2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Academic Calendars


The academic calendars are subject to change. Please check www.hamline.edu/academiccalendar for the latest information.


On Campus Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Hamline’s on campus undergraduate program follows a 4-1-4 academic calendar. During each of the 15-week fall and spring terms a student has a normal schedule of four 4-credit courses. Students have the option of taking one 4-credit course in the one-month winter term. In a nine-month academic year a student typically completes 32 semester credits. New students normally begin classes in either the fall or spring term. The calendar offers flexibility in curriculum planning and opens the way for the student to combine a variety of off-campus experiences with classroom learning. Many students have used the winter term for independent study projects requiring off-campus study, or for study abroad.

Summer session is considered separate from the regular academic year. During summer, two four-week terms and an overlapping ten-week term are scheduled. Summer study at Hamline enables students to make up credits, accelerate progress toward their degrees, take courses that might be difficult to schedule in a regular term, or take advantage of reduced summer tuition. Students should consult the summer term website at www.hamline.edu/summer for further information.


Fall Term   August 31-December 10, 2020
Fall term classes begin   Monday, August 31
Fall term classes end   Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving break   Thursday-Friday, November 26-27
Study days   Monday-Friday, November 30-December 4
Fall term final exams   Monday-Thursday, December 7-10 

Winter Term   January 4-21, 2021
Winter term classes begin   Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday   Monday, January 18
Winter term classes end   Thursday, January 21

Spring Term   January 25-May 6, 2021
Spring term classes begin   Monday, January 25 
Midterm break   Friday, March 12
Spring term classes end   Thursday, April 29
Study day   Friday, April 30
Spring term final exams   Monday-Thursday, May 3-6 
Commencement   Saturday, May 8

Summer Term   May 10-August 13, 2021
May Term classes begin   Monday, May 10
May Term classes end   Friday, May 28
Memorial Day holiday   Monday, May 31
Summer I classes begin   Monday, June 7
Summer I classes end   Friday, July 2 
Summer II classes begin   Monday, July 12 
Summer II classes end   Friday, August 6
Summer III classes begin   Monday, June 7
Fourth of July holiday   Monday, July 5
Summer III classes end   Friday, August 13

 


Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Hamline’s online degree completion program courses are offered in eight-week sessions, two sessions each in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students may take up to two four-credit courses in each eight-week session, and must take at least 12 credits within a 16-week semester to be considered full-time.


Fall Semester   August 31-December 18, 2020
Session One classes begin   Monday, August 31 
Labor Day Holiday   Monday, September 7
Session One classes end   Friday, October 23
Session Two classes begin   Monday, October 26
Thanksgiving Holiday   Thursday-Friday, November 26-27
Session Two classes end   Friday, December 18

Spring Semester   January 4-April 23, 2021
Session One classes begin   Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday   Monday, January 18
Session One classes end   Friday, February 26
Session Two classes begin   Monday, March 1
Session Two classes end   Friday, April 23
Commencement   Saturday, May 8

Summer Semester   May 3-August 20, 2021
Session One classes begin   Monday, May 3
Memorial Day Holiday   Monday, May 31
Session One classes end   Friday, June 25
Session Two classes begin   Monday, June 28
Fourth of July Holiday   Monday, July 5
Session Two classes end   Friday, August 20