Academic Calendar

Our decision-making for the spring semester is focused on the health, safety and well-being of our community. With input from students, faculty and staff, as well as health experts, we've made adjustments to our calendar, including eliminating our traditional week-long spring break.

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Updated Schedule

  • NC State announced a revised spring academic calendar on Oct. 22.
  • Instruction for the spring semester will be a mix of in-person, hybrid and online classes for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Classes will start later, on Jan. 19, to allow adequate time for move-in, and to give students living on campus time to go through the university’s testing protocols.
  • Students living off campus are highly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus for in-person instruction in the spring.

Instead of a traditional week-long spring break, students will have four wellness days spread throughout the semester. Faculty are instructed to avoid deadlines and tests on days following wellness days. The university will remain open on wellness days.

Key Dates

Jan. 8: Virtual orientation
Jan. 19: Classes begin
Feb. 9: Wellness day (no classes)
March 5: Wellness day (no classes)
March 24: Wellness day (no classes)
April 15: Wellness day (no classes)
April 30: Last day of classes
May 3: Exams begin
May 5: Reading day (no exams)
May 10: Last day of exams
May 15: Spring Commencement

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Oct. 26, 2020.