Graduate Academic Calendar

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Additional information and specific deadlines concerning registration, tuition, immunization, and other policies are available on the Registrar's website and on the Controller's website. The Graduate School reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the academic calendar.

Spring 2021

Note: The Graduate School reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the academic calendar. MBA accelerated, online program has a different MBA calendar (also linked above).

Wednesday, January 6

New Graduate Student Orientation (Virtual); 6:00 p.m.; WebEx link here

Monday, January 18

MLK Jr. Day (University Closed)

Monday, February 1

Spring Semester Classes Begin

Friday, February 5 (by 5:00 pm)

Last day to add/drop standard 15-week semester courses

Thursday, February 18

Wellness Day (classes canceled; University remains open)

Monday, March 1

Summer/Fall 2021 Graduation Application Due

Monday-Tuesday, March 15-16

Grad Finale

Wednesday, March 17 (by 5:00 pm)

Deadline for RDS Residency Decision Effective Date

Wednesday, March 17

Wellness Day (classes canceled; University remains open)

Friday, March 19

Last day to withdraw from first 8-week session courses – form

Friday, March 26

Last day of 1st 8-week session

Monday, March 29

2nd 8-week session courses begin

Wednesday, March 31

Last day to add/drop 2nd 8-week session courses

Friday, April 2

Good Friday Holiday (University Closed)

Tuesday, March 30

Advising Begins

Wednesday, April 7

Registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students

Tuesday, April 20

Graduate Research Symposium, UC Annex, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 29

Last day to withdraw from 15-week graduate courses – form

Thursday, May 6

Last day to withdraw from 2nd session 8-week courses – form 

Thursday, May 13

Last day of classes

Friday, May 14

Reading Day (classes canceled; University remains open)

Monday-Friday, May 17-21

Final Exams

Friday, May 21

Commencement for the Graduate School – 7:00 p.m. in GPAC (door closes at 6:45 p.m. for guests).

Graduates line up at 6:00 p.m. in Auxiliary Gym

 

Summer I 2021

Note: The Graduate School reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the academic calendar

Tuesday, May 25

Summer I Begins

Thursday, May 27

Last day to add/drop class in Summer I

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day (University Closed)

Wednesday, June 2 by 5:00 pm

Deadline for RDS residency decision effective date

Thursday, June 24

Last day to withdraw from Summer I (May 26- June 29) classes

Tuesday, June 29

Summer I ends, Final exams

 

Summer II 2021

Note: The Graduate School reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the academic calendar

Wednesday, June 30

Summer II Begins

Friday, July 2

Last day to add/drop Summer II courses

Monday, July 5

Independence Day observed (University Closed)

Thursday, July 8 by 5:00 pm

Deadline for RDS residency decision effective date

Friday, July 30

Last day to withdraw from Summer II (July 1-31) courses

Thursday, August 4

Summer II ends, Final Exams