George Fox University Academic Dates and Deadlines

These calendars list important academic dates, including add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for courses running the full length of the semester. 

To see future semester start and end dates for the next five years, visit Semester Dates.

Please note that future dates may be subject to change.

August

Fall Semester Begins August 26, 2019
Last Day for Special Student Class Registration August 30, 2019

September

Last Day for Adding Classes Online September 1, 2019
(without Instructor approval)
Labor Day Holiday September 2, 2019
Regional Sites (non-Newberg) only
Last Day to Change Registration (Add/Drop) September 8, 2019
($25 drop fee applied during week 2)
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree September 8, 2019
(Midyear Commencement Participation)
Census Date September 10, 2019
Serve Day September 11, 2019
Last Day to Exercise Pass/No Pass or Audit Option September 20, 2019

October

Mid-Semester Holiday October 4, 2019
(Newberg Campus only)
Mid-Semester Grade Entry October 16-20, 2019
(Traditional Undergraduate classes)
Registration for Spring Semester Opens October 21 2019
(Graduate and Degree Completion Students)

November

Last Day to Withdraw from Class without Grade Responsibility November 3, 2019
(full semester classes)
Transfer Credit Transcript Due Date November 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
(Midyear Commencement Participation)
Last Day to Request Participation in Midyear Commencement with Incomplete Requirements November 17, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29, 2019
Dissertation Signed Approval Sheets Due November 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm
(Midyear Commencement Participation)

December

Study Day December 9, 2019
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Final Exams December 9-13, 2019
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Fall Semester Ends December 13, 2019
Midyear Commencement December 14, 2019
Christmas/New Year Break December 14, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Final Grade Entry Deadline December 22, 2019

January

Spring Semester Begins January 13, 2020
Last Day for Special Student Class Registration January 17, 2020
Last Day for Adding Classes Online January 19, 2020
(without Instructor approval)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday January 20, 2020
Last Day to Change Registration (Add/Drop) January 26, 2020
($25 drop fee applied during week 2)
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree January 26, 2020
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Census Date January 28, 2020

February

Last Day to Exercise Pass/No Pass or Audit Option February 7, 2020
Mid-Semester Holiday February 14, 2020
Registration for Summer Semester Opens February 26, 2020

March

Mid-Semester Grade Entry March 4-8, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduate Classes)
Juniors Abroad Registration March 13, 2020
Registration for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Opens March 16-20, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Last Day to Withdraw from Class without Grade Responsibility March 22, 2020
(full semester classes)
Spring Break March 23-27, 2020

April

Transfer Credit Transcript Due Date April 3, 2020 - 5:00 pm
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Last Day to Request Participation in Spring Commencement with Incomplete Requirements April 5, 2020
Registration for Fall Semester Opens April 13, 2020
(Graduate and Degree Completion Students)
Dissertation Signed Approval Sheets Due April 17, 2020 - 5:00 pm
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Study Day April 27, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Final Exams April 27 – May 1, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduates)

May

Spring Semester Ends May 1, 2020
Spring Commencement May 2, 2020
Final Grade Entry Deadline May 10, 2020

May

Summer Semester Begins May 4, 2020
Last Day to Change Summer Registration (Add/Drop) May 17, 2020
(full semester classes)
Memorial Day Holiday May 25, 2020

June

Summer Online Session Begins June 1, 2020
Last Day to Change Summer Online Registration (Add/Drop) June 7, 2020

July

Census Date July 1, 2020
Independence Day Holiday July 3, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Online Session Class without Grade Responsibility July 5, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester Summer Class without Grade Responsibility July 12, 2020
Summer Online Session Ends July 26, 2020

August

Summer Online Session Grade Entry Deadline August 2, 2020
Summer Semester Ends August 21, 2020
Final Grade Entry Deadline August 30, 2020

August

Fall Semester Begins August 31, 2020

September

Last Day for Special Student Class Registration September 4, 2020
Last Day for Adding Classes Online September 6, 2020
(without Instructor approval)
Labor Day Holiday September 7, 2020
Regional Sites (non-Newberg) only
Last Day to Change Registration (Add/Drop) September 13, 2020
($25 drop fee applied during week 2)
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree September 13, 2020
(Midyear Commencement Participation)
Census Date September 15, 2020
Serve Day September 16, 2020
Last Day to Exercise Pass/No Pass or Audit Option September 25, 2020

October

Mid-Semester Holiday October 9, 2020
(Newberg Campus only)
Mid-Semester Grade Entry October 17-21, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduate Classes)
Registration for Spring Semester Opens October 28, 2020
(Graduate and Degree Completion Students)

November

Last Day to Withdraw from Class without Grade Responsibility November 8, 2020
Transfer Credit Transcript Due Date November 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm
(Midyear Commencement Participation)
Last Day to Request Participation in Midyear Commencement with Incomplete Requirements November 22, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday November 26-27, 2020

December

Dissertation Signed Approval Sheets Due December 4, 2020 - 5:00 pm
(Midyear Commencement Participation)
Study Day December 14, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Final Exams December 14-18, 2020
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Fall Semester Ends December 18, 2020
Midyear Commencement December 19, 2020
Christmas/New Year Break December 19, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Final Grade Entry Deadline December 27, 2020

January

Spring Semester Begins January 11, 2021
Last Day for Special Student Class Registration January 15, 2021
Last Day for Adding Classes Online January 17, 2021
(without Instructor approval)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday January 18, 2021
Last Day to Change Registration (Add/Drop) January 24, 2021
($25 drop fee applied during week 2)
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree January 24, 2021
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Census Date January 26, 2021

February

Last Day to Exercise Pass/No Pass or Audit Option February 5, 2021
Mid-Semester Holiday February 12, 2021
Registration for Summer Semester Opens February 24, 2021
Mid-Semester Grade Entry February 27 - March 3, 2021
(Traditional Undergraduate Classes)

March

Juniors Abroad Registration March 12, 2021
Registration for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Opens March 16-19, 2021
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Last Day to Withdraw from Class without Grade Responsibility March 21, 2021
(full semester classes)
Spring Break March 22-26, 2021

April

Transfer Credit Transcript Due Date April 2, 2020 - 5:00 pm
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Last Day to Request Participation in Spring Commencement with Incomplete Requirements April 4, 2021
Registration for Fall Semester Opens April 14, 2021
(Graduate and Degree Completion Students)
Dissertation Signed Approval Sheets Due April 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm
(Spring Commencement Participation)
Study Day April 26, 2021
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Final Exams April 26-30, 2021
(Traditional Undergraduates)
Spring Semester Ends April 30, 2021

May

Spring Commencement May 1, 2021
Final Grade Entry Deadline May 9, 2021

May

Summer Semester Begins May 3, 2021
Last Day to Change Summer Registration (Add/Drop) May 16, 2021
(full semester classes)
Memorial Day Holiday May 31, 2021

June

Summer Online Session Begins June 7, 2021
Last Day to Change Summer Online Registration (Add/Drop) June 13, 2021

July

Census Date July 1, 2021
Independence Day Holiday TBD
Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Online Session Classes without Grade Responsibility July 11, 2021
Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester Summer Classes without Grade Responsibility July 11, 2021

August

Summer Online Session Ends August 1, 2021
Summer Online Session Grade Entry Deadline August 8, 2021
Summer Semester Ends August 20, 2021
Final Grade Entry Deadline August 29, 2021

 

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