Sep 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

University Calendar


New! Fall 2020 Semester Planning Update and Modifications to the University academic calendar.
Message from Chancellor Sartarelli: Planning Update
Modified FALL 2020 Academic Calendar


The UNCW undergraduate catalogue includes a calendar for the current academic year and a tentative calendar for the following two years. All calendars are subject to change, especially the tentative calendars, and will be updated online as necessary. The 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 calendars will not be official until published in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 online catalogues, respectively.


University Calendar 2019-2020

Fall, 2019   

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

August 21-December 4 Classes StartEnd
August 12-December 14 Semester BeginsCommencement
   
August 12, Monday Academic year begins
August 14-15, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
August 17, Saturday On-campus housing opens for freshmen students at 8 a.m.
August 18, Sunday On-campus housing opens for returning and transfer students at 9:00 a.m.
August 18-19, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 19, Monday Convocation
August 21, Wednesday Classes begin
August 28, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 29, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
August 29, Thursday Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition Due
September 2, Monday Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 4, Wednesday Census Day
September 6-9, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
September 12, Thursday Fall Faculty Meeting
October 10-11, Thursday-Friday Fall Break
October 14, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
October 17, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
October 18-21, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
November 14, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
November 27, Wednesday No Classes
November 28-29, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
December 2, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
December 4, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 5, Thursday Reading Day
December 6-7, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
December 9-12, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
December 14, Saturday Commencement
December 15, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
December 20, Friday Undergraduate tuition due
December 23-January 1, Monday-Wednesday University closed
   

Spring 2020

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

January 13-April 29 Classes Start–End
January 9-May 8, 9 Semester Begins–Commencement
   
January 1, Wednesday New Year’s Day, state holiday
January 2, Thursday University Opens
January 7, Tuesday On-campus housing opens 1 p.m.
January 8, Wednesday Transfer orientation and advising
January 9-10, Thursday-Friday Freshman orientation and advising
January 13, Monday Classes begin
January 20, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., state holiday; no classes
January 21, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
January 22, Wednesday Undergraduate/graduate tuition due
January 23, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
January 27, Monday Census Day
March 7, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 7-15, Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
March 13-16, Friday-Monday It Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.-Monday 8 a.m.)
March 15, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
March 16, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
March 30, Monday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 1, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 8, Wednesday Spring Faculty meeting
April 9, Thursday No classes
April 10, Friday Good Friday state holiday; no classes
April 13, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 29, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 30, Thursday Reading Day
May 1-2, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
May 4-7, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
May 8-9, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 9, Saturday Academic year ends
May 10, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
   

Summer 2020

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

May 17, Sunday On-campus housing opens Summer 1, 10 a.m.
May 18-19 Monday-Tuesday Transfer orientation and advising
May 20, Wednesday Summer 1 – Classes begin
May 21, Thursday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 21, Thursday UNC Census Day
May 22, Friday Summer 1 tuition due
May 25, Monday Memorial Day, state holiday; no classes
May 26, Tuesday Late registration fee for reinstatement
May 29-June 1, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday, 5 p.m. - Monday, 8 a.m.
June 4, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
June 11, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
June 18, Thursday Last day of classes
June 19, Friday Reading Day
June 22, Monday Final Examinations
June 23, Tuesday On-campus housing closes Summer 1, 10 a.m.
June 24, Wednesday Grades due by 2 p.m.
June 25, Thursday On-campus housing opens Summer 2, 10 a.m.
June 29, Monday Summer 2 – Classes begin
June 30, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
June 30, Tuesday UNC Census Day
July 1, Wednesday Summer 2 tuition due
July 2, Thursday Late registration fee for reinstatement
July 3, Friday Independence Day, state holiday; no classes
July 14, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
July 21, Tuesday Last day to withdraw witha W – graduate students
July 27, Monday Last day of classes
July 28, Tuesday Reading Day
July 29, Wednesday Final examinations
July 30, Thursday On-campus housing closes Summer 2, 10 a.m.
August 7-10, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
   

University Calendar 2020-2021 

Fall 2020 

*IMPORTANT: The FALL 2020 academic calendar has been modified due to planning updates arising from Covid 19.  Please click here for the modified calendar and check back often for updates.

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

August 19-December 2 Classes Start-End
August 10-December 12 Semester Begins-Commencement
   
August 10, Monday Academic year begins
August 13, Thursday Transfer Orientation and Advising
August 15, Saturday On-campus housing opens for freshmen students
August 16, Sunday On-campus housing opens for returning and transfer students
August 16-17, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 17, Monday Convocation
August 19, Wednesday Classes begin
August 26, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 27, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
August 27, Thursday Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition Due
September 1, Tuesday Census Day
September 7, Mondayc Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 10, Thursday Fall Faculty Meeting
September 12-14, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
October 8-9, Thursday-Friday  Fall Break  Fall Break Cancelled 
October 12, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
October 16, Friday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
October 17-19, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m - Monday 8 a.m.)
November 13, Friday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
November 25, Wednesday No classes
November 26-27, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
November 30, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
December 2, Wednesday November 24, Tuesday Last day of classes
December 3, Thursday November 25, Wednesday Reading Day
December 4-5, Friday-Saturday November 30-December 5 Final Exam Week 
December 7-10, Monday-Thursday  Final Exams
December 12, Saturday Commencement
December 13, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
December 18, Friday Undergraduate tuition due
December 24-January 1, Thursday-Friday University closed
   

Spring 2021

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

January 11-April 28 Classes Start-End
January 7-May 7, 8 Semester Begins-Commencement
   
January 1, Friday New Year’s Day; state holiday
January 5, Tuesday On-campus housing opens 1 p.m.
January 6, Wednesday Transfer orientation and advising
January 7-8, Thursday-Friday Freshman orientation and advising
January 11, Monday Classes begin
January 18, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., state holiday; no classes
January 19, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop without a grade or add a class
January 20, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
January 20, Wednesday Undergraduate/graduate tuition due
January 25, Monday Census Day
March 6, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 6-14, Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
March 12-15, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8
March 15, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
March 19-Friday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 1, Thursday No classes
April 2, Friday Good Friday, state holiday; no classes
April 5, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 7, Wednesday Spring Faculty meeting
April 8, Friday Last  day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 28, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 29, Thursday Reading Day
April 30-May 1, Friday-Saturday Final Exams
May 3-6, Monday-Thursday Final Exams
May 7-8, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 9, Sunday Housing closes 10 a.m.
   

Summer 2021

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
New student orientation – Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation

May 12-13, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
May 13, Thursday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
May 17, Monday Summer I classes begin
May 18, Tuesday Census Day
May 18, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 19, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
May 31, Monday Memorial Day, state holiday; no classes
June 1, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
June 4-7, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
June 8, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
June 15, Tuesday Last day of classes
June 16, Wednesday Reading Day
June 17, Thursday Final Exams/Term ends
June 18, Friday On-campus housing closes Summer 1, 10 a.m.
June 20, Sunday On-campus housing opens Summer 2, 10 a.m.
June 28, Monday Summer 2 classes begin
June 29, Tuesday Census Day
June 29, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
June 30, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
July 5, Monday Independence Day, state holiday; no classes
July 14, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
July 21, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
July 20, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 28, Wednesday Reading Day
July 29, Thursday Final Exams/Term ends
July 30, Friday On-campus housing closes Summer 2, 10 a.m.
July 30-August 2 IT maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
   

University Calendar 2021-2022

 Fall 2021

Registration and SeaNet dates - Please refer to the Calendar of Events at http://www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation - Please refer to the Transition Programs at http://www.uncw.edu/orientation.

August 18 - December 1 Classes Start-End
August 9 - December 11 Semester Begins-Commencemen
   
August 9, Monday Academic year begins
August 11-12, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
August 14, Saturday On-campus housing opens for freshmen and transfer students only at 8 a.m.
August 15, Sunday On-campus housing opens for returning students at 10 a.m.
August 15-16, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 16, Monday Convocation and transfer orientation and advising
August 18, Wednesday Classes begin
August 25, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 26, Thursday Late registration fee for reinstatement
August 31, Tuesday Census day
September 6, Monday Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 7, Tuesday Classes resume at 8 a.m.
September 9, Wednesday Fall faculty meeting
September 10-13, Friday-Monday IT maintenance weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
October 7-8, Thursday-Friday Fall break
October 11, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
October 15-18, Friday-Monday IT maintenance weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
October 19, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
November 8, Monday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
November 24, Wednesday No classes
November 25-26, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
November 29, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
December 1, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 2, Thursday Reading day
December 3-4, Friday-Saturday Final examinations
December 6-9, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
December 9, Thursday Fall semester ends
December 11, Saturday Commencement
December 12, Sunday On-campus housing closes at 10 a.m.
December 24-31, Friday-Friday University closed
   

 Spring 2022 

Registration and SeaNet dates - Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation - Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.

January 10-April 27 Classes Start-End
January 5-May 6, 7 Semester Begins-Commencement
   
January 3, Monday New Year’s Day observed, state holiday
January 4, Tuesday University opens
January 5, Wednesday On-campus housing opens 1 p.m.
January 5, Wednesday Transfer orientation and advising
January 6-7, Thursday-Friday Freshman orientation and advising
January 10, Monday Classes begin
January 17, Monday MLK Day, no classes, state holiday
January 18, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
January 19, Wednesday Late registration fee for reinstatement
January 24, Monday Census day
March 5, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 5-13, Saturday-Sunday Spring break
March 11-14, Friday-Monday IT maintenance weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
March 13, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
March 14, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
March 16, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 5, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 6, Wednesday Spring faculty meeting
April 14, Thursday No classes
April 15, Friday Good Friday state holiday; no classes
April 18, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 27, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 28, Thursday Reading day
April 29-30, Friday-Saturday Final examinations
May 2-5, Monday-Thursday Final examinations
May 5, Thursday Spring semester ends
May 6-7, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 7, Saturday Academic year ends
May 8, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.

 

 Summer 2022

Registration and SeaNet dates - Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation - Please refer to the Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.

May 11-12, Wednesday Transfer orientation and advising
May 12, Thursday On-campus housing opens for Summer I at 10 a.m.
May 16, Monday Summer I - Classes begin
May 17, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 17, Tuesday Census day
May 18, Wednesday Late registration fee for reinstatement
May 30, Monday Memorial Day, state holiday; no classes
June 1, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
June 3-6, Friday-Monday IT maintenance weekend (Friday 12 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
June 7, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
June 14, Tuesday Last day of classes
June 15, Wednesday Final examinations/Term ends
June 16, Thursday On-campus housing closes Summer 1 at 10 a.m.
June 26, Sunday On-campus housing opens Summer 2 at 10 a.m.
June 27, Monday Summer 2 - Classes begin
June 28, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (witout a grade) or add a class
June 28, Tuesday Census day
June 29, Wednesday Late registration fee for reinstatement
July 4, Monday Independence Day observed, state holiday; no classes
July 13, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
July 19, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
July 26, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 27, Thursday Final examinations/Term ends
July 28, Friday On-campus housing closes Summer 2 at 10 a.m.
August 15-17, Friday-Monday IT maintenance weekend (Friday 12 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)