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WCSU Student Handbook 2020-21

Academic Calendar

Western Day of Service 2018Fall Semester – 2020


Aug. 22 Summer Session III Ends
Aug. 24 Move-In Day for Freshmen (LEAP begins)
Aug. 25 Academic Year begins for Faculty
Aug. 26 First Day of Classes
Sept. 7 Labor Day — No Classes
Sept. 18 7th Annual WCSU Day of Service
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Recess — No Classes
Dec. 7 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 8 Reading Day
Dec. 9-15 Fall Exams
Dec. 18 Fall Grades due


Ella Grasso Hall in WinterWinter Intersession – 2020-21

Dec. 21 Intersession Begins
Dec. 25 Christmas Holiday — No Classes
Jan. 1, 2021 New Year’s Holiday — No Classes
Jan. 16 Intersession Ends
Jan. 20 Intersession Final Grades Due



SCherry Blossomspring Semester – 2021

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Holiday — No Classes
Jan. 26 Semester Begins
Jan. 26 First Day of Classes
Feb. 12-15 President’s Holiday — No Classes
April 2 Day of Reflection — No Classes
May 7 Last Day of Classes
May 10-16 Final Exams
May 16 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement (tentative)
May 19 Spring Final Grades Due


Berkshire Hall Entrance in SummerSummer Sessions — 2021

May 24 Summer Session I Begins
May 31 Memorial Day — No Classes
June 26 Summer Session I Ends
June 28 Summer Session II Begins
July 4 Independence Day — No Classes
July 31 Summer Session II Ends
August 2 Summer Session III Begins
August 21 Summer Session III Ends


View across Student Center toward Danbury Hospital in fallFall Semester – 2021

Aug. 25 First Day of Classes
Sept. 6 Labor Day — No Classes


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