Sep 21, 2020  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Additional campus dates and deadlines can be found here.

Fall Semester 2020, August - December

Aug. 1 Thursday, UCM Scholarship Finder accepted through February 1, 2021.
Aug. 13
Thursday, residence halls open for new first year students, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 14
Friday, university apartments open, 10 a.m.
Aug. 14
Friday, faculty planning.
Aug. 16
Sunday, residence halls open, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 17
Monday, 8 a.m., classes begin.
Aug. 17-25 Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Aug. 19
Wednesday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Aug. 19
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes. 
Aug. 19
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 20
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Aug. 20
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 20
Thursday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 20 Thursday, course drops for classes that started Monday/Tuesday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Aug. 24
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 25 Tuesday, course drops for classes that started Wednesday-Sunday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Aug. 26
Wednesday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 27
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 30 Sunday, Career Services - JCPenney Online Dress Shopping Event
Aug. 31 Monday, last day to award a summer degree/certificate. (always the last working day of August)
Sept. 1 Wednesday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes..
Sept. 3
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Sept. 7 Monday, Labor Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Sept. 9 Wednesday, Career Services - Business & Professional Studies Virtual Career Expo through Handshake
Sept. 10 Thursday, Career Services - Health, Science & Technology Virtual Career Expo through Handshake
Sept. 14 Monday, Fall Census Date (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Sept. 18
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 18
Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 21 Monday, Holds due by offices for spring enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Sept. 25-27
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, Family Weekend.
Sept. 29
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports due by noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
Oct. 1
Thursday, 2021-2022 FAFSA available at fafsa.gov
Oct. 2 Friday, Spring 2021 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Oct. 9
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 9
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a 2020 summer semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 12
Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 9th Monday of the semester)
Oct. 12-20 Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Oct. 13
Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 12th.
Oct. 14
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
Oct. 14
Wednesday, last day for a 100%refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 14
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Oct. 14
Wednesday, grades available for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 12th.
Oct. 14 Wednesday, Career Services - Education Virtual Event
Oct. 15 Thursday, course drops for classes that started Monday/Tuesday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Oct. 19
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 19
Monday, enrollment for spring semester begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 19
Monday, cap and gown distribution for Fall graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
Oct. 20 Tuesday, course drops for classes that started Wednesday-Sunday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Oct. 22
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 23
Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.* (always the 10th Friday of the fall semester)
Oct. 25 Homecoming
Oct. 26
Monday, spring enrollment open to all seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 28
Wednesday, spring enrollment open to all juniors and seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 29
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Oct. 30
Friday, spring enrollment open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 30
Friday, last day to apply for Fall graduation to have name included in the printed commencement program.  (always the 11th Friday of the semester)
Nov. 4 Wednesday, spring enrollment open to all students.
Nov. 6 Friday, Graduation fees posted for fall graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in November)
Nov. 6 Friday, Summer 2021 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on December 18th).
Nov. 13
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class.* (always the 13th Friday of the fall semester)
Nov. 13 Friday, last day to petition for reinstatement for spring semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
Nov. 20
Friday, residence halls close, 6 p.m.
Nov. 20 Friday, Fall 2021 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on January 29th).
Nov. 23-25
Monday through Wednesday, fall break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
Nov. 26-27
Thursday-Friday, Thanksgiving holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Nov. 29
Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
Dec. 4
Friday, Summer semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 4
Friday, last day of fall semester classes. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 7-11
Monday through Friday, fall semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
Dec. 7-11
Monday through Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-3, commencement name cards available in the Registrar’s Office (WDE 1000)
Dec. 11 Friday, 9 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Multipurpose Building
Dec. 11 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Multipurpose Building
Dec. 11 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes at 3 p.m. in preparation for Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Dec. 11
Friday, residence halls close, 6 p.m.
Dec. 11
Friday, Graduate Commencement Ceremony (all colleges), 6 p.m.
Dec. 12
Saturday, Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies, 10 a.m. (CAHSS, HCB&PS, and GS) and 2 p.m. (CHST and COE)
Dec. 15
Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
Dec. 16
Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.
Dec. 18
Friday, Summer 2021 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Dec. 24-31
Winter holidays, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.

Spring Semester 2021, January - May

Jan. 1
Friday, New Year’s Day observed, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 4
Monday, offices open.
Jan. 8
Friday, University apartments open, 8 a.m.
Jan. 10
Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
Jan. 11
Monday, 8 a.m., classes begin.
Jan. 11-19 Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Jan. 13
Wednesday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Jan. 13
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 13
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 14
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Jan. 14
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 14
Thursday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 14 Thursday, course drops for classes that started Monday/Tuesday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Jan. 15 Friday, last day to award a fall degree/certificate.  (always January 15th or the next earliest weekday if on a weekend)
Jan. 18
Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 19
Tuesday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 19 Tuesday, course drops for classes that started Wednesday-Sunday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
Jan. 21
Thursday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 22
Friday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 27
Wednesday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 28
Thursday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Jan. 29
Friday, Fall 2021 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Feb. 1 Monday, UCM Scholarship Finder Applications due today.
Feb. 1 Monday, priority date for submission of the 2020-2021 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for consideration for the Access Missouri Grant.
Feb. 4 Thursday, Career Services - Spring Career Expo
Feb. 5 Friday, Career Services - Spring Interview Day
Feb. 8 Monday, Spring Census Date (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 12
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 12
Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 15 Monday, Holds due by offices for summer/fall enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 17 Wednesday, Career Services - Spring Etiquette Dinner
Feb. 23
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports available at noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
March 1 Monday, Curriculum Deadline for 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, including Four Year Guides.
March 1 Monday, Career Services - Nursing Hiring Day
March 5
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester.
March 5
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a fall semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
March 8
Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 9th Monday of the semester)
March 8 Monday, cap and gown distribution for spring and summer graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
March 8 Monday, Career Services - Education Interview Day Booths and Interviews
March 8-16
Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details
March 9
Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before March 7th.
March 10
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
March 10
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 10
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
March 10
Wednesday, grades available for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before March 7th.
March 11 Thursday, course drops for classes that started Monday/Tuesday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
March 12
Friday, residence halls close, 6 p.m.
March 15-19
Monday through Friday, Spring Break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
March 21
Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
March 22
Monday, enrollment for summer and fall semesters begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 22
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 23 Tuesday, course drops for classes that started Wednesday-Sunday for Enrollment Validation after 10 a.m.
March 25
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 26
Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.
March 26
Friday, last day to apply for Spring and Summer graduation to have name included in the printed commencement program. (always the 11th Friday of the Semester)
March 28 Sunday, Career Services - JCPenney SuitUp Event
March 29
Monday, summer/fall enrollment open to all seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 31
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
March 31
Wednesday, summer/fall enrollment open to all juniors and seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
April 1 Thursday, priority date for submission of the 2020-2021 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for SEOG and Federal Work Study.
April 2
Friday, summer/fall enrollment open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
April 2 Friday, Spring 2021 schedule available to Schools for edits.
April 2 Friday, Graduation fees posted for spring graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in April)
April 7
Wednesday, summer/fall enrollment open to all students.
April 14
Wednesday, last day to petition for reinstatement for summer semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
April 16
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class. (always the 14th Friday of the spring semester)
April 30
Friday, last day of spring semester classes.  (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
April 30
Friday, Fall semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
May 3-6 Monday through Thursday 8-5 commencement name cards available in the Registrar’s Office (WDE 1000).
May 3-7
Monday through Friday, spring semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
May 7 Friday, 9 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Multipurpose Building
May 7 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Multipurpose Building
May 7 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes at 11 a.m. in preparation for Commencement Ceremonies
May 7
Friday, housing facilities close, 6 p.m.
May 7
Friday, 2:30 p.m. Graduate Commencement Ceremony, and 6:00 p.m. CHST Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.
May 8
Saturday, 10 a.m. CAHSS, GS, COE & Thrive, & 2 p.m. HCB&PS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies.
May 11
Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
May 12
Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.

Summer Sessions 2021, May - August

May 16
Sunday, housing facilities open for summer term.
May 17
Monday, 1st 6-week (session S6F) and 12-week (session SFM) sessions begin.
May 17-25 Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
May 18
Tuesday, last day to add a 1st 6-week class.
May 19
Wednesday, last day to add a 12-week class.
May 28
Friday, last day to award a spring degree/certificate. (always the last working day of May)
May 31
Monday, Memorial Day holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
June 1
Tuesday, 2nd 6-week (session S6G) and 8-week (session S9K) sessions begin. (always first day of week 3 of summer semester)
June 1-8 Tuesday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
June 2 Wednesday, last day to add a 2nd 6-week class.
June 3 Thursday, last day to add an 8-week class.
June 11
Friday, last day to drop a 1st 6-week class. (always the 4th Friday of the summer semester)
June 24
Thursday, 1st 6-week sessions end and final exams.
June 25
Friday, last day to drop a 2nd 6-week class. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 25
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a spring semester course. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 28
Monday, 3rd 6-week (session S6H) session begins. (always Monday of week 7 of summer semester)
June 28-July 6 Monday-Tuesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
June 29 Tuesday, last day to add a 3rd 6-week class.
June 29
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 1st 6-week session classes.
June 30
Wednesday, grades available for 1st 6-week session in MyCentral.
July 2 Friday, last day to drop an 8-week class. (always the 7th Friday of the summer semester unless campus is closed, then it’s the next business day)
July 2 Friday, Graduation fees posted for summer graduation candidates.  (always the first Friday in July, if a holiday, the next Monday)
July 8
Thursday, 2nd 6-week session ends and final exams. (always Thursday of week 8 of summer semester)
July 9
Friday, last day to drop a 12-week class. (always the 8th Friday of the summer semester)
July 13
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 2nd 6-week session classes.
July 14
Wednesday, grades available for 2nd 6-week session in MyCentral.
July 14 Wednesday, last day to petition for reinstatement for fall semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
July 22
Thursday, 8-week session ends and final exams.  (always Thursday of week 10 of summer semester)
July 23
Friday, last day to drop a 3rd 6-week class. (always the 10th Friday of the summer semester)
July 27
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 8-week session classes.
July 28
Wednesday, grades available for 8-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 5
Thursday, 3rd 6-week and 12-week sessions end and final exams.
Aug. 5 Thursday, Summer Census Date (always the last Thursday of the summer semester)
Aug. 6
Friday, Spring semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 12th week of summer semester)
Aug. 10
Tuesday, grades due at noon for last 6-week session and 12-week session classes.
Aug. 12
Wednesday, grades available for last 6-week session and 12-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 31 Tuesday, last day to award a summer degree/certificate.

*NOTE: In addition to full semester (16-week) and half-semester (8-week) classes, UCM offers many classes that are on a variable schedule.  The start, end, refund (100%, 50%, and 25%), and last day to drop dates may vary for individual classes.  The full schedule of UCM course offerings can be found online in the public Schedule of Courses site.  Students can find the refund and last day to drop deadlines for their particular courses online in MyCentral. Go to the “Student Records and Registration tab” tab, under Registration using the “Check Refund and Withdrawal Dates” link.  Additional dates and deadlines can be found here. More information can be found in the “Standards and Regulations” section of this catalog.