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Academic Calendar


The academic calendar is subject to change. Please view the academic calendar on the website for the most up-to-date version.

Fall Semester 2020-21 (2020F)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

August 1-October 15 Petition on Self-Service for spring 2021 graduation
August 19 New Faculty Orientation/Adjunct Faculty Orientation
August 21 Cougar Trax
August 24 Fall (full semester) begins
Fall I accelerated session begins
September 7 Labor Day: no classes
September 14 Final day to change a class from audit to credit
September 23 Spirit of Mercy Day Celebrated (noon classes canceled)
October 5-10 Homecoming
October 15 Deadline to petition for spring 2021 graduation
October 17

Fall I accelerated session ends

October 19 Fall II accelerated session begins
October 20

Faculty Professional Development Day: all full semester classes between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. are canceled.

October 21 Final day to change a class from credit to audit or pass/fail
October 21-November 5 Registration for spring 2021 classes for currently enrolled students
November 2 Incomplete grades due from spring 2020 semester and summer 2020 term
November 6 Registration for May term 2021 and summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled students
November 26-November 27 Thanksgiving holiday
December 7-12 Final examinations
December 12 Fall (full semester) ends
Fall II accelerated session ends

Spring Semester 2020-21 (2021S)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

January 1-March 15 Petition on Self-Service for summer 2021 and winter 2021 graduation
January 11 Spring (full semester) begins
Spring I accelerated session begins
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: no classes
February 1 Final day to change a class from audit to credit
March 6 Spring I accelerated session ends
March 8-14 Spring Break
March 10 Final day to change a class from credit to audit or pass/fail
March 15 Deadline to petition for summer 2021 and winter 2021 graduation
March 15 Spring II accelerated session begins
March 17-April 1 Registration for fall 2021 classes for currently enrolled students
March 22 Incomplete grades due from fall 2020 semester
March 16 Grad Fest 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
March 24 Mission Heritage Day
April 1-4 Easter Holiday
May 3-8 Final examinations
May 8 Spring (full semester) ends
Spring II accelerated session ends
May 8 Annual Commencement Ceremonies

Summer 2020-21 (2021U)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

May 10-May 29 May term
May 10-August 11 Summer terms
May 31 Memorial Day observed: no classes
July 2 Staff Appreciation Day: no classes
July 5 Independence Day Celebrated: no classes
TBD by Instructor Final examinations for summer

Refund and Withdrawal Information

In order to accommodate our diverse population, Saint Xavier University is committed to offering courses in a variety of formats and timelines. The following table reflects refund policies based on the start date of the section:

Contact the Office of Records and Registration in room A-203 of the Warde Academic Center on the Chicago Campus or call 773-298-3501 for information on specific courses.

Students who register for a class are responsible for tuition unless they officially withdraw either in the Office of Records or through Self-Service on mySXU. Fees are not refundable. Notifying the instructor or ceasing to attend the class does not constitute an authorized withdrawal. An additional fee will be charged for dropped courses resulting from non attendance.

A class may be dropped without academic penalty until the 3/4 point of the semester or term. (Dates to be determined and published each semester by the Office of Records.) A grade of W will appear on the record for any class dropped after the official refund date.

# of Weeks Class Meets 100% Refund within:
14 weeks or more 14 days counting the start date
3 to 13 weeks 10 days counting the start date
2 weeks or less During the first day of class
May Term 3 calendar days counting the start date