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.

MBA AOP Students:

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO YOUR CALENDAR: Advising for summer and fall 2020 terms will begin Monday 23, as originally scheduled. Registration will occur April 6-10, with open registration beginning on April 20.

 

2020 Spring

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

 

Thursday, January 9

New Graduate Student Orientation, UC Annex, 4 p.m.

Monday, January 13

Spring Semester Classes Begin

Monday, January 20

MLK Jr. Day (University Closed)

Friday, February 7

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

Wednesday, February 12

Deadline for RDS Residency Decision Effective Date

Monday, March 2

Summer/Fall 2020 Graduation Application Due

Friday, March 6

Last day of 1st 8-week session

Monday-Friday, March 9-13

Spring break (no classes)

Monday, March 16

2nd 8-week session courses begin

Monday-Tuesday, March 16-17

Grad Finale

Wednesday, March 18

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

Monday-Friday, March 23-27

Advising Week

Monday, April 6

Registration for summer and fall 2020 terms begins for currently enrolled graduate students.

Monday, April 6

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

Friday, April 10

Good Friday Holiday (University closed)

Friday, April 17

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

Monday, April 20 Open Registration for summer and fall 2020 terms (for all students)
Friday, April 24 Last day to withdraw from 2nd session 8-week courses – form

Thursday, April 30

Last day of classes

Monday-Friday, May 4-8

Final Exams

Friday, August 7

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

Note: Commencement moved to August in light of COVID-19 pandemic.

 

2020 Summer Calendars

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

Additional important dates (modifications to Spring 2020 semester due to Covid-19 pandemic)

  • May 12-July 31, 2020 – Graduate students may choose to convert a grade on any or all spring 2020 courses or spring II 2020 OAP MBA courses to a pass/fail designation during this period.
  • July 31, 2020 – Last day that graduate students may withdraw from any or all courses during the Spring 2020 semester or Spring II 2020 term due to the impacts of COVID-19. Graduate Course Withdrawal Form

 

2020 Maymester

Monday, May 11

Maymester Begins

Tuesday, May 12

Last day to add/drop classes in Maymester

Tuesday, May 20

Last day to withdraw from Maymester (May 11-22) course(s)

Friday, May 22

Maymester Ends, final exams

 

2020 Summer I

Tuesday, May 26

Summer I Begins

Thursday, May 28

Last day to add/drop class in Summer I

Deadline for RDS residency decision effective date

Wednesday, June 25

Last day to withdraw from Summer I (May 26- June 30) Classes

Tuesday, June 30

Summer I ends, Final exams

 

2020 Summer II

Wednesday, July 1

Summer II Begins

Friday, July 3

Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)

Monday, July 6

Last day to add/drop Summer II courses

Deadline for RDS residency decision effective date

Friday, July 31

Last day to withdraw from Summer II (July 1-August 5) courses

Wednesday, August 5

Summer II ends, Final Exams

 

See specific withdrawal dates below for courses not scheduled according to the above dates and that do not fall into standard summer terms.

Course Dates Course Number Last day to withdraw
05/11-06/12 CNS 5060-800 6/8
05/11-06/12 EDNS 5030-800 6/8
05/11-06/23 EXER 5040-800 6/17
05/11-06/23 EXER 5050-800 6/17
05/11-06/23 EXER 5070-800 6/17
05/11-06/23 EXER 5090-800 6/17
05/11-06/23 EXER 5110-800 6/17
05/11-06/26 SWK 6500-800 6/19
05/21-07/24 ATR 5000-800 7/15
05/21-07/24 ATR 5010-800 7/15
05/21-07/24 CNS 5500-800 7/21
05/21-07/24 EDN 5660-800 7/21
05/21-07/24 NUR 5110-001 7/21
05/21-07/24 NUR 5120-001 7/21
05/21-07/24 NUR 5210-001 7/21
05/21-07/24 NUR 5310-001 7/21
05/21-07/24 NUR 5320-001 7/21
05/21-07/24 SWK 5400-800 7/21
05/21-07/24 SWK 5400-801 7/21
08/01-08/15 ATR 5100-001 8/13

 

Graduate Students in the Accelerated MBA program should follow the MBA Accelerated Online Program Calendar at the top of this page. 

 

 

Fall 2020 

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

 

Friday, August 7

Spring 2020 Commencement for the Graduate School, 7:00 pm
 (line up for graduates at 6:00 pm)

Monday, August 17

New Graduate Student Orientation, UC Annex, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 19

Fall Classes Begin

Tuesday, August 25

Last day to add/drop courses

Monday, September 7

Labor Day (University Closed)

Thursday, September 17

Deadline for RDS Residency Decision Effective Date

Friday, September 25

Last day to withdraw from first 8-week session courses

Tuesday, October 1

Spring 2021 Graduation Application Due

Friday, October 2

Last day of first 8-week session courses

Monday, October 5

First 8-week course grades due

Monday, October 5

Second 8-week session courses begin

Wednesday, October 7

Last day to add/drop second 8-week session courses

Thursday-Saturday, October 8-10

Fall Break (no classes)

Monday-Friday, October 12-16

Advising for spring semester

Monday-Friday, October 19-23

Pre-Registration for Spring (currently enrolled students)

Wednesday, November 18

Last day to withdraw from regular 15-week courses

Wednesday, November 25

Last day to withdraw from second 8-week session courses

Wednesday, November 25

No classes

Thursday-Saturday, November 26-28

Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no classes)

Thursday, December 3

Last day of classes

Monday-Friday, December 7-11

Final Exams

Friday, December 11

Commencement for The Graduate School 7:00 pm
 (line up for graduates at 6:00 pm)

 

Graduate Students in the Accelerated MBA program will have different registration, drop/add and withdrawal dates.  Please see The MBA Accelerated Online Program Calendar (above).