Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2016
August 1 Monday Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December 2016 degree conferral
August 15  Monday
  • Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for December 2016 degree conferral
  • $25 late fee applies
August 22 Monday New graduate assistant workshop
August 23 Tuesday New graduate student orientation
August 28 Sunday Open registration ends at midnight
August 29 Monday
  • Fall Semester 2016 begins
  • Begin late and change registration
  • Late registration fees apply
September 2 Friday Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled.
September 5 Monday Labor Day: No class
September 6 Tuesday Classes resume after Labor Day Weekend
September 9  Friday Incomplete grades from Spring 2016 due at the Graduate School
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
  • Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option
September 25 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
October 1 Saturday Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral
October 2 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund (zero credit hereafter)
October 10-11 Mon-Tue Mid-semester Break: No classes
October 12 Wednesday Classes resume after Mid-semester Break
October 21 Friday Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements
November 1 Tuesday Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral
November 4 Friday
  • Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"-- after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
  • Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
November 7 Monday Spring 2017 Registration begins
November 23-26 Wed-Sat Thanksgiving Break: No classes
November 28 Monday Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break
December 1 Thursday
  • Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May 2017 degree conferral
  • Extension of time requests for Spring 2017 due at the Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
December 10 Saturday Fall Semester classes end
December 12-17 Mon-Sat Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday) Note: Wednesday is a study day. No daytime exams will be held.
December 15 Thursday
  • Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for May 2017 degree conferral
  • $25 late fee applies