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Academic Calendar 2018-2019

FALL 2018

AUGUST–SEPTEMBER

Orientation Session 5Friday–Saturday31–1

SePTEMBER

Residence halls open for new students only10 a.m. Saturday1
First-year student orientation: Liftoffnoon Saturday1
University Convocation5:30 p.m. Saturday1
Labor Day—University HolidayMonday3
Residence halls open for returning studentsnoon Monday3
Final registration9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday4
Classes begin8 a.m. Wednesday5
Academic performance warning notification period beginsWednesday12
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition creditTuesday18
Last day to change from audit to credit statusTuesday18
Degrees awarded to students who completed requirements in the summer Saturday22
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a 40% tuition creditTuesday25
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your recordTuesday25

OCTOBER

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateTuesday2
University Enrollment CensusFriday5
Hawktober WeekendFriday–Sunday19-21
Last day to file January degree applicationsFriday12

NOVEMBER

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins8:30 a.m. Thursday1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins8:30 a.m. Tuesday6
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade WTuesday13
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter gradeTuesday13
Last day to change from credit to audit status*Tuesday13
Thanksgiving Recess begins. All residence halls will remain open.10 p.m. Tuesday20
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday26

DECEMBER

Fall Commencement ceremoniesSunday2
Academic performance warning notification period ends 5 p.m. Saturday15
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)5 p.m. Saturday15
Classes end5 p.m. Saturday15
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.8 a.m. Monday17
Final examinations end5 p.m. Saturday22
Residence halls close8 a.m. Sunday23

WINTERTERM 2019

JANUARY

Winterterm beginsWednesday2
Winterterm ends Friday18

SPRING 2019

JANUARY

Residence halls opennoon Sunday20
Final registration9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday21
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday22
Academic performance warning notification period beginsWednesday23
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fallSaturday26

FEBRUARY

Last day to withdraw from class and receive 60% tuition creditMonday4
Last day to change from audit to credit statusMonday4
Last day to file May degree applicationsFriday8
Last day to withdraw from class and receive 40% tuition creditMonday11
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday11
Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfer) to submit 2019–20 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processingFriday15
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateMonday18
University Enrollment CensusFriday22

MARCH

Spring recess begins All residence halls will remain open.5 p.m. Saturday16
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday25

APRIL

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2019–20 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processingMonday1
Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins8:30 a.m. Monday1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students8:30 a.m. Thursday4
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of WMonday8
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday8
Last day to change from credit to audit status*Monday8

MAY

Classes end10 p.m. Monday6
Academic performance warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday6
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)10 p.m. Monday6
Reading Day 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Tuesday7
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.8 a.m. Wednesday8
Final examinations end10 p.m. Tuesday14
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees1 p.m. Wednesday15
Graduate CommencementSaturday18
Undergraduate CommencementSunday19
Residence halls close5 p.m. Sunday19

* Students are not eligible to take advantage of special audit fees at this time. In order to be eligible for special audit fees, students must declare audit status when they first register for the course.

NOTE: Arrangements must be made by each faculty member to make up instructional time that may be lost due to emergency closings.

SUMMERTERM 2019

MAY

Summer Session IMay 22–July 3 (six-week session)

JULY

Summer Session IIJuly 8–August 15 (six-week session)