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Current Graduate College Academic Calendar

See also Campus Academic Calendars

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

Additional Years

Current year  2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014  |  2012-2013  |  2011-2012  |  2010-2011 |  2009-2010  |  2008-2009  |  2007-2008  |  2006-2007  |  2005-2006  |  2004-2005

 

Fall Semester 2016

Fri, Aug 19
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel fall registration

 

Mon, Aug 22 Instruction begins
 
Fri, Aug 26

Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a first half-session course

Last day for Grads to add a first half-session course via Student Self-Service

Fri, Sept 2 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, Sept 5 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Fri, Sept 16 Last day for Grads to drop a first half-session course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Sept 30 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 14 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Oct 19 Second half-session courses begin
 
Sun, 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, Oct 31 Registration for spring begins
 
Fri, Nov 4 Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session course
 
Fri, Nov 11 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 19, -
Sun, Nov 27
 
Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 25 -
Fri, Nov 26
 
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Nov 28 Instruction resumes
 
Fri, Dec 2 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 7 Instruction ends
 
Thur, Dec 8 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 9 Last day to complete deposit of December master's theses
 
Fri, Dec 9 -  Thur, Dec 16
 
Final examination period
Fri, Dec 16 Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
 
Mon, Dec 19 December degree conferral (no commencement)
 

 

Spring Semester 2017

 

Fri, Jan 13
5 p.m.
 
Last business day to cancel spring registration
Mon, Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
 
Tues, Jan 17 Instruction begins
 
Mon, Jan 23

Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a first half-session course

Last day for Grads to add a first half-session course via Student Self-Service

Mon, Jan 30 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
 
Fr, Feb 10 Last day for Grads to drop a first half-session course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 24 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 10 Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
 
Mon, Mar 13 Second half-session courses begin
 
Fri, Mar 17 Last day for Grads to add a second half-session course via Student Self-Service
Sat, Mar 18 - 
Sun, Mar 26   
 
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 27 Instruction resumes
 
Sun, April 2 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 3 Registration for summer and fall begins
 
Fri, Apr 7 Last day for GRAD to add a second half-session course
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
 
Fri, Apr 14 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 21 Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Apr 28 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 3 Instruction ends
 
Thur, May 4 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 5 -
Fri, May 12
 
Final examination period
Sun, May 14 May degree conferral. See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.
 
Fri, May 19 Last day for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students

 

 

Summer Semester 2017

 

Fri, May 12
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 15 Instruction begins for S1 session and SF session
 
Fri, May 19 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 29 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
 
Fri, Jun 2 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 9
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
 
Mon, Jun 12 First day of instruction for POT S2 and POT S2A
 
Fri, Jun 16 Last day for GRAD to add a first half-session course (S2a)
Tue, Jun 20

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, Jun 30

Last day for GRAD to drop a first-half session (S2a) course without a "W"
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

Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
 

Tues, Jul 4 Independence Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jul 7
 
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 10 Courses begin for POT S2B
 
Fri, Jul 14 Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
 
Fri, Jul 21 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 28 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 3, noon Instruction ends
 
Thur, Aug 3, 1 p.m.
 
Reading Day
 
Fri, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5
 
Final examination period
Mon, Aug 7 August degree conferral (no commencement)
Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students