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Spring 2020 Academic Calendar

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

Please note the use of Saturday, May 9, 2020 as a Final Examination day.

Published on 10/8/2019

Thu, January 2

Spring 2020 Degree Application Submission Available for UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE students. Those students who expect to complete degree requirements by the official degree conferral date (5/17/2020) must apply via MyUAlbany

Mon, January 20

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

Tue, January 21

Last day for International Students to drop courses with no SEVIS fee.  The SEVIS fee is not refundable once classes begin (view liability schedule).

Wed, January 22

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

Wed, January 22

Classes begin at 8:00am       

Thu, January 23

Late registration begins. Late registration fee charged 

Mon, January 27

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

Tue, January 28

Last day to drop semester length and 8W1 courses with 0% financial liability (view liability schedule).

Wed, January 29

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

Wed, January 29

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

Wed, January 29

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

Tue, February 4

Last day of late registration for the semester

Tue, February 4

Last day to drop 8W1 courses with 60% financial liability (view liability schedule).

Tue, February 4

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

Tue, February 4

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

Tue, February 4

Last day to drop semester length courses with 30% financial liability (view liability schedule).

Tue, February 4

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

Tue, February 11

Last day to drop semester length courses with 50% financial liability (view liability schedule).

Tue, February 11

Last day to drop 8W1 courses with 80% financial liability (view liability schedule). 

Wed, February 12

100% financial liability for dropped 8W1 courses (view liability schedule). 

Fri, February 14

Spring 2020 UNDERGRADUATE degree applications due - submit via MyUAlbany 

Tue, February 18

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

Tue, February 18

Last day to drop semester length courses with 70% financial liability (view liability schedule). 

Wed, February 19

100% financial liability for dropped semester length courses (view liability schedule).

Fri, February 21

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

Fri, February 21

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

Mon, March 9

8 Week 1 Final examination period begins 

Mon, March 9

Midterm Point 

Mon, March 9

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

Tue, March 10

Last day of 8 Week 1 classes 

Tue, March 10

8 Week 1 Final examination period ends 

Wed, March 11

8 Week 2 classes begin at 8:00am 

Fri, March 13

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

Sat, March 14 - Fri, March 20

Classes Suspended Spring Break 

Tue, March 17

Last day to drop 8W2 courses with 0% financial liability (view liability schedule). 

Fri, March 20

Spring 2020 GRADUATE degree applications due - submit via MyUAlbany 

Sat, March 21

Classes Resume at 8:00am

Mon, March 23

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

Mon, March 23

First day for Albany Law School students to cross-register for Fall 2020 UAlbany courses 

Mon, March 23

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

Mon, March 23 - Mon, April 20

Advance Registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 begins

Tue, March 24

Last day to drop 8W2 courses with 60% financial liability (view liability schedule). 

Wed, March 25

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

Wed, March 25

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

Tue, March 31

Last day to drop 8W2 courses with 80% financial liability (view liability schedule). 

Wed, April 1

100% financial liability for dropped 8W2 courses (view liability schedule). 

Mon, April 6

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

Mon, April 6

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

Fri, April 10

Last day for students to make up incomplete grades from Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 

Tue, April 14

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

Fri, April 17

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

Fri, April 17

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

Fri, May 1

Last day for dissertation and thesis submission for Spring 2020 graduation 

Tue, May 5

Last day of classes

Tue, May 5

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

Wed, May 6

Reading Day 

Thu, May 7

Final examinations begin

Wed, May 13

Final examinations end

Thu, May 14 - Sun, May 17

Spring 2020 Commencement Weekend 

Sun, May 17

Official degree conferral date Spring 2020. 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

Mon, May 18

Expected date that final grades for 8 Week 2 classes and semester length 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.