Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Year

Fall 2020 
August 6thFaculty Workday: Full Faculty/Divisions
August 10th - 14thBU Online Classes Begin
August 15thOpening Academic Convocation
August 18th - 21stOn-Campus Classes Begin
August 25thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
September 7thLabor Day (No On-Campus Classes)
September 11thMod 1 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
September 29thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
October 3rdEnd of Mod 1
October 5th - 9thBUonline Module #2 Begins
October 19thDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
November 6thMod 2 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
November 18thReading Day for Students to Prepare for Final Exams
November 19th & 20thFinal Exams
November 23rd & 24thFinal Exams
November 28thBU Online Completed by Midnight
November 28thFall Semester Ends
Spring 2021
Registration (new students)
January 11thSpring Semester Begins
January 11th - 15thBU Online Classes Begin
January 11thOn-Campus Classes Begin
January 19thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
January 18thMLK, Jr. Day (University Closed)
January 26thFounder’s Day/Winter Convocation
February 12thMod 3 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
February 23rdFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
March 6thMod 3 Ends
March 8th - 12thSpring Break (No Classes)
March 15th - 19thBU Online Mod #4 Begins
March 23rdDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
April 1st - 5thEaster Break (No On-Campus Classes – Offices Closed Friday/Monday)
April 16thMod 4 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
April 25thHonors Convocation
May 3rd - 5thFinal Exams
May 8thCommencement
May 8thBU Online Completed by Midnight
May 8thSpring Semester Ends
BUOnline Classes 2020-2021
August 17th - 21stModule #1 Begins
October 19th - 23rdModule #2 Begins
January 11th - 15thModule #3 Begins
March 15th - 19thModule #4 Begins
Summer 2021
May 17thSTART
July 10thEND

NOTE #1: Except during Spring Break, once modular online classes begin, they run through the 8-week module without a break, regardless of the University Calendar. Full-semester online courses follow the on-ground schedule.

NOTE #2: All BU Online courses must be complete by midnight of the Saturday of the 8th week of a module or of Exam Week for full-semester classes.

Chat sessions may or may not be held on holidays (consult Instructor), but class assignments are ongoing.

DROP/WITHDRAW NOTICE: For module courses the last day to drop a course with no record, is the due date and time for the start here questionnaire for each module.

MBA graduate program dates will vary slightly.  MSW follows on-ground schedule.