Skip Navigation

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

Skip Side Navigation

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so.

REGISTRATION
Advance Registration
March 27-April 21

Continuing Registration and Add/Drop

April 22-August 20

Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin

August 20

CLASSES BEGIN

August 21

First Day for Late Registration Fee of $20.00

August 21

Final Day to Register

August 25

Advance Registration for Next Term(s) Begins

October 23
Final Day of Full Term Fall classes
December 8
Winter Session part of fall term classes begin
December 18

Final Day of Winter Session part of fall term classes

January 12
EARLY PROGRESS GRADINGSeptember 29 - October 17
FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Final Exam Preparation Period
December 4-10
Final ExaminationsDecember 11-15
Final Grades DueDecember 19
ADD/DROP (changes in schedule, retaining at least one course)
100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses
August 21-September 1*
No Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses after this date
September 1*
No Record of Grade on Dropped CoursesAugust 21-September 1
Final Day to Add a ClassAugust 25
Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students
September 5-29
Grade of W or F for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students
October 2-27
Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Undergraduate students
September 5-October 27
Petition to College Dean to Drop Course(s) (Instructor's Signature and Grade of W or F Required)
October 30-December 8
COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL (dropping all courses for a semester)
Cancellation Deadline (no record of grade on transcript)August 20
100% Reduction of Charges on Complete WithdrawalsAugust 21-September 1*
No Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals after this dateSeptember 1
Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawals for Graduate students
August 21-September 29
Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawals for Graduate students (to be assigned by instructor)October 2-December 8
Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students
August 21-October 27
Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students (to be assigned by instructor)
October 30-December 8
AUDIT
Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Undergraduate students
September 1
Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Undergraduate students
September 1
Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Graduate students
September 1
Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Graduate students
October 27
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Final Day to File as a Candidate for Master's Degree
First Monday in April
Final Day to Apply for General Exam
September 1
Final Day to Submit Graduation Application
September 15
Final Day to Request Authority for Dissertation DefenseNovember 22
Final Day to Request Authority for Thesis DefenseDecember 1
Final Day to Complete Doctoral General ExaminationDecember 8
Final Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation
December 8
Final Day for Thesis Defense
December 8
Final Day for Non-Thesis ExamDecember 8
Final Day to Complete Work Needed for Graduation
December 15
Final Day to Deposit Dissertation in Library
December 15
Final Day to Deposit Thesis in Library
December 15
Final Day to Submit Work Needed (e.g. transfer work) for Graduation to Academic RecordsJanuary 8
HOLIDAYS AND VACATION DAYS
Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 4
Thanksgiving VacationNov. 22-26
*College of Liberal Studies students have the first week of every 8-week session to drop courses with 100% refund.