Academic Calendar

You'll find the Virginia State University academic calendars, dating back to 2019, below. These VSU calendars offer several important academic events and dates — and allow you to compare and contrast the latest VSU academic calendars with past ones, too. For students, these serve as handy guides to reference before and during sessions to ensure you're up to speed on registration, assessments, late validation fees, and more.

NOTE: This academic calendar is subject to periodic review and revision. Please check with the Registrar Office to determine if changes have been made. 

Spring Semester 2024
Summer Sessions 2024
Winter Sessions 2023  
University Calendar
University Catalog

Spring Semester 2024

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January 8-9 Monday-Tuesday University Opening Conference and Faculty & Staff Development Workshops 
January 10 Wednesday Residence Halls Open at 8:00 a.m. for New and Continuing Students
January 15 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY (University Closed)
January 16 Tuesday University Classes Begin
January 16 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
January 16 Tuesday Term I, Eight Week Classes Begin at Fort Gregg-Adams
January 19 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop for all Classes
January 19 Friday Registration/Validation Ends for Spring Semester 2024
January 26 Friday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
February 6 Tuesday Term I, Last Day to Withdraw from Classes at Fort Gregg-Adams
(Grade of “W” will be recorded)
February 7 Wednesday ASSESSMENT DAY - All Undergraduate Classes Cancelled
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Classes Resume at 5:00 p.m.) 
February 23 Friday Last Day to file an Application for Spring Commencement
(Applications must be filed in the Office of the Registrar)
February 26 Monday Trojan Wellness Day (No Classes-University Offices Open)
March 4 Monday Midterm Examinations Begin
March 5 Tuesday Term I, Eight Week Classes at Fort Gregg-Adams End
March 7 Thursday Term II, Eight Week Classes Begin
March 9 Saturday Midterm Examinations End
March 9 Saturday Residence Halls Close at 12:00 Noon
March 10-17 Sunday-Sunday SPRING BREAK (No Classes-University Offices Open)
March 17 Sunday Residence Halls Reopen at 8:00 a.m.
March 14 Tuesday Term II, Last Day to Add Eight Week Classes 
March 15 Friday Midterm Grades are due in the System by Faculty (5:00 p.m.)
March 18 Monday Curriculum Sheet Update/Schedule Planning/Course Scheduling 
March 18 Monday Registration Begins for Fall Semester 2024-Summer 2025
March 21 Thursday FOUNDER'S DAY
March 28 Thursday Term II, Last Day to Withdraw from Classes at Fort Gregg-Adams
(Grade of “W” will be recorded)
April 1 Monday Academic Convocation and Awards Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)
April 1-5 Monday-Friday Honors Week Activities
April 19 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from On-Campus Classes  (Grade of “W” will be recorded)
April 30 Tuesday University Classes End
April 30 Tuesday Last Day to Pay Graduation Fee and Clear Unpaid Balances for Spring Commencement
May 1 Wednesday University Reading Day
May 2 Thursday Final Examinations Begin
May 2 Thursday Grade Rosters for All Spring Commencement Candidates Must be Distributed to Faculty by Registrar
May 6 Tuesday Final Examinations End (Faculty members are encouraged to submit grades to the Office of Registrar within 48 hours after final examinations)
May 7 Tuesday Senior Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)
May 8 Wednesday Residence Halls Close at 12:00 Noon (Non-Commencement Participant Students)
May 10 Friday Semester Grades are Due in the System (5:00 p.m.)
May 10-11 Friday-Saturday Commencement Activities 
May 10 Friday Commencement Rehearsal at Multipurpose Center 
May 10 Friday ROTC Commissioning Exercises 
May 11 Saturday COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES at Multipurpose Center
May 12 Sunday Residence Halls Close at 12:00 Noon (Graduating Student Participants)

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Summer Sessions 2024

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May 24 Friday Residence Halls Open for Summer Sessions I and III at 8:00 a.m.
May 27 Monday MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY (University Closed)
May 28 Tuesday Sessions I and III Classes Begin
May 28 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
May 30 Thursday Last Day to Add/Drop from Sessions I and III All Classes
June 4 Tuesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
June 19 Wednesday JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY (University Closed)
June 20 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw from Sessions I and III Classes
June 25 Tuesday Session I Classes End
June 26 Wednesday Final Examination Period for Sessions I
June 28 Friday Residence Halls Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Session I
July 1 Monday Registration for Session II Begins
July 2 Tuesday Sessions I Grades are Due
July 2 Tuesday Residence Halls Open for Summer Sessions II
July 3 Wednesday Sessions II Classes Begin
July 3 Wednesday Late Validation Fee in Effect
July 3 Wednesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
July 4 Tuesday INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY (University Closed)
July 8 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop for Session II Classes
July 10 Wednesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
July 10 Wednesday Validation Ends (Session II)
July 24 Wednesday Last Day to Withdraw from Session II Classes
July 31 Wednesday Sessions II and III Classes End
August 1 Thursday Final Examination Period for Sessions II and III
August 1 Thursday Residence Halls Close for All Summer Sessions II and III
August 2 Friday Sessions II and III Grades are Due

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Winter Sessions 2023

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December 8  Friday Registration Begins for Winter Session 2023
December 13 Wednesday Winter Classes Begin
December 13 Wednesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Begins
December 15 Friday Last day to Add/Drop
December 20 Wednesday Mandatory Attendance Verification Ends
January 3 Wednesday Last Day to Withdraw
January 10 Wednesday Winter Classes End
January 11 Thursday Final Examinations Begin
January 12 Friday Winter Grades are due in the System by Faculty (5:00 P.M.)

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Last Day to Add/Drop

Last day to add/drop a course.  Banner Student Self-service closes at 11:59 p.m. (After this day, please contact your academic adviser in order to add/drop a class)

Last Day to Withdraw from On-campus classes (Grade of “W” will be recorded)

Last day to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period with permission from your academic adviser.  Student will receive a “W” grade for the course. 

Official Withdrawal from the Term Deadline

Last day to submit an official withdrawal request from the term is the last day of exams each semester. Any requests after this date are considered retroactive and require the same conditions as a term withdrawal, but must also be initiated by the Counseling Center. 

Mandatory Attendance Verification Due in the System by Faculty (5:00 p.m.)

Last day to record attendance. Banner Faculty Self-service closes at 11:59 p.m.

Please record an (N) for non-attendance and (H) for Here in the midterm field.

It is imperative to record attendance to maintain compliance with Federal Regulations,

Validation Ends for Fall Semester

Last day to be financially cleared (Validated) each semester before being considered officially enrolled.  “Validated” means that balances have been paid in full, financial aid is sufficient to cover all cost and /or other satisfactory financial arrangements have been made and certified by the Office of Student Accounts to include participation in the tuition payment plan.

Students may verify validation status each semester by viewing the “Hold” section of their Banner Self-service account.  A “V” hold is entered for all students validated for that particular semester.


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