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Gamecock Gateway

Academic Calendar

Because Gamecock Gateway students attend classes at Midlands Technical College, but live on campus at the University of South Carolina their schedule may differ from other first-year students at times. 

Fall 2019 

Date Event
August 21 Gateway Move-In  
 August 21-25 Boost Week 
 August 26 MTC Fall & Fall I classes begin 
 September 2 Labor Day (no classes)
 October 1 FAFSA application opens for 2020-2021 school year
 October 10-11 UofSC Fall Break (no change to MTC classes or Gateway shuttle)  
 October 11 MTC Fall I classes end 
 October 14-15 MTC Fall Break (no classes)  
 October 16-17 MTC Fall I Exams
 October 21 MTC Fall II classes begin 
 November 27-29 Thanksgiving break (no classes; Bates House remains open) 
Devember 9 MTC Fall classes end 
December 10 MTC Fall II classes end; last day of regular Gateway shuttle  
December 11-12 & 16-17 MTC Fall & Fall II Exams; Gateway shuttle runs on exam schedule 
December 13 MTC Spring Fee Payment due 
December 18 Bates House closes at 10:00am for winter break


Spring 2020 

Date Event
January 13 Spring Classes Start
January 15 Schedule Change Deadline
January 17 Last Day to Withdraw with Refund
January 20 MLK Jr. Day-- MTC and UofSC closed; no shuttles 
February 3-4 Gateway College Conversations & Transfer Application Event
(Required for all Gateway students) 
 February 28 Spring I classes end
March 2-3 Spring I Exams
March 5 Spring II classes begin
March 9-13 MTC and UofSC Spring Break; Bates House remains open, no shuttles
April 27 Spring classes end
April 28 Spring II classes end; last day of regular Gateway shuttle
April 29-30 & May 4-5 MTC Spring Exams
May 6 Bates House closes


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