Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

This calendar is not applicable to the Nursing@Simmons, SocialWork@Simmons, Behavior Analysis Online or MPH Online programs. Please check your program materials and syllabi for all course meetings. Only approved dates have been added to the calendar to this point.

This information was last updated on June 14, 2019.

September 2019

DateDescription
2University closed for Labor Day
3Classes begin
4Convocation 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Academic Quad
27Final day to add a course with instructor signature
Final day to drop a course without instructor signature
Final day for undergraduate students to change a Pass/Fail grading option
Final day for undergraduate to choose the Formal Audit grading option
Final day to drop a course with no "W" grade

October 2019

DateDescription
14University closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day
15Administrative Monday: Tuesday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
25Final day to drop a course with instructor signature. A grade "W'' will be assigned for courses dropped after September 27th
31October degree conferral date

November 2019

DateDescription
11Veteran's Day; Classes will be held
27-29University closed for Thanksgiving Break

December 2019

DateDescription
13Final day of undergraduate classes
14Reading and Review
16-20Final examinations
20Residence Halls close for Winter Break at noon
23University closed for Winter Break

January 2020

DateDescription
6University opens after Winter Break
Grades posted to AARC by 10:00 a.m.
11Residence Halls open for returning students at 8:30 a.m.
13Classes begin
20University Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
24Final day to add a course without instructor's signature

February 2020

DateDescription
7Final day to add a course with instructor signature
Final day to drop a course without instructor signature
Final day for undergraduate students to change a Pass/Fail grading option      
Final day for undergraduate students to choose the Formal audit grading option    
Final day to drop a course with no "W'' grade
17Presidents' Day; Classes will be held

March 2020

DateDescription
6Final day to drop a course with the instructor's signature. A grade of "W" will be assigned to courses dropped after February 2nd
9-12Spring Break. Classes will not be held. Administrative office will be open
16Classes resume after Spring Break

April 2020

DateDescription
20University closed for Patriot's Day

May 2020

DateDescription
4Final day of undergraduate classes
5Reading and Review
6-9Final examinations
10Grades for students graduating in May posted to AARC by 10:00 a.m.
Final signed departmental graduation lists due to Registrar's Office by 2:30 p.m.
15Commencement
16Summer classes begin
Residence Halls close for graduating seniors at 12:00 p.m.
18Grades posted by AARC by 10:00 a.m.
25University closed for Memorial Day

July 2020

DateDescription
4-5University closed for Independence Day

August 2020

DateDescription
30August degree conferral date
Final day of undergraduate classes