Graduate Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Spring Semester 2018
(January 16 - May 5)
January 2 Business Registration begins
January 8 - 12 Professional Development Week
January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
January 15 All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students
January 16 Classes begin
January 16 ADD/DROP period begins (fee charged)
January 16 Deadline to waive health insurance charges
January 17 Late Business Registration (Fee charged) begins
January 17 Faculty and Staff tuition waiver deadline
January 19 Last day for Business Registration
January 26 Last day to ADD/DROP courses
February 13 Last day to withdraw with WD grades (forms must be signed and returned to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
February 27 Final payment for Spring 2018 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Summer and Fall 2017 courses)
March 7 Course registration begins for Summer School 2018 for currently enrolled students (Spring 2018 charges must be paid in full)
March 12 - 16 Spring Break
March 20 Last day to submit defensible dissertation to Graduate School Office (for May 2018 graduation)
March 23 Financial appeal application deadline for Fall 2018 courses
April 9 Course registration begins for Fall 2018 semester for currently enrolled students
April 10 Last day to defend dissertation for May 2018 graduation
April 17 Last day to submit final version of dissertation for May 2018 graduation
April 30 Last day to withdraw with WP/WF grades (forms must be signed and returned to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
April 30 Last day to change Incomplete grades from the previous semester
April 30 Classes end
May 1 Study Day
May 2 - 5 Final Examination Period
May 6 All residence halls close at noon
May 7 All grades due from faculty no later than noon
May 10 Graduate Award and Hooding Ceremony
May 11 Commencement exercises