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

2021 Spring Graduate Calendar

January 19Spring classes begin
January 25Last day to add course without a permission number
February 1Last day for refund of tuition & fees
Last day for add/drop with a permission number (late registration/enrollment changes)
February 15President's Day (university closed)
February 16Monday class schedule
March 7Spring Recess begins
March 15Classes resume
March 22Last day to submit Declaration of Intent to Graduate form and/or Certificate Clearance form. All forms should be submitted to graduate coordinator
March 24Last day for students to complete work for incomplete fall 2020 courses
March 26Fall 2021 schedule of classes will be viewable in SIS
April 5Advising/Fall registration begins
SIS system open for enrolled students
April 19Patriot's Day (university closed)
April 23Monday Class Schedule
Last day to drop classes with grade of “W” for regular session. All other sessions see Graduate, Online & Professional Studies calendar.
April 26Students should plan to defend thesis/dissertation by this date 
Students should plan to submit their thesis/dissertation draft by this date
April 30Last day of spring semester classes
Last day for faculty to file grades for incompletes and changes of course grades for fall 2020 and winter 2021 courses
Deadline to submit final, fully approved thesis/dissertation (all edits and ETD admin approval)
May 1Reading Day (no classes or exams)
May 3-8Spring semester exams
May 10Make-up final exam
May 11Deadline for final grades to be recorded in SIS by 4 p.m.
May 14University Commencement - Doctoral and Master's
May 15University Commencement - Bachelor's
Degrees Conferred