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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

Additional Years

2020-2021   I  2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014  | 

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

Fall 2020 | Spring 2021 | Summer 2021

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 8/24/2020 - 12/09/2020 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/24/2020 - 10/16/2020)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/19/2020 - 12/09/2020 plus finals)

 

See also Campus Academic Calendars

 

Fall Semester 2020

Fri,  Aug 21,
5 pm
 
Last business day to cancel Fall 2019 registration

 
Sun, Aug 23 Last day to cancel registration via Self-Service
Mon, Aug 24 Instruction begins
POT A Instruction begins
Fri, Aug 28

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

Mon, Sept 4

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 7

Labor Day (all-campus holiday)

Fri, Sept 18 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 2

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 16

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

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

POT A Instruction Ends

Mon, Oct 19 POT B courses begin
Fri, Oct 23

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

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

Sun, Oct 25 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service
Mon, Nov 2 Registration for spring begins
Fri, Nov 13

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 to take final exam for December doctoral degree

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

Sat, Nov 21 - Sun, Nov 29 Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 27

Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)

Mon, Nov 30 Instruction resumes
Fri, Dec 4

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 December doctoral dissertations (5:00 pm)

Wed, Dec 9

Instruction ends

POT B Instruction ends

Thur, Dec 10

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 11 

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

Fri, Dec 11-Fri, Dec 18

Final examination period

Mon, Dec 21 December degree conferral (no commencement)

Spring Semester 2021

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 1/19/2021 - 5/5/2021 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/19/2021 - 3/12/2021)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/22/2021 - 5/5/2021 plus finals)

Fri, Jan 15              

Last day to cancel Spring 2021 registration via College office 
Mon, Jan 18 Last day to cancel Spring 2020 registration via Self-Service

Mon, Jan 18

Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)

Tue, Jan 19 Instruction begins
Mon, Jan 25

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, Feb 1

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

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

Fri, Feb 12 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 26

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 12

Last day to drop a semester course via Student Self-Service

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

POT A Instruction ends

Sat Mar 13 -

Sun Mar21

Spring Break

Mon, Mar 22

Instruction resumes

POT B Instruction begins

Fri, Mar 26

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 2

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 4 Last day for students to add themselves to the May 2020 degree list
Mon, Apr 5 Registration for Summer and Fall begins
Fri, Apr 9  Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree

Fri, Apr 16

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

Last day 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                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fri, Apr 23 ​Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations (5pm)
Fri, Apr 30

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 5

Instruction ends

POT B Instruction ends

Thur, May 6

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 7 -
Fri, May 14
Final examination period
Fri, May 14

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)

Sat, May 15

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

 Summer Semester 2021

  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 14 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)
Mon, May 17 Instruction begins 
Fri, May 21

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 28

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 31 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jun 4

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

Deadline to cancel S1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course

Fri, Jun 11

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 14 S2 (8 week) and S2A (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jun 18

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 22

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 2   

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

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 drop a S2A (4 week) course without a grade of W and without approval

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 to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree

Sun, Jul 4

Independence Day, observed (all campus holiday)

Fri, Jul 9

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 12 S2B (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jul 16

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 23

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 30

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 5 

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 (12pm)

Reading Day (1pm)

Fri, Aug 6 - Sat, Aug 7

Final examination period
Mon, Aug 9 August degree conferral (no commencement)