Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Academic calendars at neighboring institutions (Columbia University or schools in the NY Theological Consortium) may have dates and deadlines different from Union. Union students wishing to take classes at other schools need to be aware of the host institution’s calendar. View the New York Theological Consortium calendar including each school’s course registration/withdrawal dates here.

Previous and future academic calendars are below the current academic year.

2020 – 2021

August | September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August

SUMMER

August 2020

17-28Monday-Friday DMin summer courses
30Sunday International student arrival
31-Sept 1Monday-Tuesday International student orientation
31Monday 9:00am-5:00pmHousing open for new student move-in

FALL

September 2020

1TuesdayResidential orientation for new students living on campus
2-4Wednesday-FridayNew student orientation - including academic advisement and course registration
7MondayLabor Day holiday
7MondayLast day full refunds are issued
8Tuesday Fall semester begins
9Wednesday, 6:00pm 184th Convocation
14Monday Course registration closes for Fall; courses dropped after today receive a grade of "W". Last day to change enrollment type for courses.
17Thursday, 9:00am-2:00pmField education supervisor orientation
23Wednesday, 2:00- 4:00pmModern Language exams: French, German, Spanish
24Thursday Final grades due for DMin Summer courses
30WednesdayLast day to change health insurance plan with Student Affairs

October 2020

1ThursdayFAFSA form available for 2021-2022 academic year
26Monday Last day to withdraw from courses and receive grade of "W"

November 2020

2-16Monday-Monday Academic advisement period for January and Spring courses
2MondayLast day to adjust Fall financial aid
5ThursdayLast day to pay remaining balances. Student accounts with balances are placed on financial holds preventing course registration until paid in full.
7SaturdayReturn to Title IV (R2T4) aid cutoff (Fall)
9MondayCourse registration opens via add/drop form for January
18WednesdayCourse registration opens via SSO for Spring
23-25Monday-Wednesday Reading days - no classes
26-27Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving holiday
30MondayThesis proposals for MA, project/thesis proposals for MDiv (including electives) and STM extended paper proposals due to registrar
30Monday Deadline for field education mid-year evaluations

December 2020

2Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pmModern Language exams: French, German, Spanish
8TuesdayLast day of Tuesday classes
9WednesdayLast day of Wednesday classes
10ThursdayLast day of Thursday classes
11FridayLast day of Friday classes
14MondayLast day of Monday classes
14MondayLast day to request extensions for Fall coursework. Deadline for all course requirements other than final exams.
15Tuesday Reading day
16-17Wednesday-ThursdayFinal exam period
17Thursday End of Fall semester
17Thursday Deadline for first-year MDiv field education placement conference
24- January 1Thursday-FridaySemester break - no classes and administrative offices closed

SPRING

January 2021

4Monday Final grades due for Fall
4-19Monday-TuesdayJanuary Intersession
4MondayCourse registration closes for January
5Tuesday Coursework for Fall extensions due to faculty
8FridayFinal grades due for Fall extensions
15Friday Outlines and annotated bibliographies for MDiv and MA theses due to academics@utsnyc.edu
18Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
27WednesdayLast day full refunds are issued
28ThursdaySpring semester begins
28Thursday Final grades due for January intersession

February 2021

3WednesdayCourse registration closes for Spring; courses dropped after today receive a grade of "W". Last day to change enrollment type for courses.
4Thursday, 9:00am-2:00pmField education supervisor training
10Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pmModern Language exams: French, German, Spanish
12Friday MDiv mid-program review (MPR) conferences
15MondayFAFSA and financial aid application deadline for new students
19FridayMDiv mid-program review (MPR) conferences
22MondayCourse registration opens via add/drop form for Summer
26FridayMDiv mid-program review (MPR) conferences

March 2021

15-19Monday-Friday Spring recess - no classes
19FridayCourse registration closes for Summer
31WednesdayLast day to withdraw from courses and receive grade of "W"

April 2021

1-5Thursday-MondayEaster holiday
2FridayLast day to adjust Spring financial aid
3SaturdayReturn to Title IV (R2T4) aid cutoff (Spring)
9FridayTheses for MA, projects/theses for MDiv, and STM extended papers due to readers and academics@utsnyc.edu
9Friday Last day to pay remaining balances. Student accounts with balances are placed on financial holds preventing course registration until paid in full.
12-23Monday-FridayAcademic advisement for Fall
14Wednesday 2:00-4:00 pmModern Language exams: French, German, Spanish
15Thursday Deadline for field education learning agreements and contracts
15ThursdayDeadline for first-year MA and second-year MDiv concentration declarations
23FridayLast day for PhD dissertation defense
23FridayDeadline for field education final evaluations
28WednesdayCourse registration opens via SSO/NetClassroom for Fall
30FridayPhD dissertations due (see Assistant Dean)

May 2021

3MondayThesis/project and extended paper grades due
4TuesdayLast day of Tuesday classes
5WednesdayLast day of Wednesday classes
6ThursdayLast day of Thursday classes
7FridayLast day of Friday classes
10MondayLast day of Monday classes
10MondayLast day to request extensions for Spring coursework - not allowed for graduating students. Deadline for all course requirements other than final exams.
11-12Tuesday-WednesdayReading days
13-14Thursday-FridayFinal exam period
14FridayEnd of Spring semester
15SaturdayFAFSA form deadline for returning students
17MondayFinal grades for Spring due for graduating students at 10:00am
21Friday183rd Commencement

SUMMER

May 2021

24MondaySummer semester begins
28FridayFinal grades due for Spring
31MondayMemorial Day holiday

June 2021

9WednesdayCoursework for Spring extensions due to faculty
14MondayFinal grades due for Spring extensions
14Monday Assessment reports for MDiv and MA graduates due from faculty

July 2021

5MondayIndependence Day holiday

August 2021

6FridayEnd of Summer semester (except for DMin)
20FridayFinal grades for Summer due (except for DMin)

Previous Academic Calendars

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