2024 - 2025 Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs August 20, 2024 - January 11, 2025, and includes Fall & Winter Terms

Fall Term 2024: August 26 - December 16, 2024


 

July 30Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically
August 15Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Wednesday, July 24
August 16Orientation for new international students
 Last day a graduate student may register in absentia
August 21Fall registration for new undergraduate and all graduate students who have not yet registered (check your registration information sheet for access times)
August 22 - 25Fall registration for all students
August 23University residence halls open
August 26First day of classes
August 26 - 29Fall registration for all students
August 294th 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 30 - September 11Fall registration for all students (any added class will require either department and/or dean's approval)
September 2Labor Day holiday; no classes held
September 1112th class day
 Last day to add a class (approval required)
 Last day to drop a class without permission
 Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for anyone who registered after July 24
 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 16Payment for remaining tuition balances due by 11:59 p.m. CST
October 28Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
 Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree
November 4 - 15Spring 2025 registration
November 15Last day to apply for a graduate degree
November 19Spring 2025 tuition bills distributed to students
November 22Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Fall 2024 semester
November 25Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis
November 25 - 30Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held
December 6Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean
December 9Last 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 10 - 11Study days
December 12 - 14 & 16Final exams
December 16 - 20Spring 2025 registration for continuing and readmitted students
December 17University residence halls close
December 21Official graduation date (No public exercises)

Winter Term 2024

December 17 -
January 11, 2025
Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Spring semester runs January 13 - June 4, 2025, and includes Spring & May Terms

Spring Term 2025: January 13 - May 5, 2025


 

January 6Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for undergraduate students
 Orientation for new international students
January 8Spring 2025 registration for new undergraduate and all graduate students who have not yet registered (check your registration information sheet for access times)
January 9 - 12Spring 2025 registration for all students 
January 10University residence halls open
January 13First day of classes
January 13 - 16Spring 2025 registration for all students 
January 164th 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 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held
January 21 - 29Spring 2025 registration for all students (any added class will require either department and/or dean's approval)
January 2912th 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 17 - 22Spring Break
March 18Payment for remaining tuition balances due by 11:59 p.m. CST
March 25Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
 Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree
April 4Last day to apply for a graduate degree
April 7 - 18Summer 2025 and Fall 2025 registration for continuing and readmitted students
April 11Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Spring 2025 semester
April 14Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis
April 25Last day to submit a master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean
April 28Last class day
 Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the university
 Last day an undergraduate may, with the required approvals, request a non-academic Q-drop
 Last day an undergraduate may register in absentia
April 29 & 30Study days
May 1 - 3 & 5Final exams
May 6Summer 2025 tuition bills distributed to students
 University residence halls close
May 10University Commencement (official graduation date)

May Term 2025

May 6 - June 4May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)
May 26Memorial Day; no classes held

Summer semester runs June 5 - August 18, 2025, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term

May 21Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST for undergraduate students
June 5First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 10Last 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 19Juneteenth holiday; no classes held
June 26Last day to change a class to pass/fail for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
July 4Independence Day holiday; no classes held
July 10Last class day for First Term
 Last day an undergraduate or graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a First Term class
July 11 - 12Final exams for First Term
July 14First day of classes for Second Term
July 17Last 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 18Last day to apply for undergraduate or law degree
July 25Last day to apply for a graduate degree
July 29Last class day for Nine-week Term
 Last day an undergraduate or graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a Nine-week Term class
 Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically
July 30 - 31Final exams for Nine-week Term
August 1Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term
 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Summer 2025 semester
August 15Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term
 Last day an undergraduate or 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 16 & 18Final exams for Second Term and Summer Term
August 18Official 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. 

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

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