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 4, 2018 Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the May 21 - 31 initial registration period
May 21, 2018 to May 31, 2018

Registration for Fall 2018 begins

June 28, 2018 to August 6, 2018

Fall 2018 registration is closed to continuing students at 3pm on Thursday, June 28. DuckWeb registration system reopens at 8:30am on Monday, August 6.

September 17, 2018 to September 20, 2018

Fall 2018 registration is closed to continuing students on Monday, September 17 at 10am. DuckWeb registration system reopens Thursday, September 20 at 8:30am.

September 17, 2018 to September 23, 2018 Week of Welcome; International Student Orientation activities
September 20, 2018

Financial aid disbursement begins

September 21, 2018 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits
September 22, 2018 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens at 9am. (See Community Education Program.)
September 23, 2018 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses) and receive a 100% tuition refund. No "W" recorded.
September 24, 2018

Fall 2018 classes begin

September 26, 2018 Waitlisting ends at 9:00am
September 29, 2018 Ws are recorded for partial and complete withdrawals after this date.
September 29, 2018 Last day to process a complete drop (all courses), no "W" recorded. Tuition refund: 90%.
September 29, 2018 Last day to reduce credits (partial drop), no ‘W’ recorded. Tuition refund: 100%.
September 30, 2018

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

September 30, 2018

Last day to process a complete withdrawal (all courses) and receive a 90% tuition refund. "W" is recorded.

September 30, 2018 Last day to reduce credits (partial withdrawal) and receive 100% tuition refund. "W" is recorded.
September 30, 2018 Financial Aid Census date – Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits
October 1, 2018

Fall 2018 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)

October 3, 2018

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

October 5, 2018

Last day to apply for Fall 2018 graduate degrees (apply on the web)

October 7, 2018

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 75% tuition refund. "W" is recorded.

October 14, 2018

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 50% tuition refund. "W" is recorded.

October 21, 2018

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

October 21, 2018 Last day to apply for Fall 2018 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb
October 26, 2018

Course offerings for Winter 2019 available

October 26, 2018 Deadline to apply for undergraduate Winter 2019 re-enrollment in order to register during the November 12-21 initial registration period
October 31, 2018 Last day to submit doctoral Final Oral Defense application to the Graduate School
November 11, 2018

Last day to withdraw from a class. "W" is recorded.

November 11, 2018 Last day to change grade option (Graded or P/N)
November 11, 2018 Last day to change variable credits
November 12, 2018 to November 21, 2018 Registration for Winter 2019 begins
November 21, 2018 to December 3, 2018 Online Course Evaluations for Fall 2019 open on DuckWeb
November 21, 2018 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
November 22, 2018 to November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday; no classes

November 30, 2018

Last day of classes

December 2, 2018 Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses
December 3, 2018 to December 7, 2018 Final Examinations
December 3, 2018 Last day to submit Doctoral/Masters theses and dissertations to the Graduate School
December 3, 2018 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
December 8, 2018 Fall term conferral.
December 11, 2018

Deadline for instructors to submit Fall 2018 grades (Tuesday, noon)

December 18, 2018

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

January 7, 2019

Winter 2019 classes begin

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