Updates from Aquinas College about COVID-19 are at aquinas.edu/coronavirus.  Updates on our plan for Fall 2020 are at aquinas.edu/saintstogether.

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

The dates for the adjusted fall 2020 academic semester are listed in the table below. Please visit the Office of the Registrar website for the full Fall 2020 Academic Calendar (including drop/add dates, beginning/end dates for quads, registration dates, etc.)

New Student Orientation will be held Aug. 16-18.

In-class instruction will begin on Aug. 19, one week earlier than originally scheduled. Class offerings will closely reflect a teaching delivery model traditionally offered with considerations made for health and social-distancing protocols.

Classes will continue through Nov. 21, which will be the last day of face-to-face instruction. Students should consult their syllabi regarding classes or final exams during the last week of face-to-face instruction.

The traditional Fall Break in October will be shifted to the week of Thanksgiving. The combined Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break week will be held Nov. 23-27. Following the break, students will not return to campus and will engage in one week of distance learning from Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Students should consult their syllabi regarding classes or final exams during this week.

Office of the Registrar's full Fall 2020 Academic Calendar is now available.

Sunday, August 16-18 

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 19 

First day of on-campus classes

  • GE 100 First-Year Experience sections meet.
  • First quad and semester-long evening courses begin at 6 p.m.
  • All other classes begin Thursday, August 20.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day (College closed)

Saturday, November 21

Last day of face-to-face instruction

Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27

Fall Break and Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4

Distance learning week

  • Students should consult their syllabi regarding classes/final exams during this week.