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Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. 

The academic calendar is broken down by fall, winterspring and summer terms. 

Fall Term

    Event 2018 2019 2020 2021
Graduate Student General Orientation August 21 (Tuesday) August 20 (Tuesday)

August 18 (Tuesday)

August 17 (Tuesday)
Undergraduate First-Year Student Check-In  August 23 (Thursday) August 22 (Thursday) August 20 (Thursday) August 19 (Thursday)
Degree Awarding Date August 26 (Sunday) August 25 (Sunday) August 23 (Sunday) August 22 (Sunday)
First Day of Class August 27 (Monday) August 26 (Monday) August 24 (Monday) August 23 (Monday)
Last day for Web Registration September 2 (Sunday) September 1 (Sunday) August 30 (Sunday) August 29 (Sunday)
Last Day to add without instructor permission September 2 (Sunday) September 1 (Sunday) TBD TBD
Last Day to add/drop without a "W"  September 7 (Friday) September 6 (Friday) September 4 (Friday) September 3 (Friday)
Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail September 14 (Friday) September 13 (Friday) September 11 (Friday) September 10 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 September 25 (Tuesday) September 24 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 2 September 26 (Wednesday) September 25 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 3 September 27 (Thursday) September 26 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Deadline to apply for January degree October 1 (Monday) October 1 (Tuesday) October 1 (Thursday) October 1 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 4 October 3 (Wednesday) October 2 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 5 October 4 (Thursday) October 3 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Last Day of Class (First Part of Term) October 12 (Friday) October 11 (Friday) October 9 (Friday) October 8 (Friday)
Mid Term Grades Due October 12 (Friday) October 11 (Friday) October 9 (Friday)

October 8 (Friday)

Pacing Break October 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday) October 14-15 (Monday-Tuesday) October 12-13 (Monday-Tuesday) October 11-12 (Monday-Tuesday)
First Day of Class (Second Part of Term) October 17 (Wednesday) October 16 (Wednesday) October 14 (Wednesday) October 13 (Wednesday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 October 31 (Wednesday) October 28 (Monday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 2 November 1 (Thursday) October 29 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 3 November 6 (Tuesday) October 30 (Wednesday)  TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 4 November 7 (Wednesday) November 5 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 5       November 8 (Thursday) November 7 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Registration for Spring  
(See Registration Schedule)
November 12-15 (Monday-Thursday) November 11-15 (Monday-Friday) TBD TBD
Last day for January doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean November 13 (Tuesday) November 12 (Tuesday) November 6 (Friday) November 5 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" November 13 (Tuesday) November 12 (Tuesday) November 11 (Wednesday) November 10 (Wednesday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" (Second Part of Term) November 20 (Tuesday) November 19 (Tuesday) November 18 (Wednesday) November 17 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break November 21-23 (Wednesday-Friday) November 27-29 (Wednesday-Friday) November 25-27 (Wednesday-Friday) November 24-26 (Wednesday-Friday)
Last day for hourly exams November 30 (Friday) November 26 (Tuesday) November 24 (Tuesday) November 23 (Tuesday)
Last Day of Classes December 7 (Friday) December 6 (Friday) December 4 (Friday) December 3 (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) December 4 (Friday) December 3 (Friday)
Last day for January doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements December 7 (Friday) December 6 (Friday) December 4 (Friday) December 3 (Friday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes December 8 (Saturday) December 7 (Saturday) December 5 (Saturday) December 4 (Saturday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes December 10 (Monday) December 9 (Monday) December 7 (Monday) December 6 (Monday)
Final Exams Begin December 11 (Tuesday) December 10 (Tuesday) December 8 (Tuesday) December 7 (Tuesday)
Final Exams End December 19 (Wednesday)  December 18 (Wednesday)  December 16 (Wednesday) December 15 (Wednesday)
Final Grades Due December 22 (Saturday 8:30AM) December 21 (Saturday 8:30AM) December 19 (Saturday 8:30AM) December 18 (Saturday 8:30AM)
Fall Degree Awarded Date January 20, 2019 (Sunday) January 19, 2020 (Sunday) January 24, 2021 (Sunday) January 23 (Sunday)

 

The Religious Accommodation Policy can be invoked for those seeking excused absences from work or classes: Religious Holidays: Policy and Calendar

Winter Term

    EVENT 2018 2019 2020 2021
First Day of Class (Full and First Part of Term) December 26 (Wednesday) December 26 (Thursday) December28 (Monday) TBD
Last Day for Web Registration December 27 (Thursday) December 27 (Friday) December 29 (Tuesday) TBD
Last Day to add/drop without a "W" December 29 (Saturday) December 30 (Monday) December 31 (Thursday) TBD
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" January 11 (Friday) January 10 (Friday) January 15 (Friday) TBD
Last Day of Classes January 18 (Friday) January 17 (Friday) January 22 (Friday) TBD
Grades Due January 21 (Monday) Januar 20 (Monday) January 25 (Monday) TBD

Please note: Due to the shortened nature of the winter term, the dates for courses may vary from the schedule above. Students are strongly encouraged to verify the dates for the course dates. 

 

Spring Term

    Event 2019 2020 2021 2022
First Day of Class January 21 (Monday) January 20 (Monday) January 25 (Monday) January 24 (Monday)
Last Day for Web Registration January 27 (Sunday) January 26 (Sunday) January 31 (Sunday) January 30 (Sunday)
Last Day to add courses without instructor permission January 27 (Sunday) January 26 (Sunday) TBD TBD
Last Day to add/drop a course without a "W"  February 1 (Friday) January 31 (Friday) February 5 (Friday) February 4 (Friday)
Last Day to apply for May graduation February 1 (Friday) February 1 (Saturday) February 1 (Monday) February 1 (Tuesday)
Last Day to select OR cancel Pass/Fail February 8 (Friday) February 7 (Friday) February 12 (Friday) February 11 (Friday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 February 20 (Wednesday) February 18  (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 2 February 21 (Thursday) February 19 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 3 February 26 (Tuesday) February 20 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 4 February 27 (Wednesday) February 25 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 5 February 28 (Thursday) February 26 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Mid-term grades due March 8 (Friday) March 6 (Friday) March 12 (Friday) March 11 (Friday)
Spring Break  March 11-15 (Monday-Friday) March 9-13 (Monday-Friday) March 15-19 (Monday-Friday) March 14-18 (Monday-Friday)
Classes Resume March 18 (Monday) March 16 (Monday) March 22 (Monday) March 21 (Monday)
Four o'clock exam Day 1 April 3 (Wednesday) March 31 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 2 April 4 (Thursday) April 1 (Wednesday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 3 April 9 (Tuesday) April 2 (Thursday) TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 4 April 10 (Wednesday) April 6 (Monday)  TBD TBD
Four o'clock exam Day 5      April 11 (Thursday) April 7 (Tuesday) TBD TBD
Registration for Summer and Fall 
(See Registration Schedule)
April 15-19 (Monday-Friday) April 13-17 (Monday-Friday) TBD TBD
Last day for May doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean April 12 (Friday) April 10 (Friday) April 9 (Friday) April 8 (Friday)
Last Day to withdraw with a "W" April 12 (Friday) April 10 (Friday) April 9 (Friday) April 8 (Friday)
Last day for hourly exams April 26 (Friday) April 24 (Friday) April 30 (Friday) April 29 (Friday)
Last day for May doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements May 3 (Friday) May 1 (Friday) May 7 (Friday) May 6 (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) May 7 (Friday) May 6 (Friday)
Last Day of Classes May 3 (Friday) May 1 (Friday) May 7 (Friday) May 6 (Friday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Tuesday classes May 4 (Saturday) May 2 (Saturday) May 8 (Saturday) May 7 (Saturday)
Review/Consultation/Study Period -Monday classes May 6 (Monday) May 4 (Monday) May 10 (Monday) May 9 (Monday)
Final Exams Begin May 7 (Tuesday) May 5 (Tuesday) May 11 (Tuesday) May 10 (Tuesday)
Final Exams End May 15 (Wednesday) May 13 (Wednesday) May 19 (Wednesday) May 18 (Wednesday)
Grades Due May 18 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 16 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 22 (Saturday 8:30AM) May 23 (Saturday 8:30AM)
University Commencement Day  May 20 (Monday) May 18 (Monday) May 24 (Monday) May 23 (Monday)

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held.

The Religious Accommodation Policy can be invoked for those seeking excused absences from work or classes: Religious Holidays: Policy and Calendar

 

Summer Term

    Event 2019 2020
First day for full session and first session  May 21 (Tuesday) May 19 (Tuesday)
Last day for web registration (add/drop) for first session May 22 (Wednesday) May 20 (Wednesday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for first session May 24 (Friday) May 22 (Friday)
Last day for web registration (add/drop) for full session May 26 (Sunday) May 24 (Sunday)
Memorial Day (No classes held) May 27 (Monday) May 25 (Monday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for full session May 31 (Friday) May 29 (Friday)
Last day to drop a class with a "W" for first session June 20 (Thursday) June 18 (Thursday)
Last Day of class for first session June 27 (Thursday) June 25 (Thursday)
Final exams for first session June 28 & 29 (Friday/Saturday) June 26-27 (Friday/Saturday)
First day of second session July 1 (Monday) June 29 (Monday)
Deadline to apply for summer degree July 1 (Monday) July 1 (Wednesday)
Last day for web registration for second session July 2 (Tuesday) June 30 (Tuesday)
Final grades due for first session July 2 (Tuesday) June 30 (Tuesday)
Fourth of July (No classes held) July 4 (Thursday) July 4 (Saturday)
Last day to add/drop by paper for second session July 5 (Friday) July 2 (Thursday)
Last day to drop with a "W" for full session July 18 (Thursday) July 16 (Thursday)
Last day for summer doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean July 19 (Friday) July 17 (Friday)
Last day to drop with a "W" for second session August 2 (Friday) July 31 (Friday)
Last day for summer masters candidates to electronically upload thesis & deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services August 2 (Friday) August 7 (Friday)
Last day for summer doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements August 2 (Friday) August 7 (Friday)
Last day of classes for full and second session August 8 (Thursday) August 6 (Thursday)
Final exams for full and second session August 9 & 10 (Friday/Saturday) August 7-8 (Friday/Saturday)
Grades due for full and second session August 13 (Tuesday 8:30AM) August 11 (Tuesday 8:30AM)