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.

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Date Activity/Deadline Edit
October 28, 2016

Deadline to apply for undergraduate winter re-enrollment in order to register during the November 14-23 initial registration period

November 14, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Initial registration for Winter 2017
December 26, 2016 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens. (See Community Education Program.)
December 26, 2016 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits
January 1, 2017

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

January 6, 2017 Financial aid refunds first become available (see Financial Aid & Scholarships)
January 8, 2017

Last day to process a complete drop and receive a 100% tuition refund (no "W" recorded)

January 9, 2017

Winter 2017 classes begin

January 15, 2017

Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) to receive a 90% tuition refund (no 'W' recorded)

January 15, 2017

Last day to reduce credits (partial drop) and receive a 100% tuition refund (no "W" recorded)

January 16, 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.

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; classes not in session

January 18, 2017

Financial Aid Census date - Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits

January 18, 2017

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

January 18, 2017

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

January 20, 2017

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

January 22, 2017

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

January 29, 2017

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

February 5, 2017

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

February 5, 2017

Last day to apply for Winter 2017 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb

February 10, 2017

Course offerings for Spring 2017 available

February 17, 2017

Deadline to apply for Spring 2017 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the February 27–March 8 initial registration period

February 17, 2017 Last day to submit doctoral final oral defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
February 26, 2017

Last day to change grade options (Graded or P/N)

February 26, 2017

Last day to reduce variable credits

February 26, 2017

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

February 27, 2017 to March 8, 2017

Initial registration for Spring 2017

March 10, 2017

Course offerings for Summer 2017 available

March 10, 2017 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
March 10, 2017 to March 20, 2017

Online Course Evaluations for Winter 2017 open on DuckWeb

March 17, 2017

Last day of classes

March 19, 2017

Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses

March 20, 2017 Last day to Submit Doctoral/Masters theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
March 20, 2017 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
March 20, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Final Examinations (see schedule)
March 25, 2017 to April 2, 2017

Spring break

March 27, 2017 Deadline for instructors to submit Winter 2017 grades (Monday, noon)
April 3, 2017

Spring 2017 classes begin

April 4, 2017

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

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