Winter 2021 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Classes Begin January 19
100% Tuition Refund Deadline January 26 by 5:00 pm
Last Day to Add, Register, or Pay January 26 by 5:00 pm
Last day for Credit/No Credit Changes January 29 by 5:00 pm
75% Tuition Refund Deadline February 12 by 5:00 pm
Mid-term Evaluations March 1-5
Mid-term Grades Due from Faculty March 9 by 12:00 pm
Break Date (no classes will be held and no assignments will be due) March 10
Mid-term Grades Available to Students March 11
Registration Drop and Add March 16 - January 26
Break Date (no classes will be held and no assignments will be due) April 1
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline April 9 by 5:00 pm
Classes End April 24
Examination Week April 26 - May 1
Commencement April 30 - May 1
Semester Ends Saturday, May 1, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Grades Due from Faculty May 4 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students May 6
Payment Deadline December 18 by 5:00 pm

Tuition refunds are based on the difference between the amount paid and the amount due for credits remaining after courses are dropped. The block tuition rate may result in a smaller or no refund being available for dropping a course.

Visit our calendars page for past and future semester dates and the registration calendar.

Grand Valley State University offers students the ability to take 15 credits for the same cost as 12 credits

For questions regarding the refund schedule for part of term classes, please contact our office at (616) 331-3327 or email regdept@gvsu.edu

2021-22 Advanced Registration Schedule (March 22 - April 7, 2021)

Note: Registration dates are based on earned credits plus Winter 2021 attempted credits.

Event
ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS (All graduate levels)
March 22
SENIOR (85+ Credits)
120+ credits: March 23
106-119 credits: March 24
94-105 credits: March 25
85-93 credits: March 26
JUNIOR (55 - 84 Credits)
72-84 credits: March 29
62-71 credits: March 30
55-61 credits: March 31
SOPHOMORE (25 - 54 Credits)
41-54 credits: April 1
31-40 credits: April 2
25-30 credits: April 5
FRESHMAN (0 - 24 Credits)
0-24 credits: April 6
OPEN REGISTRATION
Begins April 7
FIRST TIME NON-DEGREE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Begins April 7
FIRST TIME DEGREE SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES
At Orientation

A printer-friendly version of the 2021-2022 academic schedule is available online. For additional information about the advanced registration calendar, visit our registration status page.

Undergraduates who are in other than good standing must obtain the signature of their advisor. All students are encouraged to discuss program choices with their advisor and review their myPath prior to registration.

Grand Valley State University offers students the ability to take 15 credits for the same cost as 12 credits

Winter 2021 Final Exam Schedule

Winter examination periods are scheduled on the basis of the first lecture of the week for the course. Courses not fitting this schedule will have examinations arranged by the instructor in consultation with the Dean's Office.

For exam schedule conflicts such as three or more exams on the same day, students should contact their professors for possible alternate exam times. Questions about the examination policy should be directed to Dr. Suzeanne Benet (benets@gvsu.edu), Provost Office.

Sections that do not match the schedule will show as "Unavailable". Instructors of these sections will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams.

Class Held

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Class Time Exam
Monday at 8:00 am Monday, April 26, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 8:30 am Monday, April 26, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:30 am Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 10:00 am Monday, April 26, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 10:30 am Monday, April 26, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:30 am Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 12:30 pm Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:00 pm Monday, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:30 pm Monday, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 2:30 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:00 pm Monday, April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:30 pm Monday, April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 4:00 pm Wednesday, April 28, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 28, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 5:00 pm Monday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Tuesday at 8:00 am Thursday, April 29, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 8:30 am Thursday, April 29, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:30 am Tuesday, April 27, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 10:00 am Thursday, April 29, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 10:30 am Thursday, April 29, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:30 am Tuesday, April 27, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 12:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 12:30 pm Thursday, April 29, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 27, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:30 pm Thursday, April 29, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Wednesday at 8:00 am Friday, April 30, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 8:30 am Friday, April 30, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 12:00 pm Friday, April 30, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 12:30 pm Friday, April 30, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 1:00 pm Friday, April 30, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 1:30 pm Friday, April 30, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:00 pm Friday, April 30, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:30 pm Friday, April 30, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:00 pm Friday, April 30, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:30 pm Friday, April 30, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Class Time Exam
Friday at 9:00 am Friday, April 30, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Friday at 1:30 pm Friday, April 30, 8:00 am - 9:50 am

Guidance on how different types of sections (Face-to-Face, Online-Synchronous, Hybrid, Staggered Hybrid/Hyflex, and Online-Asynchronous) impact the final exam schedule can be found here.

Note: If your examination time does not appear above, it will be announced in class by your instructor after the beginning of the semester.

Evening Classes: Final examinations for evening classes (those beginning 5:30 p.m. or later) will be held on the first regular meeting time during the final examination period. Note that classes which begin at 5:30 p.m. will begin their exams at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Classes: Final examinations will be held during the regular meeting time.

Common Exams: Some courses with multiple sections hold common exams outside of the schedule noted above. The instructor will announce the examination time in class.

Spring/Summer 2021 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 22 - May 14
Payment Deadline April 30 by 5:00 pm
Classes Begin - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 10
100% Tuition Refund Deadline - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 14 by 5:00 pm
Last Day to Add or Register - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 14 by 5:00 pm
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 1st 6 weeks May 21 by 5:00 pm
Memorial Day Recess May 31
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 12 weeks June 4 by 5:00 pm
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 1st 6 weeks June 11 by 5:00 pm
Classes End - 1st 6 weeks June 21
Examinations - 1st 6 weeks June 22-23
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 12 weeks June 25 by 5:00 pm
Classes Begin - 2nd 6 weeks June 28
Grades Due from Faculty June 28 by 12:00 pm
1st 6 weeks Grades Available to Students June 30
Last Day to Add or Register - 2nd 6 weeks July 2 by 5:00 pm
100% Tuition Refund Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks July 2 by 5:00 pm
Independence Day Recess July 5
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks July 9 by 5:00 pm
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks July 30 by 5:00 pm
Classes End - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 9
Examinations - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 10-11
Grades Due from Faculty - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 16 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 18

The posted refund deadlines apply to courses that meet the entire semester/session. Classes that meet for only part of the session/semester have different refund deadlines. Those refund deadlines can be found by using the searchable course schedule or by contacting the Registrar’s Office at (616) 331-3327 or email regdept@gvsu.edu.

Tuition refunds are based on the difference between the amount paid and the amount due for credits remaining after courses are dropped. The block tuition rate may result in a smaller or no refund being available for dropping a course. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

Visit our calendars page for past and future semester dates and a printer-friendly version of the registration calendar.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 22 - September 3
Payment Deadline August 20 by 5:00 pm
Convocation August 27
Classes Begin August 30
100% Tuition Refund Deadline September 3 by 5:00 pm
Last day to Add, Register, or Pay September 3 by 5:00 pm
Labor Day Recess September 5-6
75% Tuition Refund Deadline September 24 by 5:00 pm
Mid-term Evaluations October 11-15
Mid-term Grades Due from Faculty October 19 by 12:00 pm
Mid-term Grades Available to Students October 21
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline October 29
Thanksgiving Recess November 24-28
Classes End and Commencement December 11
Examination Week December 13-18
Semester Ends December 18
Grades Due from Faculty December 21 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students December 23

The posted refund deadlines apply to courses that meet the entire semester/session. Classes that meet for only part of the session/semester have different refund deadlines. Those refund deadlines can be found by using the searchable course schedule or by contacting the Registrar’s Office at (616) 331-3327 or email regdept@gvsu.edu.

Tuition refunds are based on the difference between the amount paid and the amount due for credits remaining after courses are dropped. The block tuition rate may result in a smaller or no refund being available for dropping a course. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

Visit our calendars page for past and future semester dates and a printer-friendly version of the registration calendar.

Grand Valley State University offers students the ability to take 15 credits for the same cost as 12 credits