MFA Academic Calendar

MFA Residency Schedule

  • Summer 2020: August 7 – 16/21
  • Winter 2021: TBD
FAFSA Deadlines
  • 2020/2021 FASFA Available for Filing: Oct. 1, 2019
  • 2021/2022 FASFA Available for Filing: Oct. 1, 2020

2020 – 2021 MFA Academic Calendar

Fall 2020
2020/2021 FAFSA Available for Filing October 1, 2019
2021/2022 FAFSA Available for Filing October 1, 2020
Current Graduate Student Registration for Fall 2020 June 1 – July 15, 2020
Tuition Due August 1, 2020
Official Semester Start August 8, 2020
MFA Residency Begins – ONLINE August 8, 2020
**Last Day to Drop Residency Courses with 100% Refund August 8, 2020
MFA Residency Ends – Creative Writing August 16, 2020
MFA Residency Ends – Interdisciplinary Arts (tentative) August 20, 2020
Grades for Residency Courses Due to Registrar’s Office August 19, 2020
Labor Day (Campus & Offices Closed) September 7, 2020
Mentoring/Correspondence Courses Begin August 31, 2020
**Last Day to Drop Correspondence Courses with 100% Refund September 6, 2020
Nevada Day (Campus & Offices Closed) October 30, 2020
Current Graduate Student Registration for Spring 2021 Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2020
Last Day to Change Grade Status or withdraw from a Correspondence Course without Academic Penalty (60% Mark) November 1, 2020
Veterans Day (Campus & Offices Closed) November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Break (Campus Closed for On-Ground Courses) November 23 – 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed) November 25 – 27, 2020
Graduation Petitions Due December 4, 2020
Mentoring/Correspondence Courses End December 13, 2020
Official Semester End December 16, 2020
Grades for Correspondence Courses Due to Registrar’s Office December 16, 2020
Administrative Offices Closed Dec. 21, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021
*Drop/Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Full-term courses (courses 10 weeks or more) that are dropped before or during the first week of the term, all tuition and refundable fees are refunded. Short-term courses (courses less than 10 weeks) that are dropped on or before the first day of instruction receive 100% refund. During the withdrawal period, tuition is refunded a pro rata amount based on the time attended up to 60% of the term. Course fees are only refundable during the drop-delete period. After the drop-delete period, course fees are non-refundable. Course fees for travel and field courses that incur significant expenses before the course start date, are due 60 days prior to the course start for courses with fees of $1,001.00 or higher. Early course fees are not refundable after the fee due date. Early fee courses are indicated in the catalog course description and the schedule of classes. Registered students who have not paid course fees by the early due date will be administratively dropped from the course. Students may register after the early course fee due date by paying the course fee in full at the time of registration.
Spring 2021
Tuition Due January 1, 2021
Administrative Offices Open January 4, 2021
Mandatory Residency Check-In TBD
New Student Orientation TBD
MFA Residency Begins TBD
**Last Day to Drop Residency Courses with 100% Refund TBD
MFA Residency Ends TBD
Check-Out for MFA – Interdisciplinary Arts TBD
Check-Out for MFA – Creative Writing TBD
Grades for Residency Courses Due to Registrar’s Office TBD
Martin Luther King Day (Campus & Offices Closed) January 18, 2021
Official Semester Start  January 19, 2021
Mentoring/Correspondence Courses Begin January 19, 2021
**Last Day to Drop Correspondence Courses with 100% Refund January 25, 2021
President’s Day (Campus & Offices Closed) February 15, 2021
Spring Break (No On-Ground Courses) March 8 – 12, 2021
Last Day to Change Grade Status or withdraw from a Mentoring/Correspondence Course without Academic Penalty (60% Mark) March 21, 2021
Graduation Petitions Due April 19, 2021
Mentoring/Correspondence Courses End May 2, 2021
Commencement Incline Village May 15, 2021
Official Semester End May 16, 2021
Grades for Correspondence Courses Due to Registrar’s Office May 19, 2021
Current Graduate Student Registration for Fall 2021 June 1 – July 15, 2021
*Drop/Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Full-term courses (courses 10 weeks or more) that are dropped before or during the first week of the term, all tuition and refundable fees are refunded. Short-term courses (courses less than 10 weeks) that are dropped on or before the first day of instruction receive 100% refund. During the withdrawal period, tuition is refunded a pro rata amount based on the time attended up to 60% of the term. Course fees are only refundable during the drop-delete period. After the drop-delete period, course fees are non-refundable. Course fees for travel and field courses that incur significant expenses before the course start date, are due 60 days prior to the course start for courses with fees of $1,001.00 or higher. Early course fees are not refundable after the fee due date. Early fee courses are indicated in the catalog course description and the schedule of classes. Registered students who have not paid course fees by the early due date will be administratively dropped from the course. Students may register after the early course fee due date by paying the course fee in full at the time of registration.
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