Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates & Deadlines

Deadlines for Lake Shore and Water Tower Graduate School Programs

These dates are subject to change. Health Sciences Campus Graduate School Programs may have different deadlines. Please contact your Graduate Program Director for assistance. Consult the Office of the Bursar calendar.

 

Fall 2021
August 23 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 24 Graduate Assistant Workshop
August 29 Open registration ends at Midnight.
August 30 Fall semester begins. 
September 3 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 PM or later are canceled.
September 6 Labor Day - no classes. 
September 7 Classes resume after Labor Day. Late changes and registration ends. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade. 
September 12 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
September 13 Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option. 
September 26 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral. 
October 3 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by Bursar.
October 8 Last day for students to submit assignments to change and "I" mark, from the preceding Spring and Summer terms, to a letter grade. Faculty may set earlier deadline. 
October 11-12 Mid-Semester Break (no classes)
October 13 Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break. 
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral. 
November 11 Spring registration begins.
November 24-27 Thanksgiving Break - no classes. 
November 29 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break. 
December 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral. 
December 11 Fall semester classes end. 
December 13-18 Final Examinations

  

Spring 2022
January 16 Open registration ends at Midnight.
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes, office closed.
January 18
Spring semester begins. 
January 24 Late and change registration ends. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
January 28 Incomplete grades from Summer due to the Graduate School. 
February 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for August degree conferral. Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass-no pass option. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar.
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
February 14 Summer registration begins.
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by Bursar.
February 28 Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral. Last day for students to submit assignments to change an "I" grade, from the preceding Fall Semester and the preceding "J" Term, to a letter grade; Faculty may set an earlier deadline.
March 2 Ash Wednesday - classes meet except when this Holiday falls during Spring Break. Special worship services available.
March 7-12 Spring Break - no classes.
March 15 Students who wish to participate in commencement must have a thesis/dissertation proposal approved on file in GSPS by this date.
March 25 PhD students who wish to have their dissertation title displayed in virtual commencement ceremony must defend their dissertation prior to this date.
TBD Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W". After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned. 
TBD Fall Registration begins. 
April 1 Last day for approved thesis proposals to be on file in GSPS for August graduates to participate in the May commencement ceremony. 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, excluding pending Spring semester final grades). 
April 14-18 Easter Holiday - No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:00 p.m. will be held). 
April 15 Good Friday - offices closed. 
April 29 Spring semester ends.
April 30 For August degree conferrals: Dissertations defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May commencement ceremony. 
May 2-7 Final Examinations
TBD Commencement Ceremony

 

 

Summer 2022
May 23 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. Incomplete grade(s) from Fall semester due to the Graduate School. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
May 27

Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade.

Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% (4-Week) (zero credit thereafter) or 67% (First 6-Week) - dates maintained by Bursar.

May 30

Memorial Day - office closed.

Early Summer Session (4-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 

Summer 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. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% (zero credit thereafter) - dates maintained by Bursar. 

June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations from required format check for August degree conferral. 
June 6 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) and Summer Session 10W (10-Week Session) begin. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
June 10

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 13

Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 80% - dates maintained by Bursar. 

Summer Session (10W) (10-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar. 

June 17 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends. 
TBD Juneteenth observed - no classes, office closed. 
June 20

Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 40% (zero credit thereafter).

Summer Session (10W) (10-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% (zero credit thereafter) - dates maintained by Bursar. 

June 24 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) and Summer Session 10W (10-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
July 1 Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral. 
July 1 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends. 
July 4-5 Independence Day - no classes, office closed. 
July 6 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
July 8 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
July 11 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
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 13 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session):Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% (zero credit thereafter) - dates maintained by bursar. 
July 16 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
July 29 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends. 
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 5 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF".
August 12 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) ends. 

Fall 2022

TBD New Graduate Student Orientation
TBD  Graduate Assistant Workshop
August 28 Open registration ends at Midnight.
August 29 Fall semester begins. 
September 2 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 PM or later are canceled.
September 5 Labor Day - no classes. 
September 6 Classes resume after Labor Day. Late changes and registration ends. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
September 12 Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by Bursar.
October 7 Last day for students to submit assignments to change and "I" mark, from the preceding Spring and Summer terms, to a letter grade. Faculty may set earlier deadline. 
November 7 Spring Registration begins.
October 10-11 Mid-Semester Break (no classes)
October 12 Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break. 
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral. 
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Break - no classes. 
November 28 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break. 
December 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral. 
December 10 Fall semester classes end. 
December 12-17 Final Examinations