Annapolis Academic Calendar

This is the 2020–21 academic calendar for the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College.

The 2021–22 academic calendar is also available.

Dates and times subject to change.

Fall 2020 Semester

August 2020

TBD

  • Returning Class Registration

  • New Student Registration

  • All Student Registration

  • New Student Orientation

  • Freshmen and New Transfer Student Orientation

August 25

  • First Faculty Meeting (4 p.m.)

August 26

  • Faculty Archon Meetings

  • Graduate Institute Registration (1 to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Convocation, Undergraduate and Graduate Institute (11 a.m. ET via YouTube)

August 27

  • Graduate Institute New Student Orientation

  • Undergraduate Classes Begin with Seminars (4 p.m. or 8 p.m.)

  • Graduate Institute Classes Begin with Tutorials (5:15 p.m.)

August 28

  • Tutorials and Laboratories Begin (9 a.m.)

  • The Christopher B. Nelson Lecture (8 p.m.) – Dean Joseph C. Macfarland

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September 2020

September 21–26

  • Alumni Week
    Homecoming activities in an online format

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October 2020

October 1

  • Graduate Institute Spring Advance Deposits Due

October 9–12

  • Long Weekend (Undergraduates)
    After Seminar, Thursday, October 8–Monday, October 12 at 4 p.m.

October 23–25

  • Johnnie Family Weekend
    Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend a virtual weekend of online panels, seminars, and more.

October 29

  • Preceptorials Begin for Juniors and Seniors

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November 2020

November 1

  • Early Decision Application Deadline

November 9

  • Graduate Institute Deadline for Spring Transfer to Santa Fe

November 15

  • Early Action Application Deadline

November TBD

  • Proposal for Spring Master’s Essay Due

November 21, 23, and 24

  • Don Rags (Undergraduate Seminars Meet; Tutorials & Labs Cancelled)

November 25–29

  • Thanksgiving Vacation
    6 p.m., Tuesday, November 24 – 9 a.m., Monday, November 30

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December 2020

December 16, 17

  • Don Rags (Undergraduate Tutorials and Labs Cancelled)

December 17

  • Undergraduate Seminars and Graduate Institute Classes Meet

December 18–January 10

  • Winter Vacation
    After Seminar, Thursday, December 17 – 9 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2021
    (Students must vacate dorms by 12 p.m., Saturday, December 19. Dorms reopen at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021)

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2021 Spring Semester

January 2021

January 25

  • Graduation Institute Classes Begin with Tutorials (5:15 p.m. ET)

January 25–February 19

  • Senior Essay Writing Period
    All senior classes cancelled, except for seminar on January 25 and January 28

January 29

  • Move-in for January freshmen only

  • Orientation for January freshmen – TBD

January 31

  • January freshman class and Graduate Institute convocation at 11:30 a.m. ET

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February 2021

February 1

  • Spring semester begins for freshmen at 9 a.m. ET

February 4

  • Spring semester begins online for sophomores and juniors at 9 a.m. ET

February 11

  • Move-in day for all returning fall freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

February 20

  • Senior Essays are due

February 22

  • Senior classes begin with seminar

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March 2021

March 8

  • Senior Orals Begin

March 12–14

  • Three-day weekend (undergraduates)
    After seminar on Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 14

March 21

  • Master’s Essays Due to the GI Office

March 24–29

  • Freshman Writing Period
    (Seminars will be held; tutorials resume 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, March 30)

March 29

  • Freshmen Essays Due at 12 p.m. ET

March 30–April 5

  • Sophomore Essay Writing Period
    (Seminars will be held; tutorials and laboratories resume 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 6)

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April 2021

April 5

  • Sophomore Enabling Essays Due at 12 p.m. ET

April 6–12

  • Junior Essay Writing Period
    (Seminar will be held; tutorials and laboratories resume 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 13)

April 12

  • Junior Essays Due at 12 p.m. ET

April 23–25

  • Three-day weekend (undergraduates)
    After seminar on Thursday, April 22 through Sunday, April 25

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May 2021

May 3–4

  • Don Rags
    Undergraduate Seminars Meet; Tutorials & Labs Cancelled

May 13–14

  • Don Rags
    Undergraduate Seminars Meet; Tutorials & Labs Cancelled

May 13

  • Last day of classes for seniors

  • Last day of classes for Graduate Institute students

May 14

  • Graduate Institute Final Class Meeting

May 16

  • Commencement

May 21

  • Last day of classes for freshmen

May 26

  • Sophomore Enabling

May 28

  • Last day of classes for sophomores and juniors

May 31

  • First day of classes for January freshmen

  • First day of summer Graduate Institute 3-week preceptorial

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2021 Summer Term

June 2021

June TDB

  • Summer Academy (1st session)

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July 2021

July TBD

  • Summer Academy (2nd session)

  • Master’s Essays Due to the GI Office

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August 2021

August 6

  • End of January Freshmen Second Semester

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Santa Fe Dates

  • August 27, 2020: First Semester Begins

  • Dec 18, 2020–January 17, 2021: Winter Vacation

  • January 18, 2021: Second Term Begins

  • March 13–28, 2021: Spring Vacation

  • May 22, 2021: Commencement

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Board of Visitors and Governors Meetings

  • February 25–27, 2021 in Santa Fe

  • June 24–26, 2021 in Annapolis

  • November 4–6, 2021 in Annapolis

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