Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of two semesters, each approximately 16 weeks in length and one summer term. Classes are generally scheduled on a five-day week. The university offers an extensive selection of late afternoon and evening classes.

Fall Semester 2018

Date Event
Wednesday, August 22, 5pm (UG students) Registration deadline
Monday, August 27 Weekday classes begin
Monday, September 3 Labor Day (no classes)
Thursday & Friday, October 18, 19 Semester Break (no classes)
Thursday, October 18 Employee Development Day
Friday, October 29 Mid-Semester
Wednesday-Sunday, November 21-25 Thanksgiving vacation (no classes)
Monday, November 26 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Monday, December 10-
Friday, December 14
Final Exams

During the fall semester, courses are offered within the following sub terms:

Sub Term Start Date End Date Drop/Add Deadline
Full 16-Week 8/27/2018 12/14/2018 9/1/2018
1st 5 Weeks 8/27/2018 9/28/2018 8/28/2018
2nd 5 Weeks 10/1/2018 11/2/2018 10/2/2018
3rd 5 Weeks 11/5/2018 12/7/2018 11/6/2018
1st 8 Weeks 8/27/2018 10/19/2018 8/28/2018
2nd 8 Weeks 10/22/2018 12/14/2018 10/23/2018

Withdrawal Periods
16-week course:  Deadline to withdraw with a grade of “W”: Nov 2, 5pm.
Deadline to withdraw with a grade of “WP/WF”: Dec 7, 5pm.
5 & 8-week courses:  Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”: end date of the sub-term at 5 pm.

Spring Semester 2019

Date Event
Wednesday, January 9, 5pm (UG students) Registration deadline
Monday, January 14 On-ground classes begin
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr Day (no on-ground classes)
Friday, March 8 Mid-Semester
Monday-Friday, March 11-15 Spring vacation (no classes)
Thursday (5:00PM)-Sunday, April 18-25 Easter Vacation (no classes)
Monday, April 29-Friday, May 3 Final exams
 Saturday, May 4 Commencement Ceremonies

During the spring semester, courses are offered within the following sub terms:

Sub Term Start Date End Date Drop/Add Deadline
Full 16-Week 1/14/2019 5/3/2019 1/18/2019
1st 5 Weeks 1/14/2019 2/15/2019 1/15/2019
2nd 5 Weeks 2/18/2019 3/22/2019 2/19/2019
3rd 5 Weeks 3/25/2019 4/26/2019 3/26/2019
1st 8 Weeks 1/14/2019 3/8/2019 1/15/2019
2nd 8 Weeks 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 3/12/2019
Withdrawal Periods

16-week course:  Deadline to withdraw with a grade of “W”: Mar 22, 5pm.
Deadline to withdraw with a grade of “WP/WF”; Apr 26, 5pm.
5 & 8-week courses:  Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”: end date of the sub-term at 5pm.

Summer Term 2019

Date Event
Wednesday, May 1, 5pm (UG students) Registration deadline
Monday, May 6 Term begins
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day (no classes)
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day (no classes)
Friday, August 23 Term Ends

During the summer term, courses are offered within the following sub terms:

Sub Term Start Date End Date Drop/Add Deadline
Full 16-Week 5/6/2019 8/23/2019 5/10/2019
1st 5 Weeks 5/6/2019 6/7/2019 5/7/2019
2nd 5 Weeks 6/10/2019 7/12/2019 6/11/2019
3rd 5 Weeks 7/15/2019 8/16/2019 7/16/2019
1st 8 Weeks 5/6/2019 6/28/2019 5/7/2019
2nd 8 Weeks 7/1/2019 8/23/2019 7/2/2019

In summer, the “W” period begins on the day following the drop/add deadline in each sub term and ends on the end date of the sub term. There are no “WP/WF” periods in any summer sub term.