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 2022

August 22 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 23 New 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. 
September 11 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade. Dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
September 12 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 class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar. 
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral. 
October 2 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by the Office of the 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. 
October 10-11 Mid-Semester Break (no classes)
October 12 Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break. 
November 1 Last day to submit final copies of dissertation or thesis for approval for December degree conferral. 
November 3 Spring registration begins - dates maintained by the Office of Registration & Records
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

 

Spring 2023
January 15 Open registration ends at Midnight.
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes, office closed.
January 17
Spring semester begins. 
January 23 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 the Office of the Bursar.
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
February 14 Summer registration begins.
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
March 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral. 
March 6-11 Spring Break - no classes.
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 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 6-10 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 7 Good Friday - offices closed. 
April 22 PhD students who are graduating in August but wish to participate in May commencement must have their approved dissertation defense ballot on file in GSPS by this date. Masters students who wish to participate in commencement must have an approved thesis proposal on file in GSPS by this date. 
April 28 Spring semester ends.
May 1-6 Final Examinations
TBD Commencement Ceremony

 

Summer 2023
May 23 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. 
TBD

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 the Office of the Bursar.

TBD

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 the Office of the Bursar.

June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for required format check for August degree conferral. 
TBD 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 the Office of the 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.

TBD

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

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 the Office of the 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 copies of dissertation or thesis for approval for August degree conferral. 
July 1 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends. 
July 4-5 Independence Day - no classes, office closed. 
TBD Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
July 8 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
TBD Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% - dates maintained by the Office of the 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.
TBD 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 the Office of the 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.