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Vance-Granville Community College operates on the semester system. The fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks (80 days) in length. The summer term is 8 weeks (40 days) in length. In addition, mini-terms are offered during fall, spring and summer semesters. These include 8 and 4 week terms. Each mini-term has a census date, add/drop period, and withdrawal dates that are published in ARCHES, Vance-Granville Community College’s registration bulletin.

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Fall Semester 2020

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Fall 2020 16-Week Curriculum Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
July 30 Thursday First Payment Deadline for Fall 2020 (for students who register by July 30)
August 12 Wednesday Final Payment Deadline for Fall Semester 16-week classes
August 17 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin (16Wk & 1st 8wk)
August 18 Tuesday Last day to Add a class (1st 8wk)
August 19 Wednesday Last Day to Add a Class (16wk)
August 20 Thursday Last Day For a Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade/Census Date (1st 8wk)
August 26 Wednesday Last Day For a Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade/Census Date (16wk)
September 7 Monday Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)
September 28 Monday Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade (1st 8wk)
October 9 Friday Curriculum Classes End (1st 8wk)
October 12, 13 Monday, Tuesday Fall Break (College Open –No CU Classes)
October 14 Wednesday Curriculum Classes Begin (2nd 8wk)
October 15 Thursday Last Day to Add a Class (2nd 8wk)
October 19 Monday Last Day For a Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 8wk)
November 3 Tuesday Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day -No CU classes
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day (no CU classes) Optional Workday
November 13 Friday Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade (16wk)
November 26, 27 Thursday, Friday Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
November 30 Monday Last Day to Withdraw With “W” Grade (2nd 8wk)
December 15 Tuesday Curriculum Classes End (16 & 2nd 8wk)
December 21 – Jan 1 Winter Break (College Closed)

Fall 2020 1st 8-Week Curriculum Calendar

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Date Day of Week Event
August 12 Wednesday Final Payment Deadline for Fall Semester 1st 8-week classes
August 17 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin (16Wk & 1st 8wk)
August 18 Tuesday Last day to Add a class (1st 8wk)
August 20 Thursday Last Day For a Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade/Census Date (1st 8wk)
September 7 Monday Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)
September 28 Monday Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade (1st 8wk)
October 9 Friday Curriculum Classes End (1st 8wk)

Fall 2020 2nd 8-Week Curriculum Calendar

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Date Day of Week Event
October 8 Thursday Final Payment Deadline for Fall Semester 2nd 8-week classes
October 14 Wednesday Curriculum Classes Begin (2nd 8wk)
October 15 Thursday Last Day to Add a Class (2nd 8wk)
October 19 Monday Last Day For a Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 8wk)
November 3 Tuesday Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day -No CU classes
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day (no CU classes) Optional Workday
November 26, 27 Thursday, Friday Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
November 30 Monday Last Day to Withdraw With “W” Grade (2nd 8wk)
December 15 Tuesday Curriculum Classes End (16 & 2nd 8wk)
December 21 – Jan 1 Winter Break (College Closed)

December 4-Week Mini Term

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Date Day of Week Event
November 25 Wednesday Payment Deadline
December 1 Tuesday Curriculum Classes Begin
December 2 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date
December 21 Monday Last Day to Withdraw With “W” Grade
December 30 Wednesday Curriculum Classes End

Spring Semester 2021

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Spring 2021 16-Week Curriculum Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
January 8 Friday Curriculum Classes Begin
January 12 Tuesday Last Day To Add A Class*
January 18 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (College Closed)
January 20 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date***
March 12 Friday Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day – No CU Classes
March 29 – April 1 Monday-Thursday Spring Break (College Open-No CU Classes)
April 1 Friday Good Friday (College Closed)
April 13 Tuesday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (5 p.m.)
May 10 Monday Curriculum Classes End
May 14 Friday Graduation Ceremony
May 15 Saturday Graduation Ceremony (Rain Date)

Spring 2021 1st 8-Week Curriculum Calendar

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Date Day of Week Event
January 8 Friday Curriculum Classes Begin
January 11 Monday Last Day To Add A Class (1st 8-Wk)*
January 13 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date***
January 18 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (College Closed)
February 19 Friday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (1st 8-Wk)
March 5 Friday Curriculum Classes End (1st 8-Wk)

Spring 2021 2nd 8-Week Curriculum Calendar

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Date Day of Week Event
March 8 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin
March 9 Tuesday Last Day To Add A Class*
March 11 Thursday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 8-Wk)***
March 12 Friday Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day – No CU Class
March 29-April 1 Monday-Thursday Spring Break (College Open-No CU Classes)
April 2 Friday Good Friday (College Closed)
April 23 Friday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade
May 10 Monday Curriculum Classes End

Summer Semester 2021

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Date Day of Week Event
May 24 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin (8-Wk & 1st 4-Wk)
May 25 Tuesday Last Day to Add A Class (8-Wk & 1st 4-Wk)*
May 25 Tuesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (1st 4-Wk)
May 27 Thursday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (8-Wk)
May 31 Monday Memorial Day Holiday (College Closed)
June 14 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (1st 4-Wk)
June 21 Monday Curriculum Classes End (1st 4-Wk)
June 22 Tuesday Curriculum Classes Begin (2nd 4-Wk)
June 23 Wednesday Last Day To Add A Class (2nd 4-Wk)*
June 23 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 4-Wk)
July 5 Monday Independence Day Holiday (College Closed)
July 6-9 Tue-Fri Summer Break (College Open-No CU Classes)
July 12 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (8-Wk)
July 19 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (2nd 4-Wk)
July 26 Monday Curriculum Classes End (8-Wk & 2nd 4-Wk)

*Instructor permission is required to add a class beyond this date. See “Drop and Add” policy.
*During the Add/Drop period, payment is due at the time of registration.
**5 p.m. in person ( 3 p.m. on Fridays) or midnight if paying online through myVGCC
***Students may drop by 5 p.m. in person (3 p.m. on Fridays) or midnight if dropping online through myVGCC