Spring/Summer 2020 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 16 - May 8
Payment Deadline May 1 by 5:00 pm
Classes Begin - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 4
100% Tuition Refund Deadline - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 8 by 5:00 pm
Last Day to Add or Register - 1st 6 and 12 weeks May 8 by 5:00 pm
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 1st 6 weeks May 15 by 5:00 pm
Memorial Day Recess May 25
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 12 weeks May 29 by 5:00 pm
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 1st 6 weeks June 5
Classes End - 1st 6 weeks June 15
Examinations - 1st 6 weeks June 16-17
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 12 weeks June 19
Classes Begin - 2nd 6 weeks June 22
Grades Due from Faculty June 22 by 12:00 pm
1st 6 weeks Grades Available to Students June 24
Last Day to Add or Register - 2nd 6 weeks June 26 by 5:00 pm
100% Tuition Refund Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks June 26 by 5:00 pm
Independence Day Recess July 3
75% Tuition Refund Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks July 6 by 5:00 pm
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline - 2nd 6 weeks July 24
Classes End - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 1
Examinations - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 3-4
Grades Due from Faculty - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 10 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students - 2nd 6 and 12 weeks August 12

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. 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 2020 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 16 - September 4
Payment Deadline August 21 by 5:00 pm
Convocation August 28
Classes Begin August 31
100% Tuition Refund Deadline September 4 by 5:00 pm
Last day to Add, Register, or Pay September 4 by 5:00 pm
Labor Day Recess September 6-7
75% Tuition Refund Deadline September 25 by 5:00 pm
Winter 2020 Commencement Ceremony October 10
Mid-term Evaluations October 12-16
Mid-term Grades Due from Faculty October 20 by 12:00 pm
Mid-term Grades Available to Students October 22
Fall Break October 25-27
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline October 30
Thanksgiving Recess November 25-29
Classes End and Commencement December 12
Examination Week December 14-19
Semester Ends December 19
Grades Due from Faculty December 22 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students December 24

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

Fall 2020 Final Exam Schedule

Fall 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. Examinations will normally be held in the same rooms in which lectures are given. Take-home exams are due at the time scheduled for a final examination for the course in question. Online and hybrid course final exam schedules will be coming soon.

For exam schedule conflicts such as three or more exams on the same day or back-to-back exams on two different campuses, 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. Questions concerning room availability for exam changes should be directed to Dan Vainner (vainneda@gvsu.edu), Office of the Registrar.

Class Held

Class Time: at


Class Time Exam
Monday at 8:00 am Monday, December 14, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 8:30 am Monday, December 14, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:30 am Wednesday, December 16, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 10:00 am Monday, December 14, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 10:30 am Monday, December 14, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:30 am Wednesday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 12:30 pm Wednesday, December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:00 pm Monday, December 14, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:30 pm Monday, December 14, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 2:30 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:00 pm Monday, December 14, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:30 pm Monday, December 14, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 4:00 pm Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 4:30 pm Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 5:00 pm Monday, December 14, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Tuesday at 8:00 am Thursday, December 17, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 8:30 am Thursday, December 17, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 15, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 10:00 am Thursday, December 17, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 10:30 am Thursday, December 17, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:30 am Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 12:00 pm Thursday, December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 12:30 pm Thursday, December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:30 pm Tuesday, December 15, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 17, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:30 pm Thursday, December 17, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:30 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:30 pm Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 5:00 pm Thursday, December 17, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Wednesday at 8:00 am Friday, December 18, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 8:30 am Friday, December 18, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 12:00 pm Friday, December 18, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 12:30 pm Friday, December 18, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 1:00 pm Friday, December 18, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 1:30 pm Friday, December 18, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:00 pm Friday, December 18, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:30 pm Friday, December 18, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:00 pm Friday, December 18, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:30 pm Friday, December 18, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Friday at 9:00 am Friday, December 18, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Friday at 1:30 pm Friday, December 18, 8:00 am - 9:50 am

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.

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

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

Online Classes: Final examinations for online classes will be given during exam week, at a time arranged by the instructor. The instructor will work with student to ensure that the online exam time does not directly overlap with students’ other scheduled examinations.

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.