Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020

Date Event
May 6 Registration opens for Fall 2020 semester.
August 17 Faculty return for Fall 2020 semester.
August 24 Fall 2020 semester classes begin.
August 31 Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and joint agreements.
September 7 Labor Day holiday, College closed.
September 21 Last day to drop from 16-week courses and have course removed from record.1
Last day to change to Audit for 16-week courses.1
September 25 Last day for filing graduation petitions.
September 28 Incomplete (I) grades from Summer 2020 semester for which faculty have not submitted a final grades become an “F” after this date.2
October 26 Last day to withdraw with a “W” from 16-week courses.1 Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.
October 29 All College Learning Day (no daytime classes)
November 3 Election Day, College closed.
November 11 Veterans Day holiday, College closed.
November 18 Registration opens for Spring 2021 semester.
November 26, 27 Thanksgiving Recess, College closed.
November 28,29 Thanksgiving Recess, no classes, College open (most offices closed).
December 15, 16 Evaluation Days3
December 16 Last day of student attendance.
December 21 Winterim classes begin.
Grading Day4
Grades due.
December 24 - January 1 College closed.

Spring Semester 2021

Date Event
November 18 Registration opens for Spring 2021 semester
January 1 New Year’s Day holiday, College closed.
January 8 Winterim classes end.
January 11 Faculty return for Spring 2021 semester
January 18 Martin Luther King Holiday, College closed.
January 19 Spring 2021 semester classes begin.
Winterim grades due.
January 25 Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and joint agreements.
February 15 Presidents Day holiday, College closed.
February 16 Last day to drop from 16-week courses and have course removed from record.1
Last day to change to Audit for 16-week courses.1
February 19 Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.
March 1 Incomplete (I) grades from Fall 2020 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades become an “F” after this date.2
March 15-21 Spring Break
March 22 Classes resume after Spring Break
March 24 Registration opens for Summer 2021 sessions.
March 29 Last day to withdraw with a “W” from 16-week courses.1
Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.
April 7 Registration opens for Fall 2021 semester.
May 13, 14 Evaluation Days 3
May 14 Last day of student attendance.
May 17 Summer 2021 three-week and four-week Interim classes begin.1
Grading Day4
Commencement
May 18 Grades due.
May 31 Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

Seven- and Eight-Week Summer Sessions 2021

Date Event
March 24 Registration opens for Summer 2021 eight-week and seven-week sessions and three-week and four-week interims.
May 17 Summer 2021 three-week and four-week interim classes begin.
June 3 Three-week Interim classes end.
June 7 Summer 2021 eight-week session classes begin.
Three-week Interim grades due.
June 10 Four-week Interim classes end.
June 14 Summer 2021 seven-week session classes begin.
Four-week Interim grades due.
June 21 Last day to drop and have course removed from record.
Last day to change to Audit.
June 24 Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.
July 4 Independence Day holiday, College closed
July 5 Holiday Observance (College closed).
July 8 Last day to withdraw with a “W” (no withdrawals after mid-term).
Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 8.
July 15 Incomplete (I) grades from Spring 2021 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades becomes an “F” after this date.2
July 29 Classes end.
August 2 Grades due.
August Interim classes begin.
August 20 August Interim classes end.
August 24 August Interim grades due.

The class schedule will be adjusted to allow for the proper number of minutes of instruction, given the loss of time for the July 4 holiday observance. 

Oakton Community College recognizes the broad diversity of religious beliefs of its constituencies. The College has embraced a practice of shared responsibility in the event a religious observance interferes with class work or assignments. Students who inform instructors in advance of an intended absence for a major religious observance will not be penalized. The instructor will make reasonable accommodations for students, which may include providing a make-up test, altering assignment dates, permitting a student to attend another section of the same course for a class period or similar remedies. Instructors are not responsible for teaching material again. Instructors should inform students of this practice at the beginning of the semester so that arrangements can be made accordingly. Similar consideration is accorded to faculty, staff and administrators and is provided for in the respective contracts.