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 9, 2018

Course offerings for Summer 2018 available

May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018

Initial registration for Summer 2018 (includes CEP students)

June 18, 2018 to June 22, 2018 Pre-session week classes
June 25, 2018

Summer 2018 classes begin

June 25, 2018 Financial aid refunds first become available
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.

July 1, 2018 Summer 2018 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)
July 4, 2018

Independence Day holiday; no classes held

July 6, 2018 Last day to apply for Summer 2018 graduate degrees (apply on the web)
July 20, 2018 End of first session of four-week courses
July 22, 2018 Last day to apply for Summer 2018 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see: Graduation Application Information)
August 3, 2018 Last day to submit doctoral Final Oral Defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
August 6, 2018 Fall 2018 registration re-opens at 8:30am
August 16, 2018 to August 17, 2018 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 17, 2018

End of second session of four-week courses

August 17, 2018

End of first eight-week courses

August 24, 2018 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations (see Oral Defense Procedures)
September 3, 2018

Labor Day holiday; no classes are held

September 4, 2018 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 4, 2018 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
September 14, 2018 End of twelve-week courses
September 15, 2018

Summer term conferral date

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 18, 2018 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 25, 2018 Last day to submit Statement of Completion of Requirements for Master's Degree to the Graduate School. (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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