Office of the Provost

Academic Calendar

To view and download the most up-to-date academic calendars, visit the Office of the University Registrar website.

Important Dates: Fall 2017

August 14 Graduate International Student Check-In and Orientation

August 18-20 Undergraduate International Student Orientation

August 21 Residence halls open

August 21-27 New and Transfer Student Orientation

August 23 New Student Convocation

August 24 New Faculty Orientation

August 25 New Teaching Assistant Orientation

August 28 Fall Term classes begin; Fall Term enrollment period ends for all students

September 4 Labor Day (University closed)

September 8 Fall Term add/drop period ends

October 9 Fall Break for students (no classes); University offices and buildings remain open and staffed during Fall Break (see note below)

October 10 Monday classes normally scheduled to meet Monday, October 9th will meet on Tuesday, October 10th. Tuesday classes will not meet this week (see note below)

October 13-15 Homecoming Activities

October 27 Fall Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean’s Office; Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)

October 27-28 Family Weekend

October 30 Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)

November 10 Last day for Spring Term enrollment appointments

November 11 Spring Term open enrollment begins

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Recess for students (no classes), all schools

November 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess for faculty and staff (University closed)

November 27 Classes resume (all schools)

December 8 Fall Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes; Spring Term deadline for continuing students to register

December 9-16 College of General Studies classes, Saturday Only classes, graduate classes, and evening classes will continue to meet during this period; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting

December 11-16 Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

December 16 Fall Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Fall Term 

December 17 Residence halls close

December 17-January 7 Winter Recess for students (no classes), all schools

December 19 Fall Term grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 p.m.

December 22-January 1 Winter Recess for faculty and staff; designated University offices, including major responsibility centers and research projects, will be staffed as necessary during this period*

Note: Regarding Fall Break, students in the professional programs in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, as well as the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, should contact their Dean’s Office.

*Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements will be governed by the terms of those agreements. 

Important Dates: Spring 2018

January 2 All University offices and buildings reopen

January 6 Residence halls reopen

January 8 Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students; Spring Term classes begin

January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observance (University closed)

January 19 Spring Term add/drop period ends

January 20 Spring Term extended drop period begins (Undergraduate Students Only)

January 26 Spring Term extended drop period ends (Undergraduate Students Only)

February 9 Summer Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)

February 12 Summer Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)

February 23 Honors Convocation

March 4-11 Spring Recess for students (no classes); University offices and buildings remain open and staffed during Spring Recess except on Friday, Spring Holiday

March 9 University’s observance of Spring Holiday (University closed)

March 16 Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean’s Office

March 23 Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)

March 26 Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)

April 6 Last day for Fall Term enrollment appointments

April 7 Fall Term open enrollment period begins

April 20 Spring Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes

April 21 Reading Day

April 21-28 College of General Studies classes, Saturday Only classes, graduate classes, and evening classes will continue to meet during this period; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting

April 23-28 Final examination period for all undergraduate day classes

April 26 Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation

April 28 Spring Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Spring Term

April 29 Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation; Residence halls close (except for graduating seniors)

2017-2018 Academic Calendar