Academic Calendar

2021 - Summer Ten Week Term

All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated.
All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

May 24 to June 25 Apply online for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee Add to calendar for Apply online for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 2021-06-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee
May 28 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 2021-05-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
June 2 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 2021-06-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
June 2 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState (1st class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState (1st class day) 5:00 p.m. 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 2021-06-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState (1st class day) 5:00 p.m.
June 4 Last day to drop or add a course (3rd class day) Add to calendar for Last day to drop or add a course (3rd class day) 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 2021-06-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop or add a course (3rd class day)
June 25 Last day to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 2021-06-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee
June 26 to July 30 Late application for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Add to calendar for Late application for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2021-06-26 05:00:00Z 2021-07-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late application for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
June 29 to July 5 Break for ten-week classes Add to calendar for Break for ten-week classes 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 2021-07-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Break for ten-week classes
July 5 Fourth of July Holiday – no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Fourth of July Holiday – no classes scheduled 2021-07-05 05:00:00Z 2021-07-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fourth of July Holiday – no classes scheduled
July 6 Classes resume Add to calendar for Classes resume 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 2021-07-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
July 16 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (28th class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (28th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2021-07-16 05:00:00Z 2021-07-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (28th class day) 5:00 p.m.
July 26 Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining) Add to calendar for Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining) 2021-07-26 05:00:00Z 2021-07-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining)
July 30 Deadline to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Add to calendar for Deadline to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 2021-07-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for August 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
July 30 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 2021-07-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
July 31 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2021-07-31 05:00:00Z 2021-08-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
August 2 Final Examinations (August 2, 3) Add to calendar for Final Examinations (August 2, 3) 2021-08-02 05:00:00Z 2021-08-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Examinations (August 2, 3)
August 3 Last day for August 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day for August 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2021-08-03 05:00:00Z 2021-08-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for August 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
August 5 Final grades due 10:00 a.m. Add to calendar for Final grades due 10:00 a.m. 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 2021-08-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final grades due 10:00 a.m.
August 6 Graduation (No Commencement Ceremony)

August graduates are invited to attend the December ceremony for no additional charge except regalia rental. 

Add to calendar for Graduation (No Commencement Ceremony) 2021-08-06 05:00:00Z 2021-08-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Graduation (No Commencement Ceremony)

August graduates are invited to attend the December ceremony for no additional charge except regalia rental. 


*Drop – If you are choosing to drop one or more classes from a specific *term while still staying enrolled in at least one course. Dropping a course will result in a grade of “W” and tuition plus addition fees will be charged.

*Withdrawal – If you are enrolled in a course/courses as of the first day of the *term and you decide not to attend, you are withdrawing from the term. A withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” and a percentage, if not all, tuition will
be owed depending on the effective withdrawal date.

*Term – Please be aware there are several parts of term for the summer. Maymester, 1 st 5 week, 2 nd 5 week and the 10 week term are each considered individual terms.