2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Note: This calendar reflects only the holidays observed during academic semesters. Please see the University calendar website for the faculty/staff holiday schedule and other calendars, and the Schedule of Classes portion of Testudo for information on academic deadlines, examination schedules, etc.

Fall Semester 2020

First Day of Classes August 31 (Monday)
Labor Day September 7 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Recess November 25-29 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Last Day of Classes December 14 (Monday)
Reading Day December 15 (Tuesday)
Final Exams December 16-22 (Wednesday-Tuesday)
Commencement - Main Ceremony December 22 (Tuesday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies December 23 (Wednesday)

Winter Term 2021

Classes Begin January 4 (Monday)
Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday January 18 (Monday)
Classes End January 22 (Friday)

Spring Semester 2021

First Day of Classes January 25 (Monday)
Spring Break March 14-21 (Sunday-Sunday)
Last Day of Classes May 11 (Tuesday)
Reading Day May 12 (Wednesday)
Final Exams May 13-19 (Thursday-Wednesday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies May 20 (Thursday)
Commencement - Main Ceremony and College/Department Ceremonies May 21 (Friday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies May 22 (Saturday)

Summer Term 2021

Sessions I and I-A Begin June 1 (Tuesday)
Session I-A Ends June 18 (Friday)
Session I-B Begins June 21 (Monday)
Independence Day Holiday July 5 (Monday)
Sessions I and I-B End July 9 (Friday)
Sessions II and II-C Begin July 12 (Monday)
Session II-C Ends July 30 (Friday)
Session II-D Begins August 2 (Monday)
Sessions II and II-D End August 20 (Friday)

All dates are potentially subject to change.

UMD Students

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