Key Dates from the Academic Calendar


2020-2021 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Graduate Courses for Spring 2020

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.


This page was modified on 12 June 2020.
Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.

Note: The actual class attendance dates and the holiday schedule listed may vary as required by academic program and campus location. Some classes do meet on University holidays. Students should check with their local campus for specific calendar information. The calendar is subject to change should circumstances warrant.

For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences DNAP, MA, MS
School of Communications MA, MS
Walker School of Business & Technology DMgt, MA, MBA, MHA, MPA, MS

Summer 2020

  • May 25 - July 24
  • August 1: Summer Graduation Date

Fall 2020

  • August 17: Fall 1 classes start
  • October 16: Fall 1 classes end
  • October 17: Fall 1 Graduation Date
  • October 19: Fall 2 classes start
  • December 18: Fall 2 classes end
  • December 19: Fall 2 Graduation Date

Spring 2021

  • January 4: Spring 1 classes start
  • March 5: Spring 1 classes end
  • March 6: Spring 1 Graduation Date
  • March 15: Spring 2 classes start
  • May 8: Commencement Ceremony
  • May 14: Spring 2 classes end
  • May 15: Spring 2 Graduation Date

If you are enrolled in weekend classes or specialized graduate programs (e.g., nurse anesthesia), please check with your local campus director for starting dates.


For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences MSN
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts MFA, MM
School of Education EdD, EdS, MA, MAT, MET

Summer 2020

  • June 1 – July 24
  • August 1: Summer Graduation Date

Fall 2020

  • August 24: Fall 1 and Fall Semester classes start
  • October 16: Fall 1 classes end
  • October 19: Fall 2 classes start
  • December 11: Fall 2 and Fall Semester classes end
  • December 19: Fall Graduation Date

Spring 2021

  • January 11: Spring 1 and Spring Semester classes start
  • March 5: Spring 1 classes end
  • March 8-12: Spring Break – no classes
  • March 15: Spring 2 classes end
  • May 7: Spring 2 and Spring Semester classes end
  • May 8: Commencement Ceremony
  • May 15: Spring Graduation Date

International Campuses

Summer 2020

  • Athens: May 25 - June 19
  • China - Chengdu: June 7 - August 2
  • China - Shanghai: June 6 - August 1
  • Geneva: May 18 - July 10
  • Ghana: May 25 - July 24
  • Leiden: May 25 - July 24
  • Thailand: May 25 - July 24
  • Uzbekistan: May 25 - July 24
  • Vienna: May 25 - June 26 (5-week Summer); May 25 - July 24 (9-week Summer)

Fall 2020

Fall 1 Session

  • Athens: August 24 - October 16
  • China - Chengdu: August 9 - October 11
  • China - Shanghai: August 15 - October 17
  • Geneva: August 24 - October 16
  • Ghana: August 17 - October 16
  • Kazakhstan: August 31 - October 23
  • Leiden: August 17 - October 16
  • Thailand: August 17 - October 16
  • Uzbekistan: August 17 - October 16
  • Vienna: August 17 - October 16

Fall 2 Session

  • Athens: October 26 - December 18
  • China - Chengdu: November 1 - December 27
  • China - Shanghai: October 24 - December 19
  • Geneva: October 19 - December 11
  • Ghana: October 19 - December 18
  • Kazakhstan: October 26 - December 18
  • Leiden: October 19 - December 18
  • Thailand: October 19 - December 18
  • Uzbekistan: October 19 - December 18
  • Vienna: October 19 - December 18

Spring 2021

Spring 1 Session

  • Athens: January 11 - March 5
  • China - Chengdu: January 10 - March 21
  • China - Shanghai: January 9 - March 20
  • Geneva: January 11 - March 5
  • Ghana: January 4 - March 5
  • Kazakhstan: January 11 - March 5
  • Leiden: January 4 - March 5
  • Thailand: January 4 - March 5
  • Uzbekistan: January 4 - March 5
  • Vienna: January 4 - March 5

Spring 2 Session

  • Athens: March 8 - April 29
  • China - Chengdu: April 4 - May 23
  • China - Shanghai: March 27 - May 22
  • Geneva: March 15 - May 7
  • Ghana: March 15 - May 7
  • Kazakhstan: March 15 - May 7
  • Leiden: March 15 - May 14
  • Thailand: March 15 - May 14 
  • Uzbekistan: March 15 - May 14
  • Vienna: March 15 - May 14

Holiday Schedule

  • May 25, 2020: Memorial Day*
  • July 3, 2020: U.S. Independence Day*
  • September 7, 2020: Labor Day*
  • November 11, 2020: Veterans Day**
  • November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving Day*
  • November 27, 2020: Thanksgiving Friday*
  • December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021: Winter Holiday
  • January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day*

*Only U.S. on-ground courses do not meet on these dates.

**At U.S. extended military campuses only; not observed in the St. Louis area or at international campuses.

International campuses have varied holiday schedules to reflect the local customs and national holidays.

For more detailed information, including registration dates and drop and withdrawal deadlines, consult the full Academic Calendar at www.webster.edu/academics/academic-calendar/.

This page was modified on 12 June 2020.
Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.