Graduate Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

Fall Semester 2019
(August 26 - December 14)
July 5 Business Registration begins
July 26 Deadline to submit Consortium Program Authorized Requests for Fall 2019
August 15 - 21 Professional Development Week
   Fall Orientation for New Graduate Students 
August 18 - 20 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 18)
   -Students with disabilities
August 19 - 21 Pre-Orientation for : (Arrival Day: August 19)
   -International students 
August 20 - 23 New Graduate Student Orientation (Arrival Day - August 19)
August 25 All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students 
August 26 Classes begin
August 26 ADD/DROP period begins (fee charged) 
August 26 Deadline to waive health insurance charges
August 27 Late Business registration (fee charged) begins
August 27 Faculty and Staff tuition waiver deadline
August 30 Last day for Business Registration
September 2 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 6 Last day to ADD/DROP/AUDIT courses
September 24 Last day to withdraw with WD grades (forms must be signed and returned to Registrar's Office by 4:30 p.m.)
September 27 Final payment for Fall 2018 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Spring 2020 courses)
October 11 Financial Appeal application deadline for Spring 2020 courses 
October 28 Course registration for Spring 2020 semester for currently enrolled students 
October 29 Last day to submit defensible dissertation to Graduate School Office (for December 2019 graduation)
November 19 Last day to defend dissertation for December 2019 graduation 
November 25 - 29 Fall Break (There will be no classes during that week. University open Monday-Wednesday)
December 2 Last day to submit final version of dissertation (for December 2019 graduation)
December 2 Graduation Application deadline for December 2019 and May/August 2020
December 2 Last day to change Incomplete grades from the previous semester
December 2 Deadline to submit Consortium Program Authorized Requests for Spring 2020
December 3 Late Graduation Application begins (fee charged) 
December 9 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 9 Classes End
December 10 Study Day
December 11 - 14 Final examination period
December 15 All residence halls close at noon and Winter Break begins
December 16 All grades due from faculty no later than noon
December 25 - January 1 Winter Break (University closed)