Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

Event Date
Fall international student orientation Wed, Aug 19, 2020
Fall graduate student orientation Thu-Fri, Aug 20-21, 2020
KSU Kickoff Mon-Wed, Aug 24-26, 2020
Fall classes begin Thu, Aug 27, 2020
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December 2020 graduation Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for December 2020 graduation Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Labor Day (note 1) Mon, Sep 7, 2020
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May 2020 graduation Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Fall classes end for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Oct 5-16, 2020
Spring classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Oct 5, 2020
Spring classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Oct 19, 2020
Veterans Day observed (note 1) Wed, Nov 11, 2020
Thanksgiving break (note 2) Mon-Sun, Nov 23-29, 2020
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Wed, Nov 25, 2020
Thanksgiving Day (note 1) Thu, Nov 26, 2020
Columbus Day observed (note 3) Fri, Nov 27, 2020
Fall classes resume in remote delivery Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Nov 30-Dec 11, 2020
Fall classes end Sun, Dec 13, 2020
Fall final examinations Mon-Sun, Dec 14-20, 2020
Fall commencements Fri-Sat, Dec 18-19, 2020
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August 2020 graduation Tue, Dec 15, 2020
Holiday schedule (note 4) TBA
Presidents Day observed (note 5) Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Christmas day (note 1) Fri, Dec 25, 2020
New Year’s Day (note 1) Fri, Jan 1, 2021

Calendar Notes

  1. Observed state-designated holiday; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  2. Thanksgiving break: no classes are scheduled Monday through Sunday; offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
  3. Columbus Day is a movable state-designated holiday, observed the day after Thanksgiving; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  4. Kent State may operate on a holiday schedule during the last part of December. When that occurs, information will be communicated to faculty and staff by the Division of Human Resources.
  5. Presidents Day is a movable state-designated holiday, observed contiguous with Christmas Day; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.

Spring 2021

Event Date
Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Jan 4, 2021
Spring international student orientation Thu, Jan 14, 2021
Spring graduate student orientation Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr Day (note 1) Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Spring classes begin Tue, Jan 19, 2021
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May 2021 graduation Fri, Jan 22, 2021
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Fri, Jan 22, 2021
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Jan 29, 2021
Summer classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Feb 12, 2021
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Feb 15-26, 2021
Summer classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Mar 1, 2021
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December 2021 graduation Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Spring break (note 2) Mon-Sun, Mar 29-Apr 4, 2021
Spring classes resume Mon, Apr 4, 2021
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, May 3-14, 2021
Spring classes end Tue, May 4, 2021
Remembrance Day (note 3) Tue, May 4, 2021
Reading Day Wed, May 5, 2021
Spring final examinations Thu-Wed, May 6-12, 2021
Summer classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Sat, May 8, 2021
Spring commencements Fri-Sat, May 14-15, 2021
Spring commencement for College of Podiatric Medicine Fri, May 21, 2021

Calendar Notes

  1. Observed state-designated holiday; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  2. No classes during break; university campuses and offices are open.
  3. Remembrance Day (May 4, 1970): no final exams or classes are scheduled for the day.

Summer 2021

Event Date
Summer classes begin for second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, May 17, 2021
Summer intersession classes begin Thu, May 20, 2021
Memorial Day (note 1) Mon, May 31, 2021
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, May 24, 2021
Summer classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, May 28, 2021
Summer intersession classes end Wed, Jun 9, 2021
Summer I classes begin Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Summer II classes begin Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August 2020 graduation Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for August 2020 graduation Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Summer classes end for second-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Jul 2, 2021
Independence Day observed (note 1) Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Tue-Mon, Jul 6-12, 2021
Summer I classes end Wed, Jul 14, 2021
Summer III classes begin Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Summer II classes end Wed, Aug 4, 2021
Summer III classes end Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Summer commencement Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Calendar Notes

  1. Observed state-designated holiday; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.