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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

See also Campus Academic Calendars

Fall 2015 | Spring 2016 | Summer 2016

Additional Years

Current year  | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014  |  2012-2013  |  2011-2012  |  2010-2011 |  2009-2010  |  2008-2009  |  2007-2008  |  2006-2007  |  2005-2006  |  2004-2005

 

Fall Semester 2015

Fri, Aug 21
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel fall registration

 

Mon, Aug 24 Instruction begins
 
Fri, Sept 4 Last day for GRAD to add a first half-session course
Last day  for GRAD to add a semester course without permission
Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course
Mon, Sep 7 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Fri, Oct 2 Last day for GRAD to drop a first half-session course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Fri, Oct 16 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Oct 19 Second half-session courses begin
 
Fri, Oct 30 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Mon, Nov 2 Registration for spring begins
 
Fri, Nov 6 Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session course
 
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
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 to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
Last day for GRAD 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 for GRAD to drop a second half-session course without a grade of W and without approval
 
Wed, Dec 9 Instruction ends
 
Thur, Dec 10 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a second half-session 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
 
Fri, Dec 11 -  Thur, Dec 18
 
Final examination period
Fri, Dec 18 Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
 
Mon, Dec 21 December degree conferral (no commencement)
 

 

Spring Semester 2016

 

Fri, Jan 15
5 p.m.
 
Deadline to cancel spring registration
Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Tues, Jan 19 Instruction begins
 
Mon, Feb 1 Last day for GRAD to add a first half-session course
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
 
Fri, Feb 26 Last day for GRAD 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 for GRAD to drop a first half-session course
 
Fri, Mar 11 Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course on UI Integrate
 
Mon, Mar 14 Second half-session courses begin
 
Sat, Mar 19 - 
Sun, Mar 27    
 
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 28 Instruction resumes
 
Mon, Apr 1 Last day for Grads to add themselves to May degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Mon, Apr 4 Registration for summer and fall begins
 
Fri, Apr 8 Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session course
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
 
Fri, Apr 15 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from 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, Apr 22 Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Apr 29 Last day to complete deposit of May master's theses
Last day for GRAD to drop a second half-session course
Last day for GRAD  to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Wed, May 4 Instruction ends
 
Thur, May 5 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a second half-session 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 6 -
Fri, May 13
 
Final examination period
Sat, May 15 May degree conferral. See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.
 
Fri, May 20 Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
 

 

 

Summer Semester 2016

 

Fri, May 13
5 p.m.
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 16 Instruction begins for S1 session and SF session
 
Fri, May 20 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 30 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
 
Fri, Jun 3 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from S1 without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to drop a S1 course without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Fri, Jun 10
5 p.m.
Deadline to cancel S1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course
S1 classes end
 
Sat, Jun 11 Final examination period
 
Mon, Jun 13 Eight week courses and S1 Independent Study courses begin
 
Fri, Jun 17 Last day for GRAD to add a first half-session course (S2a)
Tue, Jun 21 Last day for GRAD to add an 8 week (S2) course
Deadline for GRAD to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S2
 
Fri, Jul 1 Last day for GRAD to drop a first-half session (S2a) course
Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
Last day for GRAD 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
 
Mon, Jul 4 INdependence Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jul 8
 
Last day for GRAD to add themselves to Aug degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Mon, Jul 11 Second-half courses begin
 
Fri, Jul 15 Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Jul 22 Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master's theses
Last day for GRAD to withdraw from S2 without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to drop a S2 or S1 Independent Study course
Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session (S2b) course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2 or S1 Indep. Study course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Fri, Jul 29 Last day for GRAD to drop a second half-session (S2b) course
Last day for GRAD 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
 
Thur, Aug 4, noon Instruction ends
 
Thur, Aug 4, 1 p.m.
 
Reading Day
 
Fri, Aug 6 - Sat, Aug 7
 
Final examination period
Mon, Aug 8 August degree conferral (no commencement)
Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students