January

Date Activity 
11 Attendance Verification and FERPA Proxy Process begins
14 through 15 Virtual Orientation (for new Spring 2021 Undergraduate Students) 
18 MLK Day (no classes)
19 First Day of Spring Classes (All Flex classes will meet remotely until February 1)
21

Undergraduate Flex Classes will not meet (Online-only classes will still meet).

Residence Halls open for New First-time, Transfer and students transitioning from Online-Only to Flex to move in (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Residence Halls open for returning students who lived in Boston on-campus housing during the Fall semester (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Note: Students must sign up in their housing portal for a move-in date and time

21 through 22 Winter Orientation (for new Spring 2021 undergraduate students)
22

Undergraduate Flex Classes will not meet (Online-only classes will still meet).

Student Organization Fair

22 through 24 Residence Hall Move-in from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00pm each day
Note: Students must sign up in their housing portal for a move-in date and time
25 Last day to add a class without instructor permission 
27

January Intersession Grades due

February

Date Activity 
1 Flex classes begin to meet in person
2

Last Day to Add/Drop for Spring

Last Day to file Intent to Graduate for May 2021

3 Course Withdrawal period begins
15 President's Day (no classes)
17 Monday Class Schedule Observed

March

Date Activity 
3 Summer 2021 schedule released
8

Summer 2021 Registration begins online

12 Free Day Off (no classes). The College is still open.
16 First Seven-week session ends
17

Second Seven-week session begins

19

Fall 2021 Schedule Released

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Intention to Study Online form released

22 through April 20 Extended Fall 2021 academic advising for virtual appointments (through Friday, April 9) and walk-in hours via emerson.edu/walkins (through Tuesday, April 20)
31

Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduates due noon

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Intention to Study Online form due

April

Date Activity 
12 through 20 Updated Fall 2021 Registration (see upcoming registration dates)
9 Last day to join a Summer or May Intersession waitlist
12 Summer and May waitlists are dissolved

16

Last day to withdraw from a Spring course with a WP/WF grade

Last day to withdraw from the College for Spring

19 Patriot's Day (no classes; College closed)
20 Monday Class Schedule Observed
21 Registration closed
22

Registration (Add/Drop) re-opens 

Eligible students may register for an overload

Employees with Tuition Remission begin registration 

28

Last day for students intending to graduate in Summer to register for summer classes in order to be reviewed to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony

Last Day to file Intent to Graduate for August 2021

29

Last day of Online Classes (Friday Schedule Observed for Online)

Flex Classes meet on a Thursday schedule 

30

Friday Flex Classes meet (Friday schedule observed)

Residence Halls close at 12:00 p.m. ET, Noon

Note: Students who have Flex classes on Fri, April 30 and Mon, May 3 will be given an extension to stay in housing through Tues, May 4 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Noon.

May

Date Activity 
2

In-Person Commencement Exercises (Fenway Park)

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)  Class of 2021 (Dec 2020, May 2021, Aug 2021 graduating students) 

2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EDT)  Class of 2020 (Dec 2019, May 2020, Aug 2020 graduated students)

3

Friday Flex Classes meet (Friday schedule observed) - Last day

Last day to join a Fall 2022 waitlist

Last day to submit Summer and Fall 2021 directed study proposals to Department Chairs. (Proposals due to the Registrar's Office no later than September 13)

5

Spring Grades for all graduating students due at 12:00 p.m. ET

7 Spring grades for all non-graduating students due at 12:00 p.m. ET
9

Online Commencement Exercises

Official Degree Conferral Date

August

Date Activity 
27

Fall 2021 waitlists dissolved