At GSU, the academic year starts with the fall semester.

The academic calendar is a useful document for planning purposes. The academic calendar contains:

    Start and end dates of a semester or term 
    Holidays and breaks
    Registration deadlines
    Grading deadlines

 

  • Fall 2020

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    August 17, 2020    MondaySmart Start Classes Begins    

    August 31, 2020

    Monday

    Fall Semester Classes Begin

    September 7, 2020Monday Labor Day - University Closed
    November 3, 2020     TuesdayGeneral Election Day - University Closed
    November 25, 2020Wednesday No Classes
    November 26-27, 2020    Thursday, Friday Thanksgiving Break - University Closed
    November 29, 2020SundaySummer 2020 Incomplete Grades Due
    December 1, 2020TuesdaySpring 2020 Incomplete Grades Due (COVID-19 Extension)
    December 13, 2020SundayLast Day of Class; Semester Ends
    December 20, 2020SundayFinal Grades Due
    December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021Thursday-FridayWinter Closure

  • Spring 2021

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    January 19, 2021TuesdaySpring Semester Begins
    February 5, 2021TuesdayApplications Due for Spring 2020 Graduation/Commencement
    February 15, 2021MondayPresident's Day Holiday - University Closed
    April 26, 2021MondayFall 2020 Incomplete Grades Due
    May 3, 2021MondaySpring Semester Ends
    May 10, 2021Monday

    Final Grades Due     

    Please note: In response to COVID-19, Spring Break (originally scheduled for March 15, 2021 - March 21, 2021) was eliminated from the 2020-2021 Academic Year, and the Spring 2021 semester was shortened by one week. The Spring 2021 semester will now end on May 3, 2021 (originally scheduled for May 10, 2021).

  • Summer 2021

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    May 17, 2021 MondaySummer Semester Begins
    May 31, 2021MondayMemorial Day Holiday - University Closed
    July 5, 2021MondayIndependence Day Holiday (Observed) - University Closed
    August 1, 2021SundaySpring 2020 Incomplete Grades Due
    August 15, 2021SundaySummer Semester Ends
    August 22, 2021Sunday Final Grades Due

  • Intersession 2020-2021

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    Intersession takes place between the fall semester and the spring semester. Courses have an "INTS1" or "INTS" section code.

    December 14, 2020MondayIntersession Begins
    January 18, 2021MondayIntersession Ends

  • Academic Calendars (pdf)

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    Click on the link below