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 6thFall Institute, Part I
August 15thFebruary 2ndOpening Academic Convocation / Founder’s Day
August 15th - 17thNew Freshman Orientation
August 10thJanuary 19thFall/Spring semester begins for BUonline
August 18thJanuary 19thFirst day of regular on-campus classes
August 25thJanuary 27thLast day to add/drop a regular class on campus
January 18thMLK Holiday — University Closed
August 18th - October 19thJanuary 19th - March 23rdWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
September 7thLabor Day — University Closed
September 11thFebruary 12thDeadline 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 3rdEnd of Mod #1
March 13thEnd of Mod #3
October 5th - 9thMarch 15thBU Online Mods #2 / #4 begins. Last day to DROP
April 1stKentucky State Grant deadline for FAF. Kentucky Teachers Scholarship deadline
November 6thApril 16thDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes
April 25thHonors Convocation
November 28thMay 4thEnd of Fall / Spring Semesters and Mod #2 / Mod #4
November 28thMay 7thBU Online homework completed by midnight
May 8thCommencement
Summer 2021
STARTMay 17thOnline 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 10thAll work must be completed by midnight on Saturday, July 6th.