Academic Dates & Deadlines By Term/Semester

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Important Note: 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.

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Date Activity/Deadline
April 29, 2016

Course offerings for Fall 2016 available

April 29, 2016 Deadline to apply for Fall 2016 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the May 16-25 initial registration period
May 16, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Initial registration for Fall 2016
July 6, 2016 to August 8, 2016

Fall 2016 registration is closed to continuing students July 6 at 8am. DuckWeb registration system reopens Monday, August 8 at 8:30am.

August 8, 2016 Fall 2016 registration re-opens at 8:30am
September 19, 2016 to September 22, 2016

Fall 2016 registration is closed to continuing students on September 19 at 8am. DuckWeb registration system reopens September 22 at 8:30am.

September 19, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Week of Welcome; International Student Orientation activities. (See: Week of Welcome.)
September 22, 2016

Financial aid disbursement begins

September 23, 2016 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits (see: Enrollment & Study Load Limits)
September 24, 2016 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens (see Community Education Program)
September 25, 2016 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) and receive a 100% tuition refund (no 'W' recorded)
September 26, 2016

Fall 2016 classes begin

October 1, 2016

Fall 2016 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)

October 2, 2016 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) to receive a 90% tuition refund (no ‘W’ recorded)
October 2, 2016 Last day to reduce credits (partial drop) and receive 100% tuition refund (no ‘W’ recorded)
October 3, 2016

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 5, 2016

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

October 5, 2016 Financial Aid Census date – Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits
October 5, 2016

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

October 7, 2016

Last day to apply for Fall 2016 graduate degrees (apply on the web)

October 9, 2016

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

October 16, 2016

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

October 23, 2016 Last day to apply for Fall 2016 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see Bachelor’s Degree)
October 23, 2016

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

October 28, 2016

Course offerings for Winter 2017 available

October 28, 2016 Deadline to apply for undergraduate winter re-enrollment in order to register during the November 14-23 initial registration period
November 2, 2016 Last day to submit doctoral final oral defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
November 13, 2016 Last day to change variable credits
November 13, 2016

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

November 13, 2016 Last day to change grade options (Graded or P/N)
November 14, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Initial registration for Winter 2017
November 23, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Online Course Evaluations for Fall 2016 open on DuckWeb
November 23, 2016 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
November 24, 2016 to November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving holiday; classes are not in session

December 2, 2016

Last day of classes

December 4, 2016 Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses
December 5, 2016 Last day to Submit Doctoral/Masters theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
December 5, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Final Examinations (see schedule)
December 5, 2016 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
December 10, 2016

Graduation

December 13, 2016 Deadline for instructors to submit Fall 2016 grades (Tuesday, noon)
December 20, 2016

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

January 9, 2017

Winter 2017 classes begin

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