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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

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Fall 2017 | Spring 2018 | Summer 2018

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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 8/28-12/13)
  • A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/28-10/20)
  • B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/23-12/13)

Fall Semester 2017

Fri, Aug 25
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel fall registration

 

Mon, Aug 28 Instruction begins
 
Fri, Sept 1

Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a first POT A course

Last day for Grads to add a POT A course via Student Self-Service

Mon, Sept 4 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Mon, Sept 11

Last day for GRAD to add a POT A course with department approval
Last day  for GRAD to add a semester course via Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course
Deadline to elect "in Absentia" registration for the Fall term

Fri, Sept 22 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 6

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 20 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Oct 23 POT B courses begin
 
Fri, Oct 27

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 GRAD to add POT B course via Student Self-Service

Sun, Oct 29 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, Oct 30 Registration for spring begins
 
Fri, Nov 10 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course
 
Fri, Nov 17 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 18, -
Sun, Nov 26
 
Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 23 -
Fri, Nov 24
 
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Nov 27 Instruction resumes
 
Fri, Dec 8 Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
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 13 Instruction ends
 
Thur, Dec 14 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 15 Last day to complete deposit of December master's theses
 
Fri, Dec 15 -  Thur, Dec 21
 
Final examination period
Fri, Dec 22 Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
 
Tues, Dec 26 December degree conferral (no commencement)
 

 

Spring Semester 2018

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 1/16/2018 - 5/2/2018 plus finals)
  • A = first 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 1/16/2018 - 3/9/2018)
  • B = second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 3/12/2018 - 5/2/2018 plus finals)
Fri, Jan 12
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel spring registration
Mon, Jan 15 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Tues, Jan 16 Instruction begins
 
Mon, Jan 22

Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a POT A course

Last day for Grads to add a POT A course via Student Self-Service

Mon, Jan 29

Last day for GRAD to add a POT A course with department approval
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 9 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 23 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 a "W"
 
Fri, Mar 9 Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Mar 12 POT B courses begin
 
Fri, Mar 16

Last day for Grads to add a POT B via Student Self-Service

Last day for Grads to submit form to Audit POT B course

Sat, Mar 17 - 
Sun, Mar 25  
 
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 26 Instruction resumes
 
Fri, Mar 30 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.
Sun, April 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 2 Registration for summer and fall begins
 
Fri, Apr 6 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
 
Fri, Apr 13

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
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no credit option for POT B courses to change from credit/no credit option to regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via Self-Service

Fri, Apr 20 Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Apr 27 Last day to complete deposit of May master's theses
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via college office
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 2 Instruction ends
 
Thur, May 3 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 4 -
Fri, May 11
 
Final examination period
Sat, May 12 May degree conferral. See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.
 
Fri, May 18 Last day for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students

Summer Semester 2018

  • 1 = Full 12 week semester (5/14/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals and often for independent study)
  • SF = Full 12 week semester (5/14/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals)
  • S1 = First 4 weeks of the semester (5/14/2018 - 6/8/2018 plus finals)
  • S2 = 8 weeks of the semester after S1 (6/11/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals)
  • S2A = First 4 weeks of S2 (6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018)
  • S2B = Second 4 weeks of S2 (7/9/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals)
Fri, May 11
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 14 Instruction begins for POT S1 session and POT SF session
 
Fri, May 18

Last day for GRAD to add a S1 course via Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit forms to elect to audit a course for POT S1

Fri May 25 Last day for GRAD to elect "in absentia" registration for summer term
Mon, May 28 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
 
Fri, Jun 1 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S1 course without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Fri, Jun 8
5 p.m.
Deadline to cancel POT S1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course
Last day of instruction for POT S1.  Finals on last class day or the following day.
 
Mon, Jun 11 First day of instruction for POT S2 and POT S2A
 
Fri, Jun 15 Last day for GRAD to add a POT S2A course
Tue, Jun 19

Last day for GRAD to add a POT S2 or POT 1 course
Deadline for GRAD to elect to audit a course for S2

Fri, Jun 29

Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S2A course without a grade of "W"
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S2A or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
 

Wed, Jul 4 Independence Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jul 6
 
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
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.
Mon, Jul 9 Courses begin for POT S2B
 
Fri, Jul 13 Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Jul 20 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 POT 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 27 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S2B course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S2B course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
 
Thur, Aug 2 Instruction ends for POTs, S2, S2B, SF and 1
 
Thur, Aug 2, noon
 
Reading Day
 
Fri, Aug 3 - Sat, Aug 4
 
Final examination period
Mon, Aug 6 August degree conferral (no commencement)
Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students