Academic Dates & Deadlines By Term/Semester

Deadlines for adding, dropping, and withdrawing from summer courses, including refund dates for these actions, are posted with each course in the Schedule of Classes. Each course has different dates and deadlines. To view these deadlines, visit the Class Schedule and find the course, then click on the CRN of the course (the five-digit number that is underlined) to get to the detail page about the course.

Final exams are held on the last scheduled class meeting for each course. See the Final Exam Schedule for additional information.

Note: During Summer, deadlines to add courses, to drop courses (with or without refunds), or to make other registration changes are specific to each course. These deadlines are found by looking up the course in the Class Schedule.

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Date Activity/Deadline Edit
March 10, 2017

Course offerings for Summer 2017 available

May 8, 2017 to May 12, 2017

Initial registration for Summer 2017 (includes CEP students)

June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017 Pre-session week classes
June 26, 2017 to August 7, 2017

Fall 2017 registration is closed to continuing students on Monday, June 26 at 3pm. DuckWeb registration system reopens Monday, August 7 at 8:30am.

June 26, 2017 Financial aid refunds first become available (see Financial Aid & Scholarships)
June 26, 2017 to August 7, 2017

Fall 2017 registration is closed to continuing students at 3pm on Monday, June 26. DuckWeb registration system reopens at 8:30am on Monday, August 7. (Summer registration remains open.)

June 26, 2017

Summer 2017 classes begin

July 1, 2017 Summer 2017 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)
July 4, 2017

Independence Day holiday; no classes held

July 7, 2017 Last day to apply for Summer 2017 graduate degrees (apply on the web)
July 21, 2017 End of first session of four-week courses
July 23, 2017 Last day to apply for Summer 2017 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see: Graduation Application Information)
August 4, 2017 Last day to submit doctoral Final Oral Defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
August 7, 2017 Fall 2017 registration re-opens at 8:30am
August 17, 2017 to August 18, 2017 Final Exams for courses meeting the first eight weeks of summer session and the second four weeks of summer session are held per the Summer Final Exam Schedule
August 18, 2017

End of second session of four-week courses

August 18, 2017

End of first eight-week courses

August 25, 2017 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations (see Oral Defense Procedures)
September 4, 2017

Labor Day holiday; no classes are held

September 5, 2017 Last day to upload completed and approved Doctoral/Master's dissertations and theses and submit signed forms to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
September 5, 2017 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
September 15, 2017 End of twelve-week courses
September 16, 2017 Summer term degree conferral date
September 19, 2017 Final deadline for all summer grades (Tuesday, noon). Note: in most cases, instructors are expected to submit grades within a reasonable time after their classes end; e.g., classes that end on a Friday should be submitted during the following week, preferably by Tuesday. Some departments may state earlier deadlines to facilitate pre-requisite checking for summer sequences.)
September 26, 2017 Last day to submit Statement of Completion of Requirements for Master's Degree to the Graduate School (see: Administering a Graduate Certificate Program). (This is the final deadline for those in full term or later term classes. SOCs should be submitted within one week of all grades being received.)

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