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Academic Calendar

Students who wish to enroll in a short course must enroll before the start of the course. Proportionate drop and withdrawal dates apply to block and short courses. Consult the Office of the Registrar (Stillwater) or Enrollment Services (Tulsa) for drop and withdrawal deadlines and required fees. You may also view this information at the OSU Office of the Registrar website. ​

Fall 2020

Aug. 17 - Dec. 4

Fall pre-session (two weeks) Aug. 3-14
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for fall pre-session classes Tuesday, August 11
Final enrollment date - $100 late fee assessed after this date Friday, August 14
Class work begins Monday, August 17
100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline (details) Monday, August 24
Partial refund, restrictive drop/add deadline (details) Friday, August 28
University Holiday Monday, September 7
Excessive absence alerts due from instructors (details) Friday, September 11
Instructors may begin submitting six week grades Tuesday, September 22
Six week grades due by noon from faculty Wednesday, September 30
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for first eight week classes Tuesday, October 6
Deadline to file graduation application (for name to appear in spring graduation program) Monday, November 2
W Drop/Withdraw Deadline (details) Friday, November 6
Spring 2021 enrollment begins for priority & graduate students (all enrollment dates) Monday, November 9
Assigned W or F Withdrawal Deadline (details) Friday, November 20
Students' Fall Break (No Classes) Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25
University Holiday Thursday-Friday, November 26-27
Pre-Finals Week (Online Delivery of Course Content) Monday-Friday, November 30-December 4
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for all fall classes Tuesday, December 1
Class work ends Friday, December 4
Finals Week (Online Delivery of Exams) Monday-Friday, December 7-11
Stillwater Graduate Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 11
Stillwater Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Saturday, December 12
OSU-Tulsa Virtual Graduation Ceremony Dec. 13, 2020
Final grades due by noon electronically from faculty Wednesday, December 16
University Holiday Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020-Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

-Proportionate drop** and withdrawal* dates apply to block, short term and late starting classes.
-A University holiday falls within this session. If the scheduled classes do not meet, additional class time or assignments may make up the difference.


Spring 2021

Jan. 19 - April 30

Note: Review the Short, Internet and Outreach Class Schedules to determine the unique drop/add and refund deadlines for these courses. Additional deadlines apply to graduate students. See the Graduate College Academic Calendar.

December 14, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Winter intersession (5 weeks)

December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021
University Holiday

Tuesday, January 12
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for spring pre-session classes

Friday, January 15
Final enrollment date - late fee assessed after this date

Monday, January 18
University Holiday

Tuesday, January 19
Class work begins

Tuesday, January 26
100% Refund, Nonrestrictive Drop/Add Deadline (details)

Friday, January 29
Partial Refund, Restrictive Drop/Add Deadline (details)

Friday, February 12
Excessive absence alerts due from instructors (details)

Tuesday, February 23
Instructors may begin submitting six week grades

Wednesday, March 3 (noon)
Six-week grades due by noon from faculty

Tuesday, March 9
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for first eight week classes

Thursday, April 1
Deadline to file diploma Application (for name to appear in spring graduation program for OSU Stillwater)

Friday, April 9
W Drop/Withdraw Deadline (details)

Friday, April 23
Assigned W or F Withdrawal Deadline (details)

Monday-Friday, April 26-30
Pre-Finals Week

Tuesday, April 27
Instructors may begin submitting final grades for all spring classes

Friday, April 30
Class work ends

Monday-Friday, May 3-7
Finals Week

Friday, May 7
Stillwater Graduate Commencement

Saturday, May 8
Stillwater Undergraduate Commencement

Wednesday, May 12 (noon)
Final grades due by noon electronically from faculty

-Grade reports are compiled shortly after the end of the semester and are made available electronically to the student, the student's advisor and the student's dean.

Friday, May 14
Final grades for all spring courses available on official transcripts

-Proportionate drop** and withdrawal* dates apply to block, short term and late starting classes.
-A University holiday falls within this session. If the scheduled classes do not meet, additional class time or assignments may make up the difference.


Drop/Add and Withdraw Deadline Details

100% Refund, Nonrestrictive Drop/Add Deadline

  • add a course (nonrestrictive)
  • drop a course with 100% refund and no grade

50% Refund, Restrictive Drop/Add Deadline

"W" Drop/Withdraw Deadline

"W/F" Withdraw Deadline

  • add a course (requires instructor and advisor signature)
  • drop a course with 50% refund and grade of "W" (requires advisor signature)
  • drop a course with automatic grade of "W" (requires advisor signature)
  • withdraw from all classes with automatic grades of "W" (requires completed Withdrawal Form)
  • withdraw from all courses with assigned grades of "W" or "F" (requires completed Withdrawal Form and Supplemental Withdrawal Form)