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Academic Calendar Updated for 2020-2021

Hamline University has changed its academic calendar to condense the year, help students avoid extended travel and end the school year earlier.

The fall term will begin on August 31, 2020, for face-to-face instruction. Some hybrid and online courses will also be offered.

An optional May term has been added for all students. It had previously only been available for Study Abroad students. Like the January term, the May term will offer a condensed classroom experience for full credit. In the past, many students have used the January term for Hamline Plan courses.

There is no fall midterm break. Spring break is now limited to one day.

Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021.

The undergraduate Online Degree Completion program and the School of Business graduate programs operate on a separate, 16-week trimester calendar that will not change this year.

In building this new schedule Hamline administration polled students as to their preferences for this calendar and also received feedback from Hamline’s Faculty Council.

View the 2020-21 Hamline University academic calendars.


Written by staff.