Collin College approves 2020-21 academic calendar

The calendar approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting will follow similar patterns as the year before. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The calendar approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting will follow similar patterns as the year before. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The calendar approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting will follow similar patterns as the year before. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Collin College approved its 2020-21 academic calendar Feb. 25 at a board meeting.

The calendar will follow similar patterns as the year before, with a start date of Aug. 24 for the fall semester, Jan. 19 for the 2021 spring semester and June 7 for the 2021 summer semester.

Here are key dates for the 2020-21 school year:

Fall 2020

Aug. 24: fall classes begin


Sept. 7: Labor Day Holiday (all campuses closed)

Sept. 18: Plano Balloon Festival-Plano (campus closes at 3 p.m.)

Sept. 19-20: Plano Balloon Festival-Plano (campus closed)

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving holiday (all campuses closed)

Dec. 7-13: fall final exam week

Dec. 11: Collin College 2020 commencement (7 p.m.)

Dec. 14-23: wintermester classes meet

Dec. 24-Jan. 3: winter break (all campuses closed)

Spring 2021

Jan. 4: wintermester classes resume

Jan. 6: wintermester final exams

Jan. 18: MLK holiday (all campuses closed)

Jan. 19: spring classes begin

March 8-14: spring break (no classes)

April 2-4: spring holiday (all campuses closed)

May 10-16: spring final exam week

May 14: Collin College 2021 commencement (7 p.m.)

Summer 2021

May 17: Maymester classes begin

May 31: Memorial Day holiday (all campuses closed)

June 1: Maymester final exams

June 7: 5 week June (Summer I) and 10 week summer (Summer III) classes begin

July 3-5: Independence Day holiday (all campuses closed)

July 9: July 4 makeup day for 5 week June (Summer I) and 10 week summer (Summer III) Monday/Wednesday classes

July 9: 5 week June (Summer I) final exams

July 12: 5 week July (Summer II) classes begin

July 16: required class day for 5 week July (Summer II) and 10 week summer (Summer III) Monday/Wednesday classes

July 23: required class day for 5 week July (Summer II) and 10 week summer (Summer III) Tuesday/Thursday classes

Aug. 9-10: 10 week summer (Summer III) final exams

Aug. 10: 5 week July (Summer II) final exams
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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