Graduate Academic Calendar 2018 - 2019

Fall Semester 2018
(August 27 - December 15)
July 5 Business Registration begins
July 27 Deadline to submit Consortium Program Authorized Requests for Fall 2018
August 16 - 21 Professional Development Week
   Fall Orientation for New Graduate Students 
August 19 - 21 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 19)
   -Students with disabilities
August 20 - 22 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 20)
   -International students 
August 21 - 24 New Graduate Student Orientation (Arrival Day - August 21)
August 26 All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students 
August 27 Classes begin
August 27 ADD/DROP period begins (fee charged) 
August 27 Deadline to waive health insurance charges
August 28 Late Business registration (fee charged) begins
August 28 Faculty and Staff tuition waiver deadline
August 31 Last day for Business Registration
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 7 Last day to ADD/DROP/AUDIT courses
September 25 Last day to withdraw with WD grades (forms must be signed and returned to Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
September 28 Final payment for Fall 2018 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Spring 2019 courses)
September 28 Financial Appeal application deadline for Spring 2019 courses 
October 30 Last day to submit defensible dissertation to Graduate School Office (for December 2018 graduation)
November 5 Course registration for Spring 2019 semester for currently enrolled students
November 19 - 23 Fall Break (There will be no classes during that week. University open Monday-Wednesday)
November 20 Last day to defend dissertation for December 2018 graduation
November 27 Last day to submit final version of dissertation (for December 2018 graduation)
November 30 Graduation Application deadline for December 2018 and May/August 2019
November 30 Last day to change Incomplete grades from the previous semester
November 30 Deadline to submit Consortium Program Authorized Requests for Spring 2019
December 1 Late Graduation Application begins (fee charged) 
December 10 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 10 Classes End
December 11 Study Day
December 12 - 15 Final examination period
December 16 All residence halls close at noon and Winter Break begins
December 17 All grades due from faculty no later than noon
December 25 - January 1 Winter Break (University closed)