Apr 20, 2021  
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue

University Calendar


The UNCW undergraduate catalogue includes a calendar for the current academic year and a tentative calendar for the following year.  All calendars are subject to change and will be updated online as necessary. The 2021-2022 calendar will not be official until published in the 2021-2022 online catalogue.  Please refer to the links provided at the beginning of each calendar for specific information related to registration, orientation, housing and student accounts.

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

Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Spring 2021 Spring 2022
Summer 2021 Summer 2022

University Calendar 2020-2021

Fall 2020  

*IMPORTANT: The FALL 2020 academic calendar has been modified due to planning updates arising from Covid 19.  See below or 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 Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

August 10-December 12 Semester Begins-Commencement
August 19-December 2 Classes Start-End
August 10, Monday Fall semester and Academic Year begins
August 17, Monday Convocation
August 19, Wednesday First Day of Classes
August 26, Wednesday Last day to drop or add a class
September 7, Monday No classes (Labor Day holiday)
October 8-10, Thursday-Saturday No classes (Fall Break) Fall Break Cancelled
October 20, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
November 13, Friday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
November 24, Tuesday Last day of classes
November 25, Wednesday Reading Day
November 25, Wednesday No classes; University open
November 26-28, Thursday-Saturday No classes (Thanksgiving holiday)
November 30-December 5, Monday-Saturday Final Exam Week (See exam schedule)
December 2, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 3, Thursday Reading Day
December 4-10, Friday-Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
December 12, Saturday Commencement
December 14, Monday Fall semester ends
December 24-January 1, Thursday-Friday University closed

Note: Every course offered for academic credit during fall and spring semesters adheres to the standard of a minimum of 750 scheduled minutes of instructional time or the equivalent per credit hour (taken from UNC Policy Manual Chapter 400.1.6) for example; a three credit course requires a minimum of 2250 instructional minutes excluding breaks and including final exam time.

Spring 2021 

*IMPORTANT: The SPRING 2021 academic calendar has been modified due to continuing impacts arising from Covid 19.  See below for the modified calendar, and check back often for updates. Please reference the links below for additional information regarding dates for registration, housing, etc.

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation – Please refer to Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

January 7 January 13-May 7, 8 Semester Begins-Commencement
January 11 January 20-April 28 Classes Start-End
January 1, Friday New Year’s Day holiday
January 4, Monday University opens
January 7, Thursday Spring semester begins
January 13, Wednesday Faculty return date
January 18, Monday No classes (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)
January 11, Monday   January 20, Wednesday First day of classes
January 19, Tuesday  January 27, Wednesday Last day to drop or add a class
February 2, Tuesday Census Day
*Spring Break has been eliminated*
April 1, Thursday No classes
April 2, Friday No classes (Good Friday holiday)
April 8, Friday April 15, Thursday Last  day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
March 25, Thursday, April, 21, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 27, Tuesday Spring Faculty Meeting (virtual meeting) - Click here for more info.
April 28, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 29, Thursday Reading Day
April 30-May 6, Friday-Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
May 7-8, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 10, Monday Spring semester and Academic Year ends

Note: Every course offered for academic credit during fall and spring semesters adheres to the standard of a minimum of 750 scheduled minutes of instructional time or the equivalent per credit hour (taken from UNC Policy Manual Chapter 400.1.6) for example; a three credit course requires a minimum of 2250 instructional minutes excluding breaks and including final exam time.

Summer 2021  

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation – Please refer to Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

May 17-June 17 Summer 1
June 28-July 22 Summer 2
May 17, Monday Summer I classes begin
May 18, Tuesday Last day to register and drop or add a class
May 31, Monday No classes (Memorial Day,  holiday)
June 1, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
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 examinations (See exam schedule)
June 21, Monday Summer 1 Term ends
June 28, Monday Summer 2 classes begin
June 29, Tuesday Last day to register and drop or add a class
July 5, Monday No classes (Independence Day, holiday)
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 27, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 28, Wednesday Reading Day
July 29, Thursday Final Examinations/Term Ends

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 Transition Programs at http://www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

August 9 - December 11 Semester Begins-Commencemen
August 18 - December 1 Classes Start-End
   
August 9, Monday Fall semester and Academic Year begins
August 16, Monday Convocation
August 18, Wednesday First day of classes 
August 25, Wednesday Last day to drop or add a class
September 6, Monday No classes (Labor Day holiday)
October 7-9, Thursday-Saturday No classes (Fall break)
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; University open
November 25-27, Thursday-Saturday No classes (Thanksgiving holiday)
December 1, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 2, Thursday Reading day
December 3-9, Friday-Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
December 11, Saturday Commencement
December 13, Monday Fall semester ends
December 24-31, Friday-Friday University closed

Note: Every course offered for academic credit during fall and spring semesters adheres to the standard of a minimum of 750 scheduled minutes of instructional time or the equivalent per credit hour (taken from UNC Policy Manual Chapter 400.1.6) for example; a three credit course requires a minimum of 2250 instructional minutes excluding breaks and including final exam time.

 Spring 2022

Registration and SeaNet dates - Please refer to the Registrar’s Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation - Please refer to Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

January 5-May 13-14 Semester Begins - Commencement (last day of finals May 5 - semester ends)
January 12-May 2 Classes Start-End
   
January 3, Monday No classes (New Year’s Day holiday)
January 4, Tuesday University opens
January 5, Wednesday Spring semester begins
January 12, Wednesday First day of classes
January 17, Monday No classes (Martin Luther King Day, holiday)
January 20, Thursday Last day to drop or add a class
March 5-13, Saturday-Sunday No classes (Spring break)
March 18, Friday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 7, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 14, Thursday No classes
April 15, Friday No classes (Good Friday, holiday)
May 2, Monday Last day of classes
May 3, Tuesday Reading day
May 4-10, Wednesday-Tuesday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
May 13-14, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 14, Monday Spring semester and Academic Year ends

Note: Every course offered for academic credit during fall and spring semesters adheres to the standard of a minimum of 750 scheduled minutes of instructional time or the equivalent per credit hour (taken from UNC Policy Manual Chapter 400.1.6) for example; a three credit course requires a minimum of 2250 instructional minutes excluding breaks and including final exam time.

 Summer 2022

Registration and SeaNet dates - Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg.
New student orientation - Please refer to Transition Programs at www.uncw.edu/orientation.
Housing and Residence Life - Please refer to https://uncw.edu/housing/.
Student Accounts - Please refer to https:uncw.edu/studentaccounts/paymentduedates.html.

May 23-June 27 Summer 1
July 5-August 2 Summer 2
May 23, Monday Summer I - First day of classes
May 24, Tuesday Last day to register and drop or add a class
May 30, Monday No classes (Memorial Day, holiday)
June 8, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
June 14, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
June 21, Tuesday Last day of classes
June 22, Wednesday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
June 27, Monday Summer 1-Term Ends
July 4, Monday No classes (Independence Day observed, holiday)
July 5, Tuesday Summer 2 - Classes begin
July 6, Wednesday Last day to register and drop or add a class
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
August 2, Tuesday Last day of classes
August 3, Wednesday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
August 8, Monday Summer 2-Term Ends