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Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023

We are excited to share, through a successful collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and administrators, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the academic calendar has been modified to better meet educational needs and support the university’s academic mission, while ensuring federal and state compliance. You can learn more about the calendar changes and view a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Changes to the Academic Calendar webpage.

The updated academic calendar is based on a semester model that contains new subterms in fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall Semester has two designated subterms:
    • "Fall Term" (formerly known as the "Fall Long Semester") is the primary subterm for Fall Semester classes 
    • "Winter Term" is an optional period to offer education abroad courses, internships, etc.
  • Spring Semester has two designated subterms:
    • "Spring Term" (formerly known as "Spring Long Semester") is the primary subterm for Spring Semester classes
    • "May Term" is an optional four-week period for education abroad courses, internships, etc.
  • Summer Semester has four designated subterms:
    • First Term
    • Second Term
    • Nine-Week Term
    • "Summer Term"

There will be a small number of classes that will receive permission to start or end at a non-standard time. However, all classes associated with a semester will start and end within that semester. Tuition calculations, financial aid, and registration processes are based on classes taken during the assigned semester.

Please make sure to check the course schedule for individual course start and end dates.

PDF at-a-glance version of this calendar

Academic Dates and Deadlines

Fall semester runs August 16, 2022 - January 7, 2023, and includes Fall & Winter Terms

Fall Term 2022: August 22 - December 12, 2022


July 26 Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically
August 12 Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 22
Orientation for new international students
August 15 - 16 Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students
August 16 - 18 Orientation for new freshman students
August 18 Fall registration for new undergraduate, continuing, and readmitted students (check your registration information sheet for access times)
August 19 Last day a graduate student may register in absentia
University residence halls open
August 19 - 21 Fall registration for all students
August 22 First day of classes
August 22 - 25 Fall registration for all students
August 25 4th class day
Last day to add a class without permission
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for graduate and law students
August 26 - September 7 Fall registration for all students (will require either department and/or dean's approval)
September 5 Labor Day holiday; no classes held
September 7 12th class day
Last day to drop a class without permission
Last day to add a class (approval required)
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for anyone who registered after July 22
Payment for added classes ("Add Bill") is due 11:59 p.m. Any owed balance after this will be automatically placed on an installment plan.
October 14 Payment for remaining tuition balances due by 11:59 p.m. CST
October 25 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree
October 31 - November 11 Spring 2023 registration for continuing and readmitted students
November 11 Last day to apply for a graduate degree
November 15 Spring 2023 tuition bills distributed to students
November 18 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Fall 2022 semester
November 21 Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis
November 21 - 26 Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held
December 2 Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean
December 5 Last class day
Last day an undergraduate may, with the required approvals, request a non-academic Q-drop
Last day an undergraduate may register in absentia
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the university
December 6 - 7 Study days (no-class days)
December 8 - 10 &
December 12
Final exams
December 12 - 16 Spring 2023 registration period for continuing and readmitted students
December 17 Official graduation date (No public exercises)

Winter Term 2022

December 13 -
January 7, 2023
Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Spring semester runs January 9 - May 31, 2023, and includes Spring & May Terms

Spring Term 2023: January 9 - May 1, 2023


January 3 Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students
Orientation for new international students
January 4 New student orientation for freshman and transfer students (online only)
January 5 - 8 Spring registration for all students (check your registration information sheet for access times)
January 9 First day of classes
January 9 - 12 Spring registration for all students
January 12 4th class day
Last day to add a class without permission
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for graduate and law students
January 13 - 25 Spring registration for all students
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held
January 25 12th class day
Last day to drop a class without permission
Last day to add a class (approval required)
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate, graduate, and law students
Payment for added classes ("Add Bill") is due 11:59 p.m. Any owed balance after this will be automatically placed on an installment plan.
March 13 - 18 Spring Break
March 14 Payment for remaining tuition balances due by 11:59 p.m. CST
March 21 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree
March 31 Last day to apply for a graduate degree
April 3 - 14 Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 registration for continuing and readmitted students
April 7 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Spring 2023 semester
April 21 Last day to submit a master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean
April 24 Last class day
Last day an undergraduate may, with the required approvals, request a non-academic Q-drop
Last day an undergraduate may register in absentia
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the university
April 25 - 26 Study days (no-class days)
April 27 - 29 & May 1 Final exams
May 6 University commencement (official graduation date)

May Term 2023

May 2 - May 31 May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)
May 29 Memorial Day; no classes held

Summer semester runs June 1 - August 14, 2023, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term

May 24 Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate students
June 1 First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 6 Last day to drop a class without permission for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
2nd payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate students
Payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for graduate and law students
Payment for added classes ("add bill") due for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 19 Juneteenth holiday; no classes held
June 22 Last day to change a class to pass/fail for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
July 4 Independence Day holiday; no classes held
July 6 Last class day for First Term
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a First Term class
July 7 - 8 Final exams for First Term
July 10 First day of classes for Second Term
July 13 Last day to drop a class without permission for Second Term
3rd and final tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate, graduate, and law students
Payment for added classes ("add bill") due for Second Term
July 25 Last class day for Nine-week Term
Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically
July 26 - 27 Final exams for Nine-week Term
July 28 Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term
Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Summer 2023 semester
Last day to apply for a graduate degree
August 11 Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a Second or Summer Term class or withdraw
Last day to submit a master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean
August 12 & 14 Final exams for Second Term and Summer Term
August 19 Official graduation date (no public exercises)

All published dates in the academic calendar have been approved and every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, on rare occurrence dates may be slightly adjusted.