Academic Calendar for 2018-19

Dates are important to the success of any student. Below you can find all the dates for the current academic year. However, if you're a planner, you might be interested in the upcoming academic year. Well you're in luck.

Looking for next year's calendar?

We publish this calendar as well as the upcoming academic year's dates in the university catalog. Remember that the upcoming academic year's calendar is tentative, and dates are not guaranteed from being changed, but you should find a good indication of the dates for the upcoming academic year. The final calendar for the academic year is published alongside the catalog in early summer, and this calendar will be updated as well.

Well, get to planning.

Choose one of the sections below to jump to the beginning of that semester. Wintermester dates are included in the fall section, and May-, June- and July-mester calendars are included with summer.

Fall Semester 2018
Aug. 12-13
Residence halls open—Freshemn
Aug. 19
Residence halls open—Upperclassmen
Aug. 20
Term I classes begin
Aug. 20
Classes begin
Aug. 26
Last day to add classes
Sept. 1
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term I)
Sept. 3
Labor Day holiday
Sept. 15
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Sept. 22
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
Oct. 9-11
Mid-term grades due
Oct. 12
Fall break
Oct. 15
Term II classes begin
Oct. 22-Nov.2
Advising
Oct. 27
Last day to drop classes (full term)
Oct. 27
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term II)
Nov. 5-9
Preregistration
Nov. 17
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
Nov. 19-23
Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
Dec. 6
Study day
Dec. 7-12
Final examinations
Dec. 15
Commencement
Dec. 17-Jan. 6
Christmas holidays (Residence halls closed)
Dec. 14-Jan. 6
Wintermester 2019
Spring Semester 2019
Jan. 6
Residence halls open
Jan. 7
Term I classes begin
Jan. 7
Classes begin
Jan. 13
Last day to add classes
Jan 19
Last day to drop class w/partial refund (Term I)
Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Feb. 2
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Feb. 9
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
Feb. 27-March 1
Mid-term grades due
March 4
Term II classes begin
March 16
Last day to drop classes (full term)
March 16
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term II)
March 18-22
Spring break (Residence halls closed)
March 25-April 5
Advising
April 8-12
Preregistration
April 13
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
April 25
Study day
April 26-May 1
Final examinations
May 2
Residence halls closed—Underclassmen (check-out by 1 p.m.)
May 3
Undergraduates: Provost breakfast (8:30 a.m.), rehearsal (10 a.m.)
Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.) and reception (5:30 p.m.)
May 4
Residence halls closed—Graduating seniors (check-out by 6 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement (10:30 a.m., 8 a.m. rehearsal, doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Reception, both commencements (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Undergraduate Commencement (3 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Summer Session 2019
May 6
Maymester registration and classes begin
May 9
Last day to drop Maymester classes w/ partial refund
May 24
Maymester final examinations
May 27
Memorial Day holiday
May 28
Residence halls open
May 28
Summer session, Summer Term I, and Junemester classes begin
May 30
Last day to add classes (Term I)
May 31
Last day to drop Junemester classes w/partial refund
May 31
Last day to add classes (full term)
June 4
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term I)
June 12
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
June 14
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
June 20
Junemester final examinations
June 27
First term final examinations
July 1
Julymester and Summer Term II classes begin
July 3
Last day to drop classes (full term)
July 4
Holiday
July 5
Last day to add classes (Term II)
July 9
Last day to drop classes with partial refund (Term II)
July 19
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
July 25
Julymester final examinations
Aug. 1
Full and Term II final examinations