Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2020

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Spring Semester 2020
Event Date
Winter Intersession 2020
January 2-28
Martin Luther King Day (College closed) January 20
Winter Convocation January 21
Classes begin January 22
Course drop/add period (to receive a full refund for courses that begin January 22-28, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on January 29) January 22-28
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses January 30
Thirteen-week classes begin February 5
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 pm February 6
Last day for change of major non-criteria programs February 7
Audit forms due to Enrollment Services February 10
President's Day (College closed) February 17
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session I classes  February 21
Session I Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes March 11
Session I Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes March 12
Session I Finals for Saturday classes March 14
Spring Break (No classes) March 15-22
Session I grades due by 12:00 pm March 17
Session II classes begin March 23
NECC Professional Day (No day classes, evening classes will meet) March 27
Last day to withdraw with "W" Spring 2020 April 7
Second NP roster due by 12:00 pm
April 7
Spring graduation petitions due to Registrar’s Office April 9
Summer and Fall advising/registration begins 
April 13
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session II
April 17 
Patriot's Day (College closed) April 20
Last day of classes before Final Exams May 4 
Finals period, day and evening classes May 5-11 
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes May 6 
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes May 7 
Makeup day for Final Exams (day classes) May 11
Spring semester officially ends for students
May 11
Annual Awards Convocation May 12 
Grades due* May 13 
58th Annual Commencement May 16 
Grades/GPA/Academic Status posted May 18 
Memorial Day (College closed) May 25
Spring semester officially ends for faculty May 31
Spring degrees/certificates mailed by July 7 

Fall Semester 2020

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Fall Semester 2020
Event Date
Labor Day (College closed) September 7
Academic year begins/Fall convocation September 8
Classes begin September 9
Course drop/add period (to receive full refund for courses that begin September 9-15, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on September 16) September 9-15
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses September 17
Thirteen-week classes begin September 23
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 pm September 24
Last day for change of major in non-criteria programs September 25
Course audit forms due to Enrollment Services September 28
Full refund for drop of thirteen-week classes by 6:00 pm September 30
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Session I classes October 9
Columbus Day (College closed) October 12
Session I Finals Day for Saturday classes October 24
Session I Finals Day for Monday and Wednesday classes October 28
Session I Finals Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes October 29
Assessment Day (no day classes) October 30
Session II classes begin November 2
Session I grades due by 12:00 pm November 2
Spring/Advising/Registration begins November 2
Full refund for drop of Session II classes 
November 6
Second NP roster due by noon November 6
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Fall 2020 November 6
Veterans Day observed (College closed) November 11
Thanksgiving recess begins 5:00 pm (No evening classes)
November 25
Thanksgiving Day (College closed) November 26
No day or evening classes November 26-28
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Session II
November 30
Last day of classes before final exams December 15
Final exam period for day and evening classes December 16-22
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes December 21
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes December 22
Fall semester officially ends  December 22
Make up day for final exams (day courses) December 23
Fall Graduation Petitions due to Registrar's Office
December 23
Grades due* by noon December 24
Grades/GPA/Academic Status posted December 24

College will close at 1:00pm on December 24

College closed for energy conservation

Dec 24, 1:00pm

Dec 25 –Jan 1

Christmas Holiday (College closed) December 25
New Year’s Day (College closed) January 1
Fall degrees/certificates mailed by February 8

Spring Semester 2021

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Spring Semester 2021
Event Date
Winter Intersession 2021
January 4-29
Martin Luther King Day (College closed) January 18
Winter Convocation January 19
Classes begin January 20
Course drop/add period (to receive a full refund for courses that begin January 20-26, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on January 27) January 20-26
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses January 28
Thirteen-week classes begin February 3
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 pm February 4
Last day for change of major non-criteria programs February 5
Audit forms due to Enrollment Services February 8
President's Day (College closed) February 15
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session I classes  February 19
Session I Finals for Saturday classes March 6
Session I Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes March 10
Session I Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes March 11
Spring Break (No classes) March 14-21
Session I grades due by 12:00 pm March 15
Session II classes begin March 22
NECC Professional Day (No day classes, evening classes will meet) March 26
Second NP roster due by 12:00 pm
March 30
Last day to withdraw with "W" Spring 2021 March 30
Spring graduation petitions due to Registrar’s Office
March 31
Summer and Fall advising/registration begins  April 5
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session II
April 16
Patriot's Day (College closed) April 19
Last day of classes before Final Exams May 3
Finals period, day and evening classes May 4-10
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes May 5
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes May 6
Makeup day for Final Exams (day classes) May 11
Annual Awards Convocation May 11
Spring semester officially ends for students
May 11
Grades due* by noon 
May 12
59th Annual Commencement May 15
Grades/GPA/Academic Status posted May 17
Spring semester officially ends for faculty
May 31
Memorial Day (College closed) May 31
Spring degrees/certificates mailed by July 9

Summer Semester 2021

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Summer Session I 2021
Classes meet for 6 weeks
Tuesday, May 17 - Friday, June 25
 
Event Date
Session I classes begin May 17
Memorial Day (College closed) May 31
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" June 7
Finals Period Day and Evening Classes June 21-25
*Grades due by 12:00 pm June 28

Summer Session II 2021  
Classes meet for 6 weeks
Monday, June 28 - Friday, August 6
Event Date 
Session II classes begin June 28
Independence Day Holiday (College closed) July 5
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" July 21
Finals Period for Day and Evening Classes August 2-6
*Grades due by 12:00 pm August 9

Summer Session III 2021
Classes meet for 12 weeks
Tuesday, May 17 - Friday, August 6

Event Date
Session III classes begin May 17
Memorial Day (College closed) May 31
Last Day to Withdraw with "W"
July 2
Independence Day Holiday (College closed) July 5
Finals Period for Day and Evening Classes August 2-6
*Grades due by 12:00 pm August 9

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting only.

Refunds: For information contact Student Financial Services, Haverhill campus, 978-556-3900.

Review NECC Academic Policies and Procedures

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The Registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters, and final roster submission and due dates.

Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web online product. Final grades MUST BE submitted by noon on December 24, 2020 for the Fall, and by noon on May 17, 2021 for the Spring.

Summer Final Grades MUST BE submitted by 12:00 noon as noted in the Summer Academic Calendar.