Long Session 2017–2018

July 18
Tuesday 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 25
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 18
Friday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Tuesday, July 18. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 18
Friday Orientation for new international students.
August 22
Tuesday Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 23
Wednesday 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 25
Friday 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 28
Monday 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 Wednesday, August 16.
August 29
Tuesday Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after Friday, July 14 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 30
Wednesday Classes begin.
September 4
Monday Labor Day Holiday.
September 5
Tuesday 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 15
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 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 29
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 16
Monday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.  
October 18
Wednesday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
October 25
Wednesday Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 26-27, 30-31, November 1
Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 27
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 30-November 10
Daily Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students. 
November 7
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 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 14
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 22-25
Wednesday-Saturday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 8
Friday Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. 
December 9-10
Saturday-Sunday Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools. 
December 11
Monday 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 12
Tuesday Reading day in the School of Law.
December 12-13, 17
Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday No-class days.
December 13-16, 18-22
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 14-16, 18-20
Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 21
Thursday University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 22
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 23
Saturday Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)
 

 

Spring Semester 2018

January 4
Thursday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for spring semester by Friday, November 10. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. 
January 5
Friday Orientation for new international students.
January 8
Monday 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 9
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 Friday, January 12; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19.
January 10
Wednesday 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 11-12
Thursday-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 12
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 15
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
January 16
Tuesday Classes begin.
January 19
Friday 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 31
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 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 16
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 3
Saturday Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
March 12-17
Monday-Saturday Spring break.
March 22
Thursday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 23
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 26
Monday Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 2
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 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, 16-20
Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 14
Saturday 70th Annual Honors Day Program.
April 16-27
Daily Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 30
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.
May 1
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 2-5, 7-12
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday, Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 4
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.
Last day an undergraduate student my register in absentia.
May 7-8, 13
Monday-Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
May 9-12, 14-15
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 16
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 17
Thursday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 18-19
Friday-Saturday Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 18
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
May 19
Saturday Commencement (official graduation date).
May 20
Sunday University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.