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Academic Calendars & Schedules

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Upper Iowa University hosts six sessions throughout the academic year. Each session is just eight weeks long with the exception of one six week summer session, allowing students to focus on fewer classes at once. Session dates, holidays and breaks are the same across all UIU locations.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Session 1: August 31, 2020 – October 22, 2020

  • Fayette Campus New Students Arrive: August 27
  • Fayette Campus New Student Days: August 27 – 30
  • Classes Begin: August 31
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: September 2
  • Labor Day-No Classes: September 7
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: October 4
  • Fayette Final Exams: October 21 – 22

Session 2: October 26, 2020 – December 17, 2020

  • Classes Begin: October 26
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: October 28
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 26 – 29
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: November 29
  • Fayette Final Exams: December 16 -17

Session 3: January 11, 2021 – March 4, 2021

  • Classes Begin: January 11
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: January 13
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: February 14
  • Fayette Final Exams: March 3 – 4
  • Spring Break: March 5 – 14

Session 4: March 15, 2021 – May 6, 2021

  • Classes Begin: March 15
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: March 17
  • Easter Break: April 2 – 4
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: April 18
  • Fayette Final Exams: May 5 – 6
  • UIU Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 8, on the Fayette Campus

Session 5: May 17, 2021 – July 8, 2021

  • Classes Begin: May 17
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: May 19
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: June 20
  • Last Day of Classes: July 8

Session 6: July 12, 2021 – August 19, 2021

  • Classes Begin: July 12
  • Fayette Last Day to Add Courses: July 14
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Courses: August 8
  • Last Day of Classes: August 19

Regional Education Center Schedules

Online and Distance Learning Schedules

Course Schedules by Distance Learning Experience

Review the course schedules for UIU’s various distance learning programs, including online and self-paced classes.