Ohio University

Spring Semester 2020–2021

Updated 9/30/20

January 11–May 1, 2021

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.

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 13, Friday

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

November 16, Monday

  • Priority registration begins for continuing students   

November 29, Sunday

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

December 25–January 1

  • Winter Break Closure (University closed)

January 4–6

  • International Student Orientation

January 7, Thursday

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for all new spring semester transfer students
  • Residence halls open 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. for new spring semester first-year and transfer students

January 8, Friday

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for all new spring semester first-year students
  • Residence halls open 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. for new spring semester first-year and transfer students

January 9–10

  • Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. for returning students

January 10, Sunday

  • Last day to cancel registration for spring semester (remove all courses and fees). Note: Cancellation is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes.
  • First meal served on board plan (brunch)
  • Returning students withdrawing spring semester must check out of residence halls no later than 10:00 p.m. to receive a full refund of room and board charges.

January 11, Monday

  • Spring semester opening date – classes begin on all campuses

January 15, Friday

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

January 16, Saturday

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

January 18, Monday

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

January 21, Thursday

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

January 22, Friday

  • Last day to register for spring 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 for removing Incomplete grades incurred during last enrollment (if not removed, I grade will change to F.
  • Last day to add a spring semester class (instructor's permission required)
  • Last day to apply for or change a grading option for spring 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 spring semester (all spring semester courses removed from the student’s academic record).
  • Last day to remove (drop) a spring semester class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment. Note: From January 23 – March 26, students may withdraw from one or more spring 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 spring semester (remove digital content fees associated with Inclusive Access).

January 23, Saturday

  • Students may withdraw from one or more spring semester classes through March 26 (last day to withdraw from an individual class). Note: Course remains on the 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 60% housing/dining refund

January 29, Friday

  • Deadline to waive spring semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

January 30, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

February 5–7

  • Sibs Weekend

February 6, Saturday

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

February 15, Monday

  • Summer semester registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Last day to apply for graduation for spring semester. Note: Official degree conferral dates and commencements are April 30 (graduate), May 1 (undergraduate), and May 8 (Osteopathic Medicine). 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.*

February 21, Sunday

  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

February 26, Friday

  • Last day to change college/major for spring semester

March 5, Friday

  • Last meal served on board plan before Spring Break (lunch)

March 7–13

  • Spring Break – classes not in session. Note: Residence halls will remain open

March 14, Sunday

  • Classes with Sunday meeting day resume
  • First meal served on board plan after Spring Break (brunch)

March 15, Monday    

  • Classes resume

March 21, Sunday

  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due

March 22, Monday

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

March 26, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your spring semester schedule. Note: Course remains on student’s academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.
  • Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens campus summer and fall semesters

March 29, Monday

  • Fall semester priority registration begins

April 9–11

  • Moms Weekend

April 23, Friday

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

April 24, Saturday

  • Last day of classes for spring semester

April 26–April 30

  • Spring semester examination period

April 30, Friday

  • Official degree conferral date for graduate degrees
  • Spring Graduate Commencement
  • Last meal served on board plan (dinner)
  • Residence halls close at 8:00 p.m.

May 1, Saturday

  • Spring semester closing date
  • Official degree conferral date for undergraduate degrees
  • Spring Undergraduate Commencement

May 5, Wednesday

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

May 6, Thursday

  • Spring semester grades available

May 8, Saturday

  • Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement and official degree conferral date
  • Spring semester probation status available

*Approved by Board of Trustees 8/18/20