Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates and Deadlines

 

Fall 2017
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral
August 15 
August 21 New graduate assistant workshop
August 22 New graduate student orientation
August 27 Open registration ends at midnight
August 28
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Begin late and change registration
  • Late registration fees apply
September 1 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled.
September 4 Labor Day: No class
September 5
  • Late and change registration ends, Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
  • Classes resume after Labor Day Weekend
September 8 Incomplete grades from Spring semester due at the Graduate School
September 10 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 11
  • Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
  • Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option
September 25 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral
October 1 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund (zero credit hereafter)
October 9-10 Mid-semester Break: No classes
October 11 Classes resume after Mid-semester Break
October 20 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral
November 2
November 3
  • 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 22-25 Thanksgiving Break: No classes
November 27 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break
December 1
December 9 Fall Semester classes end
December 11-16 Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday) Note: Wednesday is a study day. No daytime exams will be held.
December 15

 

Spring 2018
 January 14  Open registration ends
 January 15  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes
 January 16
  • Spring Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply
 January 22  Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade
 January 26  Incomplete grades from Summer due at the Graduate School
 January 30  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar
 February 1  Last day to file application for degree, for degrees being awarded at the end of the Summer Term
 February 12
  •  Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
  • Summer Registration Begins for all Undergraduate and Graduate students - check LOCUS for details
February 14 Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available
 February 15  Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 February 20  Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
 March 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral
 March 5-10  Spring Break - no classes
March 12   Classes resume after Spring Break
 March 2  Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
 March 26  Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
 March 29  Fall registration begins
 March 30  Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
 April 1
  •  Latest approval date for thesis proposal defense ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2016 commencement and graduating in August 2016
  • Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation or thesis for May degree conferral (All other degree requirements MUST be met by this date, unless you are a master's student completing your final classes. In that case, your final degree requirement date is the last date of finals.)
 March 30  Good Friday - all offices closed
 March 29 - April 2  Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are cancelled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held) 
 April 27
  •  Spring Semester Ends
  • For August degree conferrals: Dissertation defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May  Commencement Ceremony
 April 30 - May 5  Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
 tbd  Commencement Ceremony at Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus, Schedule and detailed info on the ceremony will be posted late February

 

 Summer 2018
 May 21  Summer Session begins
 May 25  Incomplete grades from Fall semester due at the Graduate School
 May 28  Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
 June 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral
 July 1  Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
 July 4  Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
 August 1  Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral
 August 15  Last day to file a Late Application to recieve a degree for December degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 August 20  New graduate assistantship workshop
 August 21  New graduate student orientation
 August 27
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply