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

Fall Semester
2020 2021  2022   
August 23      Open registration ends.
August 24     - Fall Semester begins.
- Late registration and registration change period begins.
- Late registration fees apply.
August 31     - Late and change registration ends. 
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
September 4     Labor Day weekend begins; classes that begin at 4:15pm or later do not meet.
September 6     Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar.
September 7     Labor Day, classes do not meet.
September 8     - Classes resume after Labor Day.
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. 
- Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
September 20     Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
September 27     Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%, zero credit thereafter - dates maintained by Bursar.
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     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.
N/A     Mid-semester break: No classes.
N/A     Classes resume after mid-semester break.
October 30     Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"; after this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned. 
November 1     Last day to submit Final Approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertation for December degree conferral.
November 2     - UNDERGRADUATE Registration for Spring semester begins.

- GRADUATE Registration for Spring Semester date TBD.
November 22     On-campus instruction ends. 
*In-person classes will switch to online instruction after Thanksgiving Break.
November 30     Classes resume. 
*Classes resume online and remain online for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester.
December 1     - Last day to submit graduation applications for May Graduate degree conferral. (Applications for August Graduate degree conferral will be February 1).
- Extension of Time Requests for Spring term due. 
December 5     Fall semester classes end.
December 7-12     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
2021 2022    
TBD     Open registration ends at midnight.
January 18     Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; No classes.
January 19     - Spring semester begins. 
- Late and change registration begins. 
- Late registration fees apply.
January 25     - Late and change registration ends. 
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
TBD     - Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%.
February 1     - Last day to submit graduation application for August Graduate degree conferral. 
- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa.
TBD     Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
February 15     Summer registration begins.
February 17     Ash Wednesday (46 days before Easter). 
*Classes meet except when this holiday falls during Spring Break.
TBD     Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%, zero credit thereafter - dates maintained by Bursar. 
March 1     - 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 8-13     Spring Break: No classes.

 

March 15     Classes resume after Spring Break.
March 29     Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W", after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned.
TBD     GRADUATE Fall Registration begins.
April 1     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 2     Good Friday, no classes
(offices closed). 
April 1-5     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).
April 1-7     Last day to submit Ed.D. dissertations for initial format check for August (Summer Option 1) degree conferral. 
April 19      UNDERGRAD Fall Registration begins
April 30     Spring semester classes end. 
By Last Friday before Commencement     Last day to submit Final Approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertations for August (Summer Option 1) degree conferral.
May 1     Last day to submit dissertations for initial format check for Ed.D. August (Summer Option 2) degree conferral.
May 3-8     Final examinations.
TBD      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
2021 2022     
May 24     Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. 

May 24-25

   

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).

May 25     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. 
May 28     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. 
May 31     Memorial Day observed; No classes, Offices closed. 
June 1     Last day to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertation for August (Summer Option 2) degree conferral. 
June 4     Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):

- Makeup day for Memorial Day holiday.
June 7     Summer Session C (8-Week Session) begins. 
June 7-8     Summer Session C (8-Week Session): 

- Late registration (fee applies)

- Late registration ends at midnight (second day of the session).
June 8     Summer Session C (8-Week Session): 
-Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W". 

June 11 

    - 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.
June 18     Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends.
June 19     Juneteenth - no classes, office closed.
June 25     Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):

- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF"; midnight. 
July 2     Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends.
July 4-5     Independence Day Celebrated: No classes.
July 6     Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins.
July 6-7     Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session):

- Late registration (fees applies).

- Late registration ends at midnight (second day of the session). 
July 7     Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): 

- Last day (midnight) to drop a course without a grade of "W". 
July 9      Makeup day for Independence Day.
July 12     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. 
July 16     Summer Session C (8-Week):

- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF", midnight.
July 30     Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends.
August 1     - Last day to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral. 

- Last day to submit applications for comprehensive for Fall. 
August 6     Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): 

- Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty grade of "WF"; midnight.
August 13      Summer B session (Second 6-Week Session) ends.