Fall 2018 Calendar

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Updated April 5, 2018

FALL 2018 – Drop / Withdrawal Deadline Changes

Please visit our FAQ’s page to view the new policy effective Fall 2018.

Priority Dates and Time Tickets

Registration times are assigned to each class code in order of completed hours from most to least. Go to Patriot Web to verify your registration time and to make sure you have a record free of holds that prevent registration.

*All newly-admitted freshmen and transfer students must attend orientation and will register on that day.

Priority Dates Class Code
 April 3 Graduate Students
 April 5 Seniors Only (90+ hours earned)
 April 9 Juniors (60-89 hours earned)
 April 11 Sophomores (30-59 hours earned)
 April 13 Freshmen (0-29 hours earned)
 April 18 Nondegree Graduate
 July 27 Nondegree Undergraduate

Important Dates

Dates listed on this page are for full semester courses only. For add/drop deadlines for courses that meet less than a full semester, see Non-standard Sections Dates.

For graduation deadlines, please go to the Graduation Timelines page.

Consortium Registration Deadline September 4
First day of classes; last day to submit Domicile Reclassification Application; Payment Due Date August 27
Labor Day, university closed September 3
Last day to add classes—all individualized section forms due September 4
Last Day to Drop (with 100% tuition refund) September 10
Drop period begins with no tuition refund September 11
Final Drop Deadline (with no tuition refund) September 17
Student Self-Withdrawal September 18- September 30
Midterm progress reporting period (100-200 level classes)—grades available via Patriot Web September 24 –
October 19
Selective Withdrawal Period (undergraduate students only) (100% tuition liability) October 1 –
October 28
Fall Break
(Monday classes/labs meet Tuesday. Tuesday classes do not meet this week)
October 8
Incomplete work from spring/summer 2018 due to instructor October 26
Incomplete grade changes from spring/summer 2018 due to Registrar November 2
Thanksgiving recess November 21 – 25
Dissertation/Thesis Deadline December 7
Last day of classes December 8
Make-up Day
For classes cancelled on Thursday, November 15, 2018 due to the closure of campus because of inclement weather.
December 10
Reading Day
Reading days provide students with additional study time for final examinations. Faculty may schedule optional study sessions, but regular classes or exams may not be held.
December 11
Exam Period
Wed December 12 –
Wed December 19
Winter Graduation Ceremony Thu December 20
Degree Conferral Date Sat December 22

Part-of-Term Tuition Liability Dates

There are standard Part-of-Term codes designated for courses that meet for the full semester (1),the first half of the semester (1F), or the last half of the semester (1L). Some courses meet for less than the full semester and have modified add, drop, and tuition liability dates. The part-of term code for non-standard courses will be listed in the section notes on Patriot Web. Please refer to the chart below for specific add/drop deadline dates.

Please note: Courses may be assigned to a Part-of-Term code that doesn’t necessarily match the exact start and end date for the section. Students should consult Patriot Web for the exact start and end dates for these non-standard courses.

Dates Last Day to Add Last Day to Drop (with 100% tuition refund)
Final Drop 
Deadline (with no tuition refund)
Self-Withdrawal Period (100% liability) Selective Withdrawal Period*
(100% liability)
1 (Full Semester) 8/27-12/19 9/4 9/10 9/17 9/18-9/30 10/1-10/28
1F (First Half of Semester) 8/27-10/14 9/4 9/7 N/A 9/8-9/10 9/11-9/18
1M (Middle of Semester) 9/10-10/28 9/17 9/20 N/A 9/21-9/23 9/24-10/01
1L (Last Half of Semester) 10/15-12/19 10/22 10/25 N/A 10/26-10/28 10/29-11/05
1N (Non-Standard Dates) 8/27-12/19 9/4 9/10 9/17 9/18-9/30 10/1-10/28
1I (Independent Study) 8/27-12/19 9/4 9/10 9/17 9/18-9/30 10/1-10/28
S1 (8-Week Session 1) 8/27-10/21 9/4 9/4 N/A 9/5-9/23 N/A*
S2 (8-Week Session 2) 10/22-12/16 10/29 10/29 N/A 10/30-11/ 18 N/A*
B1 8/13-10/20 8/20 8/20 N/A 8/21-9/9 N/A*
B2 10/24-1/19 10/31 10/31 N/A 11/1-11/20 N/A*

*The Selective Withdrawal Period applies to undergraduate degree-seeking students only. See the University Catalog for further details.

Payment Due Dates and Policies

Student Accounts is responsible for all payment policies. Refer to the Student Accounts website for more information and important deadlines.