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2020–2021 Academic Calendar

2020 Fall Semester : 2021 Spring Semester : 2021 Summer Session

Check the online Calendar for the most updated version.

2020 Fall Semester

*Orientation/academic advising/registration for continuing, new, and unclassified students
Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate for deadline information as graduate admission deadlines vary by program. The Graduate Division begins processing applications around August 1 for the following fall semester.

August 21 (F) Holiday: Statehood Day
August 24 (M) First day of instruction
September 1 (Tu) **Spring admission application priority deadline for undergraduate students; final deadline for second bachelor’s degree students and international undergraduate students

*Last day to register/add courses/change grading option

September 7 (M) Holiday: Labor Day (non-instructional day)
September 11 (F) Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for fall
Last day for classified graduate students to file application for graduation for fall
September 15 (Tu) *Last day to drop courses
October 1 (Tu) **Spring admission application final deadline for undergraduate students
Last day for returning classified graduate students to file for spring readmission
November 1 (Su) Last day for instructors to submit “I” removal grades for spring and summer to the Office of the Registrar
Last day to apply for credit by examination for fall semester
November 2 (M) *Last day for restricted withdrawals
November 3 (Tu) Holiday: Election Day
November 6 (F) Theses and dissertations due in Graduate Division
November 11 (W) Holiday observed: Veterans’ Day (non-instructional day)
November 25(W) Last day for examinations before finals
November 26 (Th) Holiday: Thanksgiving Day (non-instructional day)
November 27 (F) Non-Instructional Day
December 10 (Th) Last day of instruction
December 11-12 (F-Sa) Study days
December 14-18 (M-F) Final examinations
December 19(Sa) Commencement; semester ends
December 25 (F) Holiday: Christmas Day
December 31 (Th) Spring admission application deadline for post-baccalaureate unclassified students

2021 Spring Semester

*Orientation/academic advising/registration for continuing, new, and unclassified students
Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate for deadline information as graduate admission deadlines vary by program. The Graduate Division begins processing applications around May 1 for the following spring semester.

January 1 (F) Holiday: New Year’s Day
January 5 (Tu) **Fall admission application priority deadline for undergraduate students; final deadline for second bachelor’s degree students and international undergraduate students
January 11 (M) First day of instruction
January 18 (M) Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (non-instructional day)
January 19 (Tu) *Last day to register/add courses/change grade option
January 29 (F) Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for spring
Last day for classified graduate students to file application for graduation for spring
Last day to file application for graduation for summer for spring commencement exercise on May 15, 2021.
February 3 (W) *Last day to drop courses
Feburary 15 (M) Holiday: Presidents’ Day (non-instructional day)
March 1 (M) **Fall admission application final deadline for undergraduate students
Last day for returning classified graduates to file for summer readmission
March 15-19 (M-F) Spring recess
March 25 (Th) *Last day for restricted withdrawals
March 26 (F) Holiday: Kuhio Day (non-instructional day)
April 1 (Th) Last day for instructors to submit “I” removal grades for fall to the Office of the Registrar.
Last day to apply for credit by examination for spring semester.
Last day for returning classified graduate students to file for fall readmission
April 2 (F) Theses and dissertations due in Graduate Division
Holiday: Good Friday (non-instructional day)
April 22 (Th) Last day for examinations before finals
May 5 (W) Last day of instruction (updated 7/13/2020)
May 6-7 (Th-F) Study day (updated 7/13/2020)
May 10-14 (M-F) Final examinations
May 15 (Sa) Commencement; semester ends

2021 Summer Session

May 24 (M) First day of instruction (first session)
May 28 (F) Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for summer
Last day for classified graduate students to file application for graduation for summer
Last day to file application for graduation for summer for fall commencement exercise on December 18, 2021.
May 31 (M) Holiday: Memorial Day (non-instructional day)
June 11 (F) Holiday: Kamehameha Day (non-instructional day)
July 2 (F) First session ends
July 5(M) Holiday: Independence Day (non-instructional day)
July 6 (Tu) First day of instruction (second session)
July 9 (F) Theses and dissertations due in Graduate Division
July 31 (Sa) Fall admission application deadline for post-baccalaureate unclassified students
August 13 (F) Second session ends