Graduate Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Spring Semester 2017
(January 17 - May 6)
January 2 Business Registration begins
January 9 - 13 Faculty Professional Development Week
January 16 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
January 16 All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students
January 17 Classes begin
January 17 ADD/DROP period begins (fee charged)
January 17 Deadline to waive health insurance charges
January 18 Late Business Registration (Fee charged) begins
January 18 Faculty and Staff tuition waiver deadline
January 20 Inauguration Day (no classes)
January 23 Last day for Business Registration
January 27 Last day to ADD/DROP courses
February 14 Last day to withdraw with WD grades (forms must be signed and returned to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
February 28 Final payment for Spring 2017 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Summer and Fall 2017 courses)
March 8 Course registration begins for Summer School 2017 for currently enrolled students (Spring 2017 charges must be paid in full)
March 13 - 17 Spring Break
March 21 Last day to submit defensible dissertation to Graduate School Office (for May 2017 graduation)
March 24 Financial appeal application deadline for Fall 2017 courses
April 10 Course registration begins for Fall 2017 semester for currently enrolled students
April 11 Last day to defend dissertation for May 2017 graduation
April 18 Last day to submit final version of dissertation for May 2017 graduation
May 1 Last day to withdraw with WP/WF grades (forms must be signed and returned to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
May 1 Last day to change Incomplete grades from the previous semester
May 1 Classes end
May 2 Classes End for Friday classes
May 3 - 6 Final Examination Period
May 7 All residence halls close at noon
May 8 All grades due from faculty no later than noon
May 11 Graduate Award and Hooding Ceremony
May 12 Commencement exercises