Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Important Revised Dates for Spring 2021 Planning

Date Published: October 20, 2020

Dear Georgetown Students, Parents and Families

Recently you should have received a letter from President DeGioia on the University’s decision to notify the Georgetown community of the Spring 2021 semester plans, no later than November 16, 2020. We understand the impact our Spring plans will have on other aspects of your academic planning, therefore, we have revised a number of important dates as you prepare for the Spring semester.

Course Registration

We are rescheduling course registration from November 2 to November 16 (for graduate students) and November 9 to November 30 (for undergraduate students). This allows additional time for students to plan their Spring semester courses, based on the expected announcement of the University’s plans by November 16. The notice of the schedule of classes will stay the same and will become available in MyAccess on October 26. Details regarding registration times will be forthcoming from the University Registrar.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the additional time before registration begins to meet with their advisors to plan for a successful Spring semester.

Leave of Absence Notification

Students who elected to take a Leave of Absence during the Fall 2020 semester were earlier informed they had to notify their advising deans of their plans to return in the Spring semester no later than November 1. The University has rescheduled the deadline for notification to Friday, November 20.

Tuition Assessment and Billing

The University has also delayed the issuance of billing statements, originally scheduled for November 17. Graduate students should tentatively expect to receive their Spring tuition bill in early December while undergraduate students should tentatively expect to receive theirs in mid-December.

I wish to thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to make the necessary adjustments to our normal operations to better assist you during this unprecedented time.


Rohan Williamson, PhD
Vice Provost for Education