Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines for Lake Shore and Water Tower Graduate School Programs

Health Sciences Campus Graduate School Programs may have different deadlines! Please contact your program director for assistance.

Fall 2019
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 19 New Graduate Assistant Workshop
August 20 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 25 Open registration ends at midnight.
August 26 Fall Semester beginsBegin late and change registrationLate registration fees apply.
August 30 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled.
September 2 Labor Day: No class
September 3 Late and change registration ends, Last day to withdraw without a "W" gradeClasses resume after Labor Day Weekend.
September 6 Incomplete grades from Spring semester due at the Graduate School.
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. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option.
September 22 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund.
September 29 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund (zero credit hereafter).
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral.
October 7-8 Mid-semester Break: No classes
October 25 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements.
October 31 Spring Registration begins.
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferralLast day to withdraw with a grade of "W"-- after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned.
November 8 Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC.
November 27-December 1 Thanksgiving Break: No classes. University is closed November 28 and 29
December 2 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break.
December 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferralExtension of time requests for Spring 2020 due.
December 8 Fall Semester classes end.
December 9-14 Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday) Note: Wednesday is a study day. No daytime exams will be held.

 

Spring 2020
January 12 Open registration ends.
January 13 Spring Semester begins. Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply.
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes, university offices closed
January 26 Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade. Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% (dates maintained by Bursar).
January 29 Incomplete grades from Summer due at the Graduate School.
February 1 Last day to file application for degree, for degrees being awarded at the end of the Summer Term.
February 9 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%. Summer Registration Begins for all Undergraduate and Graduate students.
February 16 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter).
February 26 Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available.
March 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral. 
March 2-8 Spring Break - no classes
March 9 Classes resume after Spring Break.
March 10

Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement.

March 23 Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned. 
March 26 Fall registration begins.
March 27 Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC. 
April 1 Latest date for approved thesis proposals to be on file in GSPS in order 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 9-13 Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are cancelled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held). 
April 10 Good Friday - university offices closed
April 24 Spring Semester Ends. For August degree conferrals: Dissertation defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May Commencement Ceremony.

April 27 -

May 2

 Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
May 5 Commencement Ceremony at Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus.

 

 Summer 2020
May 22 Summer Session begins.
May 24 Incomplete grades from Fall semester due at the Graduate School.
May 27 Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral.
July 1 Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral.
July 4 Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 17 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 18 New Graduate Assistantship Workshop
August 26 Fall Semester begins. Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply.