Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Fall 2020

AUGUST

3

Monday

Last Day for Pre-Registered Students to Pay Tuition for Fall Semester—All tuition MUST be paid by 5:00 pm

10

Monday

Financial Aid Textbook Charges Open

17

Monday

Online Registration & Enrollment (see website for details)

18

Tuesday

Online Registration & Enrollment (see website for details)

18

Tuesday

Extended Online Registration Hours—8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (see website for details)

See website for information about WCC Bookstore services and hours

19

Wednesday

Extended Online Registration Hours—8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (see website for details)

See website for information about WCC Bookstore services and hours

20

Thursday

In-Person Registration—3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

and

Extended Online Registration Hours—8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (see website for details)

See website for information about WCC Bookstore services and hours

21

Friday

In-Person Registration—9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

and

Extended Online Registration Hours—8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (see website for details)

See website for information about WCC Bookstore services and hours

22

Saturday

In-Person and Online Registration Hours—9:00 a.m. to noon (see website for details)

See website for information about WCC Bookstore services and hours

24

Monday

First Day of Class

31

Monday

Last day to add a class without instructor approval

SEPTEMBER

1

Tuesday

LPN to RN Bridge Application Deadline

4

Friday

Last day to drop a course, change from audit to credit, and receive tuition refund.

4

Friday

Last day for Financial Aid Textbook/Tuition Charges

7

Monday

Labor Day holiday - College closed - No classes

OCTOBER

19-30

Mon-Friday

Spring Advisement Weeks

19

Monday

Registration for Spring Semester begins

29

Thursday

Last day to withdraw from class and receive a “W” for courses that start August 21 and end Dec 14th (consult course syllabus if taking a class with an alternate schedule.)

NOVEMBER

2

Monday

Online Fall Graduation Application due

3

Tuesday

Election Day—College closed--No classes

23-25

Mon.-Wed.

In-Service Days – No classes

26-27

Thurs.-Fri.

Thanksgiving Holidays – College closed - No classes

DECEMBER

 

1

Tuesday

Last Day for Pre-Registered Students to Pay Tuition for Spring Semester—All tuition MUST be paid by 5:00 pm

1

Tuesday

Online Spring Graduation Application due

 

 

Summer Graduation Applications 2021 due to Admissions Office if planning to participate in the Spring 2021 Graduation Ceremony

15

Tuesday

Last day of classes

16-21

Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Mon.

Final Exams for day and night classes

22

Tuesday

In-Service Day, Grades due by 9:00 am

23

Wednesday

In-Service Day

24

Thursday

Holiday Begins-All Employees

All grades are due in to the Registrar's Office by Tuesday, December 22nd, at 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring 2021

JANUARY

4-7

Mon.—Thurs.

Online Advising and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6-7

Wed.—Thurs.

Extended Online Advising and Registration Hours 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8

Friday

Online Advising and Registration Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9

Saturday

Online Registration & Advising –9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

11

Monday

First day of classes

18

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - College  closed - No classes

19

Tuesday

Last day to add a class without instructor approval

25

Monday

Last day to drop a course, change from audit to credit, and receive tuition refund

FEBRUARY

15

Monday

Deadline to Apply for Selective Admission Health Programs (PTA, and DH)

MARCH

5

Friday

College-Wide In-Service - College closed – No classes

12

Friday

Last day to withdraw from class and receive a “W” for courses that start January 6th and end April 27th (consult course syllabus if taking a class with an alternate schedule.)

12

Friday

RN Selective Admission Deadline (by 5 p.m.)

15-19

Mon. – Fri.

Faculty/student spring break – No classes

22

Monday

Registration for Summer Semester begins

APRIL

1

Thursday

Registration for Fall Semester begins

MAY

3

Monday

Last day of classes

4 – 10

Tuesday—

Monday

Final exams for day and night classes begin

11

Tuesday

Grades due by 9:00 am

11-14

Tuesday—

Fridays

In-Service  Days

14

Friday

Honor’s Convocation

15

Saturday

Health Professions Curricula Pinning Ceremonies and Commencement

 All grades are due in the Registrar's Office by Tuesday, May 11th, by 9:00 am

Summary Information

Fall Semester 2020 - Spring Semester 2021

VCCS Policy 5.7:  Academic Calendar (C)

                          The academic calendar for colleges within the VCCS may be determined by the colleges within the following guidelines:

The contract year for faculty extends from August 16 through May 15.

There shall be a minimum of 75 days of instruction in each semester for a total minimum of 150 days of instruction for the academic year.

There shall be approximately 10 days of instructional evaluation (examinations, etc.) in the academic year.

There shall be approximately 20 days of registration and faculty in-service days in the academic year.

An academic calendar year shall consist of 180 working days.

Summary for Fall Semester 2020 - WCC Calendar

 

DAYS

DATES

In-service

5

November 23-25, December 22-23

Registration

5

August 17-21

Examination days

5

December 15-21

Instructional  days

75

 

total work days

90

 

Summary for Spring Semester 2021 - WCC Calendar

 

DAYS

DATES

In-service

5

March 5, May 11-14

Registration

5

January 4-8

Examination days

5

May 4-10

Instructional  days

75

 

total workdays

90

 

TOTAL WORK DAYS

180

 

Comparison of WCC Calendar to VCCS Policy

Class instruction: WCC - 150, VCCS Policy - Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)
Examinations: WCC - 10, VCCS Policy -  Approximately 10
Registration and In-Service: WCC - 20, VCCS Policy - Approximately 20
Total: WCC - 180 working days, VCCS Policy - 180 working days

 

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