Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2016
Special Summer Dates: (See the University Summer Sessions Academic Calendar for session dates and deadlines)
May 30 Monday Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
May 31 Tuesday Incomplete grades from Fall 2015 due at the Graduate School
June 1 Wednesday Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral
July 1 Friday Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
July 4 Monday Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
July 15 Friday Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
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 29 Monday
  • Fall Semester 2016 Begins
  • Begin late and change registration
  • Late registration fees apply
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 15 Tuesday Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral
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