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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 2021-22 Academic Year

Sept. 4, 2021 Residence halls open for new first-year and transfer students
September 2021 - Specific Dates TBD New Student Orientation
Sept. 7, 2021 Residence halls open for returning students
Sept. 7, 2021 Academic Advising Day
Sept. 8, 2021 Day and evening classes begin 
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2021 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 24-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday 
Dec. 14-17, 2021 Final Exams Week
Dec. 18, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022 Christmas Break (residence halls close on Dec. 18, 2021)
Jan. 2, 2022 Residence halls open for Jan Term