Upcoming Holiday Closures | University Extension | The University of Texas at Austin

Upcoming Holiday Closures

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Planning for the End of the Semester and Winter Break

Are you enrolled in a self-paced online course that will end around the Winter Break? Are you a UT Austin student needing to apply self-paced course credit toward Fall 2021 graduation requirements?

If so, we recommend you start planning now to manage course deadlines during the busy days ahead. 

Tips for Success

  • Be aware of important upcoming course credit deadlines and schedule enough time for final exam grading. UT Austin students who need to apply self-paced course credit toward Fall 2021 graduation requirements should plan to take their final exams by Friday, December 3, 2021 to ensure ample processing time. When our office is closed for holidays, our instructors are also on holiday and not obliged to grade.
  • Don’t wait to purchase an extension. If you determine that you cannot complete your course before the expiration date, you may purchase a course extension.
  • Register for self-paced courses before Winter Break begins. When our office is closed new course registrations will not be processed.
  • Don't take an exam over Winter Break. We discourage students from taking online exams during the Winter Break since staff will be away from the office for an extended period of time and unable to assist with any issues that might arise until after the break.


Date Event
November 24, 2021 University Extension office will close at Noon 
November 25-27, 2021* Thanksgiving Holiday (University Extension and UT Austin closed)
November 29, 2021 All university offices reopen for normal business hours
December 23, 2021 University Extension office will close at Noon 
December 24, 2021 to January 2, 2022* Winter Break (University Extension and UT Austin closed)
January 3, 2022 All university offices reopen for normal business hours

* New course registrations submitted over a holiday will not be processed until the university reopens and staff return to the office after the holiday. 

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Work with an Advisor

It is always a good idea to consult your academic advisor before registering for a self-paced course.

You are also welcome to contact UEX's academic advisor for guidance.