2020-21 Calendar

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes at Princeton for the 2020-21 academic year. The Princeton Profile does not attempt to capture all the alterations to programs and other offerings which continue to evolve given public health guidance and requirements. Please check directly with relevant offices for the latest information.

See also Academic Calendars published by the Office of the Registrar.

Date Event
July 27, 2020 Graduate student academic year sign-in period begins
Aug. 24–Sept. 1 Undergraduate academic year sign-in
Aug. 31 Fall-term classes begin
Oct. 5-9 Fall midterm examinations
Oct. 10-13 Fall recess
Nov. 24–29 Thanksgiving recess
Nov. 30-Dec. 8 Reading period
Dec. 9-15 Fall-term examinations
Jan. 11–24, 2021      Wintersession
Jan. 11–30 Ph.D. general examinations
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 1 Spring-term classes begin
Feb. 20 Alumni Day
March 13-16 Spring recess
April 12–May 14 Ph.D. general examinations
April 27 Spring-term classes end
April 28–May 5 Reading period
May 8-14 Spring-term examinations
May 20-23 Reunions
May 23 Baccalaureate
May 24 Class Day
May 24 Graduate School Hooding Ceremony
May 25 Commencement