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Academic Calendar

The below academic calendar includes important class start dates, registration change deadlines, and advising dates.

Fall 2020

Item Date Note
Fall semester begins Aug. 24 First day of 7-week session for Intensive English and 14-week Pre-Academic and Global Pathways classes
Add/drop deadlines Aug. 30 Last day to add or drop weekday classes in Fall I – contact an advisor
  Sep. 3 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Fall I – contact an advisor
  Sep. 4 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Fall I – contact an advisor
Labor Day Sep. 7 Pace University is closed in observance of this holiday.  No staff will be on campus.  No ELI classes are held.
Yom Kippur Sep. 28 ELI classes are held unless otherwise arranged by the instructor.  Makeup necessary if instructor observes this holiday.
End of Fall I Oct. 12 End of 7-week session for Intensive English classes
Fall II begins Oct. 13 First day of 7-week session for Intensive English classes
Add/drop deadlines Oct. 18 Last day to add or drop weekday intensive classes in Fall II – contact an advisor
  Oct. 22 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Fall II – contact an advisor
  Oct. 23 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Fall II – contact an advisor
Thanksgiving Holidays Nov. 25-27 Pace University is closed in observance of this holiday.  No staff will be on campus.  No ELI classes are held.
Online Finals Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4 End of 7-week session for Intensive English and 14-week Pre-Academic and Global Pathways classes (completely online)

Spring 2021

Item Date Note
Spring semester begins Jan. 25 First day of 7-week session for Intensive English and 14-week Pre-Academic and Global Pathways classes
Add/drop deadlines Jan. 29 Last day to add or drop weekday classes in Spring I – contact an advisor
  Feb. 4 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Spring I – contact an advisor
  Feb. 5 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Spring I – contact an advisor
Lunar New Year Feb. 12 Classes will meet via asynchronous remote learning. Asynchronous remote learning means that while classes will not meet at a designated time or place, instruction will happen. Check Classes for announcements from your instructor.
President's Day Feb. 15 Classes will meet via asynchronous remote learning. Asynchronous remote learning means that while classes will not meet at a designated time or place, instruction will happen. Check Classes for announcements from your instructor.
End of Spring I Mar. 12 End of 7-week session for Intensive English classes
Spring II begins Mar. 15 First day of 7-week session for Intensive English classes
Add/drop deadlines Mar. 21 Last day to add or drop weekday intensive classes in Spring II – contact an advisor
  Mar. 25 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Spring II – contact an advisor
  Mar. 26 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Spring II – contact an advisor
Passover Mar. 27 No day or evening classes scheduled.
Good Friday Apr. 2 Classes will meet via asynchronous remote learning. Asynchronous remote learning means that while classes will not meet at a designated time or place, instruction will happen. Check Classes for announcements from your instructor.
End of Spring II and Global Pathways Classes May 1 End of 7-week session for Intensive English and 14-week Pre-Academic and Global Pathways classes

Summer 2021

Item Date Note
Memorial Day May 31 Pace University is closed in observance of this holiday.  No staff will be on campus.  No ELI classes are held.
Summer semester begins Jun. 1  
Add/drop deadlines Jun. 7 Last day to add or drop weekday classes in Summer I – contact an advisor
  Jun. 10 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Summer I – contact an advisor
  Jun. 11 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Summer I – contact an advisor
Academic Advisement Jun. 23-24 Find the link to sign up in your Pace email
Independence Day Jul. 5 Pace University is closed in observance of this holiday.  No staff or administrators are on campus.  No ELI classes are held.
End of Summer I Jul. 9 End of 6-week session for Intensive English classes
Summer II begins Jul. 12 First day of 6-week session for Intensive English classes
Add/drop deadlines Jul. 16 Last day to add or drop weekday intensive classes in Summer II – contact an advisor
  Jul. 22 Last day to add or drop Friday classes in Summer II – contact an advisor
  Jul. 23 Last day to add or drop Saturday classes in Summer II – contact an advisor
Academic Advisement Aug. 2-3 Find the link to sign up in your Pace email
End of Summer II and Global Pathways Classes Aug. 20 End of 6-week session for Intensive English and 12-week Pre-Academic and Global Pathways classes