Academic Calendar

 Long Session 2018-2019

July 25Wednesday: Last day during the summer session that new summer session students, continuing students, readmitted students, and new graduate students can register for the fall semester.
July 31Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
August 17Friday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Wednesday, July 25. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. Orientation for new international students.
August 21Tuesday: Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 22Wednesday: Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students.

Fall Semester 2018

August 24Friday: Registration for the fall semester for new undergraduate students and all graduate students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. Last day a graduate student may register in absentia. University residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 27Monday: Registration for the fall semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m, on Tuesday, September 4. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Friday, August 17.
August 28Tuesday: Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students. Tuition payment for undergraduate students who registered after Wednesday, July 25 are due by 5:00 p.m.
August 29Wednesday: Classes begin.
September 3Monday: Labor Day holiday.
September 4Tuesday: Fourth class day; Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student's dean. Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details). Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean. Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean. Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
September 14Friday: Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information section Academic Policies and Procedures and section Registration, Tuition, and Fees for details). Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class. Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
September 28Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 17Wednesday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
October 24Wednesday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 25-26, 29-31Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 26Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 29-November 9Daily: Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 1Thursday: Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons. Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
November 13Tuesday: Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
November 16Friday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
November 21-24Wednesday-Saturday: Thanksgiving holidays.
November 26Monday: Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
December 7Friday: Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
December 8Saturday: Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 10Monday: Last class day. Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University. Last day an undergraduate may register in absentia.
December 11Tuesday: Reading day in the School of Law.
December 11-12, 16Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday: No-class days.
December 12-15, 17-21Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday: Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 13-15, 17-21Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday: Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 20Thursday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 21Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 22Saturday: Official graduation date. (No public exercises).

Spring Semester 2019

January 10Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who registered for spring semester by Friday, November 9. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 11Friday: Orientation for new international students.
January 14Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 10.
January 15Tuesday: Registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 10.
January 16Wednesday: Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 10.
January 17-18Thursday-Friday: Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 10.
January 18Friday: Tuition bills due by 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who have registered but not paid. University residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
January 21Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 22Tuesday: Classes begin.
January 25Friday: Fourth class day; Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details). Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean. Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean. Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
February 6Wednesday: Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m. Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information section Academic Policies and Procedures and section Registration, Tuition, and Fees for details). Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class. Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
February 22Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 9Saturday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
March 18-23Monday–Saturday: Spring break.
March 29Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
April 1Monday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 6Saturday: 71st Annual Honors Day Program.
April 8Monday: Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons. Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
April 17-19, 22-26Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 19Thursday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
April 22-May 3Daily: Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 29Monday: Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
May 6Monday: Last class day in the School of Law. Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 7Tuesday: Reading day in the School of Law. Tuition bills for the summer session distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
May 8-11, 13-18Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday: Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 10Friday: Last class day except in the School of Law. Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University. Last day an undergraduate student my register in absentia.
May 13-14, 19Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
May 15-18, 20-21Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 22Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 23Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 24-25Friday-Saturday: Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 24Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
May 25Saturday: Commencement (official graduation date).
May 26Sunday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Summer Session 2019

May 27Monday: Memorial Day holiday.
May 28-30Tuesday-Thursday: Registration for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session for those who have not yet registered. Add/drop for the summer session for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
June 1Saturday: Summer residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
June 3Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
June 4-5Tuesday–Wednesday: Registration for the summer sessions; students who register on these dates can register for any summer session: first term, whole session, nine-week, and second term. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7.
June 5Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduates.
June 6Thursday: Classes begin for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes.
June 7Friday: Last day of the official add/drop period for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for graduate and law students.
June 11Tuesday: Fourth class day for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. Last day to drop a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details). Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class. Last day a law student may add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
June 12Wednesday: Registration for the fall semester begins for new summer session students who have paid their tuition for summer, and for continuing and readmitted students, and for new graduate students who have not yet registered for fall.
June 26Wednesday: Last day a student may change registration in a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.
July 2Tuesday: Last class day for first-term two-hour law classes. Last day to drop a first-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
July 4Thursday: Independence Day holiday.
July 5Friday: Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 8Monday: Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 10Wednesday: Last class day for first-term three-hour law classes. Last day to drop a first-term three-hour law class, with required approvals.
July 11Thursday: Last class day for first-term classes. Last day to drop a first-term class, with required approvals. Reading day for first-term three-hour law class.
July 12Friday: Registration for students enrolling for the second term only. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.
July 12-13Friday-Saturday: Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 13Saturday: First session housing must check out of University residence halls by 2:00 pm.
July 14Sunday: Second session housing may check in to University residence halls starting at 9:00 am.
July 15Monday: Classes begin for second-term classes.
July 16Tuesday: Last day of the official add/drop period for the second term; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student's dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details). Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for graduate and law students.
July 18Thursday: Fourth class day for second-term classes; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a second-term class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m. Last day to drop a second-term class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Registration Tuition and Fees, for details.) Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a second-term class. Last day a law student may add a second-term course. Last day a law student may drop a second-term course without the approval of the dean.
July 19Friday: Last day to apply for an undergraduate or a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
July 24Wednesday: Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and for continuing, readmitted, and new graduate students to register for the fall semester.
July 30Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record. Last class day for nine-week classes. Last day to drop a nine-week class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details).
July 31Wednesday: Reading day for nine-week law classes.
July 31-August 1Wednesday-Thursday: Final examinations for nine-week classes except in the School of Law.
August 1-2Thursday-Friday: Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
August 2Friday: Last day a student may change registration in a second-term class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
August 3Saturday: Nine-week session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
August 9Friday: Last class day for second-term two-hour law classes. Last day to drop a second-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
August 10Saturday: Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 12-13Monday-Tuesday: Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 16Friday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Wednesday, July 24. The payment deadline for graduate and law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester. Last class day for second-term and whole-session classes, including three- and four-hour law classes. Last day to submit master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. Last day to drop a second-term or whole-session class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details). Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
August 17Saturday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes, except in the School of Law. Reading day in the School of Law.
August 19Monday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes. Final examinations for second-term and whole-session law classes. Official graduation date (no public exercises).
August 20Tuesday: Summer residence halls close at 9:00 am.