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 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 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017 Initial registration for Winter 2018
December 25, 2017 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits
December 25, 2017 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens. (See Community Education Program.)
January 1, 2018

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

January 5, 2018 Financial aid refunds first become available (see Financial Aid & Scholarships)
January 7, 2018

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

January 8, 2018

Winter 2018 classes begin

January 14, 2018

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

January 14, 2018

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

January 15, 2018

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

January 15, 2018

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 17, 2018

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

January 17, 2018

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

January 17, 2018

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

January 19, 2018

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

January 21, 2018

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

January 28, 2018

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

February 4, 2018

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

February 4, 2018

Last day to apply for Winter 2018 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb

February 9, 2018

Course offerings for Spring 2018 available

February 16, 2018

Deadline to apply for Spring 2018 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the February 26–March 7 initial registration period

February 16, 2018 Last day to submit doctoral final oral defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
February 25, 2018

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

February 25, 2018

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

February 25, 2018

Last day to change variable credits

February 26, 2018 to March 7, 2018

Initial registration for Spring 2018

March 9, 2018 to March 19, 2018

Online Course Evaluations for Winter 2018 open on DuckWeb

March 9, 2018 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
March 9, 2018

Course offerings for Summer 2018 available

March 16, 2018

Last day of classes

March 18, 2018

Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses

March 19, 2018 Last day to Submit Doctoral/Masters theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
March 19, 2018 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
March 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018 Final Examinations (see schedule)
March 24, 2018 to April 1, 2018

Spring break

March 26, 2018

Deadline for instructors to submit Winter 2018 grades (Monday, noon)

April 2, 2018

Spring 2018 classes begin

April 3, 2018

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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