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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

2020 Fall Graduate Calendar

DateDescription
September 1Fall classes begin
September 7Labor Day (university closed)
September 8Last day to add course without a permission number
September 15Last day for refund of tuition & fees
Last day for add/drop with a permission number (late registration/enrollment changes)
October 12Columbus Day (university closed)
October 13Monday Class Schedule
October 23Spring 2021 schedule of classes will be viewable in SIS
November 2Advising/Spring registration begins
SIS system open for enrolled students
November 10Monday Class Schedule
November 11Veteran's Day (university closed)
November 20Last day for students to complete work for incomplete spring 2020 and summer 2020 courses
November 25Thanksgiving Recess begins
Last day to submit Declaration of Intent to Graduate form and/or Certificate Clearance form. All forms should be submitted to graduate coordinator.
November 30Classes resume
December 1Students should plan to defend thesis/dissertation by this date 
Students should plan to submit their thesis/dissertation draft by this date
December 3Last day to drop classes with grade of “W” for regular session. All other sessions see Graduate, Online & Professional Studies calendar.
December 9Deadline to submit final, fully approved thesis/dissertation (all edits and ETD admin approval)
December 10Last day of fall semester classes 
Last day for faculty to submit grade change for spring and summer incompletes
December 11Reading Day (no classes or exams)
December 12-18Fall semester exams
December 21Make-up final exam
December 28Deadline for final grades to be recorded in SIS by 4 p.m.
February 1, 2021Degrees Conferred

Note: In the event that examination days are postponed because of weather conditions, the first days of postponed examinations will be made up on December 21, December 22. Additional postponed examination day will be made up on January 15.