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

Fall Semester
2022  2023   
August 28  August 27  Open registration ends.
August 29  August 28 - Fall Semester begins.
- Late registration and registration change period begins.
- Late registration fees apply.
September 2 September 21 Labor Day weekend begins; classes that begin at 4:15pm or later do not meet.
September 5 September 4 Labor Day, classes do not meet.
September 6 Semptember 5
- Classes resume after Labor Day. 
- Late and change registration ends.               
 - Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
September 11 (Sunday) TBD
Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar.
September 12 September 12 - Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. 
- Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
September 25 TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
September 30 - October 7th TBD T&L Comp Exams due on Oct. 7th at 3:30 pm
October 1  October 1 - Last day to submit Ed.D. dissertation for initial format check for December degree conferral.
- Last day to file for graduation, for UNDERGRADUATE degrees being awarded at the end of the Spring Term and Summer Term.
October 2 TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%, zero credit thereafter - dates maintained by Bursar.
October 7  October 6 Last day for students to submit assignments to change an "I" mark, from the preceding Spring and Summer terms, to a letter grade. Faculty may set earlier deadlines.
October 10-11 October 9-10 Mid-semester break: No classes.
October 12 October 11 Classes resume after mid-semester break.
November 1 TBD Last day to submit Final Approved PDF of EdD dissertation for December degree conferral.
TBD TBD GRADUATE Registration for Spring semester begins
November 4 November 3 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"; after this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
November 7  November 7 UNDERGRADUATE Registration for Spring semester begins. (Early Registration begins November 11th)
November 23-26 November 22-25 Thanksgiving Break: No classes
November 28  November 27 Classes resume. 
December 1 TBD 

All applications for Spring Graduate student degree conferral in May must be submitted in Locus before the December 1 cutoff.

(Applications for Summer Graduate student degree conferral in August must register before the February 1 cutoff.) 

December 10  December 19 Fall semester classes end.
December 12-17  December 11-16 Final examinations.
*Study Day Wednesdays: No daytime exams will be held. 
* Evening classes meeting at 4:15pm or later will hold exams as scheduled.
Spring Semester
2023 2024   
January 15 January 14 Open registration ends at midnight.
January 16 January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; No classes.
January 17 January 16 - Spring semester begins. 
- Late and change registration begins. 
- Late registration fees apply.
January 23 January 22 - Late and change registration ends. 
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
TBD TBD

- Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%. - dates mainatined by the Bursar 

- Last day to submit graduation application for August Graduate degree conferral. 

January 30 January 29 - Last day to request or cancel pass/no-pass option
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa.
TBD  TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
February 13 February 12 Summer registration begins.
February 22 February 14 Ash Wednesday (46 days before Easter). 
*Classes meet except when this holiday falls during Spring Break.
TBD TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%, zero credit thereafter - dates maintained by Bursar. 
February 28 February 27 - Last day to submit Ed.D. dissertations for initial format check for May degree conferral. 
- Last day for students to submit assignments to change an "I" grade, from preceding fall semester and the preceding "J" term to a letter grade; Faculty may set an earlier deadline. 
March 6-11  March 4-9 Spring Break: No classes.
March 13  March 11 Classes resume after Spring Break.
TBD  TBD GRADUATE Fall Registration begins.
March 28 March 27 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W", after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned.
April 1 TBD Last day to submit Final Approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertations for May degree conferral. 
(All other degree requirements MUST be met by this date, excluding pending Spring semester final grades).
April 7  March 29 Good Friday, no classes (offices closed). 
April 6-10  March 28 - April 1 Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15pm or later are canceled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:00pm will be held).
TBD TBD Last day to submit Ed.D. dissertations for initial format check for August (Summer Option 1) degree conferral
April 17 April 15 UNDERGRAD Fall Registration begins
April 28  April 26 Spring semester classes end. 
By Last Friday before Commencement By Last Friday before Commencement Last day to submit Final Approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertations for August (Summer Option 1) degree conferral.
TBD  TBD  Last day to submit dissertations for initial format check for Ed.D. August (Summer Option 2) degree conferral.
May 1-6  April 29-May 4 Final examinations.
TBD  TBD 

SOE Doctoral Celebration at 5:30pm CST

TBD  TBD  SOE Undergraduate Honors Celebration at 11:00am
TBD TBD  Commencement Ceremony hosted at 10:00am CST in Gentile Arena (more information forthcoming);
PhD & MA degrees are conferred at the Graduate School's ceremony 
Summer Semesters
 2023   

 

    Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. 
    Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): 
- Late registration (fee applies).
- Late registration ends at midnight (second day of the session). 
     Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):
- Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"; midnight
    Session A (First 6-Week Session):
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa.
- Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
    Memorial Day observed; No classes, Offices closed.
    Last day to submit final approved PDF of EdD dissertation for August (Summer Option 2) degree conferral.  
    Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):
- Makeup day for Memorial Day holiday.
    Summer Session C (8-Week Session) begins.
    Summer Session C (8-Week Session): 
- Late registration (fee applies)
- Late registration ends at midnight (second day of the session).
    Summer Session C (8-Week Session): 
-Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W". 
    Early Summer Session (4-Week Session):
- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF"; midnight.
Summer Session C (8-Week Session):
-Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
    Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends.
    Juneteenth - no classes, office closed.
    Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):
- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF"; midnight. 
    Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends.
    Independence Day Celebrated: No classes. 
    Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins.
    Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session):
- Late registration (fees applies).
- Late registration ends at midnight (second day of the session).
    Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): 
- Last day (midnight) to drop a course without a grade of "W". 
    Makeup day for Independence Day.
    Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): 
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. 
- Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option. 
    Summer Session C (8-Week):
- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF", midnight.
    Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends.
    - Last day to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral. 
- Last day to submit applications for comprehensive for Fall. 
    Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): 
- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF"; midnight.
    Summer B session (Second 6-Week Session) ends.