2017–18 Academic Calendar

2018–19 Planning Calendar
Final Exam Schedule

Fall Semester 2017
Monday-Wednesday April 3-May 31 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students for fall 2017
Thursday-Thursday June 1-29 New Student Registration for fall 2017
Tuesday August 1 Tuition and fees due (students whose payments are not received by this date may be assessed a late fee up to $250)
Saturday-Tuesday August 26-29
  • New Student Orientation
  • Residence halls open at 9:00 am for new and readmitted students
Saturday August 26 New Student Final Registration for new undergraduate students not yet registered
Monday August 28 Residence halls open at 9:00 am for continuing students
Monday-Tuesday August 28-29 Final Registration — Open to all students.
Tuesday August 29
  • Graduate Student Orientation
  • Last day to reduce credits, withdraw, or take a leave of absence for a full tuition adjustment
Wednesday August 30 First day of instruction
Wednesday-Wednesday August 30-September 13 Add/Drop Period
Monday September 4 Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday September 13 Add Deadline 
  • 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 for a partial tuition adjustment
  • Administrative Withdrawal Date
Thursday-Wednesday September 14-27 Late Drop Period
Friday September 15 Convocation
Wednesday September 27 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
Friday November 3 Last day for graduating seniors to declare a minor
Wednesday November 8 Last day to withdraw from an individual class. A "W" will appear on the transcript.
Monday–Wednesday November 6–15 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students for January term 2018 and spring term 2018
Tuesday November 21 Master's theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred January 2018 (fall 2017) due in the Library
Wednesday November 22 Fall course evaluations open
Wednesday–Friday November 22-24 Thanksgiving Holidays
Friday December 1 Last day to file graduation application for degrees to be conferred May (spring 2018) or September (summer 2018)
Monday-Friday December 4-8 New Student Registration for spring 2018
Wednesday December 6 Fall course evaluations close
Monday December 11
  • 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 without documentation
Tuesday–Wednesday December 12-13 Reading Days
Thursday–Tuesday December 14-19 Final Exams
Tuesday December 19 Last day to file an Incomplete Grade Request with documentation
Wednesday December 20 Residence halls close at noon
Friday December 22 Grades due by faculty

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Spring Semester 2018
Tuesday January 2 Tuition and fees due (students whose payments are not received by this date may be assessed a late fee up to $250)
Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday January 16
  • New Student Orientation
  • Residence halls open at 9:00 am for new and readmitted students
  • Final Registration for spring 2018 — Open to all students
  • Last day to reduce credits, withdraw, or take a leave of absence for a full tuition adjustment
Wednesday January 17 First day of instruction
Wednesday-Wednesday January 17-31 Add/Drop Period
Wednesday January 31 Add Deadline 
  • 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 for a partial tuition adjustment
  • Administrative Withdrawal Date
Thursday-Wednesday February 1-14 Late Drop Period
Wednesday February 14 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
Monday February 19 Presidents' Day Holiday
Monday-Friday March 19-23 Spring Break
Wednesday March 28 Last day to withdraw from an individual class.  A "W" will appear on the transcript.
Monday-Thursday April 2-May 31 Priority Registration for continuing and returning students for summer 2018 and fall 2018 terms
Friday April 13 Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred May 2018 due in the Library
Friday April 20 Spring course evaluations open
Tuesday May 1 Last day to file graduation application for degrees to be conferred January (fall 2018)
Wednesday May 2
  • 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 without documentation
Thursday-Friday May 3-4 Reading Days
Friday May 4 Spring course evaluations close
Saturday-Thursday May 5-10 Final Exams
Thursday May 10 Last day to file an Incomplete Grade Request with documentation
Friday May 11 Residence halls close for non-graduating students at noon
Saturday May 12 130th Commencement
Sunday May 13 Residence halls close at noon for graduating students
Friday May 18 Grades due by faculty