Skip to main content
Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541


Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Term Calendars 2020-2021

2020-2021 Key Dates Academic Calendar

Summer Term 2020 
Summer term on-line check-in June 24-27
Summer term classes begin June 25
First week of summer term schedule adjustment (add/drop). Permission to add courses is not necessary unless normally required. June 25-July 1
Fall term course change period June 25 -August 26
Special Day of classes: 10 period courses meet 8:00 to 9:05; 11 period, 9:20 to 10:25; 12 period, 10:40 to 11:45; and 2 period, 12:00 to 1:05. June 27
Deadline to complete check-in without a $50 late registration fee -- check-in must be completed by 11:59 p.m. June 27
Deadline for prospective summer term graduates in residence to elect or change a major or minor July 1
Second week of summer term schedule adjustment (add/drop). All courses require instructor permission to add. July 2-July 8
Final day for delayed check-in (with $50 late fee). Any student not checked-in by the end of this day, but still listed with the enrollment pattern letter R (residence) for the summer term is liable for administrative withdrawal. July 4
Final day for each undergraduate to establish official and final two-, three-, or four-course load. Any registered student not officially enrolled in at least two courses becomes liable for administrative withdrawal. July 8
Independence Day, College Holiday (no classes held) July 3
Final day for electing use of the Non-Recording Option (NRO) July 9
Final day for dropping a fourth course without a grade notation of "W." (Acknowledgment of instructor required. If dropping a fourth course after this date, one of four eligibilities for a fourth course without extra tuition is exhausted by such action.) August 5
Date for submission of degree applications by prospective summer term graduates August 6
Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee August 12
Final day to alter grade limit filed under the Non-Recording Option (NRO) August 19
Last day in term for holding a major test or examination August 19
Last day this term to submit a change of enrollment petition August 19
Summer term classes end August 26
Final day, prior to the start of fall term classes, for students to make changes in fall term elections August 26
Pre-Examination break August 27-28
Final examinations begin August 29
Scheduled final examinations end August 31
Final examinations end September 1
Grades and medians available on the web September 11
   
Fall Term 2020 
First-Year advising day September 11
Fall term on-line check-in September 13-16
Fall term classes begin September 14
First week of fall term schedule adjustment (add/drop). Permission to add courses is not necessary unless normally required. September 14-20
Deadline to complete check-in without a $50 late registration fee -- check-in must be completed by 11:59 p.m. September 16
Deadline for prospective fall term graduates in residence to elect or change a major or minor September 20
Second week of fall term schedule adjustment (add/drop). All courses require instructor permission to add. September 21-27
Final day for delayed check-in (with $50 late fee). Any student not checked in by the end of this day, but still listed with the enrollment pattern letter R (residence) for the fall term is liable for administrative withdrawal. September 23
Final day for each undergraduate to establish official and final two-, three-, or four-course load. Any registered student not officially enrolled in at least two courses becomes liable for administrative withdrawal. September 27
Final day for electing use of the Non-Recording Option (NRO) September 28
Deadline to file completed transfer term applications for winter and spring terms October 5
Homecoming Weekend October 30-31
Course Timetable available for the winter term October 23
Date for submission of degree applications by prospective fall term graduates October 26
Final day for dropping a fourth course without a grade notation of "W." (Acknowledgment of instructor required. If dropping a fourth course after this date, one of four eligibilities for a fourth course is exhausted by such action.) October 26
Winter term course election period October 28-November 5
Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee. November 3
Final day of winter term course election period November 5
Final day to alter grade limit filed under the Non-Recording Option (NRO) November 10
Last day in term for holding a major test or examination November 10
Last day this term to submit a change of enrollment petition November 10
Winter term course change period November 13-17
Fall term classes end November 17
Final day, prior to the start of winter term classes, for making changes in winter term course elections November 17
Pre-Examination break November 18-19
Final examinations begin November 20
Final examinations suspended November 21
Scheduled final examinations end November 24
Final examinations end November 25
Grades and medians available on the web December 8
   
Winter Term 2021 
Winter term on-line check-in January 3-6
Winter term classes begin January 4
First week of winter term schedule adjustment (add/drop). Permission to add courses is not necessary unless normally required. January 4-10
Deadline to complete check-in without a $50 late registration fee -- check-in must be completed by 11:59 p.m January 6
Deadline for winter term prospective graduates in residence to elect or change a major or minor January 10
Second week of winter term schedule adjustment (add/drop). All courses require instructor permission to add. January 11-17
Final day for delayed check-in (with $50 late fee). Any student not checked-in by the end of this day, but still listed with the enrollment pattern letter R (residence) for the winter term is liable for administrative withdrawal. January 13
Final day for each undergraduate to establish official and final two-, three-, or four-course load. Any registered student not officially enrolled in at least two courses becomes liable for administrative withdrawal. January 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Courses regularly held in the 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, and 2-sequences moved to their x-periods. Courses held in the 3A-period moved to the 3B-period. Laboratory sections meet as scheduled (unless otherwise notified by the instructor). January 18
Final day for electing use of the Non-Recording Option (NRO) January 19
Course Timetable available for the spring term February 5
Spring term course election period February 10-18
Date for submission of degree applications by prospective winter and spring graduates February 15
Final day for dropping a fourth course without a grade notation of "W." (Acknowledgment of instructor required. If dropping a fourth course after this date, one of four eligibilities for a fourth course is exhausted by such action.) February 15
Final day of spring term course election period February 18
Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee. February 19
Spring term course change period February 26-March 8
Final day to alter grade limit filed under the Non-Recording Option (NRO) February 26
Last day in term for holding a major test or examination February 26
Last day this term to submit a change of enrollment petition February 26
Winter term classes end March 5
Final day, prior to the start of spring term classes, for making changes in spring term course elections March 5
Pre-Examination break March 6-7
Final examinations begin March 8
Scheduled final examinations end March 11
Final examinations end March 12
Grades and medians available on the web March 22
   
Spring Term 2021 
Spring term on-line check-in March 28-31
Spring term classes begin March 29
First week of spring term schedule adjustment (add/drop). Permission to add courses is not necessary unless normally required. March 29-April 4
Deadline to complete check-in without a $50 late registration fee -- check-in must be completed by 11:59 p.m. March 31
Deadline for return of degree applications by prospective June graduates who were not in residence during the winter term April 5
Deadline for spring term prospective graduates in residence to elect or change a major or minor April 5
Second week of spring term schedule adjustment (add/drop). All courses require instructor permission to add. April 5-11
Final day for delayed check-in (with $50 late fee). Any student not checked-in by the end of this day, but still listed with the enrollment pattern letter R (residence) for the spring term is liable for administrative withdrawal. April 7
Final day for sophomores to declare a major and, if appropriate, revised enrollment patterns April 8
Final day for each undergraduate to establish official and final two-, three-, or four-course load. Any registered student not officially enrolled in at least two courses becomes liable for administrative withdrawal. April 11
Final day for electing use of the Non-Recording Option (NRO) April 12
Final day for first-year students to submit enrollment patterns April 15
Course Timetable available for summer term April 23
Deadline to file completed transfer term applications for summer and fall terms April 19
Summer term course election period April 28-May 6
Final day of summer term course election period May 6
Course Timetable available for fall term May 7
Fall term course election period May 12-20
Final day for dropping a fourth course without a grade notation of "W." (Acknowledgment of instructor required. If dropping a fourth course after this date, one of four eligibilities for a fourth course is exhausted by such action.) May 10
Summer term course change period May 14-June 2
Final day of fall term course election period May 20
Final day to withdraw from a course; any later request to withdraw from a course requires petition to a special committee. May 19
Fall term course change period May 28-June 2
Memorial Day, College Holiday (no classes held) May 31
Final day to alter grade limit filed under the Non-Recording Option (NRO) May 26
Last day in term for holding a major test or examination May 26
Last day this term to submit a change of enrollment petition May 26
Spring term classes end June 2
Final day, prior to the start of summer term classes, for making changes in summer and fall term course elections June 2
Pre-Examination break June 3
Final examinations begin June 4
Scheduled final examinations end June 7
Final examinations end June 8
Class Day June 12
Commencement June 13
Grades and medians available on the web June 18

 

The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication and the officers of the College know of no significant changes to be made in the near future. However, Dartmouth College reserves the right to make such changes as the Trustees, faculty, and officers consider appropriate and in the best interests of the Dartmouth community.

 

Last Updated: 7/18/19