Academic Calendar

FallSpringSignificance of Date
August 5thJanuary 2nd - 3rdPayment due to hold position in classes. Failure to make this payment will result in cancellation of preregistration and the student will need to register again.
August 12thFaculty Workday: Full Faculty/Divisions
August 14thJanuary 27thOpening Academic Convocation / Founder’s Day
August 14th - 16thNew Freshman Orientation
August 16thJanuary 10thFall/Spring semester begins for BUonline
August 17thJanuary 10thFirst day of regular on-campus classes
August 23rdJanuary 18thLast day to add/drop a regular class on campus
January 17thMLK Holiday — University Closed
August 18th - November 4thJanuary 10th - March 28thWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
September 6thLabor Day — University Closed
September 23rdFebruary 17thDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mods #1 / #3 in BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
February 1stFinal date for Application for Diploma to graduate in 2021
October 9thEnd of Mod #1
March 6thEnd of Mod #3
October 18thMarch 14thBU Online Mods #2 / #4 begins. Last day to DROP
April 1stKentucky State Grant deadline for FAF. Kentucky Teachers Scholarship deadline
November 29thApril 21stDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes
April 10thHonors Convocation
December 11thMay 7thEnd of Fall / Spring Semesters and Mod #2 / Mod #4
December 11thMay 7thBU Online homework completed by midnight
May 7thCommencement
Summer 2021
STARTMay 16thOnline classes begin this week, starting Monday, May 12th.
WITHDRAWWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
ENDJuly 9thAll work must be completed by midnight on Saturday, July 6th.