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August 2019

  • August 13-25: Incoming student orientation week, aka CommonVU
  • August 16: Transfer student Move-in Day
  • August 17: Move-in Day for new students; orientation begins for new undergraduate students
  • August 17-18: Parent activities during incoming student orientation
  • August 18: Upperclass students residence halls open at 9 a.m.; Founders Walk
  • August 21: Classes begin
  • August 31: Deadline for students to pay fall charges

September 2019

  • September 20-22: Family Weekend

October 2019

  • October 7: Spring 2020 class schedule available in YES
  • October 14-20: Student-related Homecoming activities
  • October 17-19: Homecoming/Reunion
  • October 18: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from fall semester courses
  • October 24-25: Fall break

November 2019

  • November 1: Early Decision I deadline for Admissions Office
  • November 4:  Spring 2020 registration windows begin
  • November 23:  Residence halls close at 9 a.m.
  • November 23-December 1: Thanksgiving break

December 2019

  • December 1: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • December 5:  Classes end
  • December 6-14: Reading days and examinations
  • December 15: Early Decision I letters mailed
  • December 14: Fall semester ends
  • December 14: Graduation date for December graduates
  • December 15: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for winter break
  • December 31: Early Decision I deadline for matriculation deposit

January 2020

  • January 1: Early Decision II & Regular Decision application deadlines for Admissions Office
  • January 2: Deadline for students to pay spring charges
  • January 4: Residence halls open at noon
  • January 6: Spring semester classes begin
  • January 13:  Spring 2020 open enrollment period closes
  • January 20:  Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day – classes cancelled

February 2020

  • February 15: Early Decision II letters mailed
  • February 29-March 8:  Spring Break
  • February 29:  Residence halls close at 9 a.m.

March 2020

  • March 1: Deadline for matriculation fee paid for Admissions Office, Early Decision II
  • March 8: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • March 9: Fall 2020 class schedule available in YES
  • March 13: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from spring classes
  • March 17: Founder’s Day, the anniversary of the founding of Vanderbilt University in 1873
  • March 23: Summer 2020 open enrollment begins

April 2020

  • April 1: Regular Decision letters mailed
  • April 13: Fall 2020 registration opens
  • April 20: Spring semester classes end
  • April 21-30: Reading days and exams

May 2020

  • May 2: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for all students except for graduating students and those with official commencement duties
  • May 4: Maymester begins
  • May 8-10: Commencement activities
  • May 9: Residence halls close at 1 p.m. for all students
  • May 29: Maymester ends

The VU calendar committee and the Board of Trustees must approve the University calendar before it is published around June 1 of each year. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.