In two emails sent to NSU students on Sept. 16 and Oct. 9, the Office of the President detailed updates and reminders pertaining to the university’s 2020-2021 academic year schedule. As listed below, here are important dates to save for the fall and winter semesters.
Registration for Winter 2021 semester courses: Monday, Oct. 26; Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
Registration for honors, online students, veterans, active duty military, marine biology and student athletes opens on Monday, Oct. 26; registration for continuing and new students opens on Monday, Nov. 2.
Classes transition to remote learning after: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
Most classes will be conducted remotely after this date for the rest of the semester. Students may consult with an adviser or dean’s office if they have questions regarding courses.
Thanksgiving break: Thursday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Nov. 27, 2020
Fall 2020 final exams: Monday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020
Confirm with professors and course syllabi as to the exact dates of individual exams as they may differ by class, department or college.
Last day of the Fall 2020 semester: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020
Winter break: Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
Winter closure: 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2020 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
The university will have limited operations during this time.
Beginning of the Winter 2021 semester: Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
Upon returning to campus, students who are able to participate in their classes online for 14 days are encouraged to do so in order to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
Winter 2021 spring break: Suspended
As per the Office of the President’s email sent on Sept. 16, the university has decided to suspend spring break for the Winter 2021 semester.
In lieu of a full spring break, there will be no classes on: Friday, March 5, 2021
As per the Office of the President’s email: “some programs may need to alter this date based on testing requirements.”
End of the Winter 2021 semester: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Given the suspension of spring break, the Winter 2021 semester will end one week early.
As noted on the university’s undergraduate academic calendar website, the schedule is subject to change. Students can find dates listed online and in the previous emails from the Office of the President. Confirm with professors and course syllabi as to the exact dates of individual exams as they may differ by class, department or college.