Academic Calendar

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.

September 2021

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  • Labor day Holiday - no classes, offices closed
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  • Last day to use aid at bookstore - all fall classes
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  • Success Summit for employees - no classes, offices closed
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Academic Calendar

Fall - 2021

August 15 – Last day to register online (Fall term)


August 16 – Last day to pay for registered students


August 16 – Financial Aid applied to accounts


August 17 – First day to use aid at bookstore – all fall classes


August 17 – Non-payment drop date – all fall classes 


August 20 – Last Day to register – 16-wk and 1st 8-wk classes


August 23-27 DREAMS Week


August 24 – Last Day to drop and receive 100% refund 


August 25 – Fall 2021 begins – 16-wk and 1st 8-wk classes


August 25 – Classes begin (16-week and first 8-week classes)


August 25 – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore – all fall classes 


August 27 – Fall remaining loans released


September 6 – Labor day Holiday – no classes, offices closed


September 10 – Last day to use aid at bookstore – all fall classes


September 17 – Success Summit for employees – no classes, offices closed


October 6 – Fall remaining aid released 


October 8 – Last day to drop – 1st 8-wk classes


October 14 – First 8-week classes end/final exams


October 15 – Mid-semester break for students – no classes, offices remain open


October 15 – Last day to register – 2nd 8-wk classes 


October 15 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund – 2nd 8-wk classes


October 18 – Second 8-week classes begin


November 15 – Last Day to Drop 16 week course


November 16 – Registration begins – Spring and Summer 2022 classes


November 22-26 – Thanksgiving break for students and faculty – no classes


November 24-26 – Thanksgiving break for staff – offices closed


December 6 – Last day to drop – 2nd 8-wk classes 


December 8-9 – Final Exams (16-week classes)


December 13-14 – Final Exams (16-week classes) 


December 14 – Second 8-week classes end/final exams Fall Semester ends 


December 14 – Fall semester ends


December 14 – Last day to register – December min Term 


December 14 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund – December mini term


December 20 – December mini term begins