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Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

Dates on this calendar are subject to change.

Key Dates Actions
Aug 22-24 W-F Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration
Aug 27 M CLASSES BEGIN
Aug 31 F Last day to confirm registration
Sept 3 M LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (University closed)
Sept 4 Tu Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 7 F Last day to register/add classes
Sept 7 F Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes
Sept 11 Tu Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 14 F Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes
Sept 18 Tu Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 19 W YOM KIPPUR Observed (no classes 6:00pm Tuesday to 7:00pm Wednesday; university open)
 In the Jewish tradition, the day lasts from sunset to the following nightfall. 
Thus, Yom Kippur officially begins at sunset on the preceding evening (Tue. Sept. 18th) and ends at nightfall on the day of observance.
Sept 21 F SUMMER 2018 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO "F"
Sept 21 F Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes
Sept 25 Tu Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 25 Tu Last day to drop without record for PERIOD I classes
Sept 28 F Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes
Sept 28 F Last day to drop without record for full semester classes
Sept 28 F Last day to change grading rules for Audit
Oct 11-14 Th-Su FALL BREAK (No classes)
Oct 15 M CLASSES RESUME
Oct 17 W PERIOD I ENDS
Oct 18 Th PERIOD II BEGINS
Oct 19 F Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Fall 2018 graduation
Oct 25 Th Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD II CLASSES
Oct 29 M Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W".  All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".
Oct 29 M Last day to change grading rules other than Audit
Nov 1 Th Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes
Nov 5 M Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2018 graduation
Nov 5 M PRIORITY registration begins for Spring 2019 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)
Nov 8 Th Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD II classes
Nov 15 Th Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD II classes
Nov 15 Th Last day to drop without record for PERIOD II classes
Nov 19 M Last day to submit final dissertation for Fall 2018 graduation
Nov 21 W Thanksgiving break begins for students (no classes)
Nov 22-23 Th-F THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS (University closed)
Nov 26 M CLASSES RESUME
Dec 7 F LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs.
Check with your department for earlier deadlines
Dec 8-9 Sa-Su Study Period
Dec 10-18 M-Tu EXAM PERIOD: Final Exam Room Schedule
Dec 31 M FALL 2018 DEGREES EARNED, CONFERRED AND POSTED TO TRANSCRIPTS