’21-22 academic calendar released; breaks to return


On Wednesday, April 14, UNI released the 2021-2022 academic calendar, which will include the return of week-long Thanksgiving and spring breaks, along with in-person commencement ceremonies.

Although the fall semester will once again conclude in December rather than prior to Thanksgiving, as it did in 2020, UNI will still offer an optional 5-week winter term.

“The first offering of a winter session last year was well-received, and building on that success, we are once again piloting the session to offer students an additional opportunity to stay on-track for a timely graduation,” the university wrote in a campus-wide email.

The email noted that classes for the 2021-2022 academic year will be conducted in “a mix of in-person, online and hybrid formats even as we move forward with plans for a full return to campus next fall.”

Notable dates for the 2021-2022 academic year include:

Fall Semester: Aug. 23-Dec. 15

Labor Day (no classes): Sept. 6

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 22-26

Finals Week: Dec. 9-15

Fall Commencement: Dec. 18

Winter Term: Dec. 16-Jan. 14

Spring Semester: Jan. 20-May 13

Spring Break: March 14-18

Finals Week: May 9-13

Spring Commencement: May 13-14