Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Undergraduate and Graduate

The College follows the semester system in which the academic year is divided into two instructional semesters (fall and spring) with each having 14 weeks of instruction plus a final examination period, one three-week winter semester, and two six-week summer sessions.

Fall 2021

Dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19.  The most up-to-date calendar can be found here: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/registrars-office/academic-calendar

     
 August  Friday 6  Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final projects for September graduation
 August  Sunday 15  Deadline for students to apply/petition for January graduation to the registrar's office
 August  Wednesday 18  New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation, 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 August  Wednesday 18  New First-Year move in 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., New First-Year Undergraduate Student Orientation, Noon - 9 p.m.
 August  Saturday 21  Returning and transfer student move in 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 August  Sunday 22  Returning student move in 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
 August   Sunday 22  Opening Convocation, 5 p.m.
 August  Sunday 22  Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% refund for graduate students continues until the first-class   meeting
 August  Monday 23  First day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students
 August  Monday 23  Drop/add period begins; 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through September 1; 0% tuition refund thereafter.
 September  Wednesday 1  Drop/add ends at 5 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change S/U (undergraduate only) or audit option; last day to file for Leave of Absence
 September  Monday 6  Labor Day; no classes; offices closed
 September  Friday 10  Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for fall comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
 September  Friday 24  Last day to file for extra credit (x) study
 October  Monday 11 - Tuesday 12  Fall Break; no classes; offices open
 October  Wednesday 13  Classes resume
 October  Friday 15  Midterm grades due in registrar's office by 9 a.m.
 October  Tuesday 19  Term II PE begins
 October  Saturday 30  Masters' comprehensive examinations
 November  Monday 1  Advising period begins and continues through Friday, November 12
 November  Tuesday 2  Masters' comprehensive examinations
 November  Monday 8  Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes
 November  Monday 15  Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
 November  Monday 15  Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students
 November  Monday 15  Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for spring semester study abroad or study at another institution
 November  Tuesday 16  Begin spring registration for juniors
 November  Wednesday 17  Begin spring registration for sophomores
 November  Thursday 18  Begin spring registration for first-year students
 November  Friday 19  Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final research projects for January graduation
 November
 Monday 22  Begin spring registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and non-degree students
 November  Wednesday 24-       Sunday 28  Thanksgiving recess; no classes
 November  Wednesday 24  Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, Noon
 November  Sunday 28  Residence halls open after Thanksgiving recess, 8 a.m.
 November  Monday 29  Classes resume
 December  Monday 6  Last day of undergraduate classes
 December  Monday 6 - Saturday 11  Last week of graduate classes
 December  Tuesday 7  Undergraduate Reading Day
 December  Wednesday 8 - Friday 10  Undergraduate Final Exams
 December  Saturday 11- Sunday 12  Undergraduate Reading Day
 December  Monday 13 - Tuesday 14  Undergraduate Final Exams
 December Tuesday 14  Residence halls close at Noon 
 December  Friday 17  Final grades due by midnight 
     

Winter (J-Term) 2022

Dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19.  The most up-to-date calendar can be found here: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/registrars-office/academic-calendar

     
 January   Sunday 2     Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% tuition refund for graduate students continues until the first-class meeting (all online classes begin Monday, 1/3)
 January 
 Monday 3  Classes begin 
 January   Tuesday 4  Drop/add ends at 5 p.m.
 January Monday 17 Martin Luther King Day; no classes; offices closed
 January   Friday 21  Classes end
 January   Tuesday 25      Winter term final grades due by 9 a.m. in the registrar's office

Spring 2022

Dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19. The most up-to-date calendar can be found here: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/registrars-office/academic-calendar

     
 January    Saturday 15  Deadline for students to apply/petition for June graduation to the registrar's office
 January
 Wednesday 19     New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 January  Saturday 22 - Sunday 23  Residence halls open for new and returning students 9 a.m.
 January  Monday 24  New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins 9 a.m.
 January  Monday 24  Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% tuition refund for graduate students continues until the first-class meeting (all online classes begin on 1/25)
 January  Tuesday 25  First day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students
 January  Tuesday 25  80% tuition refund begins and continues through February 3; 0% tuition refund thereafter
 January  Tuesday 25  First day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students
 January  Tuesday 25  80% tuition refund begins and continues through February 3; 0% tuition refund thereafter
 February  Thursday 3  Drop/add ends at 5 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change S/U (undergraduate only) or audit option; last day to file for Leave of Absence
 February  Friday 4  Deadline for graduate students to submit notification of spring comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
 February  Friday 25  Last day to file for extra credit (x) study
 March  Tuesday 22  Term IV PE begins
 March  Friday 11  Midterm grades due in registrar's office by 9 a.m.
 March  Friday 11  Residence halls close for spring break, 8 p.m.
 March  Monday 14 - Friday 18          Midterm recess- No classes
 March  Tuesday 15  Deadline for students to apply/petition for September graduation to the registrar's office
 March  Sunday 20  Residence halls re-open 9 a.m.
 March  Monday 21  Classes resume
 March  Tuesday 22  Term IV PE begins
 April  Monday 4  Advising period begins and continues through April 15
 April  Monday 11  Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes
 April  Wednesday 13  Last day to submit petition for fall study abroad or study at another institution
 April  Friday 15  Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final research projects for June graduation
 April  Monday 18  Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
 April  Monday 18  Begin fall and summer registration for juniors, non-graduating seniors, and current graduate students
 April  Tuesday 19  Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores
 April  Wednesday 20  Begin fall and summer registration for first-year students
 April  Monday 25  Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and non-degree students
 May  Monday 9  Last day of undergraduate classes
 May  Monday 9 - 14  Last week of graduate classes
 May  Tuesday 10   Undergraduate Reading Day
 May  Wednesday 11 -Friday 13             Undergraduate Final Exams
 May  Saturday 14 - Sunday 15  Undergraduate Reading Day
 May  Monday 16- Tuesday 17  Undergraduate Final Exams
 May  Tuesday 17  Residence halls close for summer (non-graduating students), 5 p.m.
 May  Friday 20  Final grades due by midnight
 May  Saturday 21  Commencement - Degree conferral will occur after confirmation of degree requirements have been met on June 15
 May  Sunday 22  Residence halls close for graduating seniors, 2 p.m.

 


Summer 2022

Dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19. The most up-to-date calendar can be found here: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/registrars-office/academic-calendar

     

 May

 Monday 23

Term I begins

 May

 Monday 30

 HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed

 June  Friday 24  Last day to withdraw from Summer I coursework that meets the full length of the term (5/23 -7/3). For requests to withdraw from other Summer I coursework outside the standard meeting dates, contact registrar@hood.edu for information

 July

 Sunday 3

 Term I ends

 July

 Monday 4

 HOLIDAY- no classes, College closed

 July

 Tuesday 5

 Term II begins

 July  Wednesday 6  Term I grades due
 August Friday 5  Last day to withdraw from Summer II coursework that meets the full length of the term (7/5 -8/14). For requests to withdraw from other Summer I coursework outside the standard meeting dates, contact registrar@hood.edu for information
 August  Friday 5  Deadline for graduate students to upload thesis and final projects for September graduation
 August  Sunday 14  Term II ends

 August

 Wednesday 17     

 Term II grades due 3 p.m.

 

Withdrawal/Tuition Refund Policy for Summer Terms

  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to the first day of class for all sessions
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first two calendar days of 1- and 2-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first four calendar days of 3- and 4-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first seven calendar days of 5- and 6-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter
  • Online coursework begins the first day of the term