Academic Calendar

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 an 8-week session. In addition, mini-terms are offered that may include 12, 8, and 4-week terms. Each mini-term has a census date, add/drop period, and withdrawal dates that are published in the College registration bulletin (ARCHES).
Fall Semester 2018
Jul 31 Tuesday Payment Deadline For Tuition and Fees (for students who register by July 31)
Aug 09 Thursday Payment Deadline For Tuition and Fees (for students who register Aug. 6-9)
Aug 13 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin (16-Wk & 1st 8-Wk)
Aug 14 Tuesday Last Day To Add A Class (1st 8‑Wk)
Aug 15 Wednesday Last Day To Add A Class (16‑Wk)
Aug 16 Thursday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (1st 8‑Wk)
Aug 22 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (16‑Wk)
Sep 03 Monday Holiday, Labor Day (College Closed)
Sep 11 Tuesday Curriculum Classes Begin (12‑Wk)
Sep 12 Wednesday Last Day to Add a Class (12‑Wk)
Sep 18 Tuesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (12 Wk)
Sep 24 Monday Last Day to Withdraw With "W" Grade (1st 8-Wk)
Oct 08 to Oct 09
Monday to Tuesday
Fall Break (College Open-No CU Classes)
Oct 10 Wednesday Curriculum Classes End (1st 8-Wk)
Oct 11 Thursday Curriculum Classes Begin (2nd 8‑Wk)
Oct 12 Friday Last Day To Add A Class (2nd 8‑Wk)
Oct 16 Tuesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 8‑Wk)
Nov 07 Wednesday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (16 & 12‑Wk)
Nov 09 Friday Veterans Day Holiday (College Closed)
Nov 22 to Nov 23
Thursday to Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Nov 26 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With "W" Grade (2nd 8‑Wk)
Dec 10 Monday Curriculum Classes End (16, 12 & 2nd 8-Wk)
Dec 22 to Jan 01
Saturday to Tuesday
Winter Break (College Campuses Closed)
Spring Forward 2018-2019 Intersession
Dec 13 Thursday Last Day to Register
Dec 17 Monday Spring Forward Classes Begin
Dec 18 Tuesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day to Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date
Jan 08 Tuesday Last Day to Withdraw With "W" Grade
Jan 15 Tuesday Spring Forward Classes End
Spring Semester 2019
Jan 07 Monday Curriculum Classes Begin (16-Wk & 1st 8-Wk)
Jan 08 Tuesday Last Day To Add A Class (1st 8-Wk)
Jan 09 Wednesday Last Day To Add A Class (16-Wk)
Jan 10 Thursday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (1st 8-Wk)
Jan 16 Wednesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (16-Wk)
Jan 21 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (College Closed)
Feb 05 Tuesday Curriculum Classes Begin (12-Wk)
Feb 06 Wednesday Last Day To Add A Class (12-Wk)*
Feb 12 Tuesday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (12-Wk)
Feb 18 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With "W" Grade (1st 8-Wk)
Mar 04 Monday Curriculum Classes End (1st 8-Wk)
Mar 05 Tuesday Curriculum Classes Begin (2nd 8-Wk)
Mar 06 Wednesday Last Day To Add A Class (2nd 8-Wk)*
Mar 08 Friday Last Day For A Partial Refund/Last Day To Drop With No Transcript Grade/Census Date (2nd 8-Wk)
Apr 01 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With “W” Grade (16 & 12 Wk)
Apr 15 to Apr 18
Monday to Thursday
Spring Break (College Open-No CU Classes)
Apr 19 Friday Good Friday (College Closed)
Apr 22 Monday Last Day To Withdraw With "W" Grade (2nd 8-Wk)
May 06 Monday Curriculum Classes End (16, 12 & 2nd 8-Wk)
May 10 Friday Graduation Ceremony
May 11 Saturday Graduation Ceremony (Rain Date)