Long Session 2012–2013

July 20
Friday Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students to register for the fall semester.
July 24
Tuesday Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
August 15
Wednesday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by July 20. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 17
Friday Orientation for new international students.
August 22
Wednesday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.

Fall Semester 2012

August 24
Friday Registration for the fall semester for new and readmitted undergraduate students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, new and readmitted undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 28; graduate and law students registering for the first time must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on September 4.
Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for continuing graduate students who have previously registered. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm on September 14 for continuing graduate students.
University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 25 - 26
Saturday - Sunday Open registration for the fall semester for new and readmitted undergraduate students.
Open registration and add/drop for the fall semester for continuing graduate students.
August 27
Monday Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by August 15. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm on September 14 for ALL students.
Registration for the fall semester for continuing undergraduate students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 28; graduate and law students registering for the first time must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on September 4.
August 28
Tuesday Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester.
Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after July 20 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 29
Wednesday Classes begin.
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) competition begins for the spring semester.
September 3
Monday Labor Day holiday.
September 4
Tuesday 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. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar.
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 14
Friday 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, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add or drop a course without the approval of the dean.
September 28
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 1
Monday Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for spring. 
October 15
Monday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 17
Wednesday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
October 24
Wednesday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 25–26, October 29-October 31
Thursday–Friday, Monday–Wednesday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 26
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 29–November 9
Daily Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 1
Thursday Application deadline for Maymester programs.
November 6
Tuesday 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 to apply for an undergraduate degree.
Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
November 13
Tuesday Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
November 22–24
Thursday–Saturday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 7
Friday Last class day.
Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
December 8
Saturday Reading day in the School of Law.
December 8–9
Saturday–Sunday Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 10-11, 16
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
December 10-15, 17–21
Monday–Saturday, Monday–Friday Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 12-15, 17–18
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 19
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 21
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 22
Saturday Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2013

January 4
Friday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by November 9. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
Orientation for new international students.
January 7
Monday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 8
Tuesday 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 January 11; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 17.
January 9
Wednesday Registration for the spring semester for continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 11; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 17.
January 10-11
Thursday–Friday Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by 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 January 11; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 17.
January 11
Friday 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 14
Monday Classes begin.
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) competition begins for the summer session and fall semester.
January 17
Thursday 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. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar.
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 21
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
January 30
Wednesday 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, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add or drop a course without the approval of the dean.
February 15
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 1
Friday Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for summer and fall study abroad programs.
Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
March 11–16
Monday–Saturday Spring break.
March 21
Thursday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 22
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 25
Monday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 1
Monday 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 to apply for an undergraduate degree.
Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
April 10–12, 15–19
Wednesday–Friday, Monday–Friday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 13
Saturday Honor's Day.
April 15–26
Daily Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 29
Monday 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.
April 30
Tuesday 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 1–4, 6–11, 13–14
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 3
Friday 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.
May 6–7, 12
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
May 8–11, 13–14
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 15
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 16
Thursday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 17–18
Friday–Saturday Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 17
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
May 18
Saturday Commencement (official graduation date).
May 19
Sunday University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.