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Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. 

The academic calendar is broken down by fall and spring terms. 

Fall Term for the period Fall 2017-Fall 2019

    Event     2018-2019
    Fall 2018
    2019-2020
    Fall 2019
Graduate Student General Orientation August 21 (Tuesday) August 20 (Tuesday)
Undergraduate First-Year Student Check-In  August 23 (Thursday) August 22 (Thursday)
Degree Awarding Date August 26 (Sunday) August 25 (Sunday)
First Day of Class August 27 (Monday) August 26 (Monday)
Last day for Web Registration September 2 (Sunday) September 1 (Sunday)
Last Day to add without instructor permission September 2 (Sunday) September 1 (Sunday)
Labor Day - Classes held September 3 (Monday) September 2 (Monday)
Last Day to add/drop without a "W"  September 7 (Friday) September 6 (Friday)
Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail September 14 (Friday) September 13 (Friday)
Rosh Hashanah * September 10-11 (Monday-Tuesday)  Sept. 30-Oct. 1 (Monday-Tuesday)
Yom Kippur * September 19 (Wednesday) October 9 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 September 25 (Tuesday) September 24 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 2 September 26 (Wednesday) September 25 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 3 September 27 (Thursday) September 26 (Thursday)
Deadline to apply for January degree October 1 (Monday) October 1 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 4 October 3 (Wednesday) October 2 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 5 October 4 (Thursday) October 3 (Thursday)
Pacing Break October 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday) October 14-15 (Monday-Tuesday)
Mid Term Grades Due October 12 (Friday) October 11 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 October 31 (Wednesday) October 28 (Monday)
Four o'clock exam Day 2 November 1 (Thursday) October 29 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 3 November 6 (Tuesday) Octboer 30 (Wednesday) 
Four o'clock exam Day 4 November 7 (Wednesday) November 5 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 5       November 8 (Thursday) November 7 (Thursday)
Registration for Spring  
(See Registration Schedule)
November 5-16 (Monday-Friday) November 11-15 (Monday-Friday)
Last day for January doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean November 13 (Tuesday) November 12 (Tuesday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" November 13 (Tuesday) November 12 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break November 21-23 (Wednesday-Friday) November 27-29 (Wednesday-Friday)
Last day for hourly exams November 30 (Friday) November 26 (Tuesday)
Last Day of Classes December 7 (Friday) December 6 (Friday)
Last day for January masters candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services December 7 (Friday) December 6 (Friday)
Last day for January doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements December 7 (Friday) December 6 (Friday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes December 8 (Saturday) December 7 (Saturday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes December 10 (Monday) December 9 (Monday)
Final Exams Begin December 11 (Tuesday) December 10 (Tuesday)
Final Exams End December 19 (Wednesday)  December 18 (Wednesday) 
Final Grades Due December 22 (Saturday 8 AM) December 21 (Saturday 8 AM)

*Jewish holidays begin at sundown the evening before the listed date and may be observed for two days even where only one day appears on the calendar. This holiday is traditionally observed by not engaging in everyday activities such as work and attending classes. Holidays are family gatherings and travel to destination by sundown the day before the listed date is common. The Religious Accommodation Policy can be invoked for those seeking excused absences from work or classes: Religious Holidays: Policy and Calendar

 

Spring term for the period Spring 2018-Spring 2020

    Event     2018-2019
    Spring 2019
    2019-2020
    Spring 2020
Degree Awarded Date  January 20 (Sunday) January 19 (Sunday)
First Day of Class January 21 (Monday) January 20 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration January 27 (Sunday) January 26 (Sunday)
Last Day to add courses without instructor permission January 27 (Sunday) January 26 (Sunday)
Last Day to add/drop a course without a "W"  February 1 (Friday) January 31 (Friday)
Last Day to apply for May graduation February 1 (Friday) February 1 (Saturday)
Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail February 8 (Friday) February 7 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 February 20 (Wednesday) February 18  (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 2 February 21 (Thursday) February 19 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 3 February 26 (Tuesday) February 20 (Thursday)
Four o'clock exam Day 4 February 27 (Wednesday) February 25 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 5 February 28 (Thursday) February 26 (Wednesday)
Mid-term grades due March 8 (Friday) March 6 (Friday)
Spring Break  March 11-15 (Monday-Friday) March 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
Classes Resume March 18 (Monday) March 16 (Monday)
Good Friday - classes held April 19 (Friday) April 10 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 April 3 (Wednesday) March 31 (Tuesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 2 April 4 (Thursday) April 1 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 3 April 9 (Tuesday) April 2 (Thursday)
Four o'clock exam Day 4 April 10 (Wednesday) April 6 (Monday) 
Four o'clock exam Day 5      April 11 (Thursday) April 7 (Tuesday)
Good Friday - classes held  April 19 (Friday) April 10 (Friday)
Passover - classes held on weekdays * April 20 (Saturday) April 9 (Thursday)
Registration for Summer and Fall 
(See Registration Schedule)
April 15-19 (Monday-Friday) April 13-17 (Monday-Friday)
Last day for May doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean April 12 (Friday) April 10 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" April 12 (Friday) April 10 (Friday)
Last day for hourly exams April 26 (Friday) April 24 (Friday)
Last day for May doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements May 3 (Friday) May 1 (Friday)
Last day for May master's candidates to electronically upload thesis & deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services May 3 (Friday) May 1 (Friday)
Last Day of Classes May 3 (Friday) May 1 (Friday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes May 4 (Saturday) May 2 (Saturday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes May 6 (Monday) May 4 (Monday)
Final Exams Begin May 7 (Tuesday) May 5 (Tuesday)
Final Exams End May 15 (Wednesday) May 13 (Wednesday)
Grades Due May 18 (Saturday 8AM) May 16 (Saturday 8AM)
University Commencement Day  May 20 (Monday) May 18 (Monday)
Deadline to apply for September degree July 1 (Monday) July 1 (Wednesday)
Last day for Sept. doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean July 19 (Friday) July 17 (Friday)
Last day for Sept. masters candidates to electronically upload thesis & deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services August 2 (Friday)  August 7 (Friday) 
Last day for Sept. doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements August 2 (Friday)  August 7 (Friday) 
 

*Jewish holidays begin at sundown the evening before the listed date and may be observed for two days even where only one day appears on the calendar.  This holiday is traditionally observed by not engaging in everyday activities such as work and attending classes.  Holidays are family gatherings and travel to destination by sundown the day before the listed date is common.  The Religious Accommodation Policy can be invoked for those seeking excused absences from work or classes: Religious Holidays: Policy and Calendar