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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.

Open Registration Period

05/01/17 - 08/10/17

Late Registration Begins

08/11/17 (Late Registration Fees Applied)

First Day of Term

08/21/17

*New Student Orientation

08/24/17

*1st Meeting Dates

08/25/17 - 08/26/17

Drop/Add Period

08/21/17 - 8/27/17

Observed Holiday

09/04/17 (Labor Day)

*2nd 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

11/24/17

Last Day of the Term

12/10/17

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students onlyDoctoral meeting dates are subject to change. 

Open Registration Period

10/09/18 - 01/07/2018

Late Registration Begins

12/29/2017 (Late Registration Fees Applied)

First Day of Term

01/08/18

*New Student Orientation

01/11/18

*1st Meeting Dates

01/12/18 - 01/13/18       

Drop/Add Period

01/8/18 - 01/14/2018

Observed Holiday

01/15/18 (Martin Luther King Day)

Spring Break

03/05/18 - 03/11/18

*2nd Meeting Dates

03/02/18 - 03/03/18            

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

04/15/18

Last Day to Request Incomplete:

04/22/18

Last Day of the Term

05/06/18

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students only. Doctoral meeting dates are subject to change. 

 

Open Registration Period  

03/5/18 - 05/06/18

Late Registration Begins

04/28/18 (Late Registration Fees Applied)

First Day of Term

05/07/18

*First Meeting Dates

05/11/18 – 05/12/18

Drop/Add Period

05/07/18 - 05/13/18

Observed Holiday

05/28/18 (Memorial Day)

Observed Holiday     

07/04/18 (Independence Day)

*Second *Virtual* Date

07/13/18

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

07/22/18

Last Day to Request Incomplete

08/6/18

Last Day of the Term

08/13/17

* Indicates relevant for doctoral students only. Doctoral meeting dates are subject to change. 

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