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.

Choose a term or semester

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Date Activity/Deadline Edit
May 5, 2017

Course offerings for Fall 2017 available

May 5, 2017 Deadline to apply for Fall 2017 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the May 22-31 initial registration period
May 22, 2017 to June 1, 2017

Initial registration for Fall 2017

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.

September 18, 2017 to September 21, 2017

Fall 2017 registration closed to continuing students on Monday, September 18 at 10am; DuckWeb registration system reopens Thursday, September 21 at 8:30am.

September 18, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Week of Welcome; International Student Orientation activities. (See: Week of Welcome.)
September 21, 2017

Financial aid disbursement begins

September 22, 2017 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits
September 23, 2017 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens. (See Community Education Program.)
September 24, 2017 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) and receive a 100% tuition refund (no 'W' recorded)
September 25, 2017

Fall 2017 classes begin

October 1, 2017

Fall 2017 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)

October 1, 2017 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) to receive a 90% tuition refund (no ‘W’ recorded)
October 1, 2017 Last day to reduce credits (partial drop) and receive 100% tuition refund (no ‘W’ recorded)
October 2, 2017

Last day to process a complete drop or reduce credits and receive a 75% tuition refund (no "W" recorded). After this date, "W"s are recorded for partial and complete withdrawals.

October 4, 2017 Financial Aid Census date – Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits
October 4, 2017

Last day to change from audit to credit or credit to audit

October 4, 2017

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

October 6, 2017

Last day to apply for Fall 2017 graduate degrees (apply on the web)

October 8, 2017

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 75% tuition refund (mark of 'W' is recorded)

October 15, 2017

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 50% tuition refund (mark of 'W' is recorded)

October 22, 2017 Last day to apply for Fall 2017 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see Bachelor’s Degree)
October 22, 2017

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 25% tuition refund (mark of 'W' is recorded)

October 27, 2017

Course offerings for Winter 2018 available

October 27, 2017 Deadline to apply for undergraduate Winter 2018 re-enrollment in order to register during the November 13-22 initial registration period
November 1, 2017 Last day to submit doctoral final oral defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
November 12, 2017 Last day to change grade options (Graded or P/N)
November 12, 2017 Last day to change variable credits
November 12, 2017

Last day to drop a class (mark of "W" recorded)

November 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017 Initial registration for Winter 2018
November 22, 2017 to December 4, 2017 Online Course Evaluations for Fall 2017 open on DuckWeb
November 22, 2017 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
November 23, 2017 to November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving holiday; classes are not in session

December 1, 2017

Last day of classes

December 3, 2017 Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses
December 4, 2017 to December 8, 2017

Final Examinations (see schedule)

December 4, 2017 Last day to submit Doctoral/Masters theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
December 4, 2017 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
December 12, 2017

Deadline for instructors to submit Fall 2017 grades (Tuesday, noon)

December 19, 2017

Last day to submit Statement of Completion of Requirements for Master's Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)

January 8, 2018

Winter 2018 classes begin

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