Fall 2020 Start Date

The first day of classes for the Fall 2020 semester has been changed from August 24 to August 31.

Key dates for the academic calendar are below:

  • Classes begin August 31 (modified from August 24)
  • Labor Day (closed) Monday, September 7 
  • Fall Holiday (closed) Friday, October 2 
  • Thanksgiving (closed) Thursday – Saturday, November 26-28 
  • Final Exams Monday – Friday, December 7 – 11 (merged into last week of classes)
  • Classes end Friday, December 11 (revised from December 4)
  • Commencement Saturday, December 12 

This includes classes in the School of Law and the School of Podiatric Medicine.


The following programs will follow the original schedule, with classes beginning on August 24: 

Cardiovascular PerfusionAll Anesthesiology Programs
Clinical BiologyBiomedical Sciences
Nursing (all undergraduate tracks)Clinical Biology
AdministrationHealth Services Administration (MS)
Emergency ManagementNursing (all Nurse Practitioner Tracks; MSN, DNP)
Health ServicesNursing Ph.D.
Public AdministrationAll Occupational Therapy Programs
BLS – Liberal StudiesPhysician Assistant Program
Information TechnologyMA – Administration
MPA Public Administration

The following online programs will follow their original schedule, with classes beginning on August 24: 

BS AdministrationMBA Business Administration (all specializations)
BS Emergency ManagementMPA Public Administration (all specializations)
BS Health Services AdministrationMS Educational Leadership w/ FL Certification
Bachelor of Public AdministrationMS Exceptional Student Education
Information TechnologyMS Higher Education Administration
MS Curriculum & Instruction (all specializations)
MS Reading

The following online program will follow its original schedule and start classes on August 15: 

Doctor of Social Work