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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

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2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

Access the full current and upcoming semester academic calendars to find key dates and information including holidays, registration dates, payment deadlines, drop or add dates, exams and commencement for each term.

Tentative Dates - dates are subject to change without notice
  Fall Fall I Fall II
Fall 2020 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina July 16 July 16 July 16
Mail-in Tuition Payment Deadline August 6 August 6 August 6
Tuition Payment Deadline August 12 August 12  August 12
Processing of Financial Aid overage checks begins August 17 August 17 August 17
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment August 17 - 18 August 17 - 18 August 17 - 18
Classes Begin August 20 August 20 October 19
Last day to register/change schedule View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines 
Labor Day (Asynchronous Remote Class Day) September 7 September 7 N/A
Last day to apply for December Graduation (Associate/BOL/BLS) September 21 September 21 September 21
Fall Break (Cancelled – there will be no fall break this year) N/A N/A N/A
General Election Day (Asynchronous Remote Class Day) November 3 N/A November 3
Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes) November 25 - 29 N/A November 25 - 29
Face-to-Face Instruction Ends November 24 N/A November 24
Remote Class Days November 30 - Dec 1 N/A November 30 - Dec 1
Last day of class December 4 October 12 December 10
Reading Days December 2 - 4 N/A N/A
Final Exams December 7 - 14 October 13 - 14 December 9 & 14
Grades Due December 16 by 9 am October 19 by 9 am December 16 by 9 am
Commencement Exercises (in Columbia) December 14 N/A December 14

 

See also the Upcoming Deadlines to Apply for Admission to Palmetto College Degree Programs

This calendar is correct as of the time of publication. However, the USC Registrar's Office publishes the most recent calendar each semester.


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