Academic calendar approved for 2020-21; fall classes start Aug. 24

Fall classes are set to start Aug. 24, according to the newly approved Pitt academic calendar for 2020-21, a full two weeks before the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 7.

Other key dates:

Aug. 17-23: Welcome Week

Sept. 25: Family weekend

Oct. 23-25: Homecoming. The Pitt football team plays Georgia Tech on Oct. 24.

Nov. 22-29: Thanksgiving recess for students

Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving recess for staff and faculty

Dec. 13-Jan. 10, 2021: Winter recess for students (classes resume Jan. 11)

Dec. 24-Jan. 3: Winter recess for staff and faculty (offices reopen Jan. 4)

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance

March 7-14: Spring break for students

March 12: Spring holiday for staff and faculty

May 2: Undergraduate commencement (Pittsburgh campus)

Find the full calendar here, either in an interactive version that allows you to copy items to your online calendar or in a PDF version.