Academic Calendar

 Long Session 2017-2018

July 18Tuesday: Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students, and for new graduate students to register for the fall semester.
July 25Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
August 18Friday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 18. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 18Friday: Orientation for new international students.
August 22Tuesday: Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 23Wednesday: Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students. (Orientation date subject to change.) Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester.

Fall Semester 2017

August 25Friday: 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 pm on Tuesday, August 29; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 28Monday: 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 pm on Tuesday, August 29; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Friday, August 18.
August 29Tuesday: Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students. Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after Tuesday, July 18 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 30Wednesday: Classes begin.
September 4Monday: Labor Day holiday.
September 5Monday: 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 pm for graduate and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
September 15Friday: Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. 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, Academic Policies and Procedures, 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 29Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 16Monday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 18Wednesday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
October 25Wednesday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 26-27, 30-31, November 1Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 27Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 30-November 10Daily: Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 7Tuesday: 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 graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit 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 14Tuesday: Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
November 22-25Wednesday-Saturday: Thanksgiving holidays.
December 8Friday: Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
December 9-10Saturday-Sunday: Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 11Monday: Last day of class. 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 student may register in absentia.
December 12Tuesday: Reading day in the School of Law.
December 12-13, 17Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday: No-class days.
December 13-16, 18-22Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday: Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 14-16, 18-20Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday: Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 21Thursday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 22Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 23Saturday: Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2018

January 4Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by Friday, November 10. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 5Friday: Orientation for new international students.
January 8Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. (Orientation date subject to change.) 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 pm on Friday, January 12; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 9Tuesday: 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 pm on Friday, January 12; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19.
January 10Wednesday: 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 pm on Friday, January 12; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19.
January 11-12Thursday-Friday: Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 4. 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 pm on Friday, January 12; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19.
January 12Friday: Tuition bills due by 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who have registered but not paid. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
January 15Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 16Tuesday: Classes begin.
January 19Friday: 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 pm for graduate and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 31Wednesday: 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 pm. Last day to drop a 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 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 16Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 3Saturday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' office.
March 12-17Monday–Saturday: Spring break.
March 22Thursday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 23Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 26Monday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 2Monday: 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 graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit 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 11-13, 16-20Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 14Saturday: 70th Annual Honors Day Program.
April 16-27Daily: Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 30Monday: 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 1Tuesday: 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 2-5, 7-12Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday: Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 4Friday: 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 may register in absentia.
May 7-8, 13Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
May 9-12, 14-15Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 16Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 17Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 18-19Friday-Saturday: Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 18Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates
May 19Saturday: Commencement (official graduation date).
May 20Sunday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Summer Session 2018

May 28Monday: Memorial Day holiday.
May 29-31Tuesday-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 2Saturday: Summer residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
June 5Tuesday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. (Orientation date subject to change).
June 5-6Tuesday-Wednesday: Registration for the summer session; 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 pm on Wednesday, June 6; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 8.
June 6Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduates.
June 7Thursday: Classes begin for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes.
June 8Friday: 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 pm for graduate and law students.
June 12Tuesday: 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 13Wednesday: 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 27Wednesday: 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 3Tuesday: 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 4Wednesday: Independence Day holiday.
July 5Thursday: Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 6Friday: Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 11Wednesday: 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 12Thursday: Last class day for first-term classes. Last day to drop a first-term class. Reading day for first-term three-hour law classes.
July 13Friday: Registration for students enrolling for the second term only. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 17.
July 13-14Friday-Saturday: Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 14Saturday: First session housing must check out of University residence halls by 2:00 pm.
July 15Sunday: Second session housing may check in to University residence halls starting at 9:00 am.
July 16Monday: Classes begin for second-term classes.
July 17Tuesday: 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 pm for graduate and law students.
July 19Thursday: 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 pm. Last day to drop a second-term 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 second-term class. Last day a law student may add a second-term class. Last day a law student may drop a second-term class without the approval of the dean.
July 20Friday: Last day to apply for an undergraduate or a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia. 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 24Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
July 31Tuesday: Last class day for nine-week classes. Last day to drop a nine-week class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.)
August 1Wednesday: Reading day for nine-week law classes.
August 1-2Wednesday-Thursday: Final examinations for nine-week classes except in the School of Law.
August 2-3Thursday-Friday: Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
August 3Friday: 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 4Saturday: Nine-week session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
August 10Friday: 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 11Saturday: Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 13-14Monday-Tuesday: Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 15Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 20. The payment deadline for graduate and law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester.
August 17Friday: 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 18Saturday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes, except in the School of Law. Reading day in the School of Law.
August 20Monday: 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 21Tuesday: Summer residence halls close at 9:00 am.