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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

See also Campus Academic Calendars

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 2019 | Spring 2020 | Summer 2020

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 8/26/2019 - 12/11/2019 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/26/2019 - 10/18/2019)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/21/2019 - 12/11/2019 plus finals)

Fall Semester 2019

Fri,  Aug 23,
5 pm
 
Last business day to cancel Fall 2019 registration

 
Sun, Aug 25 Last day to cancel registration via Self-Service
Mon, Aug 26 Instruction begins
 
Fri, Aug 30

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 2 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Mon, Sept 9

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 20 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 4

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 18 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Oct 21 POT B courses begin
 
Fri, Oct 25

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 27 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service
Mon, Nov 4 Registration for spring begins
 
Fri, Nov 15 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 15

Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
Sat, Nov 23, -
Sun, Dec 1
 
Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 28 -
Fri, Nov 29
 
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Dec 2 Instruction resumes
 
Fri, Dec 6  5:00 pm Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
Fri, Dec 6 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 11 Instruction ends
 
Thur, Dec 12 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 13 

5:00 pm

Last day to complete deposit of December master's theses
 

Fri, Dec 13-

Fri, Dec 20

Final examination period
Mon, Dec 23 December degree conferral (no commencement)
 

Spring Semester 2020

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 1/21/2020 - 5/6/2020 plus finals)
    A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/21/2020 - 3/13/2020)
    B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/23/2020 - 5/6/2020 plus finals)

Fri, Jan 17
5 p.m.  
 
Last day to cancel Spring 2020 registration via College office
Mon, Jan 20 Last day to cancel Spring 2020 registration via Self-Service

Mon, Jan 20

Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)

Tue, Jan 21 Instruction begins
Mon, Jan 27 Last day for GRAD to add a POT A course
Mon, Feb 3

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 14 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 28 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 13 Last day to drop a semester course using Student Self-Service
Mon, Mar 16 POT B courses begin
Sat Mar 14- Sun Mar 22

 

Spring Break

Mon, Mar 23

Instruction resumes

Fri, Mar 27

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

Fri, Apr 10 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course via college office
Mon, Apr 20 Registration begins for Summer and Fall

Fri, Apr 17

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

Fri, Apr 24 Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
Thurs, Apr 30 Last day for students to add themselves to the May 2020 degree list
Last day to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration
Wed, May 6

Instruction ends
Last day to withdraw or to drop a semester course from 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 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 via college office (without a "W")

Thur, May 7 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 8, 5pm ​Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
Fri, May 15, 5pm Last day to complete deposit of May master's theses
Fri, May 8 -
Fri, May 15
Final examination period
Fri, May 15

Last business day to cancel Summer 1 (4 week) and SF (summer full term) registration if not registered for any other summer course

Sat, May 16

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

 Summer Semester 2020

  1 = Full 12 week semester (5/18/2020 - 8/6/2020 plus finals and often for independent study)
  SF = Full 12 week semester (5/18/2020 - 8/6/2020 plus finals)
  S1 = First 4 weeks of the semester (5/18/2020 - 6/12/2020 plus finals)
  S2 = 8 weeks of the semester after S1 (6/15/2020 - 8/6/2020 plus finals)
  S2A = First 4 weeks of S2 (6/15/2020 - 7/10/2020)
  S2B = Second 4 weeks of S2 (7/13/2020 - 8/6/2020 plus finals)

Fri, May 15 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 18 Instruction begins 
Fri, May 22

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 25 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jun 5

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 12

S1 Classes end

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)

Sat, Jun 13 Final examination period
Mon, Jun 15 S2 (8 week) and S2A (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jun 19

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 23

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 3   

Independence Day, observed (all campus holiday)

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 to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree

Mon, Jul 6

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

Fri, Jul 10

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 13 S2B (4 week) Instruction Begins
Fri, Jul 17

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)

Fri, Jul 17 

5:00 pm

Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
Fri, Jul 24

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

 

Fri, Jul 24 

5:00 pm

Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master's theses

Fri, Jul 31

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 6

12:00 pm

Instruction ends

Thur, Aug 6 

1:00 pm

Reading Day (1 pm)

 

Thur, Aug 6

5:00 pm

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)

Fri, Aug 7-

Sat, Aug 8

Final examination period
Mon, Aug 10 August degree conferral (no commencement)