Graduate Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018

Fall Semester 2017
(August 28 - December 16)
July 5 Business Registration begins
August 16 - 22 Professional Development Week
   Fall Orientation for New Graduate Students 
August 21 - 22 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 21)
   -Students with disabilities
August 21 - 22 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 21)
   -International students 
August 23 - 25 New Graduate Student Orientation (Arrival Day - August 23)
August 27 All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students 
August 28 Classes begin
August 28 ADD/DROP period begins (fee charged) 
August 28 Deadline to waive health insurance charges
August 29 Late Business registration (fee charged) begins
August 29 Faculty and Staff tuition waiver deadline
September 1 Last day for Business Registration
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 8 Last day to ADD/DROP courses
September 26 Last day to withdraw with WD grades (forms must be signed and returned to Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
September 26 Last day to AUDIT
September 29 Final payment for Fall 2017 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Spring 2018 courses)
October 13 Financial Appeal application deadline for Spring 2018 courses
October 30 Course registration for Spring 2018 semester for currently enrolled students
November 1 Last day to submit defensible dissertation to Graduate School Office (for December 2017 graduation)
November 20 - 24 Fall Break (There will be no classes during that week. University open Monday-Wednesday)
November 21 Last day to defend dissertation for December 2017 graduation
November 28 Last day to submit final version of dissertation (for December 2017 graduation)
December 1 Graduation Application deadline for December 2017 and May/August 2018
December 1 Last day to change Incomplete grades from the previous semester
December 2 Late Graduation Application begins (fee charged) 
December 11 Last day to withdraw with WP/WF grade (forms must be signed and returned to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
December 11 Classes End
December 12 Study Day
December 13 - 16 Final examination period
December 17 All residence halls close at noon and Winter Break begins
December 18 All grades due from faculty no later than noon
December 25 - January 1 Winter Break (University closed)