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July 28
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION III
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August 04
Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Session III
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
August 11
Deadline: For an August conferral of degree, students must submit thesis to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 12:00 noon
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August 11
Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER for Summer Session IV and Full Summer Session
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August 11
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION IV AND FULL SUMMER SESSION
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August 13 through August 18 Orientation week for new students
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August 18
Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Session IV and Full Summer Session
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August 18
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Summer 2017
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August 21
All Day
First Day of Classes
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
August 21
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER
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August 21 through August 25 Fall Registration Continues: Registration continues for undergraduate, graduate, and visiting students
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August 25
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve 'Incomplete' (INC) grades for courses taken in Spring and Summer 2017
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to complete late registration
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to add courses
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to adjust variable credit for courses online via ESTHER
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to designate a credit course as "Audit" or vice versa
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to convert a Pass/Fail to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring or Summer 2017
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September 01
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 100% refund of tuition and fees
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September 01
Deadline: Last day for tuition adjustment for part-time students
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September 04
All Day
Labor Day (Holiday – No Classes)
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
September 04
LABOR DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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September 08
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund of tuition
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September 15
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund of tuition
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September 22
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund of tuition
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September 29
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund of tuition and fees
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October 06
Deadline: Last day to drop courses for full-term courses (Please go to ESTHER to drop courses)
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October 06
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Mid-semester Grades for first-year undergraduate students online via ESTHER
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October 06
Deadline: College course plans due to Dean of Undergraduates office for Spring 2018
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October 06
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund of tuition
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October 09 through October 10 Midterm Recess (No Classes)
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
October 09 through October 10 MIDTERM RECESS (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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October 13
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
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October 20
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund of tuition
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October 27
Deadline: Last day to designate a full-term course status to "Pass/Fail" option
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October 27
Deadline: Last day to file an application for December 2017 degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
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October 27
Deadline: Last day to file an application for a May 2018 degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Undergraduate Students only)
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October 27
Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 2017 degree conferral: thesis master's candidacy petitions, certification of non-thesis master's, form for candidacy master's, Ph.D. candidacy petitio
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October 30
Spring Registration: Spring 2018 Course Schedule Published
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October 30
Spring Registration: ESTHER Course Registration Planner opens for undergraduate students for Spring 2018 registration.
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November 08
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Spring 2017 to 1545txt@follett.com
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November 12
Deadline: ESTHER Course Registration Planner closes at 11:59 PM
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November 13
Spring Registration: Spring 2018 registration begins for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate professional (BArch) students at 5:00 PM
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November 15
Spring Registration: Spring 2018 ADD/DROP begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students at 7:00 AM
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November 17
Deadline: Last day to register for Spring 2018 by 5:00 PM without a Late Registration Fee
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November 18
Late Registration Begins: Continuing students that have not registered for any classes are charged a Late Registration Fee to add classes
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November 23 through November 24 Thanksgiving Recess (Holiday – No Classes)
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
November 23 through November 24 THANKSGIVING RECESS (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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December 01
All Day
Last Day of Classes
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
December 01
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
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December 01
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for Fall 2017 undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 4:00 PM
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December 01
Deadline: For a December conferral of degree, students must submit thesis to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 12:00 noon
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December 02 through December 05 STUDY DAYS - NO EXAMS
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December 06 through December 13 Final examinations for undergraduate courses
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December 13
END OF THE FALL SEMESTER
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December 20
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades online via ESTHER
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January 08
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE SPRING SEMESTER
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January 08 through January 12 Spring Registration Continues: Registration continues for undergraduate, graduate, and visiting students
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January 12
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Fall 2017
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January 15
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to complete late registration
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to add courses online via ESTHER
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to adjust variable credit for courses online via ESTHER
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to designate a credit course as "Audit" or vice versa
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to convert a Pass/Fail to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Fall 2017
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January 19
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 100% refund of tuition and fees
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January 19
Deadline: Last day for tuition adjustment for part-time students
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January 19
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve 'Incomplete' (INC) grades for courses taken in Fall 2017
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January 26
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund of tuition
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February 02
Deadline: Last day to file an application for a May 2018 degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Graduate Students only)
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February 03
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund of tuition
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February 08 through February 09 SPRING RECESS (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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February 09
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund of tuition
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February 16
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund of tuition
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February 23
Deadline: Last day to drop full-term courses online via ESTHER
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February 23
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Mid-Semester Grades for first-year undergraduate students online via ESTHER
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February 23
Deadline: College course plans due to Dean of Undergraduates office for Fall 2018
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February 23
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Summer 2018 to 1545txt@follett.com
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February 23
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund of tuition
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 23
Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 2017 degree conferral: thesis master?s candidacy petitions, certification of non-thesis master's, form for candidacy master's, Ph.D. candidacy petitio
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 02
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
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March 09
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund of tuition
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March 10 through March 18 SPRING BREAK (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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March 12
Summer Registration Begins: Summer 2018 registration begins for currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and fifth-year students
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March 23
Deadline: Last day to designate a full-term course status to "Pass/Fail" option
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March 23
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for previous Fall undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 4:00 PM
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March 23
Deadline: Last day for second year students to declare majors with the Office of the Registrar
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March 26
Fall Registration: Fall 2018 Course Schedule Published
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March 26
Fall Registration: ESTHER Course Registration Planner opens for undergraduate students for Fall 2018 registration.
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 28
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Fall 2018 to 1545txt@follett.com
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 08
Deadline: ESTHER Course Registration Planner closes at 11:59 PM
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April 09
Fall Registration: Fall 2018 registration begins for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate professional (BArch) students at 5:00 PM
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April 11
Fall Registration: Fall 2018 ADD/DROP begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students at 7:00 AM
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April 13
Deadline: Last day to register for Fall 2018 by 5:00 PM without a Late Registration Fee
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April 14
Late Registration Begins: Continuing students that have not registered for any classes are charged a Late Registration Fee to add classes
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April 20
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
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April 20
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for Spring 2018 undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 4:00 PM
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April 20
Deadline: Last day to submit theses in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May degree conferral by 12:00 noon
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April 22 through April 24 STUDY DAYS - NO EXAMS
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April 25 through May 02 Final examinations for all undergraduate courses
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May 02
END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER
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May 04
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all degree candidates online via ESTHER by 5:00 PM
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May 04
Deadline: Last day for academic departments to submit their proposed list of degree candidates to receive the university honor of Distinction in Research and Creative Work to Provost's Office by 4:00 PM
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May 07
Deadline (May 2018 Undergraduate Degree Candidates only): Last day to convert a Pass/Fail to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring 2018 by 12:00 noon
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May 11 through May 12 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH COMMENCEMENT
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May 16
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all non-graduating students online via ESTHER
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June 08
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Spring 2018
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
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