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 8, 2019

Course offerings for Summer 2019 available

May 6, 2019 Priority registration for Summer 2019. Check Registration Priority Schedule for your registration date/time.
May 10, 2019 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens. (See Community Education Program.)
June 17, 2019 to June 21, 2019 Pre-session week classes
June 24, 2019

Summer 2019 classes begin

June 24, 2019 Financial aid refunds first become available
June 27, 2019 to August 5, 2019

Fall registration is closed to continuing students on June 27 at 3 pm; DuckWeb registration system reopens August 5 at 8:30 am.

July 1, 2019 Summer 2019 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)
July 4, 2019

Independence Day holiday; no classes held

July 5, 2019 Last day to apply for Summer 2019 graduate degrees (apply on the web)
July 19, 2019 End of first session of four-week courses
July 21, 2019 Last day to apply for Summer 2019 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see: Graduation Application Information)
August 2, 2019 Last day to submit doctoral Final Oral Defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
August 5, 2019 Fall registration re-opens at 8:30 am
August 16, 2019

End of first eight-week courses

August 16, 2019

End of second session of four-week courses

August 23, 2019 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations (see Oral Defense Procedures)
September 2, 2019

Labor Day holiday; no classes held

September 3, 2019 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
September 3, 2019 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 13, 2019 End of twelve-week courses
September 14, 2019

Summer term degree conferral

September 17, 2019 Deadline for instructors to submit Summer 2019 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 department may state earlier deadlines to facilitate pre-requisite checking for summer sequences.
September 24, 2019 Last day to submit Statement of Completion of Requirements for Master's Degree to the Graduate School (see: Master's Degree Deadlines)

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