Calendar for Fall Semester 2017

Date Deadline/Event
Monday, Aug. 28 Fall semester begins
Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day – No classes
Tuesday, Sept. 5 Last day to file petitions for course credit by examination
Monday, Sept. 11 Add/Drop via Student Administration System closes. Courses added or dropped after this date require additional signatures (see chart). Dropped courses will have a “W” for withdrawal recorded on the academic record.
Last day to place courses on Pass/Fail
Monday, Sept. 18 Last day for students to make up Incomplete or Absence grades
Tuesday-Monday, Sept. 19-25 Examinations for course credit by examination
Tuesday, Sept. 26 Dean’s signature required to add courses
Friday, Oct. 6 Mid-semester progress reports due students from faculty
Saturday, Oct. 14 Emergency closing class make up date
Monday, Oct. 23 Registration for the Spring 2018 semester via Student Administration System begins
Monday, Oct. 30 Last day to drop a course
Last day to convert courses on Pass/Fail option to letter grade
Saturday, Nov. 4 Emergency closing class make up date
Friday, Nov. 17 Last day to announce an oral defense of a doctoral dissertation for conferral of a Fall 2017 degree
Emergency closing class make up date
Sunday-Saturday, Nov. 19-25 Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 1 Last day to defend a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation for conferral of a Fall 2017 degree
Emergency closing class make up date
Friday, Dec. 8 Last day of fall semester classes
Monday-Sunday, Dec. 11-17 Final examinations
Friday, Dec. 15 Last day to submit thesis and dissertation final copies to Digital Commons and related paperwork to The Graduate School for conferral of a Fall 2017 degree