Texas Tech University

2020-2021 Official Academic Calendar

Texas Tech University reserves the right to make changes to the calendar that are in the best interest of faculty, students, and academic programs.



Fall Intersession

August 10 – 23

Fall Semester 2020

August 16, Sunday

August 17, Monday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for fall. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

August 19, Wednesday

  • Faculty on duty.

August 21, Friday

August 24, Monday

  • Classes begin.
  • All Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

August 27, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Courses may be added until September 9 with advisor and instructor permission.

September 7, Monday

September 9, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after August 24.

September 10, Thursday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

September 18, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School an application to graduate.

September 21, Monday

September 25, Friday

  • Last day for doctoral and master's thesis students to submit the Thesis-Dissertation Defense Notification form.

October 16, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis degree candidates to complete the comprehensive evaluation.

October 19, Monday

  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

October 26, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

November 5, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day of Spring 2021 semester and Summer 2021 term advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through November 20).

November 6, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

November 16, Monday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive evaluations.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.

November 17, Tuesday

  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

November 20, Friday

  • Last day of advance registration for Spring and Summer 2021.

November 24, Tuesday

  • Open registration for Spring and Summer 2021 begins.
  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.

November 24 – December 2, Tuesday – Wednesday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

November 25 – November 29, Wednesday – Sunday

  • Thanksgiving holiday. No meals available at any Hospitality Services location November 25-29 (hospitality.ttu.edu).

November 30, Monday

  • Classes resume.
  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon December 10).

December 2, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

December 3, Thursday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night pancakes available for residents living on campus (hospitality.ttu.edu).

December 4, Friday

  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

December 4 – 9, Friday – Saturday / Monday – Wednesday

  • Final examinations.

December 9, Wednesday

  • Fall semester ends.

December 10, Thursday

  • Move Out.
  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.
  • 10 a.m., Residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12 (housing.ttu.edu/winterbreak).

December 11 – 12, Friday – Saturday

December 14, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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Winter Intersession

December 10 – 23, January 4 – 10

Spring Semester 2021

January 6, Wednesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for spring. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

January 10, Sunday

January 11, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.

January 12, Tuesday

January 13, Wednesday

  • Classes begin.

January 18, Monday

January 19, Tuesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Courses may be added until January 29 with advisor and instructor permission.

January 29, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after January 12.

January 30, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

February 5, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School an application to graduate.

February 10, Wednesday

February 17, Wednesday

  • Last day for doctoral doctoral students to submit Defense Notification form.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email

March 12, Friday

March 13 – 21, Saturday – Sunday

  • Spring vacation.
  • Limited dining locations from Monday, March 15 to Thursday March 18 (hospitality.ttu.edu).

March 22, Monday

  • Classes resume. Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

March 24, Wednesday

  • 5 p.m. Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

March 31, Wednesday

  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

April 1, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day for Fall 2021 advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through April 20).

April 2, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis degree candidates to complete the comprehensive evaluation.

April 5, Monday

  • No classes. University employees on duty.
  • Select dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

April 9, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the Graduate School the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD web site and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

April 16, Friday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

April 20, Tuesday

  • Last day of advance registration for Fall 2021.

April 21, Wednesday

  • Open registration for Fall 2020 begins.
  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.

April 27, Tuesday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive evaluations.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

April 27 – May 4, Tuesday – Tuesday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

April 30, Friday

  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

May 3, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon May 12).

May 4, Tuesday

  • Last day of classes.

May 5, Wednesday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night pancakes available for residents living on campus (hospitality.ttu.edu).

May 6 – 11, Thursday – Saturday / Monday – Tuesday

  • Final examinations.

May 11, Tuesday

  • Spring semester ends.

May 12, Wednesday

  • Move Out
  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • 10 a.m., residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15 (housing.ttu.edu/moveout).

May 14 – 15, Friday – Saturday

May 17, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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May Intersession

May 12 – May 28

 

 Summer 2021


Early Summer Term

May 25, Tuesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Intersession, Early Summer, or Full Summer. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

May 30, Sunday

  • Move In
  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for occupancy.
  • Select Hospitality Services dining locations open for summer service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

June 1, Tuesday

June 2, Wednesday

  • Classes begin.

June 3, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Courses may be added until June 7 with advisor and instructor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Early Summer (not Full Summer) and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 7, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed for Early Summer and Full Summer. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after June 3.
  • Last day for doctoral and master's thesis students to file a defense notification form.
  • Last day for degree candidates to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

June 8, Tuesday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

June 9, Wednesday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Full Summer and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 11, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School an application to graduate.

June 28, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Early Summer (not Full Summer). Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive evaluations.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.

June 29, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

July 1, Thursday

  • Last day of classes.

July 2 – 3, Friday – Saturday

  • Final examinations.

July 3, Saturday

  • Move Out
  • Early Summer term ends.
  • Students without room reservations for the second term must vacate residence hall rooms by 10 a.m.

July 5, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.


Late Summer Term

June 29, Tuesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Late Summer. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

July 4, Sunday

  • Move In
  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for Summer II occupancy.
  • Select Hospitality Services dining locations open for summer service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

July 5, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university without financial penalty. For more information see www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/calendar/withdrawDates.php.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

July 6, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

July 7, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Courses may be added until July 9 with advisor and instructor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

July 9, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after July 8.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive evaluations.
  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and to submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

July 10, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

July 26, Monday

  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

August 2, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Late Summer and Full Summer. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

August 3, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading

August 4, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

August 5 – 6, Thursday – Friday

  • Final examinations for second term.
  • Late Summer and Full Summer parts of term end.

August 7, Saturday

August 9, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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