Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019Fall 2020 
August 8thAugust 13thFaculty Workday: Full Faculty/Divisions
August 10thAugust 15thOpening Academic Convocation
August 10th - 12thAugust 15th - 17thFreshmen Orientation
August 12thAugust 17thRegistration
August 11thAugust 17thFall Semester Begins
August 11th - 16thAugust 17th - 21stBU Online Classes Begin
August 13thAugust 18thOn-Campus Classes Begin
August 20thAugust 25thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
September 2ndSeptember 7thLabor Day Holiday
September 10th - 14thSeptember 18thMod 1 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
September 24thSeptember 29thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
October 3rd - 8thOctober 8th - 12thFall Break (No On-Campus Classes)*
October 5thOctober 10thEnd of Mod 1
October 14th - 18thOctober 19th - 23rdBUonline Module #2 Begins
October 21stOctober 26thDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
November 15thNovember 20thMod 2 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
November 28th - December 1stNovember 25th - 29thThanksgiving Break (University Closed)
December 4th - 6thDecember 7th - 9th*Final Exams: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
December 7thDecember 12thBU Online Completed by Midnight
December 7thDecember 12thFall Semester Ends
Spring 2020Spring 2021
January 2nd - 3rdRegistration (new students)
January 5thJanuary 11thSpring Semester Begins
January 5th - 10thJanuary 11th - 15thBU Online Classes Begin
January 6thJanuary 11thOn-Campus Classes Begin
January 14thJanuary 19thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
January 20thJanuary 18thMLK, Jr. Day (University Closed)
January 28thJanuary 26thFounder’s Day/Winter Convocation
February 7thFebruary 12thMod 3 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
February 18thFebruary 23rdFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
February 29thMarch 6thMod 3 Ends
March 2nd - 6thMarch 8th - 12thSpring Break (No Classes)
March 9thMarch 15th - 19thBU Online Mod #4 Begins
March 16thMarch 23rdDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
April 9th - 13thApril 1st - 5thEaster Break (No On-Campus Classes – Offices Closed Friday/Monday)
April 10thApril 16thMod 4 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
April 19thApril 25thHonors Convocation
April 27th - 29thMay 3rd - 5thFinal Exams
May 2ndMay 8thCommencement
May 2ndMay 8thBU Online Completed by Midnight
May 2ndMay 8thSpring Semester Ends
BUOnline ClassesBUOnline Classes 2020-2021
August 11th - 16thAugust 17th - 21stModule #1 Begins
October 14th - 18thOctober 19th - 23rdModule #2 Begins
January 5th - 10thJanuary 11th - 15thModule #3 Begins
March 9th - 13thMarch 15th - 19thModule #4 Begins
Summer 2020Summer 2021
May 11thMay 17thSTART
July 4thJuly 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 NOTE: For modular courses, the last day to drop a class with no record is BEFORE the first scheduled chat; the last day to withdraw with a “W” is before the 4th scheduled chat session. For semester-long courses, on-campus dates above apply.

MBA graduate program dates will vary slightly. MSW follows on-ground schedule; MSM follows online modular schedule.