - electives only)  
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor) January 4 - 15
   
Spring 2021  
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)  
EMIR, EMPA on campus Orientation January TBA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) 
January 18
First Day of Classes January 19
Spring Vacation March 14 - 21
Last Day of Classes April 27
Reading Days April 28, May 1 - 2
Final Exams April 29 - 30, May 3 - 5
University Commencement Weekend May 8 -9
   
Summer Session I 2021  
MA IR Capstone Week of May 10
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone Course May 10 - June 24  
MPA Convocation June 25


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