Academic Calendar Fall 2020

Registration dates are indicated in bold.
Date Event
April 13-17
April 20-21
Registration assignments begin: Continuing Classified
May 20-22
Registration assignments begin:  Incoming (newly accepted, returning, transfer) and All Unclassified
May 25 HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (non-instructional day)
August 20
Payment Receipt Deadline
August 21 HOLIDAY: Statehood Day (non-instructional day)
August 24
  • Semester begins
  • Late registration begins (single $30 system-wide late fee)
  • UH Employee Faculty & Staff registration begins
September 1
at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
  • Last day to register for a course
  • Last day to change course grading mode & variable credit
  • Last day for 100% tuition refund
September 7 HOLIDAY: Labor Day (non-instructional day)
September 11 Fall 2020 Graduates: deadline to file Application for Graduation
September 15 to December 1 Online registration open for the Fall 2020 commencement ceremony:
September 15
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
  • Last day to drop a course without a “W” grade
  • Last day to drop Business Administration courses numbered 300 and above
  • Last day for 50% tuition refund
  • Last day to Submit UH Employee tuition waivers
September 16 to November 2 Restricted Withdrawal period (with “W” grade) via STAR GPS
November 1
  • Last day for instructors to submit an “I” grade removal for Spring 2020 & Summer 2020
  • Last day to apply for Credit by Examination
November 2
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade
November 3 HOLIDAY: Election Day (non-instructional day)
November 6 Theses and Dissertations due to Graduate Division
November 11 HOLIDAY: Veterans’ Day (non-instructional day)
November 26 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (non-instructional day)
November 27 Non-Instructional day
December 10 Last day of instruction
December 11-12 Study Period
December 14-18 Final examination Period
December 19 Commencement; semester ends
December 22
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Faculty Grade Submission Deadline
December 23 Grades available via STAR GPS
December 25 HOLIDAY: Christmas Day (non-instructional day)
January 1, 2021 HOLIDAY: New Years’ Day (non-instructional day)

Some dates are tentative and subject to change. If certain dates are not available, please check back at a later time for updates.

Colleges/Schools may have other dates specific to their programs. Please check with your department or program for these deadlines. Graduate students may check with
Graduate Division.

Academic dates for Outreach College may not coincide with this Academic Calendar. Please visit Outreach College for Fall 2020 Extension dates and deadlines. Registration dates are indicated in bold.