Academic Calendar 2018-19

Fall 2018

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. 29 – Dec. 18
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term Aug. 29 – Oct. 17
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term Oct. 18 – Dec. 10
Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Aug. 29 – Dec. 10
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sept. 1 – 3
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 29 – Sept. 12
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 13 – Nov. 13 (revised)
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 13 – Nov. 13 (revised)
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 19
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 10
Mid-semester Oct. 18
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 24
Priority registration for Spring 2019 Oct. 29 – Nov. 9
Undergraduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Nov. 14 – Dec. 18
Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Nov. 14 – Dec. 18
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 21 - 25
Summer 2019 registration opens for all students Dec. 3
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 11
Final Examinations Dec. 11 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 18 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2019 (revised)

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. 14 – May 7
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 5 – Apr. 29
Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 14 – Apr. 29  (revised)
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 14 – 28  (revised)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 21
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 29 – Apr. 1  (revised)
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 29 – Apr. 1  (revised)
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 4  (revised)
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 25  (revised)
Mid-semester Mar. 5  (revised)
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 18  (revised)
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 9 – 17
Priority registration Apr. 1 – Apr. 12  (revised)
Honors Convocation Mar. 30  (revised)
Undergraduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Apr. 2 – May 7  (revised)
Graduate course withdrawal by petition (WP/WF if approved) Apr. 2 – May 7  (revised)
Thesis day (early due to holidays) - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction Apr. 26  (revised)
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Apr. 30  (revised)
Final Examinations Apr. 30 (4 p.m.) – May 7 (4 p.m.)  (revised)
Graduate Commencement May 16
Undergraduate Commencement May 17

Summer Sessions 2019

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 20  – Aug. 23
(No class May 25 - 27, Jul. 4 - 7)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer I')
Undergraduate Session  May 20 – Jun. 26
(No class May 25 - 27)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 28 – Jun. 27
Graduate Session May 20 – Jun. 26
(No class May 25 - 27)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer II')
Undergraduate Session  Jul. 1 – Aug. 8 (No class Jul. 4 - 7)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jul. 1 – Aug. 7 (No class Jul. 4 - 7)
Graduate Session  Jul. 1 – Aug. 7 (No class Jul. 4 - 7)
Session 04 - Intensive Programming (previously identified as 'Summer III')
Graduate Session Aug. 5 – Aug. 23
Accelerated Online Summer Programming
First half of summer May 20 – Jul. 8 (No class May 26 - 27, Jul. 4 - 7)
Second half of summer Jul. 9 – Aug. 22

* 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