Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Fall 2020 Term / Spring 2021 Term / Summer 2021 Term


Academic Calendar  > Fall 2020 Term / Spring 2021 Term / Summer 2021 Term


Timing is critical to University payment and refund processes. Before classes start, please review the following deadlines:

| Admissions | Enrollment Schedule | Financial Aid Applications | Payment and Refund Deadlines |

 

Please be advised this calendar may be subject to change. Created: 07OCT2019

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EVENTS/DEADLINES
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021*

Regular Session 1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

Session
5

Session
6

Winter
Mini

Regular Session 1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

Session
5

Session
6

Summer Mini

Session
1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

First day of classes
*Please also see notes below regarding

August 24, 2020
Monday

August 24, 2020
Monday

August 24, 2020
Monday

September 28, 2020
Monday

October 19, 2020
Monday

November 2, 2020
Monday

December 21, 2020
Monday

January 19, 2021
Tuesday

January 19, 2021
Tuesday

January 19, 2021
Tuesday

February 22, 2021
Monday

March 22, 2021
Monday

April 5, 2021
Monday

May 17, 2021
Monday

June 7, 2021
Monday

June 7, 2021
Monday

June 7, 2021
Monday

July 12, 2021
Monday

Labor Day holiday (Fall)
Martin Luther King holiday (Spring)
Memorial Day holiday (Summer)

September 7, 2020
Monday

January 18, 2021
Monday

May 31, 2021
Monday

Last day to add a class
or be enrolled from the Wait List

**Extended** September 1, 2020
Tuesday

August 26, 2020
Wednesday

August 26, 2020
Wednesday

September 30, 2020
Wednesday

October 21, 2020
Wednesday

November 4, 2020
Wednesday

December 22, 2020
Tuesday

January 26, 2021
Tuesday

January 21, 2021
Thursday

January 21, 2021
Thursday

February 24, 2021
Wednesday

March 24, 2021
Wednesday

April 7, 2021
Wednesday

May 18, 2021
Tuesday

June 8, 2021
Tuesday

June 8, 2021
Tuesday

June 8, 2021
Tuesday

July 13, 2021
Tuesday

ORD
Official Reporting Day
(12th/4th class day)

drop a course  or withdraw  without receiving a grade

Last day to drop a course without hours counting towards the Enrollment Cap for Texas Residents
NOTE: Tuition is higher for hours in excess of the cap

September 9, 2020
Wednesday

**Extended**
August 31, 2020
Monday

**Extended**
August 31, 2020
Monday

October 1, 2020
Thursday

October 22, 2020
Thursday

November 5, 2020
Thursday

December 23, 2020
Wednesday

February 3, 2021
Wednesday

January 22, 2021
Friday

January 22, 2021
Friday

February 25, 2021
Thursday

March 25, 2021
Thursday

April 8, 2021
Thursday

May 19, 2021
Wednesday

June 10, 2021
Thursday

June 10, 2021
Thursday

June 10, 2021
Thursday

July 15, 2021
Thursday

Spring holiday (Spring);
Independence Day holiday (Summer)

 

March 15-20, 2021
Monday-Saturday

July 4-5, 2021
Sunday-Monday

Last day to drop a course or withdraw with a ‘W’

**Extended**
November 17, 2020
Tuesday

September 14, 2020
Monday

September 28, 2020
Monday

October 19, 2020
Monday

November 23, 2020
Monday

November 23, 2020
Monday

January 11, 2021
Monday

**Extended**
April 21, 2021
Wednesday

February 8, 2021
Monday

February 22, 2021
Monday

March 22, 2021
Monday

April 26, 2021
Monday

April 26, 2021
Monday

June 1, 2021
Tuesday

July 20, 2021
Tuesday

June 28, 2021
Monday

July 7, 2021
Wednesday

August 2, 2021
Monday

Thanksgiving holiday (Fall)

November 25-28, 2020
Wednesday-Saturday

 

 

Last day of class

December 5, 2020
Saturday

September 24, 2020
Thursday

October 15, 2020
Thursday

October 29, 2020
Thursday

December 15, 2020
Tuesday

December 8, 2020
Tuesday

January 15, 2021
Friday

May 3, 2021
Monday

February 18, 2021
Thursday

March 11, 2021
Thursday

April 1, 2021
Thursday

May 12, 2021
Wednesday

May 6,
2021
Thursday

June 4, 2021
Friday

August 10, 2021
Tuesday

July 6, 2021
Tuesday

July 22, 2021
Thursday

August 9, 2021
Monday

Make up days for class days officially canceled by the university (if necessary) or Reading Period

December 7, 2020
Monday

           

May 4, 2021
Tuesday

         

 

 

 

 

 

Final examination period
See: Current Final Exam Schedule

December 8-16, 2020
Tuesday-Wednesday

September 25, 2020
Friday

October 16, 2020
Friday

October 30, 2020
Friday

December 16, 2020
Wednesday

December 9, 2020
Wednesday

January 16, 2021
Saturday

May 5-13, 2021
Wednesday-Thursday

February 19, 2021
Friday

March 12, 2021
Friday

April 2, 2021
Friday

May 13, 2021
Thursday

May 7,
2021
Friday

June 5, 2021
Saturday

August 11-13, 2021
Wednesday-Friday

July 7-8, 2021
Wednesday-Thursday

July 26-27, 2021
Monday-Tuesday

August 10-11, 2021
Tuesday-Wednesday

Official closing of the session

December 16, 2020
Wednesday

September 25, 2020
Friday

October 16, 2020
Friday

October 30, 2020
Friday

December 16, 2020
Wednesday

December 9, 2020
Wednesday

January 16, 2021
Saturday

May 13, 2021
Thursday

February 19, 2021
Friday
March 12, 2021
Friday
April 2, 2021
Friday
May 13, 2021
Thursday
May 7,
2021
Friday

June 5, 2021
Saturday

August 13, 2021
Friday

July 8, 2021
Thursday

July 27, 2021
Tuesday

August 11, 2021
Wednesday

Deadline for faculty to post Final Grades in myUH

December 21, 2020
Monday

September 29, 2020
Tuesday

October 20, 2020
Tuesday

November 3, 2020
Tuesday

December 21, 2020
Monday

December 15, 2020
Tuesday

January 16, 2021 Saturday

May 18, 2021
Tuesday

February 23, 2021
Tuesday

March 16, 2021
Tuesday

April 6, 2021
Tuesday

May 18, 2021
Tuesday

May 11,
2021
Tuesday

June 5, 2021
Saturday

August 16, 2021
Monday

July 14, 2021
Wednesday

August 3, 2021
Tuesday

August 16, 2021
Monday

Graduation Application:

Regular Filing Period

Fee is Non-Refundable
Go to my
UH (Peoplesoft) to apply

April 3, 2020, Friday, through October 2, 2020, Friday.

Fee is Non-Refundable

November 13, 2020, Friday, through March 5, 2021, Friday. **Extended**

Fee is Non-Refundable

April 2, 2021, Friday, through July 9, 2021, Friday.

Fee is Non-Refundable

Late Filing Period

Fee is Non-Refundable
Go to myUH (Peoplesoft) to apply

October 3, 2020, Saturday, through October 30, 2020, Friday.

Fee is Non-Refundable

March 6, 2021, Saturday, through March 26, 2021, Friday.

Fee is Non-Refundable

July 10, 2021, Saturday, through July 23, 2021, Friday.

Fee is Non-Refundable

College Commencements
Please also *see notes below

December 18-20, 2020
Friday-Sunday

May 14-16, 2021
Friday-Sunday

For information about individual college ceremonies, visit the UH Commencement information page.

 

The following dates may vary by College; please check with your College as early as possible:

  • Deadline for submitting final draft of master’s thesis or dissertation to the committee
  • Deadline for submitting signed original and two copies of approved master’s thesis or dissertation for binding
  • Deadline for master’s and doctoral students to order caps and gowns.
  • Commencements
    Information for some Colleges may also be found by searching “commencement” in the UH Events Calendar.
    See also: Graduation  and Cap and Gown  information in the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

*Notes about 2021 Summer Session Meeting Days:

  • Summer Session 1
    • Monday/Wednesday classes will also meet on Friday, June 11, and Friday, June 25.
    • Tuesday/Thursday classes will also meet on Friday, June 18, and Friday, July 2.
  • Summer Session 2
    • Classes meet five days per week, Monday through Friday.
  • Summer Session 3
    • Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Finals will be scheduled Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27.
  • Summer Session 4
    • Classes meet five days per week, Monday through Friday.