Academic Calendar Spring 2021

Registration dates are indicated in bold.
Date Event
October 26, 2020 Spring 2021 Class Availability Posted
November 16, 2020 Registration assignments begin: Continuing Classified students
November 26, 2020 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving Day (non-instructional day)
November 30, 2020 Registration assignments begin: Incoming (newly accepted, returning, transfer) students
December 7, 2020 Registration begins: All Unclassified students
December 25, 2020 HOLIDAY: Christmas Day (non-instructional day)
January 1, 2021 HOLIDAY: New Year’s Day (non-instructional day)
January 8 Payment Receipt Deadline
January 11
  • Semester begins
  • Late registration begins (single $30 system-wide late fee)
  • UH Employee Faculty & Staff registration begins
January 18 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (non-instructional day)
January 19
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
January 29 Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Graduates: deadline to file Application for Graduation for the Spring 2021 commencement on May 15, 2021.
February 3
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
February 4-March 25 In-Person Restricted Withdrawal period begins (with “W” grade)
February 15 HOLIDAY: President’s Day (non-instructional day)
February 15-May 1 Online registration opens for the Spring 2021 commencement ceremony: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement/
March 15-19 SPRING RECESS
March 26 HOLIDAY: Kuhio Day (non-instructional day)
March 29
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Deadline for In-Person Restricted Withdrawals (with “W” Grade)
April 1 Deadline to:

  • Submit an “I” grade removal for Fall 2020
  • Apply for Credit by Examination
April 2
  • Theses and Dissertations due to Graduate Division
  • HOLIDAY: Good Friday (non-instructional day)
May 5 Last day of instruction
May 6-8 Study Period
May 10-14 Final Examination Period
May 15 Commencement; semester ends
May 18
by 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Faculty Grade Submission Deadline
May 19 Grades available in STAR GPS
May 29 Summer 2021 Graduates: deadline to file Application for Graduation for the Fall 2021 commencement on December 18, 2021.

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.