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Fall 2021

March 15, 2021: Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Plan for In-Person Experience this fall
Three-fourths of fall classes at the McNichols Campus are scheduled to be taught in-person or with a mix of face-to-face and virtual instruction with the anticipation that more in-person classes will be offered as we near the fall semester. With safety precautions in place, our goal is to offer a vibrant on-campus experience for our students, staff, and faculty.

We are focused on our founding mission, namely, providing excellent undergraduate and graduate education that fosters the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and ethical development of each one of our students.

Our priority is the health and well-being of our University community 

Detroit Mercy’s main priority is the health and well-being of the University community. The institution’s decisions, policies and procedures will follow guidance and recommendations issued by public health and medical experts and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Important Dates

Important Dates for Winter 2021

  • Jan. 4, 2021: Dental School is online for didactic courses and will have clinicals on campus
  • Jan. 5-15: Online intersession courses
  • Jan. 11: Law School starts and is online
  • Jan. 19: Begin Winter session. Current plans are for approximately 61% online, 15% hybrid, 15% clinicals, internships and cop-op and 9% face-to-face.
  • No Spring Break the week of March 8-13, 2021
  • May 1, 2021: Semester ends on the last day of final exams.
  • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

Important Date Info for Fall Term 2021

  • March 15, 2021: Advising Begins For Term I Fall 2021-2022
  • March 22: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2021-2022
  • August 13: Deadline For December 2021 Graduation Applications
  • August 27: Drops for Non-payment at Close of Business
  • August 29: Last Day to Make a Payment for Term I Fall 2021-22 without a Late Fee Assessment
  • August 30: CLASSES BEGIN
  • September 5: Last Day to Register, | Add/Drop Ends | Last Day for 100% Refund, to Drop a Course Without a "W",  to Declare Audit or Pass/Fail Option
  • September 4-6: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
  • October 11-12: Fall Break - University Open but NO classes
  • November 1: Advising For Term II Winter and Summer 2021-2022 Begins
  • November 9: Registration For Term II Winter and Summer 2021-2022 Begins
  • November 22: Last Day to Withdraw From Class
  • November 25-28: Thanksgiving Recess (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
  • December 14-18: Final Exam Week
  • December 18: Official End of Term
  • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar


Download the Academic Calendar (pdf)

Each college/school works with their faculty to determine what courses will be offered and the instructional methods for those courses. We are also monitoring federal and state guidelines as well.

Fall 2020 Flexible hybrid model

For the Fall 2020 on the McNichols Campus, the University adopted a flexible hybrid learning environment for courses with face-to-face instruction. This model, which combines in-person and virtual learning, offers several key advantages.

  • Most importantly, it will ensure continuous high-quality, student-centered instruction if students cannot be physically present in class due to illness, self-isolation, immigration delays or other factors.
  • In addition, this model affords instructors the flexibility to maintain social distancing within classroom environments by, for example, dividing a class into smaller groups for face-to-face meetings concurrently with on-demand virtual instruction.
  • Finally, a flexible hybrid model will ensure that high-quality instruction can continue with minimal disruption if there is a resurgence of the virus and the need to shift to a virtual learning environment.

In addition to courses taught on a flexible hybrid model, some courses that are currently scheduled for face-to-face instruction will be converted to virtual instruction for the safety of students and their instructors. We will continue to seek feedback from students and faculty as we make these important decisions.

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