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2021-2022 Graduate College Academic Calendar

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 2012-2013  |  2011-2012  |  2010-2011 |  2009-2010  |  2008-2009  |  2007-2008  |  2006-2007  |  2005-2006  |  2004-2005

Fall 2021 | Spring 2022 | Summer 2022

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 8/23/2021 - 12/08/2021 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/23/2021 - 10/15/2021)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/18/2021 - 12/08/2021 plus finals)

 

See also Campus Academic Calendars

 

Fall Semester 2021

Fri,  Aug 20,
5 pm
Last business day to cancel fall registration via College office
Sun, Aug 22 Last day to cancel registration via Self-Service
Mon, Aug 23

Instruction begins

Fri, Aug 27

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

Last day for GRAD to drop POT A course for refund if reducing assessment range

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a POT A course

Fri, Sept 3

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

Deadline to submit form 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 drop a semester course for refund if reducing assessment range

Mon, Sept 6

Labor Day (all-campus holiday)

Fri, Sept 17 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 1

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 and without approval

Fri, Oct 15

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

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT A course with approval (a W is recorded)

POT A Instruction Ends

Mon, Oct 18 POT B Instruction Begins
Fri, Oct 22

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

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

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a POT B course

Fri, Oct 29

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 31 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service
Fri, Nov 12

Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree

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

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

Sat, Nov 20 - Sun, Nov 28 Fall vacation for students
Mon, Nov 22 Spring 2022 registration begins
Thur, Nov 25 - Fri, Nov 26

Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)

Mon, Nov 29 Instruction resumes
Fri, Dec 3

Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations (5:00 pm)

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

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

Wed, Dec 8

Instruction ends

Thur, Dec 9

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 10 

Last day to complete deposit of December master's theses (5pm)

Fri, Dec 10 - Fri, Dec 17

Final examination period

Mon, Dec 20 December degree conferral (no commencement)

Spring Semester 2022

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 1/18/2022 - 5/4/2022 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/18/2022 - 3/11/2022)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/14/2022 - 5/4/2022 plus finals) (Classes begin 3/21/2022 after spring break)

Fri, Jan 14              

Last day to cancel Spring registration via College office 
Mon, Jan 17

Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)

Last day to cancel Spring registration via Self-Service

Tue, Jan 18 Instruction begins
Mon, Jan 24

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

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a POT A course

Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course for refund if reducing assessment range

Mon, Jan 31

Last day for GRAD to add a semester course on 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 term

Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course for refund if reducing assessment range

Fri, Feb 11 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Self-Service
Fri, Feb 25

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 a grade of W and without approval

Fri, Mar 11

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT A course with approval (a W is recorded)

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

POT A Instruction ends

Sat, Mar 12 - Sun, Mar 20 Spring Break

Mon, Mar 21

Instruction resumes

POT B instruction begins

Mon, Mar 25

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

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a POT B course

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

Fri, Apr 1

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, Apr 3 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to May degree list via Student Self-Service

Fri, Apr 8

Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree

Fri, Apr 15

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

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, Apr 22

Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations (5pm)

Mon, Apr 25 Registration for Summer and Fall begins
Fri, Apr 29

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

Last day to complete deposit of May master's theses (5pm)

Wed, May 4

Instruction ends

Thur, May 5

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 6 -
Fri, May 13
Final examination period
Sat, May 14

May degree conferral.  See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.

 Summer Semester 2022

  1 = Full 12 week semester (5/17/2021 - 8/5/2021 plus finals and often for independent study)
  SF = Full 12 week semester (5/17/2021 - 8/5/2021 plus finals)
  S1 = First 4 weeks of the semester (5/17/2021 - 6/11/2021 plus finals)
  S2 = 8 weeks of the semester after S1 (6/14/2021 - 8/5/2021 plus finals)
  S2A = First 4 weeks of S2 (6/14/2021 - 7/9/2021)
  S2B = Second 4 weeks of S2 (7/12/2021 - 8/5/2021 plus finals)

Fri, May 13 Last day to cancel S1 (4 week) and SF (12 week) registration via College Office (if not registered for courses in any other summer terms)
Sun, May 15 Last day to cancel S1 (4 week) and SF (12 week) registration via Self-Service (if not registered for courses in any other summer terms)
Mon, May 16 Instruction begins 
Fri, May 20

Last day for GRAD to add a S1(4 week) course via Self-Service                                                                  

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a S1 (4 week) course

Last day for GRAD to drop a S1 (4 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range (if not registered for courses in any other summer terms)

Fri, May 27

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a SF (12 week) course

Last day for GRAD to add a SF (12 week) course via Self-Service

Last day for GRAD to drop a SF (12 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range (if not registered for courses in any other summer terms)

Mon, May 30 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jun 3

Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a S1 (4 week) course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day for GRAD to drop a S1 (4 week) course without a grade of W and without approval

Fri, Jun 10

S1 (4 week) Instruction ends

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a S1 (4 week) course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day to cancel S1 Independent Study, S2 (8 week), and S2A (4 week) registration via College Office (if not registered for any other summer courses)

Mon, Jun 13 S2 (8 week) and S2A (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jun 17

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a S2A (4 week) course                                                                                                           

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a S2A (4 week) course via Self-Service

Last day for GRAD to drop a S2A (4 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range (if not registered for any other summer courses)

Tue, Jun 21

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a S2 (8 week) course

Deadline to submit form to elect in absentia registration for the current term

Last day for GRAD to add a S1 Independent Study or S2 (8 week) course via Self-Service

Last day for GRAD to drop a S1 Independent Study or S2 (8 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range (if not registered for any other summer courses)

Fri, Jul 1

Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a S2A (4 week) course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day for GRAD to drop a S2A (4 week) course without a grade of W and without approval

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 GRAD to add themselves to Aug degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service

Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree

Mon, Jul 4

Independence Day (all campus holiday)

Fri, Jul 8

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a S2A (4 week) course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day for GRAD to drop a SF (12 week), S1 Independent Study, or S2 (8 week) course via Self-Service

Last day to cancel S2B (4 week) registration via College Office (if not registered for any other summer courses)

S2A (4 week) Instruction Ends

Mon, Jul 11 S2B (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jul 15

Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a S2B (4 week) course

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a S2B (4 week) course via Self-Service

Last day for GRAD to drop a S2B (4 week) course for refund if reducing assessment range (if not registered for any other summer courses)

Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations (5pm)

Fri, Jul 22

Last day for GRAD to drop a SF (12 week), S1 Independent Study, or S2 (8 week) course without a grade of W and without approval

Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a SF (12 week) or S2 (8 week) course, or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master's theses (5pm)

Fri, Jul 29

Last day for GRAD to drop a S2B (4 week) course without a grade of W and without approval

Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a S2B (4 week) course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade

Thur, Aug 4 

Last day for GRAD to add or drop a SF (12 week), S1 Independent Study, S2 (8 week), or S2B (4 week) course with approval (a W is recorded)

Instruction ends 

Reading Day

Fri, Aug 5 - Sat, Aug 6

Final examination period
Mon, Aug 8 August degree conferral (no commencement)