Babson College Academic Calendar 2020–2021

All dates subject to change. Incoming graduate students should confirm their cohort’s specific calendar for Orientation dates and times.

The Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2020–2021 has been revised due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) planning.

Last updated: May 18, 2021

Fall 2020

M 7/27 Virtual Undergraduate Orientation Begins
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W 8/19 Blended Learning Miami StartUp Foundations Begins Online
Su 8/23 Graduate Blended MBA - Miami Begins
M 8/24 Graduate Full-Time MBA Programs Orientation Begins
M 8/24 Undergraduate Classes Begin
Tu 8/25 Graduate Full-Time MS Programs Orientation Begins
F 8/28 Undergraduate Add/Drop Ends 4:30 p.m. EST
Su 8/30 Graduate Classes Begin
M 9/7 Labor Day: Undergraduate Monday Classes Scheduled; No Graduate Classes
F 9/11 Graduate Add/Drop Ends for First and Full Session Courses
M 9/28 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate First Session Course
F 10/2 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warning Submission will open
F 10/9 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warning Submission Deadline for Faculty to enter Warnings
M 10/12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Undergraduate Tuesday Classes Meet; No Graduate Day or Evening Classes
Tu 10/13 Babson Monday for UG and Grad Classes, No Tuesday Class Meeting
Tu 10/13 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warnings are sent to Students
Tu 10/20 Last Day to Withdraw from an Undergraduate Course 4:30 p.m. EST
Tu 10/20 Graduate "A" Session Day and Evening Courses End
W 10/21 Graduate "B" Session Courses Begin
Tu 11/3 Graduate Add/Drop Ends for Second Session Courses
Tu 11/10 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Full Session Course
W 11/18 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Second Session Course
Th 11/19 Last Undergraduate Class
Th 11/19 24 Hour Quiet Time Begins on Campus at 8:00 p.m.
F, M-Tu 11/20, 11/23-11/24 Virtual Reading Days
W - F 11/25 - 11/27 Undergraduate Thanksgiving Break (3 days)
W - F 11/25 - 11/27 Graduate Thanksgiving Break (Starts Wednesday Evening; No Grad Evening Classes)
Sa 11/28 Undergraduate Residence Halls Close
M-Tu 11/30-12/8 Virtual Undergraduate Exams
Th 12/10 Last Class Meeting for Graduate Electives
Th 12/10 Last Class Meeting for Graduate Evening Core Classes
Tu 12/15 Graduate Two Year Program Modules End
M - Th 12/14 - 12/17 Graduate Elective Courses Final Exams

Winter 2021

M 1/18 Martin Luther King Holiday: No Winter classes

Spring 2021

TBD   Undergraduate Orientation for Transfer, Exchange, and January Admits
F - Su 1/15 - 1/17 Residence Halls Open as Scheduled by Housing Operations
Tu 1/19 Undergraduate and Graduate Classes Begin (Some Grad Blended Courses Will Begin on Sunday, January 17th; See Course Listings)
*Courses will meet virtually week 1 per the Emergency Preparedness Plan
Tu 1/26 Undergraduate Add/Drop Ends 7:30AM Eastern Time
Tu 2/2 Graduate First Session “A” and Full Session Add/Drop Ends 4:30 PM Eastern Time
M 2/15 Presidents Day: Monday and Monday/Wednesday Classes Meet
Tu 2/16 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate First Session "A" Course 4:30PM Eastern Time
F 2/19 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warning Submission Will Open
F 2/26 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warning Submission Deadline for Faculty to Enter Warnings
Tu 3/2 Undergraduate Mid-Semester Warnings are sent to Students
M 3/8 Graduate Elective "A" Session Courses End
Tu 3/9 Graduate Elective "B" Session Courses Begin
F 3/12 Last Day to Withdraw from an Undergraduate Course 4:30PM Eastern Time
W 3/17 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Full Session Course 4:30PM Eastern Time
Tu 3/23 Graduate Second Session “B” Add/Drop Ends 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Tu 4/6 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Second Session "B" Course 4:30PM Eastern Time
Th 4/15 Last Class Meeting for All Ugrad T and TR Classes
M 4/19 Patriot’s Day: Class meeting for Grad and UG Monday and Monday/Wednesday Courses 
M 4/19 24 Hour Quiet Time begins on campus at 8 p.m.
Tu - M 4/20 - 4/26 Last Class Meetings for GRADUATE Classes
Tu - Th 4/20 - 4/22 Reading Days
F - Sa 4/23 - 5/1 Virtual Undergraduate Final Exams
Sa 5/1  Undergraduate Residence Halls Close
Sa 5/8 Class of 2020 Commencement
Sa 5/15 Class of 2021 Commencement

Summer 2021

M 5/10 Undergraduate Summer Session Courses Begin
M 5/10 Graduate MSEL Summer term Starts
Su 5/16 Graduate Summer First Session Courses Begin
F 5/14 Undergraduate Add/Drop Ends 7:30AM Eastern Time
Tu 5/18 Graduate One Year MBA Starts
F 5/28 Graduate First Session Add/Drop Deadline
M 5/31 Memorial Day: No day or evening Undergraduate and Graduate classes
F 6/4 Babson Monday (Undergrads): Follow Monday class schedule, regularly scheduled Friday classes will also be meeting
F 6/11 Babson Monday (Graduates): Follow Monday class schedule, regularly scheduled Friday classes will also be meeting
F 6/11 Last day to withdraw from a Summer First Session Graduate course 4:30PM Eastern Time
W 6/16 Last day to withdraw from an Undergraduate course 4:30PM Eastern Time
F 7/2 Graduate Summer I Ends
M 7/5 Fourth of July Holiday Observance , no UG and NO Grad classes  Possible Exception: Grad Blended WebEx sessions; See individual course Listing for details.
Tu 7/6 Graduate Summer Second Session Courses Begin
F 7/9 Babson Monday (Undergrads and Graduates): Follow Monday class schedule, regularly scheduled Friday classes will also be meeting
Tu 7/13 Last Undergraduate class
W-F 7/14-7/16 Undergraduate Finals
M 7/19 Graduate Second  Session Add/Drop Deadline
F 7/30 Last day to withdraw from a Summer Second Session Graduate course 4:30PM Eastern Time
Sa 8/21 Last Meeting for Graduate Classes Including Final Exams if Applicable