Below are listed the important dates you need to know for the upcoming academic year and summer session. Use this calendar to help with planning and time management as the school year progresses.

2017-2018 Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

August
4 Last day of registration
7 Faculty Report
11 Fall Convocation / Celebration of Excellence (College Services closed)
14 First day of classes
15 Last day for schedule adjustment for full-term courses
September
4 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October
9-10 Fall Break - no classes (College Services closed)
9 Staff Professional Development/Faculty Break (College Services closed)
31 Graduation application submission deadline
November
22 College closes for Thanksgiving at 1:00pm
23-26 Thanksgiving Break (College closed)
December
4-9 Exam Week
9 Last day of classes
11 Grades due by Noon
12 Faculty holiday break begins
20-29 Holiday Break (College closed)

 Spring Semester 2018

January
1 New Year's Day
2 College reopens
2 Faculty Professional Development Day
4 Last day of registration
8 First day of classes
9 Last day for schedule adjustment (for full-term courses)
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (College closed)
March
5-10 Spring Break - no curriculum classes
6 Staff Professional Development Day (College Services closed)
30 Good Friday Holiday
April
2 Graduation application submission deadline
17 Student Excellence Awards Ceremony (Honors Ceremony)
30 Exam week begins
May
1-5 Exam Week continued
5 Last day of classes
7 Grades due by Noon
10 Commencement

 Summer Term 2018

May
14 Last day for registration (for 10-week courses)
15 Faculty Report
16 First day of classes (for 10-week courses)
17 Last day for schedule adjustment (for 10-week courses)
25 Last day of registration (for 8-week courses)
28 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
30 First day of classes (for 8-week courses)
31 Last day of schedule adjustment (for 8-week cour
July
4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)
18 Graduation application submission deadline
26 Last day of classes
27 Grades due by noon

The academic calendars on this page are for planning purposes and are subject to change.

 

2018-2019 Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

August
7 Last day of registration
8 Faculty Report
10 Fall Convocation / Celebration of Excellence (College Services Closed)
15 First day of classes
16 Last day for schedule adjustment (for full-term courses)
September
3 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October
10 Second 8-week session begins
15-16 Fall Break - no curriculum classes (Faculty break)
15 Staff Professional Development Day (College Services Closed)
31 Graduation application submission deadline
November
21 No curriculum classes - College closes at 1pm
22-23 Thanksgiving Break for students and faculty (College closed)
30 Deadline to complete FAFSA for spring semester
December
5-11 Exam Week
9 Deadline to turn in all required documents for financial aid file
11 Last day of classes
13 Grades due by noon
19-31 Holiday Break (College closed)

Spring Semester 2019

January
1 New Year's Day Holiday
2 College reopens / Faculty Report / Faculty Development Day
3 Last day to register for spring classes
7 First day of classes
8 Last day for schedule adjustment (for full-term courses)
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (College closed)
March
4-9 Spring Break - no curriculum classes
5 Staff Professional Development Day (College Services Closed)
29 Spring graduation application submission deadline
April
9 Student Excellence Awards Ceremony (Honors Ceremony)
19 Good Friday Holiday (College closed)
30 Summer graduation application due (for Spring ceremony)
29 Beginning of Exam Week
May
1-4 Remainder of Exam Week
4 Last day of classes
6 Grades due by noon
9 Commencement

Summer Term 2019

May
13 Last day for registration (for 10 week courses)
14 Faculty report
15 First day of classes (10 week courses)
16  Last day for schedule adjustment (10 week courses)
23 Last day of registration (for 8 week courses)
27 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
29 First day of classes (for 8 week courses)
30 Last day of schedule adjustment (for 8 week courses)
July
4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)
18  Summer graduation application submission deadline
25 Last day of classes
29 Grades due by noon

The academic calendars on this page are for planning purposes and are subject to change.

2019-2020 Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

August
12 Last day of registration
12 Faculty Report 
16 Fall Convocation/Celebration of Excellence
16 College Services Closed
19 First day of classes
20 Last day for schedule adjustment for full-term courses
September
2 Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)
October
14-15 Fall Break - no curriculum classes (faculty break) *
14 Staff Professional Development Day
14 College Services Closed
16 Second 8-week session begins
31 Graduation application submission deadline
November
27 No curriculum classes - College closes at 1pm
28-29 Thanksgiving Break for students and faculty (College closed)
December
9-14 Exam week
14 Last day of classes
16 Grades dues by noon
17 Faculty holiday break begins
19-31 Holiday break (College Closed)

Spring Semester 2020

January
1 New Year's Day Holiday (College Closed)
2 College reopens
2 Faculty reports/Faculty Development Day
3 Last day of registration
6 First day of classes
7 Last day for schedule adjustment for full-term courses
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (College Closed)
March
2-7 Spring Break - no curriculum classes *
3 Staff Professional Development Day
3 College Services Closed
31 Spring graduation application submission deadline
April
10 Good Friday Holiday (College Closed)
21 Student Excellence Awards Ceremony (Honors Ceremony)

Apr 27 -
May 2

Exam week
May
2 Last day of classes
4 Grades dues by noon
7 Commencement

Summer Term 2020

May
13 Faculty report
14 Last day for registration (for 10-week courses)
18 First day of classes (for 10-week classes)
19 Last day for schedule adjustment (for 10-week courses)
22 Last day of registration (for 8-week courses)
25 Memorial Day Holiday (College Closed)
27 First day of classes (for 8-week courses)
28 Last day for schedule adjustment (for 8-week courses)
June 
30 Summer graduation application submission deadline
July 
3 Independence Day Observed (College Closed)
24 Last day of classes
27 Grades dues by noon

The academic calendars on this page are for planning purposes and are subject to change based on action by the college administration, the GTCC Board of Trustees, the N. C. Community College System office, or the N.C. General Assembly.

* Corporate & Continuing Ed classes in session as normal