The dates, holidays and events on the Academic Calendar apply to all Howard College campuses and the Southwest College for the Deaf unless otherwise noted.  Dates specific to one location only are marked as such.

PLEASE NOTE: The length of individual courses may vary within each semester in order to meet the required number of instructional hours and/or meet student needs. Please see the course schedule for specific course information.

Academic Calendar

FALL SEMESTER – August 17 – November 24, 2020

August 10 – Online registration closes


August 11 – Last day to pay for registered students – Walk-in registration continues (payment due at time of registration) – Financial aid applied to accounts


August 12 – First day to use aid at bookstore – Non-payment drop date


August 12-14 – LEADS classes meet (San Angelo Campus) – SWCD NSO


August 13 – SWCD on-site registration


August 14 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund for 15-wk and 1st 7-wk classes – Last day to register for 15-wk and 1st 7-wk classes


August 17 – Classes begin (15 week and first 7 week classes) – Last day to use loan funds at the bookstore


August 21 – Fall remaining loans released


August 27-29 – LEADS classes meet (Big Spring Campus)


September 1 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


September 7 – Labor Day Holiday – no classes, offices closed 


September 18 – Success Summit – no classes, offices closed 


September 24 – Last day to drop 1st 7-wk classes


September 28 – Fall remaining aid released


October 1 – 1st 7-wk classes end/final exams – Last day to register for 2nd 7-wk classes – Last day to drop courses and receive 100% refund for 2nd 7-wk classes


October 2 – Mid-semester break for students – no classes – offices open


October 5 – 2nd 7-week classes begin


November 4 – Last day to drop 15-wk classes


November 12 – Last day to drop 2nd 7-wk classes


November 19 – Second 7-week classes end/final exams


November 20-21 – Final exams (15-week classes)


November 23-24 – Final exams (15-week classes)


November 24 – Fall semester ends


November 25 through 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday – offices closed

FALL SEMESTER – August 17 – November 24, 2020

 

November 30 – Last day to register for December Mini courses. Online classes only, no face-to-face


December 1 – December mini-term begins


December 16 – Last day to drop


December 17 – December mini-term ends


December 21 – Holiday break begins, offices closed


January 4 – Offices open