Academic Calendar 2017-18

Fall 2017

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Fall Session 01: Courses span most or all of the fall term (including finals week) Aug. 30 – Dec. 19
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term Aug. 30 – Oct. 17
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term Oct. 18 – Dec. 19
Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Aug. 30 – Dec. 11
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sept. 2 – 4
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 30 – Sept. 12
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 13 – Oct. 24
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 13 – Oct. 24
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 19
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 10
Mid-semester Oct. 18
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Oct. 25 – Nov. 21 (*** revised)
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Oct. 25 – Nov. 21 (*** revised)
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 30
Priority registration for Spring 2018 Nov. 6 – 17
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 22 - 26
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 27 – Dec. 19
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 27 – Dec. 19
Summer 2018 registration opens for all students Dec. 11
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 12
Final Examinations Dec. 12 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 19 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2018

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Spring Session 01: Courses span most or all of the spring term (including finals week) Jan. 16 – May 8
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 16 – Mar. 5
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 6 – May 8
Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 16 – Apr. 30 (*** revised)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 15
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 16 – 29 (*** revised)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Jan. 20
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 30 – Mar. 19 (*** revised)
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 30 – Mar. 19 (*** revised)
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 5 (*** revised)
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 26 (*** revised)
Mid-semester Mar. 6 (*** revised)
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 19 (*** revised)
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Mar. 20 – Apr. 16 (*** revised)
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 20 – Apr. 16 (*** revised)
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 10 – 18
Honors Convocation Apr. 14
Priority registration for Fall 2018 Apr. 9 – 20 (*** revised)
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 17 – May 8 (*** revised)
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 17 – May 8 (*** revised)
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 27 (*** revised)
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations May 1 (*** revised)
Final Examinations May 1 (4 p.m.) –
May 8 (4 p.m.) (*** revised)
Graduate Commencement May 17
Undergraduate Commencement May 18

Summer Sessions 2018

Session 01 - Entire Summer Date(s)
Courses in Session 01 typically span the entire summer. Please verify each course's specific start and end dates. May 21  – Aug. 17
(No class May 26 - 28, Jul. 4) (*** revised)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer I')
Undergraduate Session  May 21 – Jun. 27
(No class May 26 - 28)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 29 – Jun. 28
Graduate Session May 21 – Jun. 27
(No class May 26 - 28)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer II')
Undergraduate Session  Jul. 1 – Aug. 8 (No class Jul. 4)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jul. 1 – Aug. 1 (No class Jul. 4)
Graduate Session  Jul. 1 – Aug. 1 (No class Jul. 4)
Session 04 - Intensive Programming (previously identified as 'Summer III')
Graduate Session Jul. 30 – Aug. 17 (*** revised)
Accelerated Online Summer Programming
First half of summer May 21 – Jul. 5 (No class May 26 - 28, Jul. 4)
Second half of summer Jul. 9 – Aug. 21

* New courses may not be added after the first week of classes (7 calendar days) without the approval of the instructor or department chair for the course.

** Special Note: Courses less than 15 weeks in length are subject to registration, drop/add, withdrawal, and billing dates that may differ from those appearing in the traditional academic calendar. More information on non-traditional courses

*** Revised after initial publication.