Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Academic Calendar (Graduate)

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

Fall 2016
August 1 Monday - Last day to submit graduation applications for December 2016 degree conferral.
- Last day to submit applications for comprehensives for Fall 2016. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (Oct.1), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (Oct. 1, 8, & 15)
August 24 Wednesday New graduate student Fall Convocation - RSVP
August 28
(midnight)
Sunday Open registration ends
August 29 Monday - Fall semester 2016 begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
September 2 Friday Labor Day weekend begins
Classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. are canceled
September 5 Monday Labor Day; Offices closed
September 6 Tuesday - Late and change registration ends
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
September 11 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 12 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
September 26 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
October 1 Saturday - LAST DAY to submit application for 2017-18 TLLSC internship (Forms: Teacher Preparation)
- LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for format check for December 2016 graduation.
- Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. proctored comprehensive exams in education begin. (M.Ed. has only one session.)
October 2 Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
October 8 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education continue.
October 10-11 Mon & Tues Fall Break: No classes
October 15 Saturday Ph.D. and Ed.D. proctored comprehensive exams in education conclude.
November 1 Tuesday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF copy of Ed.D. dissertation for December 2016 graduation (the final approved PDF and paper copy of Ph.D. dissertation)
November 3 Thursday  Registration for Spring semester 2017 begins at 1:00 p.m.
November 4 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" 
November 23-26 Wed - Sun Thanksgiving Break; No classes
Offices closed Nov. 24 & 25
December 1  Thursday - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for May 2017  degree conferral. (Graduation applications for August 2017 degree conferral will be February 1, 2017.)
- LAST DAY to submit applications for comprehensives for Spring 2017. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (Feb. 18), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (Feb. 18, 25 and March 4)
- LAST DAY to submit final approved paper copy of Ed.D. dissertation for December 2016 graduation
December 10 Saturday Fall semester classes end
December 12-17 Mon-Sat Final examinations
Spring 2016
January 13 Wednesday 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
May 10 Tuesday Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. 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 at 3 p.m.
August 29 Monday Classes for Fall 2016 begin
Summer 2016
May 23 Monday Classes for Summer A semester 2016 begin
May 24 Tuesday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer A
tba tba Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer A
May 30 Monday Memorial Day observed; Offices closed
June 1 Wednesday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF copy of Ed.D. dissertation for August 2016 degree conferral
June 3 Friday Make up day for Memorial Day
tba tba LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer A
(zero credit hereafter)
June 24 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer A
July 1 Friday - Summer A semester ends
- LAST DAY to submit final approved paper copy of Ed.D. dissertation for August 2016 degree conferral.
July 4 Monday Independence Day observed; Offices closed
July 5 Tuesday Classes for Summer B semester 2016 begin
July 6 Wednesday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer B
July 8 Friday Make up day for Independence Day
tba tba Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer B
tba tba LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer B
(zero credit hereafter)
August 1 Monday - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for December 2016 degree conferral.
- LAST DAY to submit applications for Fall comprehensives. Proctored exams for M.Ed. (October 1), Ed.D. and Ph.D. (October 1, 8, 15)
August 5 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer B
August 12 Friday Summer B semester ends
August 29 Monday Classes for Fall semester 2016 begin