Academic Year 2020-2021 Dates and Deadlines

This information is correct as of January 15, 2021.  Please contact registrar@bates.edu with questions.  You can access a PDF version of this calendar here:

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August 2020
28 (Friday), 8:00 amFall 2020 add/drop opens for seniors
28 (Friday), 10:00 amFall 2020 add/drop opens for juniors
28 (Friday), 12:00 pmFall 2020 add/drop opens for sophomores
28 (Friday), 2:00 pmFall 2020 add/drop opens for first-years
September 2020
2 (Wednesday)Fall 2020 Module A classes begin
9 (Wednesday)Last day to add a Fall 2020 Module A course
9 (Wednesday)Last day to elect pass/fail for a Fall 2020 Module A course
9 (Wednesday)Last day to enter Learning Objectives for Fall 2020 Module A courses
21 (Monday)Winter 2021 course proposals due to CRC
30 (Wednesday)Last day to drop a Fall 2020 Module A course
30 (Wednesday)Last day to elect letter grade for a Fall 2020 Module B course
October 2020
1 (Thursday)Proposals for extra-cost, off-campus Short Term 2021 courses due to AAC (travel in Maine only)
5 (Monday)Winter 2021 grids due from chairs
7 (Wednesday)Fall 2020 Module A Course Evaluations open for students 
13 (Tuesday)Fall 2020 Module A classes end
15 (Thursday)Fall 2020 Module A final exam period begins
16 (Friday)Fall 2020 Module A final exam period ends
19 (Monday)Fall 2020 Module B classes begin
19 (Monday)Winter 2021 draft schedule available for faculty review
26 (Monday)Winter 2021 draft schedule corrections due
26 (Monday)Short Term 2021 course proposals due to CRC
26 (Monday)Last day to add a Fall 2020 Module B or full semester course
26 (Monday)Last day to elect pass/fail for a Fall 2020 Module B or full semester course
26 (Monday)Last day to enter Learning Objectives for Fall 2020 Module B courses
27 (Tuesday)Winter 2021 Module C Learning Objectives available
28 (Wednesday)Course Evaluations Module A close
November 2020
2 (Monday)Winter 2021 schedule posted for students
3 (Tuesday)Fall 2020 Module A grades due from faculty
4 (Wednesday)Fall 2020 Module A grades available for student viewing in Garnet Gateway
9 (Monday)Short Term 2021 grids due from chairs
16 (Monday)Last day to drop a Fall 2020 Module B or full semester course
16 (Monday)Last day to elect letter grade for a Fall 2020 Module B or full semester course
16 (Monday), 7:00 amWinter 2021 registration (Modules C and D) opens for seniors
17 (Tuesday), 7:00 amWinter 2021 registration (Modules C and D) opens for juniors (seniors may still add and drop)
18 (Wednesday), 7:00 amWinter 2021 registration (Modules C and D) opens for sophomores (seniors and juniors may still add and drop)
19 (Thursday), 7:00 amWinter 2021 registration (Modules C and D) opens for first-years (all other classes may still add and drop)
25 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving recess begins 
29 (Sunday)Thanksgiving recess ends
30 (Monday)Fall 2020 Module B classes resume remotely
30 (Monday)Fall 2020 Module B Course Evaluations open for students 
December 2020
1 (Tuesday)Fall 2020 Module B classes end
4 (Friday)Fall 2020 Module B final exam period begins
4 (Friday)AY 21-22 grids and Course Planning available in Garnet Gateway
7 (Monday)Fall 2020 Module B final exam period ends
18 (Friday)Course evaluations Module B close
28 (Monday)Fall 2020 Module B grades due from faculty
29 (Tuesday)Fall 2020 Module B grades available for student viewing in Garnet Gateway
February 2021
17 (Wednesday)Winter 2021 Module C classes begin
24 (Wednesday)Last day to add a Winter 2021 Module C course
24 (Wednesday)Last day to elect pass/fail for a Winter 2021 Module C course
24 (Wednesday)Last day to enter Learning Objectives for Winter 2021 Module C courses
25 (Thursday)Module D Learning Objectives available
26 (Friday)Deadline for students to apply for off-campus study for AY 21-22
March 2021
15 (Monday)Significant curriculum changes due to AAC for review
17 (Wednesday)Last day to drop a Winter 2021 Module C course
17 (Wednesday)Last day to elect letter grade for a Winter 2021 Module C course
24 (WednesdayWinter 2021 Module C Course Evaluations open for students 
29 (Monday)Winter 2021 Module C classes end
April 2021
1 (Thursday)Winter 2021 Module C final exam period begins
2 (Friday)Winter 2021 Module C final exam period ends
5 (Monday)Winter 2021 Module D classes begin
16 (Friday)Last day to add a Winter 2021 Module D course
16 (Friday)Last day to elect pass/fail for a Winter 2021 Module D course
16 (Friday)Last day to enter Learning Objectives for Winter 2021 Module D courses
16 (Friday)Course evaluations Module C close
20 (Tuesday)Winter 2021 Module C grades due from faculty
21 (Wednesday)Winter 2021 Module C grades available for student viewing in Garnet Gateway
30 (Friday)Last day to drop a Winter 2021 Module D course
30 (Friday)Last day to elect letter grade for a Winter 2021 Module D course
May 2021
17 (Monday)Winter 2021 Module D Course Evaluations open for students
20 (Thursday)Winter 2021 Module D classes end
24 (Monday)Winter 2021 Module D final exam period begins
25 (Tuesday)Winter 2021 Module D final exam period ends
27 (Thursday 12:00pm) Winter 2021 Mondule D grades due for seniors
30 (Sunday)Commencement 2021
June 2021
4 (Friday)Course evaluation Module D closes
8 (Tuesday)Winter 2021 Module D junior, sophomore, first-year grades due from faculty
9 (Wednesday)Winter 2021 Module D grades available for student viewing in Garnet Gateway