For details regarding the enrollment process, remote learning options, registration and scheduling, visit the Dean's Office frequently asked questions page.
Revised Academic Calendar
View the complete calendar for up-to-date information.
- Classes will begin on Sept. 8. There will not be an October break. Classes will continue straight through until Nov. 20 with a one-week recess for Thanksgiving.
- There is no shopping week (prospective add/drop period). You must register for classes you intend to take. In other words, you must take the classes you register for and get into during the July registration and lottery periods. Changes may be possible if approved by your dean and the faculty.
- Classes will resume on Nov. 29 remotely and final exams will take place (also remotely) Dec. 13-18.
- Students will depart campus during the Thanksgiving recess and return when the spring semester begins in 2021. Students will be able to request to live on campus after Nov. 20. However, students who leave at the break will not be permitted to return until the beginning of spring semester in order to preserve the health and safety of the campus community.
Registration and new weekly course schedule for 2020-21
In order to promote social distancing in classrooms and buildings, the Bi-Co course schedule has been redesigned by the Registrar in consultation with the faculty.
Some classes are offered in the evening as well as on Saturdays. There will be an open registration period in mid-July when you can review and confirm your course registration. You may register for no more than four courses this semester.
Please review your schedule. We will not have a usual shopping week in order to preserve safety and social distancing in classrooms, so your registration “counts.” Make sure that the revised time blocks fit your schedule and that these are the classes you want to take in the fall. Please consult with your dean or major adviser and check the FAQs if you have questions.
Though we are doing everything we can to make sure that a return to on-campus instruction is smooth and as safe as possible for all, we know that some students may not want to return to campus yet or participate in remote instruction. Returning students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who wish to take a personal leave should indicate this on the Housing and Enrollment Form.
Deferred Enrollment/Gap Year
Students who wish to defer their enrollment should consult the information for admitted students and the Admissions information page. The 2020 deadline for gap-year requests to be submitted is July 15.
First-year students are encouraged to visit the Welcome section to learn more about what they can expect.