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Academic Year 2020-2021: Semester Dates

 Fall 2020 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
April 1 Last day for nominations
March - May UNCW acceptance packets mailed
March - May SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via Terra Dotta immigration portal. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
March - May Last day to modify your course requests using the Course Request List (Terra Dotta).
March - April  Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
April - May  Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
May - June Students notified of their UNCW courses.
July 20 First day students with an August 19 start date (as listed on their DS-2019/I-20) may enter the U.S.

August 15 - 12pm to 12am

Recommended arrival date, UNCW residence halls open in the afternoon (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM). UNCW Shuttle runs from ILM to UNCW from 12pm to 12am on August 15th.
August 17-18 International Student Orientation (click here) (Required) 
August 19 Classes Begin.
September 7 Labor Day. state holiday; no classes.
October 8-9 Last day to receive "W" (withdrawal) from course. Fall Break, no classes. International student residence halls stay open during break.   Fall Break Cancelled
October 16 Last day to receive "W" (withdrawal) from course.
November 26-27 Thanksgiving break; no classes.
November 24 Last day of classes
November 30- December 5 Final Exams
December 13 Residence halls close. All single semester students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
January 4, 2021

Last day students with a December 13, 2019 program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.

(F-1 Students) February 3, 2021 

Last day students with a December 5, 2019 program end date (as listed on their I-20) may be in the U.S.

Spring 2021 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
October 1 Last day for nominations
August -November UNCW acceptance packets mailed
August - November SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via email. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
September - November Last day to modify your course requests using the Course Request List (Terra Dotta).
October 16 - 31 Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
November 5 Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
November 15 - December 15 Students notified of their UNCW courses.
December 12 First day students with an January 11 start date (as listed on their DS-2019) may enter the U.S.
January 5 UNCW residence halls open (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM).
January 6 Recommended arrival date. UNCW Shuttle runs from ILM to UNCW from 9am to 9pm.
January 8 International Student Orientation (click here) (Required)
January 11 Classes Begin.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - state holiday; no classes. 
March 6-14 Spring break, no classes. Residence hall closes on March 7th at 10am and reopens on March 15th at 10am
March 19 Last day for students to receive a "W" (withdrawal) grade
April 1-2 Good Friday - state holiday; no classes. Residence hall stays open.
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 9 Residence halls close. All students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
June 5 Last day students with a May 6th program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.
(F1 students) July 4 Last day students with a May 6th program end date (as listed on their I-20) may be in the U.S.

Academic Year 2021-2022: Semester Dates

 Fall 2021 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
April 1 Last day for nominations
March - May UNCW acceptance packets mailed
March - May SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via Terra Dotta immigration portal. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
March - May Last day to modify your course requests using the Course Request List (Terra Dotta).
March - May Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
April - May  Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
May - June Students notified of their UNCW courses.
July 20 First day students with an August 18 start date (as listed on their DS-2019/I-20) may enter the U.S.

August 14 - 12pm to 12am

Recommended arrival date, UNCW residence halls open in the afternoon (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM). UNCW Shuttle runs from ILM to UNCW from 12pm to 12am on August 14th.
August 16-17 International Student Orientation (click here) (Required) 
August 18 Classes Begin.
September 6 Labor Day. state holiday; no classes.
October 7-8 Fall Break, no classes. International student residence halls stay open during break. 
October 19 Last day to receive "W" (withdrawal) from course.
November 25-26 Thanksgiving break; no classes.
December 1 Last day of classes
December 3-9 Final Exams
December 12 Residence halls close. All single semester students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
January 11, 2022

Last day students with a December 12, 2021 program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.

(F-1 Students) February 10, 2022 

Last day students with a December 12, 2020 program end date (as listed on their I-20) may be in the U.S.

Spring 2022 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
October 1 Last day for nominations
August -November UNCW acceptance packets mailed
August - November SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via email. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
September - November Last day to modify your course requests using the Course Request List (Terra Dotta).
October 16 - 31 Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
November 5 Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
November 15 - December 15 Students notified of their UNCW courses.
December 11 First day students with an January 10 start date (as listed on their DS-2019) may enter the U.S.
January 5 UNCW residence halls open (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM). Recommended arrival date. UNCW Shuttle runs from ILM to UNCW from 9am to 9pm.
January 7 International Student Orientation (click here) (Required)
January 10 Classes Begin.
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - state holiday; no classes. 
March 5-13 Spring break, no classes. Residence halls for visiting international students allow students to stay on campus.
March 16 Last day for students to receive a "W" (withdrawal) grade
April 14-15 Good Friday - state holiday; no classes. Residence hall stays open.
April 27 Last day of classes
April 29 - May 5 Final Exams
May 8 Residence halls close. All students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
June 7 Last day students with a May 8th program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.
(F1 students) July 6 Last day students with a May 8th program end date (as listed on their I-20) may be in the U.S.