MEET THE DEAN

Dean Tao

Academic Calendars

Calendars for the undergraduate programs are available through the University Registrar.

All M.S. programs employ a three-term format: Fall (16-week term starting in August), Winter (16-week term starting in January) and Summer (14-week term starting in May).

All Ph.D. programs employ a semester format, which includes two 16-week terms a year during course work. The fall term starts in August and the winter term starts in January. Students taking courses attend four cluster sessions per year, held quarterly over an extended weekend (Friday and Saturday) at the university. There is a third, 14-week summer term in which doctoral students can register for dissertation or possibly other courses.

Registration Period (no Late Fees):

10/10/16 - 12/29/16

Late Registration Period (with Late Fees):

12/30/16 - 01/08/17

First Day of Term:

01/09/17

*New Student Orientation:

01/12/17

*1st Cluster Meeting Dates:

01/13/17 - 01/14/17          

Drop/Add Deadline:

01/15/17

Observed Holiday:

01/16/17 (Martin Luther King Day)

**Spring Break

03/06/17 - 03/12/17

*2nd Cluster Meeting Dates:

03/03/17 - 03/04/17             

Last Day to Withdraw from a course with final grade of W:

04/16/17

Last Day to Request an Incomplete:

04/23/17

Last Day of the Term:

05/07/17

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students only.

** Spring Break applies to undergraduate programs. 

Registration Period (no Late Fees): 

03/7/17 - 04/27/16

Late Registration Period (with Late Fees): 

04/28/17 - 05/07/17

First Day of Term:

05/08/17

First Meeting Dates:

05/12/17 – 05/13/17

Drop/Add Deadline:

05/14/17

Observed Holiday:

05/29/17 (Memorial Day)

Observed Holiday:     

07/04/17 (Independence Day)

Second *Virtual* Date:

07/14/17

Last Day to Withdraw from
a course with final grade of W:          

07/23/17

Last Day to Request an Incomplete:

08/6/17

Last Day of the Term:

08/13/17

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students only.

Registration Period (no Late Fees):

05/02/17 - 08/10/17

Late Registration Period (with Late Fees):

08/11/17 - 08/20/17

First Day of Term:

08/21/17

*New Student Orientation:

08/24/17

*1st Cluster Meeting Dates:

08/25/17 - 08/26/17

Drop/Add Deadline:

08/27/17

Observed Holiday:

09/04/17 (Labor Day)

*2nd Cluster Meeting Dates:

10/13/17 - 10/14/17     

Last Day to Withdraw from a course with final grade of W:

11/19/17

Observed Holiday:

11/23/17 - 11/24/17 (Thanksgiving)

Last Day to Request an Incomplete:

11/26/17

Last Day of the Term:

12/10/17

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students only