2020/2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Southwest is reimagining the academic calendar. This new calendar was designed with safety and students in mind. Our goals are to provide the safest teaching and learning environment possible and help students get in, get out and get on with their bright futures.
There are two calendars. One is for classes that are taught exclusively online. The other schedule is for classes that are hybrid, or taught online and on campus. Click the choice below that best suits your needs to see our new and improved academic calendar.
This schedule is more traditional and features classes that are taught exclusively online. None of the courses that follows this schedule meet on campus.
Fall Semester (15 Weeks):
August 24, 2020 - Dec. 12, 2020
Winter I Session (4 Weeks):
December 13, 2020 – Jan. 9, 2021
Winter II Session (4 Weeks):
January 11-31, 2021
Full Spring Semester (15 Weeks):
January 19 – May 7, 2021
(Classes that have online and on-campus components.)
Due to COVID-19, lectures are delivered online. However, those technology, allied health and nursing, and other career and technical programs that require laboratory sessions or skills-based learning have on-campus components. Check the College course schedule to determine whether the class you desire is exclusively online or is a hybrid class that has an on-campus component.
The schedule for hybrid (online and on-campus sessions) classes is below. This schedule is more accelerated and especially designed for safe on-campus learning. There are 10 sessions designed to help students get in, get out and get on with their bright futures. Courses taught according to the following schedule are exclusively skills-based or have laboratory components that require on-campus learning. Classroom lectures are delivered and attended online.
Fall Semester (13 Weeks):
August 24 – November 22, 2020
Flex I (6 Weeks): August 24 –
October 4, 2020
Flex II (6 Weeks): October 12 –
November 22, 2020
Spring Semester (13 Weeks):
January 19 – April 18, 2021 (No Spring Break)
Flex I (6 Weeks):
January 19 – March 1, 2021
Flex II (6 Weeks):
March 22 – May 2, 2021
Maymester (3 Weeks):
May 10-28, 2021
Summer Extended Semester (10 Weeks):
June 1 – Aug. 9, 2021
Summer I (5 weeks):
June 1 – July 2, 2021
Summer II (5 weeks):
July 6 – Aug. 9, 2021