Ohio University

Fall Semester 2020–2021

Updated 9/30/20

August 24–December 12, 2020

Note: Deadlines are 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date indicated (unless otherwise noted). However, online transactions may be processed beyond 5:00 p.m. Eastern, if the online system is available. Deadlines are prorated for classes that do not meet for the full semester. Dates are subject to change at the discretion of Ohio University.

        
March 27, Friday

  • (Remote) Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens campus summer and fall semesters

March 30, Monday

  • Academic advising begins remotely for fall semester registration for continuing students (contact advisor/college/department/school/regional campus student services office as appropriate)

April 6, Monday

  • Fall semester priority registration begins

June 1, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from housing to avoid forfeiture of fall semester deposit of $200 (new students)

June 2 – June 30

  • (Remote) Bobcat Student Orientation sessions

July 23, Thursday

  • (Remote) Bobcat Student Orientation for new first-year and transfer students who have not previously attended orientation

July 29, Wednesday

  • (Remote) Bobcat Student Orientation for new first-year and transfer students who have not previously attended orientation

August 7, Friday

  • (Remote) Bobcat Student Orientation for new first-year and transfer students who have not previously attended orientation

August 13 – 19

  • International Student Orientation

August 19, Wednesday

  • Last day to decrease meal plan for academic year

August 20, Thursday

  • (Remote) Bobcat Student Orientation for new first-year and transfer students who have not previously attend orientation
  • Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and University Registrar open extended hours until 6:00 p.m.

August 20, Thursday (cont.)

  • First meal served on board plan (lunch)

August 21 – August 23

  • Phase 1 Move-In (dates and times communicated via email for Phase 1 approved students)

August 21, Friday

  • Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and University Registrar open extended hours until 6:00 p.m.
  • Phase 1 residence halls open for Phase 1 approved students (plan to arrive according to move-in schedule)
  • Last day to cancel meal plan for academic year

August 22, Saturday

  • Phase 1 residence halls open for Phase 1 approved students (plan to arrive according to move-in schedule)

August 23, Sunday

  • Last day to cancel registration for fall semester (remove all courses and fees). Note: Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes
  • Phase 1 residence halls open for Phase 1 approved students (plan to arrive according to move-in schedule)

August 24, Monday

  • Fall semester opening date – classes begin on all campuses
  • Note: Athens campus classes resume in a multi-phased return; most students will begin their fall classes remotely and continue remotely through September 27. Regional campus classes resume in a hybrid approach. See https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/students for additional information about Athens and regional campus classes.

August 28, Friday

  • Last day to add a fall semester class without instructor's approval

August 29, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 80% housing/dining refund

September 4, Friday

  • Last day to register for fall semester. Note: Students who are in attendance by this date but fail to complete any registration procedures must pay a $150.00 penalty for retroactive registration correction.*
  • Last day to add a fall semester class (instructor's permission required)

September 5, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 60% housing/dining refund

September 7, Monday

  • Labor Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

September 11, Friday

  • Last day to apply for or change a grading option for fall semester class (Credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail)
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for fall semester (all fall semester courses removed from the student’s academic record)
  • Last day to remove (drop) a fall semester class from student’s academic record with possible fee adjustment.
  • Note: From September 12 – October 30, students may withdraw from one or more fall semester classes, but the course will remain on student’s academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.
  • Last day to opt-out of Digital Course Materials for fall semester (remove digital content fees associated with Inclusive Access)
  • Deadline to waive fall semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

September 12, Saturday

  • Students may withdraw from one or more fall semester classes through October 30 (last day to withdraw from an individual class). Note: Course remains on student’s academic record with a withdrawn grade and continues to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition.
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

September 18 – 20

  • Parents Weekend canceled

September 19, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 20% housing/dining refund

September 21, Monday

  • Fall semester tuition and fees due for students registered by August 31
  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #1 due

September 28, Monday

  • Last day to apply for graduation for fall semester. Note: Official degree conferral date and commencement are December 12. Students who want to graduate this semester but fail to apply for graduation must pay a $100.00 fine to have their graduation application processed.*
  • Phase 2 begins for Athens campus instruction.

October 2, Friday

  • Classes in session; University is open
  • Fall Break (classes not in session; University is open) Fall Break canceled

October 5–10

  • Homecoming Week 2020 (virtual, online format)

October 9, Friday

  • Last day to change college/major for fall semester

October 21, Wednesday

  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

October 30, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your fall semester schedule. Note: Course remains on student’s academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.

November 6–8

  • Dads Weekend canceled

November 9, Monday

  • Academic advising begins for spring semester registration for continuing students (contact advisor/college/department/school/regional campus student services office as appropriate)

November 11, Wednesday

  • Veterans Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 13, Friday

  • Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens Campus spring semester

November 16, Monday

  • Spring semester priority registration begins

November 20, Friday

  • Last day for in-person instruction on all OHIO campuses. Remainder of fall semester classes to be conducted remotely.

November 21, Saturday

  • Remote instruction begins for remainder of fall semester  
  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due
  • Last meal served on board plan (lunch)
  • Residence halls close at 8:00 p.m.

November 25–November 29

  • Thanksgiving Break – classes not in session

November 26, Thursday

  • Thanksgiving Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 27, Friday

  • Columbus Day holiday observed (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 29, Sunday

  • Last day to withdraw from housing to avoid forfeiture of spring semester deposit of $200 (only new students admitted for spring)

November 30, Monday

  • Classes resume (remote instruction) following Thanksgiving Break.

December 4, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the University for fall semester (Contact College or regional campus student services offices). Note: Courses remain on student’s academic record with withdrawn grades and no fee adjustment.

December 5, Saturday

  • Last day of classes for fall semester

December 7–12

  • (Remote) Fall semester examination period

December 11, Friday

  • Last day for removing Incomplete grades incurred during last enrollment (if not removed, I grade will change to F)

December 12, Saturday

  • Fall semester closing date
  • Fall Commencement (virtual ceremony)
  • Official degree conferral date

December 16, Wednesday

  • Deadline (12:00 p.m.) for all grades, including pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates

December 18, Friday

  • Deadline (5:00 p.m.) to elect the Satisfactory grade for undergraduate classes

December 19, Saturday

  • Fall semester grades available

December 25–January 1

  • Winter Break Closure (University closed)

*Approved by Board of Trustees 8/18/20