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Academic Calendars

The University of South Carolina's academic year includes a fall semester beginning in August, a spring semester beginning in January and multiple summer sessions beginning in May. The University Registrar sets the academic calendar for each semester at least five years in advance.

Current and Future Calendars

The University Registrar establishes the official calendar that is followed by the University of South Carolina system. Access the full current academic calendar as well as future academic calendars to find key dates and information including holidays, registration dates, payment deadlines, drop or add dates, exams and commencement for each term.


Calendar Archives

Previous academic calendars are archived below for your reference.

Academic Calendar

Reading Day

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Reading Day

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturdays)

Ongoing through Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Virtual Commencement Exercises

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Classes Begin

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

View the Academic Calendar

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