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.

 

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. Late and change registration ends.
January 17 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
January 23 Last day to add and swap classes.  
January 28 Incomplete grades from Summer due to the Graduate School. 
January 30 Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
January 31 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by the Office of the Bursar.
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. 
February 14 Summer registration begins.
February 14 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 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 are graduating in August but 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
May 9 Commencement Ceremony

 

Summer 2023
May 22 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begins and late registration (fee applies)
May 23

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

 

May 26

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. 

May 29

Memorial Day - office closed.

June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for required format check for August degree conferral. 
June 2 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session):
Makeup day for Memorial Day holiday
June 5

Summer Session C (8-Week Session) begins & Late registration (fee applies)

June 9

Early Summer Session (4-Week Session): last day to withdraw with a grade of W. 

June 11

Summer Session C (8-Week Session): last day to drop a course without a grade of W. 

June 16 

Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends. 

June 19

Juneteenth observed - no classes, office closed. 

June 23

Summer Session A (6-Week Session): last day to withdraw with a grade of W. 

June 30 Summer Session A (6-Week Session) ends. 
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 3 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins and late registration (fee applies)
July 4 Independence Day - no classes, office closed. 
TBD Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
July 10 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 14 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): last day to withdraw with a grade of W. 
July 28 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends. 
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 4 Summer Session B (6-Week Session): last day to withdraw with a grade of W. 
August 11 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) ends. 

 

Fall 2023

August 21 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 22 New Graduate Assistant Workshop
August 27 Open registration ends at Midnight.
August 28 Fall semester begins. 
September 1 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 PM or later are canceled.
September 4 Labor Day - no classes. 
September 5 Classes resume after Labor Day. 
September 10 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 11 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 the Office of the 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 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 9-10 Mid-Semester Break (no classes)
October 11 Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break. 
November 1 Last day to submit final copies of dissertation or thesis for approval for December degree conferral. 
TBD Spring registration begins - dates maintained by the Office of Registration & Records
November 22-25 Thanksgiving Break - no classes. 
November 27 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break. 
December 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral. 
December 19 Fall semester classes end. 
December 11-16 Final Examinations