Graduate Semester Academic Calendar

Items updated after publishing per the addendum.**

Fall Semester 2018

New international student orientation and check-in August 20
Faculty workshops August 20 – 24
Fall residential student check-in August 25 – 26
Classes begin August 27
Last day to register for or add classes or choose audit August 31
Labor Day holiday—no classes held September 3
First day to request a room change for fall 2018 term September 4
Last day to request a room change for fall 2018 term October 8
Late start classes begin October 8
Last day to register for late start classes Before 3rd class
Last day to register for online late start classes Seven days after class begins
Fall Break** (updated 4/27/2018) October 15 – 16
Spring semester registration begins October 29
Last date to withdraw with “W”  November 2 
Last day to request room change for spring 2019 term November 9
Thanksgiving holiday—no classes held November 21 – 23
Last day of classes December 7
Final exams December 10 – 14
Deadline for making up Incomplete grades from spring 2018 December 14
Commencement 10 a.m.
School of Accelerated Degree Programs
December 15 **
Commencement 3 p.m.
School of Arts, Media, and Communications; Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship; School of Education; School of Health Sciences; School of Humanities; and School of Sciences 
December 15 **
Lindenwood residential semester student housing closes, noon December 15
Final grades due, 5 p.m. December 18
Deadline to apply for March/May/June graduation December 30

Fall Half-Semesters 2018

First Half-Semester, August 27 – October 19
Classes begin August 27
Last day to withdraw with “W” September 28
Final grades due, 5 p.m. October 23
Second Half-Semester, October 22 – December 14
Classes begin October 22
Last day to withdraw with “W” November 26
Final grades due, 5 p.m. December 18

Spring Semester 2019

New Year's Eve—university closed December 31
New Year's Day—university closed January 1
New international student orientation and check-in January 9
Spring residential student check-in January 12 – 13
Classes begin January 14
Last day to register for or add classes or choose audit January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day—no classes held January 21
First day to request room change for spring 2019 term January 28
Last day to request room change for spring 2019 term February 11
Late start classes begin February 25
Last day to register for late start classes Before 3rd class
Last day to register for online late start classes Seven days after class begins
Deadline to apply for August graduation February 28
Spring Break March 11 – 15
Fall and summer semester registration March 25
Last day to withdraw with “W” March 29
Deadline to apply for September graduation March 29
Deadline to apply for summer 2019 Residential Program April 17
Honors Convocation, 2 p.m. April 14
Good Friday—no classes held April 19 
Last day of classes May 3
Final exams May 6 – May 10
Deadline for making up Incomplete grades from fall 2018 May 10
Graduate student commencement TBD May 10 – May 12
Undergraduate commencement TBD May 10 – May 12
Lindenwood residential housing closes, noon May 11
Final grades due, 5 p.m. May 14
Deadline to apply for October/December graduation May 30

Spring Half-Semesters 2019

First Half-Semester, January 14 – March 8 **
Classes begin January 14
Last day to withdraw with “W” February 15
Final grades due, 5 p.m. March 12 **
Second Half-Semester, March 18 – May 10
Classes begin March 18
Last day to withdraw with “W” April 22 **
Final grades due, 5 p.m. May 14