Academic Calendar

You'll find the Virginia State University academic calendars, dating back to 2019, below. These VSU calendars offer several important academic events and dates — and allow you to compare and contrast the latest VSU academic calendars with past ones, too. For students, these serve as handy guides to reference before and during sessions to ensure you're up to speed on registration, assessments, late validation fees, and more.

NOTE: This academic calendar is subject to periodic review and revision. Please check with the Registrar Office to determine if changes have been made. 

Fall Semester 2022
Spring Semester 2023 
Winter Sessions 2022   
Summer Sessions 2023 
University Calendar
University Catalog

 


Fall Semester 2022
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August  5-7 Friday-Sunday Residence Hall Open 8:00 a.m. for New Students
August 5 Friday Validation Begins for Fall Semester
August 8-9 Monday-Tuesday New Trojans Experience
August 10-11 Wednesday-Thursday University Conference and Faculty Planning Workshop
August 11 Thursday Residence Halls Open. 8:00 a.m. for Continuing Students
August 15 Monday University Classes Begins (On-Campus and Term I, Eight Week Classes)
August 15 Monday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
August 15 Monday Late Validation Fee in Effect
August 19 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop for All Classes
August 19 Friday Validation Ends for Fall Semester
August 19 Friday Non-Validation Students must EXIT the Residence Hall
September 2 Friday Mandatory Attendance Verification Due in the System by Faculty (5:00p.m.)
September 5 Monday LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (University Closed)
September 12 Monday Formal Opening Convocation (7:00 p.m.) 
September 16 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from Eight Week Classes (Grade of “W” will be recorded)
September 30 Friday Last Day to file an Application for Fall Commencement
(Applications must be filed in the Office of the Registrar)
October 3 Monday Term I, Eight Week Classes End
October 5 Wednesday Term II, Eight Week Classes Begin
October 7 Friday Trojan Wellness Day (No Classes-University Office Open)
October 8 Saturday Homecoming Game - 2:00 p.m. Rogers Stadium
October 10 Monday Midterms Examinations Begin
October 15 Saturday Midterms Examinations End
October 17 Monday Trojan Wellness Day (No Classes-University Offices Open)
October 21 Friday Midterm Grades are Due in the system by Faculty (5:00p.m.)
October 24 Monday Registration Begins for Spring Semester 2023
October 31 Monday Term II, Last Day to Add/Drop Eight Week Classes (Grade of “W” will be recorded)
November 8 Tuesday ELECTION DAY (University Closed)
November 18 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from On-Campus Classes  (Grade of “W” will be recorded)
November 23 Wednesday Residence Halls Close at Noon for the semester
November 24-27 Thursday - Sunday THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (University Closed)
November 28 Monday All University Classes End (All classes held VIRTUALLY)
November 28 Monday Last Day to Pay Graduation Fee and Clear Unpaid Balances for Fall Commencement
November 29 Tuesday University Reading Day
November 30 Wednesday Final Examinations Begin (Administered VIRTUALLY)
December 1 Thursday Grade Rosters for All Spring Commencement Candidates Must be Distributed to Faculty by Registrar
December 5 Monday Final Examinations End (Faculty members are encouraged to submit grades to the Office of Registrar within 48 hours after final examinations)
December 6 Tuesday Senior Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)
December 9 Friday Semester Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)
December 9-10 Friday-Saturday Commencement Activities
December 9 Friday Commencement Rehearsal at Multipurpose Center
December 9 Friday ROTC Commissioning Exercises
December 10 Saturday COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES at Multipurpose Center

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Winter Sessions 2022

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December 2  Friday Registration Begins for Winter Session 2022
December 7 Wednesday Winter Classes Begin
December 14 Wednesday Last day to Add/Drop
January 4 Wednesday Last Day to Withdraw
January 11 Wednesday Winter Classes End
January 12 Thursday Final Examinations Begin
January 13 Friday Winter Grades are due in the System by Faculty (5:00 P.M.)

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Spring Semester 2023

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January 9 Monday Schedule Adjustments Begin for Spring Semester 2023
January 11-12 Wednesday-Thursday University Conference and Faculty Planning Workshop
January 12 Thursday Residence Halls Open at 8:00 a.m. for New and Continuing Students
January 16 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY (University Closed)
January 17 Tuesday University Classes Begin
January 17 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
January 17 Tuesday Term I, Eight Week Classes Begin at Fort Lee
January 17 Tuesday Late Validation Fee in Effect
January 27 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop for all Classes
January 27 Friday Registration/Validation Ends for Spring Semester 2023
January 27 Friday Non-Validation Students must EXIT the Residence Hall
January 31 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
February 8 Wednesday ASSESSMENT DAY - All Undergraduate Classes Cancelled
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Classes Resume at 5:00 p.m.)
February 9 Thursday Term I, Last Day to Withdraw from Classes at Fort Lee
(Grade of “W” will be recorded)
February 23 Thursday Trojan Wellness Day (No Classes-University Offices Open)
February 24 Friday Last Day to file an Application for Spring Commencement
(Applications must be filed in the Office of the Registrar)
March 1 Wednesday Term I, Eight Week Classes at Fort Lee End
March 3 Friday Term II, Eight Week Classes Begin
March 6 Monday Midterm Examinations Begin
March 7 Tuesday Term II, Last Day to Add Eight Week Classes
March 11 Saturday Midterm Examinations End
March 12-19 Sunday-Sunday SPRING BREAK (No Spring Break for Eight Week Classes)
March 16 Thursday Founder's Day
March 20 Monday Midterm Grades are due in the System by Faculty (5:00 p.m.)
March 27 Monday Multi-Semester Registration Begins for Fall 2023-Summer 2024
March 30 Monday Term II, Last Day to Withdraw from Classes at Fort Lee
(Grade of “W” will be recorded)
April 3 Monday Academic Convocation and Awards Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)
April 3-7 Monday-Friday Honors Week Activities
April 21 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from On-Campus Classes  (Grade of “W” will be recorded)
May 2 Tuesday University Classes End
May 2 Tuesday Last Day to Pay Graduation Fee and Clear Unpaid Balances for Spring Commencement
May 3 Wednesday University Reading Day
May 4 Thursday Final Examinations Begin
May 4 Thursday Grade Rosters for All Spring Commencement Candidates must be distributed to faculty to registrar
May 9 Tuesday Final Examinations End (Faculty members are encouraged to submit grades to
the Office of Registrar within 48 hours after final examinations)
May 9 Tuesday Senior Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)
May 10 Wednesday Residence Halls Close at 12:00 Noon (Non-Commencement Participant Students)
May 12-13 Friday-Saturday Commencement Activities 
May 12 Friday Commencement Rehearsal at Multipurpose Center 
May 12 Friday ROTC Commissioning Exercises 
May 13 Saturday COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES at Multipurpose Center
May 14 Sunday Residence Halls Close at 12:00 Noon (Graduating Student Participants)
May 15 Monday Semester Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)

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Summer Sessions 2023
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May 26 Friday Registration for All Summer Sessions Begin
May 29 Monday MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY (University Closed)
May 30 Tuesday Residence Halls Open for Summer Sessions I and III
May 30 Tuesday Sessions I and III Classes Begin
May 30 Tuesday Late Validation Fee in Effect
May 30 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
June 1 Thursday Last Day to Add/Drop from Sessions I and III
June 6 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
June 6 Tuesday Validation Ends (Sessions I and III)
June 19 Wednesday JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY (University Closed)
June 20 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw from Sessions I and III Classes
June 29 Thursday Session I Classes End
June 30 Friday Final Examination Period for Sessions I
June 30 Friday Residence Halls Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Session I
July 3 Monday Registration for Session II Begins
July 4 Tuesday INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY (University Closed)
July 5 Wednesday Sessions I Grades are Due
July 5 Wednesday Residence Halls Open for Summer Session II at 8:00 a.m.
July 5 Wednesday Sessions II Classes Begin
July 5 Wednesday Late Validation Fee in Effect
July 5 Wednesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
July 7 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop for Session II
July 10 Monday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
July 10 Monday Validation Ends (Session II)
July 27 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw from Session II Classes
August 2 Wednesday Sessions II and III Classes End
August 3 Thursday Final Examination Period for Sessions II and III
August 3 Thursday Residence Halls Close for All Summer Sessions II and III
August 4 Friday Sessions II and III Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)

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Last Day to Add/Drop

Last day to add/drop a course.  Banner Student Self-service closes at 11:59 p.m. (After this day, please contact your academic adviser in order to add/drop a class)

Last Day to Withdraw from On-campus classes (Grade of “W” will be recorded)

Last day to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period with permission from your academic adviser.  Student will receive a “W” grade for the course. 

Official Withdrawal from the Term Deadline

Last day to submit an official withdrawal request from the term is the last day of exams each semester. Any requests after this date are considered retroactive and require the same conditions as a term withdrawal, but must also be initiated by the Counseling Center. 

Mandatory Attendance Verification Due in the System by Faculty (5:00 p.m.)

Last day to record attendance. Banner Faculty Self-service closes at 11:59 p.m.

Please record an (N) for non-attendance and (H) for Here in the midterm field.

It is imperative to record attendance to maintain compliance with Federal Regulations,

Validation Ends for Fall Semester

Last day to be financially cleared (Validated) each semester before being considered officially enrolled.  “Validated” means that balances have been paid in full, financial aid is sufficient to cover all cost and /or other satisfactory financial arrangements have been made and certified by the Office of Student Accounts to include participation in the tuition payment plan.

Students may verify validation status each semester by viewing the “Hold” section of their Banner Self-service account.  A “V” hold is entered for all students validated for that particular semester.

 


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