2019-20 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019 Day Date
Class work begins at 8 a.m. Monday August 19
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) Monday September 2
Thanksgiving recess begins at close of day* Saturday November 23
Class work resumes at 8 a.m. Monday December 2
Class work ends at close of day* Thursday December 5
Reading Day Friday December 6
Final examinations begin Monday December 9
Fall semester closes at 5:30 p.m. Friday December 13
Commencement Friday & Saturday December 13 & 14
Grades Due Tuesday December 17
Spring Semester 2020 Day Date
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) Monday January 20
Class work begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday January 21
Spring Recess begins at close of day* Saturday March 21
Class work resumes at 8 a.m. Monday March 30
Class work ends at close of day* Thursday May 7
Reading Day Friday May 8
Final examinations begin Monday May 11
Spring semester closes at 5:30 p.m. Friday May 15
Commencement Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 15, 16 & 17
Grades Due Tuesday May 19

Summer Session 2020

8-Week Session 2020 Day Date
Class work begins at 7:30 a.m. Monday June 8
Independence Day recess (no classes) Saturday July 4
8-week session closes at 5:30 p.m. Friday July 31
Grades due Tuesday August 4
First 4-Week Session 2020 Day Date
Class work begins at 7:30 a.m. Monday June 8
First 4-week session closes at 5:30 p.m.* Friday July 3
Second 4-Week Session 2020 Day Date
Class work begins at 7:30 a.m. Monday July 6
Second 4-week session closes at 5:30 p.m.* Friday July 31
Grades Due Tuesday August 4

*Close of day is defined as including late afternoon and evening classes.

It is the policy of the University of Missouri-Columbia to respect the diversity of our students. The faculty is reminded that students might want to observe religious holidays and days of special commemoration and is encouraged to accommodate students who have a conflict with a class period, test or activity because of these obligations.

Calendar approved by the MU Faculty Council on January 19, 2017.

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