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Graduate College Academic Calendar 2008-2009

Fall 2008  |  Spring 2009  |  Summer 2009

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Fall Semester 2008

Mon, Aug 25 Instruction begins
Mon, Sep 1 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
Mon, Sep 8 Last day to add a first half-session course

Last day to add name to December degree list using Web Self-Service

Last day for student to add or drop a semester course on Web Self-Service

Last day to add name to October degree list
Fri, Sep 19 Last day to take final exam for October doctoral degree
Fri, Sep 26 Last day to deposit October master's theses
Fri, Oct 3 Last day to deposit October doctoral dissertations

Last day for student to add a semester course without written department approval

Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a first half-session course
Wed, Oct 15 October degree conferral (no commencement)
Mon, Oct 20 Second half-session courses begin
Mon, Nov 3 Registration for spring begins
Fri, Nov 7 Last day to add a second half-session course
Fri, Nov 14 Last day 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 student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without approval)
Sat, Nov 22,
1:00 p.m. -
Sun, Nov 30
Fall vacation for students
Thu, Nov 27 -
Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Dec 1 Instruction resumes
Fri, Dec 5 Last day to add name to December degree list

Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree

Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a second half-session course
Wed, Dec 10 Instruction ends
Thur, Dec 11 Reading Day

Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day to remove an I grade from spring or summer 2008 to prevent F by rule
Fri, Dec 12 Last day to deposit December master's theses
Fri, Dec 12 -Fri, Dec 19 Final examination period
Fri, Dec 19 Last day to deposit December doctoral dissertations
Mon, Dec 22 December degree conferral (no commencement)

 

Spring Semester 2009

Mon, Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
Tue, Jan 20 Instruction begins

Last day to register without penalty
Mon, Feb 2 Last day to add a first half-session course

Last day to add name to May degree list using Web Self-Service

Last day for student to add or drop a semester course on Web Self-Service
Fri, Feb 27 Last day for student to add a semester course without written department approval

Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a first half-session course
Mon, Mar 16 Second half-session courses begin
Mar 21 -
Mar 29
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 30 Instruction resumes
Fri, Apr 10 Last day to add a second half-session course
Fri, Apr 17 Last day to withdraw from a 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 student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without approval)

Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
Fri, Apr 24 Last day to add name to May degree list
Fri, May 1 Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a second half-session course

Last day to deposit May master's theses
Wed, May 6 Last day of Instruction
Thu, May 7 Reading Day

Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)

Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last fall to prevent F by rule
Fri, May 8 Last day to deposit May doctoral dissertations
Fri, May 8 -
Fri, May 15
Final examination period
Sun, May 17 May degree conferral (Commencement)

 

Summer Semester 2009

Fri, May 15 Deadline 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 (S1 - 4 week and SF - 12 week)
Fri, May 22 Last day for student to add an S1 course
Mon, May 25 Memorial Day, All campus holiday
Fri, Jun 5 Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a S1 course without a grade of W

Last day to withdraw from S1
Fri, Jun 12,
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to cancel summer 1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course

Classes end
Sat, Jun 13,
5:30 p.m.
Final examination period
Mon, Jun 15 Instruction begins for semester ( 8 week) courses (S2) and SS1 Independent Study courses
Fri, Jun 26 Last day to add a first half-session course (S2a)

Last day to add a semester (S2) course
Fri, Jul 3 Independence Day (all-campus holiday)
Mon, Jul 6 Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first-half session course (S2a) or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to drop a first-half session (S2a) course
Tue, Jul 7 Last day to add name to August degree list (master's only)
Mon, Jul 13 Second half-session courses begin
Fri, Jul 24 Last day to withdraw from S2 without a grade of W

Last day for student to drop a semester (S2) or SS1 Independent Study course

Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2 or SS1 Indep. Study course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade

Last day to add a second half-session (S2b) course
Fri, Jul 31 Last day to deposit August master's theses

Last day to drop a second half-session (S2b) course

Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session (S2b) course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Thu, Aug 6 Instruction ends

Reading Day
Fri, Aug 7 -
Sat, Aug 8
Final Examination period
Mon, Aug 10 August degree conferral (no commencement)