Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Academic Calendar (Graduate)

Fall 2015
August 1 Saturday Last day to submit graduation applications for December 2015 degree conferral.
August 3 Monday Last day to submit applications for comprehensives for Fall 2015. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (Sept. 26), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10)
August 19 Wednesday New graduate student Fall Convocation RSVP
August 23
(midnight)
Sunday Open registration ends
August 24 Monday - Fall semester 2015 begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
August 31 Monday - Late and change registration ends
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
September 4 Friday Labor Day weekend begins
Classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. are canceled
September 6 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 7 Monday Labor Day; Offices closed
September 8 Tuesday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
September 20 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
September 26 Saturday Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. proctored comprehensive exams in education begin. (M.Ed. has only one session.)
September 27 Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
October 1 Thursday - LAST DAY to submit application for 2016-17 TLLSC internship (Forms: Teacher Preparation)
- LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for format check for December 2015 graduation.
October 3 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education continue.
October 5-6 Mon & Tues Fall Break: No classes
October 10 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education conclude.
October 29 Thursday  Registration for Spring semester 2016 begins at 1:00 p.m.
October 30 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" 
November 1 Sunday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF copy of Ed.D. dissertation for December 2015 graduation (the final approved PDF and paper copy of Ph.D. dissertation)
November 25-29 Wed - Sun Thanksgiving Break; No classes
Offices closed Nov. 26 & 27
December 1  Tuesday - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for May 2016  degree conferral. (Graduation applications for August 2016 degree conferral will be February 1, 2016.)
- LAST DAY to submit applications for comprehensives for Spring 2016. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (Feb. 20), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (Feb. 20, 27 and March 5)
- LAST DAY to submit final approved paper copy of Ed.D. dissertation for December 2015 graduation
December 5 Saturday Fall semester classes end
December 7-12 Mon-Sat Final examinations
Spring 2016
tba tba New graduate student Spring orientation
January 17
(midnight)
Sunday Open registration ends
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; No classes
January 19 Tuesday - Spring semester 2016 begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
January 25 Monday Late and change registration ends
Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
February 1 Monday - Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
- LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for August 2016  degree conferral.
February 10 Wednesday Ash Wednesday: Special services available
February 15 Monday - Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
- Summer 2016 registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
February 20 Saturday Ph.D., Ed.D. M.Ed. proctored comprehensive exams in education begin (M.Ed. has only one session).
February 22 Monday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
February 27 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education continue.
March 1 Tuesday

LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation for format check for May 2016 graduation.

March 5 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education conclude.
March 7 - 12 Mon-Sat Spring Break: No classes
March 14 Monday Classes resume after Spring Break
March 24-28 Thurs-Mon Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (after 4:00 p.m.) through Monday afternoon (prior to 4:00 p.m.).

Offices closed Good Friday, March 25
March 28 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF"
April 1 Friday   LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertation for May 2016 graduation (the final approved PDF and paper copy of Ph.D. dissertation)
April 14 Thursday Registration for Fall semester 2016 begins at 1:00 p.m.
April 29 Friday Spring semester classes end
May 1 Sunday LAST DAY to submit dissertation for format check for August 2016 degree conferral.
May 2 Monday LAST DAY to submit final approved paper copy of Ed.D. dissertation for May 2016 degree conferral.
May  2 - 7 Mon- Sat Final examinations
tba tba Commencement Ceremony at the Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus (detailed info on the ceremony will be posted early March);
Ph.D. & M.A. degrees are conferred at the Graduate School's ceremony
August 29 Monday Classes for Fall 2016 begin
Summer 2015
May 18 Monday Classes for Summer A semester 2015 begin
May 19 Tuesday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer A
May 24 Sunday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer A
May 25 Monday Memorial Day observed; Offices closed
May 29 Friday Make up day for Memorial Day
May 31 Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer A
(zero credit hereafter)
June 1 Monday - LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF copy of Ed.D. dissertation for August 2015 degree conferral
June 19 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer A
June 26 Friday Summer A semester ends
June 29 Monday Classes for Summer B semester 2015 begin
June 30 Tuesday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer B
July 1 Wednesday LAST DAY to submit final approved paper copy of Ed.D. dissertation for August 2015 degree conferral.
July 3 Friday Independence Day observed; Offices closed
July 5 Saturday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer B
July 10 Friday Make up day for Independence Day
July 12 Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer B
(zero credit hereafter)
July 31 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer B
August 1 Saturday - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for December 2015 degree conferral.
- LAST DAY to submit applications for Fall comprehensives. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (Sept. 26), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (Sept. 26, October 3 & 10)
August 7 Friday Summer B semester ends
August 24 Monday Classes for Fall semester 2015 begin

To view a list of important undergraduate dates by semester, go to Academic Calendars & Schedules.