Academic Calendar Fall 2021

Registration dates are indicated in bold.
Date Event
April 12
Registration assignments begin: Continuing Classified
May 24
Registration assignments begin:  Incoming (newly accepted, returning, transfer)
May 31 HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (non-instructional day)
June 1
Registration begins: All Unclassified
July 15 Students with a past due balance greater than $200 will be administratively dropped from their Fall 2021 courses
August 19
Payment Receipt Deadline
August 20 HOLIDAY: Statehood Day (non-instructional day)
August 23
  • Semester begins
  • Late registration begins (single $30 system-wide late fee)
  • UH Employee faculty & staff registration begins
August 31
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Deadline to:

  • Register for a course
  • Change course grading mode & variable credit
  • Drop a course for 100% tuition refund
September 6 HOLIDAY: Labor Day (non-instructional day)
September 10 Fall 2021 Graduates: deadline to file Application for Graduation
September 14
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Deadline to:

  • Drop a course without a “W” grade
  • Drop Business Administration courses numbered 300 and above
  • Drop a course for 50% tuition refund
  • Submit UH Employee tuition waivers
September 15 to November 1 Restricted Withdrawal period (with “W” grade) via STAR GPS
September 15 to December 1 Fall 2021 Commencement: Online registration begins
November 1
  • Deadline for instructors to submit an “I” grade removal for Spring 2021 & Summer 2021
  • Deadline to apply for Credit by Examination
November 1
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Deadline to drop a course with a “W” grade
November 5 Theses and Dissertations due to Graduate Division
November 11 HOLIDAY: Veterans’ Day (non-instructional day)
November 25 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (non-instructional day)
November 26 Non-Instructional day
December 9 Last day of instruction
December 10-11 Study Period
December 13-17 Final Examination Period
December 17 Semester ends
December 18 Commencement (tentative)
December 21
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Faculty Grade Submission Deadline
December 22 Grades available via STAR GPS
December 24 HOLIDAY: Christmas Day (non-instructional day)
December 31, 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 extension term dates and deadlines.