2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar


 

*Dates are subject to change.

Fall 2020

Full-Term: August 24 - December 11
Virtual Session 1: August 24 - October 16
Virtual Session 2: October 19 - December 11

 

August 24, 2020 Monday Semester Begins (Fall Semester, Virtual Session 1);
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight; 
    Summer Session grades are due
     
August 27, 2020 Thursday Convocation
Last day to Add/Drop classes for Virtual Session 1
August 28, 2020 Friday

90% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 1

August 31, 2020 Monday Last day to Add/Drop classes for Fall Semester;
    Last day to apply for Fall Graduation without late fee
     
September 2, 2020 Wednesday  90% Refund period ends for Fall Semester
September 3, 2020 Thursday 50% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 1
September 7, 2020 Monday CIU Closed for Labor Day
September 10, 2020 Thursday 50% Refund period ends for Fall Semester
September 11, 2020 Friday 20% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 1 
September 18, 2020 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 1
September 23, 2020 Wednesday  Prayer Day
September 29, 2020 Tuesday 20% Refund period ends for Fall Semester
     
October 15-16, 2020 Thurs/Fri

Fall Break for Residential Students

October 16, 2020 Friday Virtual Session 1 Ends;
   

Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Fall Semester

October 19, 2020 Monday Virtual Session 2 Begins
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight
    Last day to apply for Fall Graduation
October 22, 2020 Thursday Last day to apply to Add/Drop classes for Virtual Session 2
October 23, 2020 Friday Virtual Session 1 grades are due
    90% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 2
October 27, 2020 Tuesday Prayer Day
October 29, 2020 Thursday 50% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 2
     
November 5, 2020 Thursday 20% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 2
November 6-7, 2020 Fri/Sat Homecoming
November 13, 2020 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 2
November 17, 2020 Tuesday Prayer Day
November 25-27, 2020 Wed/Fri Thanksgiving Break; CIU Closed Thursday and Friday
     
November 30, 2020
  Monday
Residential courses move to online format for remainder of Fall term
December 11, 2020 Friday Semester Ends (Fall Semester, Virtual Session 2); 
    Fall Graduation (no ceremony)
December 18, 2020 Friday Virtual Session 2 and Fall Grades Due
Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021 Wed/Fri CIU Closed for Christmas and the New Year


Spring 2021

Full-Term: January 11 - April 30
Virtual Session 1: January 11 - March 5
Virtual Session 2: March 8 - April 30

 

January 11, 2021 Monday Semester Begins (Spring Semester, Virtual Session 1);
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight
January 14, 2021 Thursday Last day to Add/Drop classes for Virtual Session 1
January 15, 2021 Friday Last day to receive a 90% refund for Virtual Session 1
January 18, 2021 Monday CIU Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2021 Tuesday Last day to Add/Drop classes for Spring Semester; 
    Last day to apply for Spring Graduation without late fee
January 21, 2021 Thursday 90% Refund period ends for Spring Semester;
January 22, 2021 Friday 50% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 1
January 27, 2021 Wednesday Prayer Day
January 28, 2021 Thursday 50% Refund period ends for Spring Semester;
January 29, 2021 Friday 20% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 1 
     
February 5, 2021 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 1
February 17, 2021 Wednesday  20% Refund period ends for Spring Semester
February 25, 2021 Thursday Prayer Day
     
March 5, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 1 Ends;
    Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Spring Semester
March 8, 2021 Monday Virtual Session 2 Begins;
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight;
    Last day to apply for Spring Graduation
March 8-12, 2021 Mon/Fri Spring Break for Residential Students
March 11, 2021 Thursday Last day to Add/Drop classes for Virtual Session 2
March 12, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 1 grades due;
    Last day to receive a 90% refund for Virtual Session 2
March 18, 2021 Thursday 50% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 2
March 22, 2021 Monday Registration Opens for Academic Year 2021 - 2022
March 25, 2020 Thursday 20% Refund period ends for Virtual Session 2
     
April 2, 2021 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 2
    Good Friday! CIU Closed
April 6, 2021 Tuesday Prayer Day
April 30, 2021 Friday Semester Ends (Spring Semester, Virtual Session 2)
     
May 1, 2021 Saturday Commencement Ceremonies
May 7, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 2 and Spring Grades Due


Summer 2021

Full-Term: May 3 - August 20
Virtual Session 1: May 3 - June 25
Virtual Session 2: June 28 - August 20

 

May 3, 2021 Monday Semester Begins (Summer Semester, Virtual Session 1)
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight
May 6, 2021 Thursday Last day to Add/Drop for Virtual Session 1
May 7, 2021 Friday 90% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 1
     
May 10, 2021 Monday Last day to Add/Drop for the Full-term Summer Semester*
Last day to apply for Summer Graduation without late fee
May 12, 2021 Wednesday  90% Refund Ends for Summer Semester
May 13, 2021 Thursday 50% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 1
May 19, 2021 Wednesday  50% Refund Ends for Summer Semester*
May 20, 2021 Thursday 20% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 1 
May 28, 2021 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 1
May 31, 2021 Monday CIU Closed for Memorial Day
     
June 8, 2021 Tuesday 20% Refund Ends for Summer Semester* 
June 25, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 1 Ends;
    Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Summer Semester
June 28, 2021 Monday Virtual Session 2 Begins;
    Settlement of semester charges due by midnight;
    Last day to apply for Summer Graduation
July 1, 2021 Thursday Last day Add/Drop for Virtual Session 2
July 2, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 1 grades due
    90% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 2
July 5, 2021 Monday CIU closed, Independence Day!
July 9, 2021 Friday 50% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 2
July 16, 2021 Friday 20% Refund Ends for Virtual Session 2
July 23, 2021 Friday Last day to receive a grade of “W” for Virtual Session 2
     
August 20, 2021 Friday Semester Ends (Summer Semester, Virtual Session 2);
    Summer Graduation (no ceremony)
August 27, 2021 Friday Virtual Session 2 and Summer grades are due

 

*One-week Intensive:
Add/Drop and refund period ends at 11:59 pm on the first day of class.
To withdraw and receive a grade of “W” the student must withdraw by 11:59 pm on the second day of class.


*Two-week Intensive:
Add/Drop and refund period ends at 11:59 pm on the second day of class.
To withdraw and receive a grade of “W” the student must withdraw by 11:59 pm on the third day of class.

 

For non-standard Academic Calendars see our Online Cohort Schedules.

For a visual calendar of all programs see our Visual Academic Calendar.