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 Semester
2019      
August 1 (Thursday)     - Last day to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral
- Last day to submit applications for comprehensives for Fall
tba     New graduate student Fall Convocation - 2018 RSVP
August 25 (midnight)     Open registration ends
August 26     - Fall semester begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
August 30     Labor Day weekend begins
Classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. are canceled
September 2     Labor Day; Offices closed
September 3     - Late and change registration ends
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
September 8     Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 9     Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
September 22     Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
September 29     LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
October 1
(Tuesday)
    - LAST DAY to submit application for next academic year TLLSC internship (Forms: Teacher Preparation)
- LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for format check for December graduation.
October 7-8     Fall Break: No classes
November 1 (Friday)     LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for December  graduation
October 31     Registration for Spring semester begins at 1:00 p.m.
November 1     LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" 
Nov. 27 - Dec 1     Thanksgiving Break; No classes
Offices closed Thursday and Friday
December 1 (Sunday)     - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for May degree conferral. (Graduation applications for August degree conferral will be February 1.)
- LAST DAY to submit applications for comprehensives for Spring. 2019 (proctored exams for Master's - Feb. 16)
December 7     Fall semester classes end
December 9-14     Final examinations
Spring Semester
2020 2019    
January 12 January 13 Sunday Open registration ends at midnight
January 13 January 14 Monday - Spring semester begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
January 20 January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; No classes
January 21 January 22 Tuesday Late and change registration ends
Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
January 26 January 27 Sunday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
January 27 January 28 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
February 1 (Saturday) February 1 Friday LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for August degree conferral.
February 9 February 10 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
February 10 February 11 Monday Summer registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
February 15 February 16 Saturday Master's proctored comprehensive exams
February 16 February 17
Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
March 1 (Sunday) March 1 Friday

LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation for format check for May graduation.

March 2-7 March 4-9
Mon-Sat Spring Break: No classes
February 26 March 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday: Special services available
March 9 March 11 Monday Classes resume after Spring Break
March 23 March 25 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF"
April 1 (Wednesday) April 1 Monday  LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for May graduation
March 26 April 4
Thursday Registration for Fall semester begins at 1:00 p.m.
April 9-13 April 18-22
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
April 24 April 26 Friday Spring semester classes end
April 27-May 2 April 29-May 4 Mon- Sat Final examinations
May 1 (Friday) May 1 Wednesday LAST DAY to submit dissertation for format check for August degree conferral.
May 5-9 May 7-11
Tues-Sat Commencement Ceremony 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.
Summer Semesters
2020      
May 18   Monday Classes for Summer A semester begin

May 19

TBD

  Tuesday

- Last day to drop class(es) with without a "W" grade for Summer A

- Last day to drop class(es)with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer A

TBD   Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer A
May 25   Monday Memorial Day observed; Offices closed
May 29   Friday Make up day for Memorial Day
June 1 (Monday)   Monday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertation for August (Option 2) 2020 degree conferral
TBD   TBD LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer A
(zero credit hereafter)
June 19   Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer A
June 26   Friday Summer A semester ends
June 29   Monday Classes for Summer B semester begin

June 30 


TBD

  Tuesday - Last day to drop classe(es) without a 'W' grade

- Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer B
July 4 (Saturday)   Saturday Independence Day observed; Offices closed
TBD   TBD Make up day for Independence Day
TBD   Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer B
TBD   Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer B
(zero credit hereafter)
July 31   Friday LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral.
August 1 (Saturday)   Wednesday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer B
August 7   Friday Summer B semester ends
August 24   Monday Classes for Fall semester begins