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
Last day for Credit/No Credit Changes September 11
75% Tuition Refund Deadline September 25 by 5:00 pm
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
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline November 20
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. For Fall 2020, most final exams will be given on-line. Take-home exams are due at the time scheduled for a final examination for the course in question.

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.

Class Held

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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

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.

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.

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.

Winter 2021 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 16 - January 26
Payment Deadline December 18 by 5:00 pm
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
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
Mid-term Grades Available to Students March 11
Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline March 19 by 5:00 pm
Classes End April 24
Examination Week April 26 - May 1
Commencement April 30 - May 1
Semester Ends May 1
Grades Due from Faculty May 4 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students May 6

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