To promote the health and safety of the University of Georgia and local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, UGA’s Spring 2021 Academic Calendar has been modified. These modifications have been developed following consultations with the University’s Medical Oversight Taskforce, Educational Affairs Committee, University Curriculum Committee, Academic Advising Coordinating Council, Student Government Association, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Deans, as well as other faculty and students.

The changes to the Spring Academic Calendar are similar to those adopted by a number of UGA’s peer and aspirational universities, as well as within the Southeastern Conference and the University System of Georgia.

The changes include:

  • Spring 2021 classes will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (originally scheduled to start on Monday, January 11, 2021).
  • There will be no Spring Break (originally scheduled for March 8 – 12, 2021).
  • Three one-day “instructional breaks” will be added (February 17, March 12, April 8). There will be no classes on these days, but the campus will remain open.
  • Other key dates and deadlines, such as Drop/Add and Withdrawal deadline, have been adjusted accordingly.
  • Reading Day (May 4, 2021) and Final Exam Week (May 5 – 11, 2021) will be held as originally scheduled. Commencement is scheduled for May 14, 2021; please monitor regarding plans for the ceremony, which will follow guidance from public health officials.

To view the revised Spring 2021 academic calendar, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website:

Some professional degree programs may have additional modifications to the calendar to meet their unique academic needs. If such changes are required, students and faculty in those programs will be notified of those revisions separately.