Academic Calendars

The academic calendar lists start and end dates for classes, in addition to holidays and makeup class meeting dates (as applicable). These calendars are offered for planning purposes only and are subject to change.

For financial aid purposes, the definition of an academic year is a period in which a student completes two semesters (credit hours), which consists of 16 weeks for a total of 32 weeks. The academic calendar includes  two semesters (fall and spring). Summer is optional for undergraduate programs but may be required for some graduate programs.

For the purposes of awarding Title IV financial aid, the payment period is the academic year.

Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral Programs

Fall Semester

Fall semester payment deadline (new students) July 14, 2021
Fall semester payment deadline (returning students) July 28, 2021
Fall Doctor of Education classes begin (on-campus program) August 27–28, 2021
Fall classes begin August 30, 2021
Fall I classes begin August 30, 2021
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall semester & Fall I) September 4, 2021
No classes; Labor Day September 6, 2021
Fall Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) September 10–11, 2021
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall semester & Fall I) September 11, 2021
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall semester & Fall I) September 11, 2021
Fall I academic course withdrawal deadline September 21, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) September 24–25, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) October 15–16, 2021
Fall I classes end October 19, 2021
Fall II classes begin October 25, 2021
Fall academic course withdrawal deadline October 29, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) October 29–30, 2021
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall II) October 30, 2021
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall II) November 6, 2021
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall II) November 6, 2021
No classes; Veteran’s Day November 11, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) November 12–13, 2021
Fall II academic course withdrawal deadline November 23, 2021
Thanksgiving break November 24–26, 2021
Spring payment deadline December 1, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) December 3–4, 2021
Undergraduate reading day academic courses only; Hybrid, Labs, Continuing Education and Graduate courses will be held December 9, 2021
*Undergraduate final exams December 13–16, 2021
Inclement weather make up final exams December 17, 2021
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) December 17, 2021
Fall classes end December 17, 2021
Fall II classes end December 17, 2021
Doctor of Education classes end (on-campus program) December 18, 2021
Winter Break begins December 19, 2021
*Final Exams for Continuing Education (CE) and Graduate on-campus programs are held during the last class meeting.

Spring Semester

Spring Doctor of Education classes begin (on-campus program) January 7–8, 2022
Winter Break ends January 9, 2022
Spring classes begin January 10, 2022
Spring I classes begin January 10, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Spring semester & Spring I) January 15, 2022
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) January 21–22, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring semester & Spring I) January 22, 2022
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring semester & Spring I) January 22, 2022
Spring I academic course withdrawal deadline February 1, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) February 4–5, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) February 25–26, 2022
Spring I classes end March 1, 2022
Spring Break March 7–11, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) March 11–12, 2022
Spring II classes begin March 14, 2022
Spring academic course withdrawal deadline March 18, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Spring II) March 19, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) March 25–26, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring II) March 26, 2022
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring II) March 26, 2022
Spring II academic course withdrawal deadline April 5, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) April 8–9, 2022
Summer payment deadline April 21, 2022
No classes; Spring holiday April 15, 2022
No classes; Easter April 17, 2022
Doctor of Education classes held (on-campus program) April 22, 2022
Doctor of Education classes end (on-campus program) April 23, 2022
Undergraduate reading day academic courses only; Hybrid, Labs, Continuing Education and Graduate courses will be held April 26, 2022
*Undergraduate final exams April 27–28, May 2-3, 2022
Internships end April 29, 2022
Spring classes (non-online) end May 3, 2022
Online classes + Spring II classes end May 3, 2022
*Final Exams for Continuing Education (CE) and Graduate on-campus programs are held during the last class meeting.

Summer Semester

Summer classes begin May 9, 2022
Summer I classes begin May 9, 2022
Ed.D. Dissertaion advisement begins May 9, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Summer semester & Summer I) May 14, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer semester & Summer I) May 21, 2022
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer semester & Summer I) May 21, 2022
No classes; Memorial Day May 30, 2022
Summer I academic course withdrawal deadline May 31, 2022
Occupational Therapy Doctorate new student cohort begins June 6, 2022
M.S. in Addictions Counseling and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses begin June 6, 2022
Summer I classes end June 28, 2022
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2022
Summer II classes begin July 5, 2022
Summer academic course withdrawal deadline July 8, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Summer II) July 9, 2022
Bridge Program begins (Charlotte Campus) July 11, 2022
Fall semester payment deadline (new sudents) July 12, 2022
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer II) July 16, 2022
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer II) July 16, 2022
Fall semester payment deadline (returning students) July 26, 2022
Summer II academic course withdrawal deadline July 26, 2022
Bridge Program ends (Charlotte Campus) August 12, 2022
Summer classes (non-online) + Internships end August 19, 2022
Online courses + Summer II classes end August 21, 2022
*Final Exams for Continuing Education (CE) and Graduate on-campus programs are held during the last class meeting.

Physician Assistant Studies

Didactic Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 7, 2021
No classes; Independence Day July 5, 2021
Fall payment deadline (new students) July 14, 2021
Academic course withdrawal deadline July 23, 2021
Summer semester ends August 27, 2021

Didactic Fall Semester

No classes; Labor Day September 6, 2021
Fall classes begin September 7, 2021
Academic course withdrawal deadline November 5, 2021
No classes; Veteran's Day November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving break November 24–28, 2021
Spring semester payment deadline December 3, 2021
Fall semester ends December 17, 2021

Didactic Spring Semester

Spring classes begin January 5, 2022
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17, 2022
Spring break March 7–11, 2022
Academic course withdrawal deadline March 20, 2022
Summer semester payment deadline April 15, 2022
No classes; Spring Holiday April 15, 2022
Spring semester ends May 18, 2022

 Clinical Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 7, 2021
Rotation 1 (callback days, end of rotation July 22–23) June 21, 2021
Rotation 2 (end of rotation August 27) July 26, 2021
Fall semester payment deadline (returning students) July 28, 2021

Clinical Fall Semester

Rotation 3 (callback days, end of rotation October 1) August 30, 2021
Rotation 4 (end of rotation November 5) October 4, 2021
Rotation 5 (end of rotation December 10) November 8, 2021
Thanksgiving Break November 25-28, 2021
Spring semester payment deadline December 3, 2021
Rotation 6 (end of rotation January 21) December 13, 2021
Winter break December 25, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Clinical Spring Semester

Rotation 7 (Callback Day end of rotation February 25) January 24, 2022
Final Exam Week (Summative Exams, OSCE's, Master's Presentations) February 28, 2022
Rotation 8 (Callback Day, end of rotation April 8) March 7, 2022
Rotation 9 (Callback Day, end of rotation May 13) April 11, 2022
Callback days May 16–17, 2022
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement May 20, 2022

Commencement 

Graduate Studies Commencement (Providence, excluding Physician Assistant Studies) May 6, 2022
Undergraduate Commencement (Providence Campus) May 7, 2022
Undergraduate + Graduate Commencement (Charlotte Campus) May 7, 2022
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement (Providence) May 20, 2022