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
Credit/No Credit Deadline September 3 by 5:00 pm
Last day to Add, Register, or Pay September 3 by 5:00 pm
100% Tuition Refund Deadline 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
Fall Break October 24-26
Withdraw 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.

For any course, the credit/no credit deadline is the same as the 100% tuition refund deadline for that course.

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. The Tuition Refund Calculation page has additional information and examples. 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

Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule

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.

Fall examination periods are scheduled on the basis of the first lecture of the week for the course. All types of hybrid courses and any course not fitting this schedule will have examinations arranged by the instructor in consultation with the Registrar's 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 with the Registrar's Office that works with the students' other final exams.

Questions about scheduling an exam time for any courses not fitting this schedule should be directed to Dan Vainner (vainneda@gvsu.edu), Registrar's Office.

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Class Time Exam
Monday at 8:00 am Monday, December 13, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 8:30 am Monday, December 13, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:30 am Wednesday, December 15, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 10:00 am Monday, December 13, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 10:30 am Monday, December 13, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:30 am Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 12:30 pm Wednesday, December 15, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:00 pm Monday, December 13, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:30 pm Monday, December 13, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 2:30 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:00 pm Monday, December 13, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:30 pm Monday, December 13, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 4:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 4:30 pm Wednesday, December 15, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 5:00 pm Monday, December 13, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Tuesday at 8:00 am Thursday, December 16, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 8:30 am Thursday, December 16, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 14, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 10:00 am Thursday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 10:30 am Thursday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:30 am Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 12:00 pm Thursday, December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 12:30 pm Thursday, December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 14, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:30 pm Tuesday, December 14, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:30 pm Thursday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:30 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 14, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:30 pm Monday, December 14, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 5:00 pm Thursday, December 16, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Wednesday at 8:00 am Friday, December 17, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 8:30 am Friday, December 17, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 12:00 pm Friday, December 17, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 12:30 pm Friday, December 17, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 1:00 pm Friday, December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 1:30 pm Friday, December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:00 pm Friday, December 17, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:30 pm Friday, December 17, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:00 pm Friday, December 17, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:30 pm Friday, December 17, 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, December 17, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Friday at 1:30 pm Friday, December 17, 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.

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.

Online Synchronous Classes: Use the above final exam schedule template. Instructors may choose to offer a longer exam window for synchronous online courses.

Online Asynchronous Classes: Final exams will be held within a 24-48 hour window to allow students to fit in the activity/assignment/exam around their other scheduled exams.

Hybrid Classes: All types of hybrid sections do not automatically get a final exam scheduled. If a final exam is desired, instructors will work with their department and Registrar’s Office to schedule a day/time and room. Ideally, this will be done consulting the schedule on this page based on the first in-person class meeting day. There may be a few student conflicts and we encourage faculty to be flexible for these cases.

Fall 2021 Grading Deadlines Download Calendar

Event Date
Grading Period 1 September 28
Classes Ending by Saturday, September 25 (Parts of Term: A1, A3, and C1). September 28 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 2 October 19
Classes Ending by Saturday, October 16 (Parts of Term: A5, A6, D3, E1, E3, and G1). October 19 by 12:00 pm
Midterm Grades October 19 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 3 November 30
Classes Ending by Saturday, November 27 (Parts of Term: A7, A9, A10, F5, I3, and J1). November 30 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 4 December 21
Full Term Grades December 21 by 12:00 pm
Classes Ending by Saturday, December 18 (Parts of Term: D9, E10, F9, H7, I6, I7, J3, K5, L1, L3, N1, and P19). December 21 by 12:00 pm

There are four grading periods per semester. Grading periods are based on the part of term of the class. 

Winter 2022 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 22 - January 14
Payment Deadline December 17 by 5:00 pm
Classes Begin January 10
Credit/No Credit Deadline January 14 by 5:00 pm
Last Day to Add, Register, or Pay January 14 by 5:00 pm
100% Tuition Refund Deadline January 14 by 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Recess January 17
75% Tuition Refund Deadline February 4 by 5:00 pm
Mid-term Evaluations February 21-25
Mid-term Grades Due from Faculty March 1 by 12:00 pm
Mid-term Grades Available to Students March 3
Spring Break March 6-13
Withdraw with a "W" Grade Deadline March 11 by 5:00 pm
Classes End April 23
Examination Week April 25-30
Commencement April 29-30
Semester Ends April 30
Grades Due from Faculty May 3 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students May 5

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.

For any course, the credit/no credit deadline is the same as the 100% tuition refund deadline for that course.

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. The Tuition Refund Calculation page has additional information and examples. 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