Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019 
August 8thFaculty Workday: Full Faculty/Divisions
August 10thOpening Academic Convocation
August 10th - 12thFreshmen Orientation
August 12thRegistration
August 11thFall Semester Begins
August 11th - 16thBU Online Classes Begin
August 13thOn-Campus Classes Begin
August 20thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
September 2ndLabor Day Holiday
September 10th - 14thMod 1 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
September 24thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
October 3rd - 8thFall Break (No On-Campus Classes)*
October 5thEnd of Mod 1
October 14th - 18thBUonline Module #2 Begins
October 21stDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
November 15thMod 2 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
November 28th - December 1stThanksgiving Break (University Closed)
December 4th - 6th*Final Exams: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
December 7thBU Online Completed by Midnight
December 7thFall Semester Ends
Spring 2020
January 2nd - 3rdRegistration (new students)
January 5thSpring Semester Begins
January 5th - 10thBU Online Classes Begin
January 6thOn-Campus Classes Begin
January 14thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
January 20thMLK, Jr. Day (University Closed)
January 28thFounder’s Day/Winter Convocation
February 7thMod 3 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
February 18thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
February 29thMod 3 Ends
March 2nd - 6thSpring Break (No Classes)
March 9thBU Online Mod #4 Begins
March 16thDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
April 10thMod 4 Withdraw Deadline with Transcript “W”
April 9th - 13thEaster Break (No On-Campus Classes – Offices Closed Friday/Monday)
April 19thHonors Convocation
April 27th - 29thFinal Exams
May 2ndCommencement
May 2ndBU Online Completed by Midnight
May 2ndSpring Semester Ends
BUOnline Classes
August 11th - 16thModule #1 Begins
October 14th - 18thModule #2 Begins
January 5th - 10thModule #3 Begins
March 9th - 13thModule #4 Begins
Summer 2020
May 11thSTART
July 4thEND

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.