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Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time by official action of the University at Albany.

Published on 4/2/2021

Fri, August 20

Opening Convocation

Sat, August 21

UUP eligible students using the UUP Employee Tuition Waiver may register for/add 8 Week 1 or Semester Length course 

Mon, August 23

First day for non-UAlbany students to cross-register for UAlbany courses.

Mon, August 23

Fall 2021 Degree Application Submission Available for UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE students.  Those students who expect to complete degree requirements by the official degree conferral date (12/18/2021) must apply via the web at MyUAlbany

Mon, August 23

Classes begin

Tue, August 24

Late registration begins. Late registration fee charged.

Thu, August 26

Last day to add 8 Week 1 course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required) 

Mon, August 30

Last day to add semester length course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required)

Mon, August 30

Last day to drop 8 Week 1 course without receiving a "W"

Mon, August 30

Last day to add 8 Week 1 course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required).  

Fri, September 3

Last day of late registration for the semester

Fri, September 3

Last day to drop semester length course without receiving a "W"

Fri, September 3

Last day to add semester length course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required). 

Fri, September 3

Last day to formally audit a semester length course (information can be found here)

Mon, September 6

Classes Suspended Labor Day

Tue, September 7

Classes Resume

Thu, September 23

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 1 course ("W" assigned)

Thu, September 23

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 1 course ("W" assigned)

Thu, September 23

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for 8 Week 1 course

Thu, October 7

Midterm Point

Fri, October 8

Last day of 8 Week 1 classes

Mon, October 11 - Tue, October 12

Classes Suspended Fall Break

Mon, October 11

UUP eligible students using the UUP Employee Tuition Waiver may register for/add 8 Week 2 course 

Wed, October 13

Classes Resume

Wed, October 13

8 Week 2 classes begin

Wed, October 13

First day for Albany Law School students to cross-register for Spring 2022 UAlbany courses 

Wed, October 13 - Fri, November 12

Advance Registration for Winter 2021-22 and Spring 2022

Fri, October 15

Expected date that final grades for 8 Week 1 classes will be posted and available to students on MyUAlbany (by 12:00pm). Subject to change at any time. Please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany for additional information. Students who are missing grades after this date should contact their instructors directly. 

Mon, October 18

Last day to add 8 Week 2 course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required) 

Wed, October 20

Last day to add 8 Week 2 course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required). 

Wed, October 20

Last day to drop 8 Week 2 course without receiving a "W"

Mon, November 1

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for semester length course

Mon, November 1

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop semester length course ("W" assigned)

Mon, November 1

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop semester length course ("W" assigned)

Fri, November 5

Last day for students to make up incomplete grades from Spring 2021 or Summer 2021

Fri, November 12

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 2 course ("W" assigned)

Fri, November 12

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 2 course ("W" assigned)

Fri, November 12

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for 8 Week 2 course

Wed, November 24 - Sun, November 28

Classes Suspended Thanksgiving Break

Mon, November 29

Classes Resume

Wed, December 1

Last day for dissertation and thesis submission for Fall 2021 graduation

Mon, December 6

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to withdraw voluntarily from the University and receive "W" grades

Mon, December 6

Last day of classes

Tue, December 7

Reading Day

Wed, December 8

Final Examinations Begin

Tue, December 14

Final Examinations End

Tue, December 14

Fall 2021 UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE degree applications due - submit via MyUAlbany

Fri, December 17

Expected date that final grades for semester length classes and 8 Week 2 classes will be posted and available to students on MyUAlbany (by 12:00pm). Subject to change at any time. Please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany for additional information. Students who are missing grades after this date should contact their instructors directly. 

Sat, December 18

Official degree conferral date Fall 2021.  While degree clearance begins after the conclusion of final grading, it may take up to one month to complete the posting of all degrees.  This timeline should be considered when ordering transcripts and submitting degree verifications.    Please check your unofficial transcript to see when your degree has been awarded.  Students with degree deficiencies will be contacted via their UAlbany email addresses.  For additional information, please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany.