Academic Calendars: Graduate Traditional

Fall Semester 2019

Faculty workshops August 19 – 23
Classes begin August 26
Last day to register for or add classes or choose audit August 30
Labor Day holiday—no classes held September 2
Fall Break October 7 – 8
Spring semester registration begins October 28
Last date to withdraw with “W”  November 1 
Thanksgiving holiday—no classes held November 27 – 29
Final exams December 9 – 13
Last day of Fall term  December 13
Deadline for making up Incomplete grades from spring 2019 December 13
Graduate Commencement at 7 p.m. December 13 **
Final grades due, 5 p.m. December 17

Updated after publishing per September Addendum - 09/05/2019 **

Fall Half-Semesters 2019

First Half-Semester, August 26 – October 20
Classes begin August 26
Last day to withdraw with “W” September 27
Final grades due, 5 p.m. October 22
Second Half-Semester, October 21 – December 13
Classes begin October 21
Last day to withdraw with “W” November 22
Final grades due, 5 p.m. December 17

Spring Semester 2020

New Year's Eve—university closed December 31
New Year's Day—university closed January 1
Classes begin January 13
Last day to register for or add classes or choose audit January 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day—no classes held January 20
Spring Break March 9 – 13
Fall and summer semester registration for active online graduate students March 20
Fall and summer semester registration for active graduate students March 23
Last day to withdraw with “W” March 27
Good Friday—no classes held  April 10 
Honors Convocation, 2 p.m. April 19
Final exams May 4 – May 8
Deadline for making up Incomplete grades from fall 2019 May 8
Last day of classes  May 8
Graduate student commencement 7 p.m. (All Schools) May 8**
Undergraduate commencement 10 a.m. (Arts, Media and Communications, Education, Sciences, Health Sciences, and Humanities May 9**
Undergraduate commencement 3 p.m. (Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship and Accelerated Degree Programs) May 9**
Final grades due, 5 p.m. May 12

Spring Half-Semesters 2020

First Half-Semester, January 13 – March 8**
Classes begin January 13
Last day to withdraw with “W” February 14
Final grades due, 5 p.m. March 10**
Second Half-Semester, March 16 – May 8
Classes begin March 16
Last day to withdraw with “W” April 17
Final grades due, 5 p.m. May 12

 

Updated after publishing - July addendum 07/22/2019**