2018–19 Academic Calendar

2019–20 Planning Calendar
Final Exam Schedule

Summer | Fall | January Term | Spring

Summer Semester 2018
Monday-Friday April 2-May 25            Registration for summer 2018
Tuesday                     May 1 Tuition and fees due
Tuesday May 8 Drop from classes for non-payment
Monday May 14
  • First day of instruction
  • Residence halls open 
Friday May 25 Add Deadline (including late-starting courses)
  • Last day to add a class 
  • Last day to change credit value for variable credit courses
  • Last day to select change to or from audit option
  • Last day to reduce credits, withdraw, or take a leave of absence or withdraw for a partial tuition adjustment
  • Final drop for non-payment of summer term bills
Saturday-Friday May 26-June 8 Late Drop Period
Friday June 8 Drop Deadline 
  • Last day to drop a class without grade of "W" 
  • Last day to decrease credit value for variable credit courses 
  • Last day to change P/NP, graded, or audit grading options
Wednesday July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Monday July 16 Last day to withdraw from an individual class.  A "W" will appear on the transcript.
Friday August 17
  • Last day of instruction
  • Residence halls close
Friday August 24 Grades due by faculty

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Fall Semester 2018
Monday–Wednesday April 2–11 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students, fall 2018
Thursday–Tuesday April 12–June 26 Registration open for all continuing and returning students, fall 2018
Wednesday–Monday June 27–July 2 Registration closed
Tuesday–Sunday July 3–July 29 Registration reopens
Monday–Thursday July 30–August 2 Registration closed
Wednesday August 1 Tuition and fees due (late fee assessed beginning August 2)
Friday–Wednesday August 3–September 26 Registration open (all continuing students)
Wednesday August 8 Drop from classes for non-payment
Saturday-Tuesday August 25-28
  • New Student Orientation and Registration
  • Residence halls open at 9:00 am for new and readmitted students
Monday August 27 Residence halls open at 9:00 am for continuing students
Tuesday August 28 Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday August 29 First day of instruction
Monday September 3 Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday September 12
  • Last day to add a class 
  • Last day to increase credit value for variable credit courses
  • Last day to change from audit to graded or P/NP
  • Last day to reduce credits, take a leave of absence, or withdraw for a partial tuition credit
  • Final drop for non-payment of fall term bills
Wednesday September 26 Drop Deadline 
  • Last day to drop a class without grade of "W" 
  • Last day to decrease credit value for variable credit courses 
  • Last day to change P/NP or graded to audit grading
Friday September 28 Convocation
Friday November 2 Last day for students graduating fall 2018 to declare a minor
Monday–Friday November 5–9 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students for January term 2019 and spring term 2019
Wednesday November 7 Last day to withdraw from an individual class. A "W" will appear on the transcript
Saturday–Wednesday November 10–14 Registration open to all continuing and returning students (January term and spring term)
Monday November 19 January term 2019 bills sent
Thursday–Monday November 15–19 Registration closed for spring term 2019 (open for January term)
Tuesday–Wednesday November 20–December 19 Registration open to all continuing and returning students (January term and spring term)
Wednesday–Friday November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holidays
Friday November 23 Master's theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred January 2019 (fall 2018) due in the Library
Wednesday November 28 Fall course evaluations open
Monday December 3 Last day to file graduation application for degrees to be conferred May (spring 2019) or September (summer 2019)
Monday December 10
  • Last day of instruction
  • Last day to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the current semester
  • Last day to file an incomplete grade request
Tuesday-Wednesday December 11-12 Reading Days
Wednesday December 12 Fall course evaluations close
Thursday–Tuesday December 13-18 Final Exams
Wednesday December 19
  • Tuition and fees for January term due
  • Residence halls close at noon
Thursday December 20 January term drop from classes for non-payment
Thursday–Wednesday December 20–January 2 Spring 2018 Registration closed
Friday December 21 Grades due by faculty

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January Term 2019
Monday–Thursday November 5–January 3 January term course registration open
Monday November 19 January term 2019 bills sent
Wednesday December 19 Tuition and fees for January term 2019 due
Thursday December 20 January term 2019 drop for non-payment
Wednesday January 2
  • First day of January term instruction
  • Last day to add a January term course
  • Residence halls open 
Thursday January 3 Last day to drop a January term course
Friday January 4 Last day to withdraw from a January term course.  A "W" will appear on the transcript.
Friday January 11 Last day of January term instruction
Monday January 21 Residence halls close
Monday January 28 January term grades due by faculty (end of business day)

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Spring Semester 2019
Monday–Friday November 5–9 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students for January term 2019 and spring term 2019
Saturday–Wednesday November 10–14 Registration open to all continuing and returning students (January term and spring term)
Thursday–Monday November 15–19 Registration closed for spring 2019 only (open for January term)
Monday November 19 Bills sent
Tuesday–Wednesday November 20–December 19 Registration open to all continuign and returning students (January term only)
Thursday–Wednesday December 20–January 2 Spring 2019 Registration closed
Wednesday January 2 Tuition and fees due (late fee assessed beginning January 3)
Monday January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday January 22
  • New Student Orientation
  • Residence halls open at 9:00 am for continuing, new, and readmitted students
Wednesday January 23 First day of instruction
Wednesday February 6
  • Last day to add a class
  • Last day to increase credit value for variable credit courses
  • Last day to change from audit to graded or P/NP
  • Last day to reduce credits, take a leave of absence, or withdraw for a partial tuition credit
  • Final drop for non-payment of spring term bills
Monday February 18 Presidents' Day Holiday
Wednesday February 20 Drop Deadline 
  • Last day to drop a class without grade of "W" 
  • Last day to decrease credit value for variable credit courses 
  • Last day to change from P/NP or graded to audit grading
Monday-Friday March 25-29 Spring Break
Wednesday April 3 Last day to withdraw from an individual class. A "W" will appear on the transcript.
Monday-Friday April 8–12 Priority registration for summer and fall 2019
Saturday-Wednesday April 13-17 Registration open to all continuing and returning students for summer and fall 2019
Thursday-Monday April 18-June 17 Summer 2019 Open Registration
Thursday-Wednesday April 18-June 26 Fall 2019 Open Registration
Wednesday April 17 Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred May 2019 due in the Library
Friday April 26 Spring course evaluations open
Wednesday May 1 Last day to file graduation application for degrees to be conferred January (fall 2019)
Wednesday May 8
  • Last day of instruction
  • Last day to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the current semester
  • Last day to file an Incomplete Grade Request
Thursday-Friday May 9-10 Reading Days
Friday May 10 Spring course evaluations close
Monday-Friday May 13-17 Final Exams
Friday May 17 Residence halls close for non-graduating students at noon
Saturday May 18 131st Commencement
Sunday May 19 Residence halls close at noon for graduating students
Friday May 24 Grades due by faculty

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