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Key Dates & Deadlines

For New First-Year Students Entering in Fall 2021

Oct. 1, 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
Nov. 15, 2020 Early Action I Application Deadline 
Nov. 15, 2020 File FAFSA/WASFA to ensure an early financial aid offer from Whitworth
Jan. 15, 2021 Early Action II Application Deadline
Feb. 1, 2021 Financial aid notification begins
March 1, 2021 Regular Application Deadline. Applications are accepted after March 1 and are considered on a space-available basis.
May 1, 2021 Deadline for paying enrollment deposit to hold spot in the incoming class

For Enrolled Students in the 2020-21 Academic Year

Sept. 4-5, 2020 Residence halls open for new first-year and transfer students
Sept. 5-8, 2020 New Student Orientation
Sept. 7, 2020 Residence halls open for returning students
Sept. 8, 2020 Academic Advising Day
Sept. 9, 2020 Day and evening classes begin 
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2020 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday 
Dec. 15-18, 2020 Final Exams Week
Dec. 19, 2020-Jan. 2, 2021 Christmas Break (residence halls close on Dec. 19)
Jan. 3, 2021 Residence halls open for Jan Term