Graduate Academic Calendar


Additional information and specific deadlines concerning registration, tuition, immunization, and other policies are available on the Registrar's website and on the Controller's website. The Graduate School reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the academic calendar.

Spring 2018 Calendar

Thurs, Jan 4 Open House & Orientation
Mon, Jan 8 Spring Classes Begin
Fri, Jan 12 Last day to add courses
Mon, Jan 15 MLK Jr. Day (University closed)
TBA Graduate Research and Writing Academy
Fri, Feb 23 Last day to withdraw from 1st 8-week courses – form  or online
Thurs, March 1 Graduation Application deadline for December 2018 graduates
Fri, March 2 Last day of 1st 8-week session
March 5-9
Spring break (no classes)
Mon, March 12 2nd 8-week session courses begin
Wed, March 14 Last day to add 2nd 8-week session courses
Wed-Thurs, March 14-15 Grad Finale
Mon, March 26 Registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students
Fri, March 30 Good Friday Holiday (University closed)
Wed, April 4 Graduate Research Symposium
Thurs, April 12 Last day to withdraw from 15-week graduate courses – form
Fri, April 20 Last day to withdraw from 2nd session 8-week courses – form
Fri, April 27 Last day of classes
Mon-Fri,April 30-May 4 Final Exams
Friday, May 4 Commencement for the Graduate School – 7:00 pm in GPAC (door closes at 6:45 for guests). Graduates line up at 6:00 pm in Auxiliary Gym


2017 Fall

Sat, August 12 New Student Orientation
Wed, August 16 Fall Classes Begin
Tue, August 22 Last day to drop/add courses
Mon, September 4 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sat, September 16 Graduate Research and Writing Academy (8 a.m. through 12 p.m., Sampson Hall 134 & 136)
Fri, September 29 Last day to withdraw from 1st 8-week courses – form
Mon, October 2 Graduation Application for May 2018 deadline
Fri, October 6 Last day of first 8 week session
Mon, October 9 Second session 8-week courses begin
Wed, October 11 Last day to drop/add second session 8-week courses
Thurs-Sat, Oct 12-14 Fall Break
Wed-Thurs, Oct 18-19 Grad Finale (for students graduating Dec. 8)
Mon, October 23 Registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students
Fri, November 17 Last day to withdraw from 15-week graduate courses – form
Tue, November 21 Last day to withdraw from second session 8-week courses – form
Wed, November 22 No classes
Thurs-Sat, Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Fri, December 1 Last day of classes
Mon-Fri, Dec 4-8 Final Exams
Friday, December 8 Commencement for the Graduate School--7:00 pm in the 
GPAC, graduates line up at 6 pm in Auxiliary Gym
Graduate Students in the Accelerated MBA program will have different registration, drop/add and withdrawal dates.