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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

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Additional Years

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Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2019

Part of Term (POT) values indicate the time frame for the course.  The Class Schedule shows what part of term each course is scheduled in to assist with identifying deadlines:

    1 = full 16 week semester (approximately 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/22/2018 - 12/12/2018 plus finals)

Fall Semester 2018

Fri, Aug 24
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel fall registration

 
Sun, Aug 26 Last day to cancel registration via Self-Service
Mon, Aug 27 Instruction begins
 
Fri, Aug 31

Deadline for GRAD to add a POT A course via Self-Service

Deadline for students to drop POT A course for refund if reducing assessment range

Mon, Sept 3 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Mon, Sept 10

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course

Deadline to elect in absentia registration for the term

Last day for GRAD to add a semester course via Self-Service

Last day for GRAD to add POT A course with department approval

Fri, Sept 21 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 5

Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a POT A course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course without grade of W

Fri, Oct 19 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Oct 22 POT B courses begin
 
Fri, Oct 26

Last day for GRAD to add POT B course via Student Self-Service

Last day for students to drop POT B course for refund if reducing assessment range

Last day for GRAD to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration.

Last day for graduate department to submit a form to add a student to the December degree list

Sun, Oct 28 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service
Mon, Oct 29 Registration for spring begins
 
Fri, Nov 16 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course without a grade of W and without approval

Fri, Nov 16  5:00 pm

Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
Sat, Nov 17, -
Sun, Nov 25
 
Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 22 -
Fri, Nov 23
 
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Nov 26 Instruction resumes
 
Fri, Dec 7  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
Fri, Dec 7 Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a POT B course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course without a grade of W and without approval
 
Wed, Dec 12 Instruction ends
 
Thur, Dec 13 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT B course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last spring or summer to prevent F by rule
 
Fri, Dec 14  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of December master's theses
 

Fri, Dec 14 -Thur, Dec 20

Final examination period
Mon, Dec 24 December degree conferral (no commencement)
 

Spring Semester 2019

Part of Term (POT) values indicate the time frame for the course.  The Class Schedule shows what part of term each course is scheduled in to assist with identifying deadlines:

    1 = full 16 week semester (approximately 1/14/2019 - 5/1/2019 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/14/2019 - 3/8/2019)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/11/2019 - 5/1/2019 plus finals)

Fri,   Jan 11
5 p.m.  
 
Last day to cancel Spring 2019 registration via College office
Sun,  Jan 13 Last day to cancel Spring 2019 registration
Mon, Jan 14 Instruction begins
Fri,    Jan 18 Last day for Grads to add a POT A course
Mon,   Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
Mon,     Jan 28

Last day for GRAD to add a semester course on Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course
Deadline for GRAD to elect "in absentia" registration for the Spring term

Fri, Feb 8 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 22 Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT A course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Fri, Mar 9 Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon,      Mar 11 POT B courses begin
Fri, Mar 15

Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course online

Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session course online

Sat Mar 16-Sun Mar 24

Spring Break
Mon, Mar 25 Instruction resumes
Fri, Mar 29

Last day for GRAD programs to add students to the degree list who cannot add themselves via Student Self Service

Last day for GRAD to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration.

Sun, Mar 31 Last day for Grads to add themselves to May degree list via Student Self-Service
Mon, Apr 1 Registration for Summer and Fall begins
Fri, Apr 5 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course via college office
Fri, Apr 5  5:00 pm Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
Fri, Apr 12

Last day for GRAD to withdraw from current term without a grade of W                                                                                                                

Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade                        

Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course without a grade of W and without approval                                                                                            

Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via Student Self-Service                                                                                                                        

Last day for GRAD  to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT B course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Fri, Apr 19  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
Fri, Apr 26 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via college office
Fri, Apr 26  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of May master's theses
Wed, May 1 Instruction ends
Thur, May 2 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT B course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last fall to prevent F by rule
Fri, May 3 -
Fri, May 10
Final examination period
Sat, May 11 May degree conferral. See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.
Sun, May 12 Last business day to cancel Summer 1 (4 week) and SF (summer full term) registration if not registered for any other summer course

 Summer Semester 2019

  1 = Full 12 week semester (5/13/2019 - 8/1/2019 plus finals and often for independent study)
  SF = Full 12 week semester (5/12/2019 - 8/1/2019 plus finals)
  S1 = First 4 weeks of the semester (5/13/2019 - 6/7/2019 plus finals)
  S2 = 8 weeks of the semester after S1 (6/10/2019 - 8/1/2019 plus finals)
  S2A = First 4 weeks of S2 (6/10/2019 - 7/5/2019)
  S2B = Second 4 weeks of S2 (7/8/2019 - 8/1/2019 plus finals)

Fri, May 12 Last business day to cancel Summer 1 (4 week) and SF (summer full term) registration if not registered for any other summer course
Mon, May 13 Instruction begins 
Fri, May 17

Last day for GRAD to add a S1 course                                                                  

Deadline for GRAD to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S1

Mon, May 27 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, May 31

Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade                               

Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S1 course without a grade of W                                                                                                                           

Last day for GRAD to withdraw from S1 without a grade of W

Fri, Jun 7 S1 Classes end
Sun, Jun 9 Deadline to cancel S1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course
Mon, Jun 10 Eight week courses and S1 Independent Study courses begin
Fri, Jun 14

Last day for GRAD to add a first half-session course (S2a)                                                                                                                                     

Deadline for GRAD to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S2

Tue, Jun 18

Last day for GRAD to add an 8 week (S2) course

Fri, Jun 28

Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a first-half session course (S2a) or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade Last day for GRAD to drop a first-half session (S2a) course

Fri, Jun 28  5:00 pm Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
Thur, Jul 4 Independence Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jul 5

Last day for GRAD to add themselves to Aug degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students

Mon, Jul 8 Second-half courses begin
Fri, Jul 12 Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session (S2b) course
Fri, Jul 12  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
Fri, Jul 19 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from S2 without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to drop a S2 or S1 Independent Study course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2 or S1 Indep. Study course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Fri, Jul 19  5:00 pm

Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master's theses

Fri, Jul 26 Last day for GRAD to drop a second half-session (S2b) course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2B course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Thur, Aug 1 Instruction ends
Thur, Aug 1  12:00 pm Reading Day (noon)
Fri, Aug 2 - Sat, Aug 3 Final examination period
Mon, Aug 5 August degree conferral (no commencement)