Updated Transylvania Academic Calendar (March 12, 2020)

Editor’s Note: Transylvania further updated its academic plans on March 18. This updated academic calendar is current as of 3:30 p.m., March 18.

Transylvania University has updated its academic calendar for the revised winter and May 2020 terms below. This calendar extends winter term by one week. As a result, there will not be a break between winter and May terms. May term will begin on Monday, April 27, and winter term grades will be due on May 1 at 10 a.m.

Winter 2020 (revised)

Monday, March 23Remote instruction begins
Wednesday, March 25Last day to withdraw from a second-half course
Friday, April 17Last day of regular classes
Monday, April 20Reading Day
Tuesday, April 21, to
Friday, April 24
Final exams
Friday, May 1Grades available (after 2 p.m.)

May 2020 (revised)

Because May term classes are unique and provide highly interactive learning, offering them online is challenging. We have made the decision to prioritize graduating seniors this May term and offer online instruction only to those seniors who require credits to graduate in May 2020.

For May term, faculty will address student instructional time in their syllabi.

Monday, April 27Classes begin
Tuesday, April 28Last day to add/drop a course; last day to change a grade option
Friday, May 1Last day to withdraw from a course
Monday, May 4, to
Friday, May 8
Registration for fall 2020
Saturday, May 23Commencement*
Monday, May 25Memorial Day — Offices closed
Tuesday, May 26May term grades available (after 2 p.m.)

*We are considering options for commencement, including postponement from Saturday, May 23, to a later date. 

Dr. John N. Williams
Interim President
Michael Cairo
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University