Calendars and Final Examination Schedules


Academic Calendar Fall 2020- Spring 2021
(Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so)

*Calendar subject to change as state, system, and local guidelines evolve in relation to COVID.  Any updates will be posted at https://www.tarleton.edu/coronavirus/*

Event Fall Spring
2020 2021
REGISTRATION
Priority Registration*, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Baccalaureate March 16 October 26
Seniors March 18 October 28
Juniors March 20 October 30
Sophomores March 23 November 2
Freshman March 25 November 4
TUITION AND FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE August 13 January 7
CLASSES BEGIN
16 week & 1st 8 week August 20 January 14
Late Registration and Add/Drop August 20-26 January 14-20
2nd 8 week Late Registration and Add/Drop October 9-10 March 5-6
3 week "Winter Mini" December 14
DROP WITH NO RECORD (CENSUS)
16 week September 4 February 1
1st 8 week August 27 January 25
2nd 8 week October 19 March 19
3 week "Winter Mini" December 17
WITHDRAWAL "W"/"Q" DROP DEADLINE
16 week October 28 March 25
1st 8 week September 23 Feburary 12
2nd 8 week November 6 April 13
3 week "Winter Mini" Janurary 4
MIDTERM GRADES DUE
16 week October 12 March 22
1st 8 week September 21 February 12
2nd 8 week November 5 April 12
FINAL EXAMS BEGIN
16 week December 3 May 6
1st 8 week October 8 March 4
2nd 8 week December 1 May 4
3 week "Winter Mini" Janurary 8
FINAL GRADES
1st 8 week grades due October 9 by 5 pm March 5 by 5 pm
Graduating student grades December 10 by 12 pm Noon May 13 by 12 pm Noon
All remaining grades due December 14 by 12 pm Noon May 17 by 12 pm Noon
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Commencement Participation June 15 - August 15 September 15 - November 15
Degree Conferral Only June 15 - December 1 September 15 - May 1
Commencement Weekend December 11 - 13 May 14 -16
HOLIDAY AND VACATION DAYS (NO CLASSES)
Labor Day September 7
No Classes November 25
Thanksgiving November 26-27
Winter Break December 24-Janurary 1
Martin Luther King Day January 18
Spring Break March 8 - 12
No Classes April 2 - 3
No Classes April 5

​*Honors, Veterans NCAA Athletes, Marching Band, Texan Reps, Diplomats

Fall Semester 2020 - Final Examination Schedule - Stephenville

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Dec 1 Last Class Day
Wed Dec 2 Reading Day
Thur Dec 3 TR 9:25 am and T 9:25 am MWF 11:00 am, MW 11:00 am and M 11:00 am TR 12:15 pm and T 12:15pm All Freshman English, EDUC 4315 and 4330 R 5:15pm or later; TR 4:30 pm, and TR 6:15pm
Fri Dec 4 TR 3:05 pm and T 3:05 pm TR 10:50 am and T 10:50 am Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 5:00 pm or later and MW 7:30 pm
Mon Dec 7 MWF 9:00am, MW 9:00am, and M 9:00am MWF 2:00 pm, MW 2:00 pm and M 2:00 pm MWF 10:00 am, MW 10:00 am, and M 10:00 am Chemistry 1411/1412, MATH 0304, MATH 1342 M 5:00 pm or later and MW 6:00pm
Tue Dec 8 TR 8:00 am and T 8:00 am MWF 12:00 pm, MW 12:00 pm and M 12:00 pm TR 1:40 pm and T 1:40 pm All Math 1314 and 0303 T 5:15pm or later and TR 7:45pm
Wed Dec 9 MWF 8:00 am, MW 8:00 am, and M 8:00 am MWF 1:00 pm, MW 1:00 pm and M 1:00 pm

Fall Semester 2020 – Final Examination Schedule – Fort Worth

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Dec 1 Last Class Day
Wed Dec 2 Reading Day
Thur Dec 3 R 8:00-10:50 am TR 9:30-10:50 am M 11:00-1:30 pm MW 11:00-12:20 pm T 2:00-4:30 pm TR 2:00-3:20 pm EDU 4315 and 4330 R 6:30-9:00 pm TR 6:30-7:50 pm
Fri Dec 4 R 2:00-4:30 pm TR 3:30-4:50 pm T 11:00-1:30 pm TR 11:00-12:20 pm Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 6:30-9:00 pm MW 6:30-7:50 pm
Mon Dec 7 M 8:00-10:50 am MW 8:00-9:20 am M 2:00-4:30 pm MW 2:00-3:20 pm W 11:00-1:30 pm MW 12:30-1:50 pm MW 5:00-6:20 pm M 6:30-9:00 pm
Tue Dec 8 T 8:00-10:50 am TR 8:00-9:20 am R 11:00-1:30 pm TR 12:30-1:50 pm All other times not listed on exam schedule TR 5:00-6:20 pm T 6:30-9:00 pm
Wed Dec 9 W 8:00-10:50 am MW 9:30-10:50 am W 2:00-4:30 pm MW 3:30-4:50 pm

Final Examinations are to be given only on scheduled examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule. At locations other than Stephenville, Fort Worth and online courses, the final examination will be given at a time designated by the instructor.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Spring Semester 2021 – Final Examination Schedule – Stephenville

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue May 4 Last Class Day
Wed May 5 Reading Day
Thur May 6 TR 9:25 am and T 9:25 am MWF 11:00 am, MW 11:00 am and M 11:00 am TR 12:15 pm and T 12:15pm All Freshman English, EDUC 4315 and 4330 R 5:15pm or later; TR 4:30 pm, and TR 6:15pm
Fri May 7 TR 3:05 pm and T 3:05 pm TR 10:50 am and T 10:50 am Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 5:00 pm or later and MW 7:30 pm
Mon May 10 MWF 9:00am, MW 9:00am, and M 9:00am MWF 2:00 pm, MW 2:00 pm and M 2:00 pm MWF 10:00 am, MW 10:00 am, and M 10:00 am Chemistry 1411/1412, MATH 0304, MATH 1342 M 5:00 pm or later and MW 6:00pm
Tue May 11 TR 8:00 am and T 8:00 am MWF 12:00 pm, MW 12:00 pm and M 12:00 pm TR 1:40 pm and T 1:40 pm All Math 1314 and 0303 T 5:15pm or later and TR 7:45pm
Wed May 12 MWF 8:00 am, MW 8:00 am, and M 8:00 am MWF 1:00 pm, MW 1:00 pm and M 1:00 pm

Spring Semester 2021 – Final Examination Schedule – Fort Worth

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue May 4 Last Class Day
Wed May 5 Reading Day
Thur May 6 R 8:00-10:50 am TR 9:30-10:50 am M 11:00-1:30 pm MW 11:00-12:20 pm T 2:00-4:30 pm TR 2:00-3:20 pm EDU 4315 and 4330 R 6:30-9:00 pm TR 6:30-7:50 pm
Fri May 7 R 2:00-4:30 pm TR 3:30-4:50 pm T 11:00-1:30 pm TR 11:00-12:20 pm Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 6:30-9:00 pm MW 6:30-7:50 pm
Mon May 10 M 8:00-10:50 am MW 8:00-9:20 am M 2:00-4:30 pm MW 2:00-3:20 pm W 11:00-1:30 pm MW 12:30-1:50 pm MW 5:00-6:20 pm M 6:30-9:00 pm
Tue May 11 T 8:00-10:50 am TR 8:00-9:20 am R 11:00-1:30 pm TR 12:30-1:50 pm All other times not listed on exam schedule TR 5:00-6:20 pm T 6:30-9:00 pm
Wed May 12 W 8:00-10:50 am MW 9:30-10:50 am W 2:00-4:30 pm MW 3:30-4:50 pm

Final Examinations are to be given only on scheduled examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule. At locations other than Stephenville, Fort Worth and online courses, the final examination will be given at a time designated by the instructor.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Academic Calendar Summer 2021
(Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so)

Event Date
Summer 2021
REGISTRATION
Priority Registration*, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Baccalaureate March 15
Seniors March 22
Juniors March 24
Sophmores March 26
Freshman March 29
TUITION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE May 11
CLASSES BEGIN
12 week, 1st 8 week, 1st 6 week, 1st 4 week May 18
12 week and 1st 8 week Late Registration and Add/Drop May 18-21
1st 6 week Late Registration and Add/Drop May 19
1st 4 week Late Registration and Add/Drop May 19
2nd 8 week June 14
2nd 6 week June 25
2nd 4 week June 14
3rd 4 week July 14
DROP WITH NO RECORD (CENSUS)
12 week May 28
1st 8 week May 25
1st 6 week May 25
1st 4 week May 21
2nd 8 week June 21
2nd 6 week June 25
2nd 4 week June 14
3rd 4 week July 8
WITHDRAWAL "W"/"Q" DROP DEADLINE
12 week July 9
1st 8 week June 18
1st 6 week June 18
1st 4 week June 4
2nd 8 week July 16
2nd 6 week July 16
2nd 4 week July 2
3rd 4 week July 23
FINAL EXAMS BEGIN
12 week August 2
1st 8 week July 7
1st 6 week July 24
1st 4 week June 11
2nd 8 week August 2
2nd 6 week August 2
2nd 4 week July 7
3rd 4 week August 2
FINAL GRADES
Graduating student grades August 5 by 12 pm
All remaining grades due August 9 by 12 pm
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Commencement Participation February 15 - April 15
Degree Conferral Only February 15 - August 1
Commencement Weekend August 6 - 8
SUMMER HOLIDAY (NO CLASSES)
Memorial Day May 31

​*Honors, Veterans NCAA Athletes, Marching Band, Texan Reps, Diplomats

2020-2021 Event Calendar
(Dates pertain to the semester in which they appear below)

Deadlines and General Dates Fall Spring Summer
2020 2021 2021
Undergraduate Admission Application Priority Deadline for Freshman March 1 December 1 March 1
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadline for International Freshman and Transfer Students June 15 November 1 March 15
University Admission Application Enforced Deadline for Freshman August 1 December 1 June 1
Scholarship Application Priority Deadline administered by the University Scholarship Committee February 15 December 1
Last Day to apply to the Teacher Education Program October 14 February 16 July 1
Last Day to apply for Clinical Teaching September 30 February 3
Restricted Activities Begin November 30 - December 9 May 3 - 12
Service and Maintenance of electronic systems December 26-30 May 14-15 August 13-15
University Events
Service and Leadership Day; classes dismissed between 7 am and 5 pm March TBA
Official University Ring Ceremony September18
Family Weekend September 19
Homecoming October 12-17
College of Graduate Studies
Deadline for submissions of the defended, final, committee-approved theses/dissertations to ProQuest and signed Thesis/Dissertation Format checklist to the College of Graduate Studies November 1 April 1 July 1
Comprehensive Assessment results due to College of Graduate Studies November 15 April 15 July 15
Residential Living and Learning
Housing Application opens for incoming new and transfer students September 1 October 1 April 1
Residence Halls close at 10 am for term (exceptions for graduating seniors) December 12 May 7 August 6
Commencement
Graduation Ceremonies December 11 - 13 May 14 - 16 August 6 - 8
New Student Programs
Texan Orientation June 6
Texan Orientation June 12
Texan Orientation June 13
Texan Orientation June 17
Texan Orientation June 19
Duck Camp June 30
Texan Orientation July 16
Texan Orientation July 17
Duck Camp 2 July 28
Duck Camp 3 August 3
Duck Camp 4 August 9
New Student Move-In August 15 - 16
Transition Week August 17 - 19
Freshman Convocation and Candle Lighting Ceremony August 19