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Summer 2018
August 2018
02 Summer Session II housing closes
Thursday
06 Course Supplement with building/room assignments (Fall 2018) sent to departments.
Monday
06 - 31 Departments/Programs/Colleges receive questionnaire about their policy regarding printed reader copies and/or bound copies required at the time of thesis submission.
Monday - Friday
20 - 04 Departments/Programs/Colleges must confirm the names of their approved certifiers for the 2018-2019 academic year so appropriate access can be granted for major certification.
Monday - Tuesday
Fall 2018
21 Graduate housing opens
Tuesday
26 New international undergraduate students arrive
Sunday
28 Graduate Orientation begins, 8 a.m.
Tuesday
29 Class of 2022, new transfer, visiting and exchange students arrive
Wednesday
31 Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in April Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seat available.
Friday
31 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
Friday
September 2018
01 University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
Saturday
03 Classes begin
Monday
03 - 14 Drop/Add Period begins September 3, 8:30 a.m. and ends September 14, 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
03 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends
Monday
09 GLS Fall Orientation for new students
Sunday
10 GLS classes begin
Monday
21 Students in their final semester can begin to submit their major certification form which must be completed no later than September 28.
Friday
24 - 05 Departments/programs/colleges can begin confirming honors candidates. Missing names should be reported to the Honors Coordinator. All honors candidates must be approved by October 5, 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
28 - 30 Family Weekend
Friday - Sunday
28 For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
Friday
October 2018
01 Draft of In-Semester Course Supplement (Spring 2019) sent to departments for proofing.
Monday
12 Last day to withdraw from 1st quarter classes
Friday
15 Revisions to Semester Course Supplement (Spring 2019) due at the Registrar's Office.
Monday
19 1st quarter classes end
Friday
19 - 24 Fall Break begins October 19, 10 p.m. and ends October 24, 8 a.m.
Friday - Wednesday
20 Homecoming
Saturday
24 2nd quarter classes begin *2nd quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
Wednesday
30 - 12 Planning Period for continuing undergraduate students and students returning from study abroad & leave. Students create plans and meet with advisors. Faculty advisors must approve plans for consideration in scheduling.
Tuesday - Monday
November 2018
05 Curriculum Development System opens to chairs and AAs
Monday
13 Scheduling Period. Students review courses scheduled.
Tuesday
14 - 20 Adjustment Period. Graduate and undergraduate students access the system, staggered by the number of credits reserved. Students can add courses with seats available or drop courses reserved during the scheduling period. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday - Tuesday
16 Faculty Certifiers must certify seniors who are December completions by November 16.
Friday
20 - 26 Thanksgiving recess begins November 20, 10 p.m. and ends November 26, 8 a.m.
Tuesday - Monday
21 Academic departments can access class lists for Spring 2019 in WesPortal.
Wednesday
30 Last day to withdraw from full semester & 2nd quarter classes
Friday
December 2018
07 GLS classes end
Friday
07 Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Friday
08 - 11 Reading Period begins December 8 and ends December 11, 5 p.m.
Saturday - Tuesday
10 - 16 GLS final examinations
Monday - Sunday
11 - 15 Undergraduate final examinations begin December 11, 7 p.m. and end December 15 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday
16 University housing closes, noon
Sunday
Spring 2019
January 2019
03 Revisions for Course Supplement (Spring 2019) due at Registrar's Office
Thursday
03 All Fall 2018 grades (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate) submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes at 11:59 p.m.
Thursday
21 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
Monday
22 University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
Tuesday
23 Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in November Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seats available and submit ranked Drop/Add enrollment request. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday
24 Classes begin
Thursday
24 - 06 Drop/Add Period begins January 24, 8:30 a.m. and ends February 6, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday - Wednesday
24 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends
Thursday
24 Thesis Registration day for December completions in the Class of 2019.
Thursday
27 GLS Spring Orientation for new students
Sunday
28 GLS classes begin
Monday
February 2019
01 Chair's deadline for 2019/20 curriculum review. The Curriculum Development System closes to Academic Departments.
Friday
06 - 08 Class of 2019 who are not registered for their second thesis tutorial and are no longer pursuing honors must to be reported to the Honors Coordinator for removal from the Honors Management System.
Wednesday - Friday
06 - 11 Class of 2020 December completions registered for their first thesis tutorial in the Spring 2019 must to be reported to the Honors Coordinator for inclusion in the Honors Management System.
Wednesday - Monday
11 - 25 Departments/Programs/Colleges can begin assigning readers for their honors candidates in the Honors Management System
Monday - Monday
13 - 28 Students in their final semester can begin to submit their major certification form which must be completed no later than February 28.
Wednesday - Thursday
20 In courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 pm
Wednesday
25 Revisions to Semester Course Supplement (Fall 2019) due in Registrar's Office.
Monday
28 - 29 Faculty Certifiers can begin to certify and must certify their seniors by March 29.
Thursday - Friday
March 2019
01 Last day to withdraw from 3rd quarter classes
Friday
08 3rd quarter classes end
Friday
08 - 25 Midsemester recess begins March 8, 10 p.m. and ends March 25, 8 a.m.
Friday - Monday
18 Course Supplement (Fall 2019) sent to departments
Monday
25 4th quarter classes begin. 4th quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
Monday
April 2019
02 - 15 Planning Period for continuing undergraduate students and students returning from study abroad & leave. Students create plans and meet with advisors. Faculty advisors must approve plans for consideration in scheduling.
Tuesday - Monday
12 Approved graduate thesis/dissertation titles due in Graduate Office, 4 p.m.
Friday
15 - 07 MA oral examinations
Monday - Tuesday
15 Thesis/essay registration opens
Monday
16 Thesis/essay registration deadline system will closes at 4 p.m.
Tuesday
16 Scheduling Period. Students review courses scheduled.
Tuesday
17 - 23 Adjustment Period. Graduate and undergraduate students access the system, staggered by the number of credits reserved. Students can add courses with seats available or drop courses reserved during the scheduling period. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday - Tuesday
17 - 30 Departments/Programs/Colleges can begin entering Honors Decisions in the Honors Management System as early as April 17. All decisions must be posted by April 30, 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Tuesday
17 - 22 Thesis/essay correction tool opens. Thesis advisor/department chair must give student access by April 22, 4 p.m. Students have until 11:55pm on April 22 to upload revisions.
Wednesday - Monday
24 Academic departments can access class lists for Fall 2019 in WesPortal.
Wednesday
26 Student applications to pursue Honors in General Scholarship for the Class of 2020 due by 4pm.
Friday
May 2019
01 University Honors departmental sign-off forms due to Honors Coordinator by noon on May 1. Verbal nominations or emails must be received by noon.
Wednesday
01 Last day to withdraw from full semester & 4th quarter classes
Wednesday
02 All written documentation in support of University Honors nominations must be sent to the Honors Coordinator by 12 p.m.
Thursday
03 GLS classes end
Friday
06 - 10 GLS final examinations
Monday - Friday
08 Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Wednesday
09 - 13 Reading Period
Thursday - Monday
09 MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Thursday
10 PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Friday
14 - 17 Undergraduate final examinations
Tuesday - Friday
18 University housing closes, noon
Saturday
20 Spring 2019 grades for degree candidates (seniors and graduate students) submitted to the Registrar's Office by noon.
Monday
23 - 26 Reunion & Commencement 2019
Thursday - Sunday
26 187th Commencement
Sunday
Summer 2019
July 2019
08 - 30 Departments/Programs/Colleges receive the Major Certification course lists for approval. Additions to or deletions from those approved course lists must be report to the Registrar's Office.
Monday - Tuesday
08 - 30 Planning Period for new undergraduate students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in April Pre-Reg. Students create plans for consideration in scheduling.
Monday - Tuesday
15 Departments are notified to export and review their Fall 2019 curriculum.
Monday
23 Revisions to Fall 2019 curriculum are due to the Registrar's Office.
Tuesday
August 2019
05 Departments should review Fall 2019 room assignments and submit room change requests through CourseLeaf: CLSS.
Monday
05 - 30 Departments/Programs/Colleges receive questionnaire about their policy regarding printed reader copies and/or bound copies required at the time of thesis submission.
Monday - Friday
19 - 03 Departments/Programs/Colleges must confirm the names of their approved certifiers for the 2019-2020 academic year so appropriate access can be granted for major certification.
Monday - Tuesday
Fall 2019
20 Graduate housing opens
Tuesday
25 New international undergraduate students arrive
Sunday
27 Graduate Orientation begins, 8 a.m.
Tuesday
28 Class of 2023, new transfer, visiting and exchange students arrive
Wednesday
30 Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in April Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seat available.
Friday
30 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
Friday
31 University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
Saturday
September 2019
02 Classes begin
Monday
02 - 13 Drop/Add Period begins September 2, 8:30 a.m. and ends September 13, 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
02 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends
Monday
08 GLS Fall Orientation for new students
Sunday
09 GLS classes begin
Monday
20 Students in their final semester can begin to submit their major certification form which must be completed no later than September 27.
Friday
23 - 04 Departments/programs/colleges can begin confirming honors candidates. Missing names should be reported to the Honors Coordinator. All honors candidates must be approved by October 4, 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
27 For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
Friday
30 Departments are notified to export and review their Spring 2020 curriculum.
Monday
October 2019
11 Last day to withdraw from 1st quarter classes
Friday
14 Revisions to Spring 2020 curriculum are due to the Registrar's Office.
Monday
18 1st quarter classes end
Friday
18 - 23 Fall Break begins October 18, 10 p.m. and ends October 23, 8 a.m.
Friday - Wednesday
23 2nd quarter classes begin *2nd quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
Wednesday
November 2019
01 - 03 Family Weekend/Homecoing
Friday - Sunday
04 Curriculum Development System opens to chairs and AAs
Monday
05 - 18 Planning Period for continuing undergraduate students and students returning from study abroad & leave. Students create plans and meet with advisors. Faculty advisors must approve plans for consideration in scheduling.
Tuesday - Monday
15 Faculty Certifiers must certify seniors who are December completions by November 15.
Friday
19 Scheduling Period. Students review courses scheduled.
Tuesday
20 - 26 Adjustment Period. Graduate and undergraduate students access the system, staggered by the number of credits reserved. Students can add courses with seats available or drop courses reserved during the scheduling period. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday - Tuesday
26 - 02 Thanksgiving recess begins November 26, 10 p.m. and ends December 2, 8 a.m.
Tuesday - Saturday
27 Academic departments can access class lists for Spring 2020 in WesPortal.
Wednesday
December 2019
02 Last day to withdraw from full semester & 2nd quarter classes
Monday
06 GLS classes end
Friday
06 Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Friday
07 - 10 Reading period begins December 7 and ends December 10, 5 p.m.
Saturday - Tuesday
10 - 15 GLS final examinations
Tuesday - Sunday
10 - 14 Undergraduate final examinations begin December 10, 7 p.m. and end December 14, 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday
15 University housing closes, noon
Sunday
Spring 2020
January 2020
02 Departments should review Spring 2020 room assignments and submit room change requests through CourseLeaf: CLSS.
Thursday
02 All Fall 2019 grades (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate) submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes at 11:59 p.m.
Thursday
06 Winter session housing opens
Monday
07 - 20 Winter session classes
Tuesday - Monday
20 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
Monday
21 Winter session reading period
Tuesday
21 University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
Tuesday
22 Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in November Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seats available and submit ranked Drop/Add enrollment request. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday
22 Winter session examinations
Wednesday
23 Classes begin
Thursday
23 - 05 Drop/Add Period begins January 23, 8:30 a.m. and ends February 5, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday - Wednesday
23 On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends
Thursday
23 Thesis Registration day for December completions in the Class of 2020.
Thursday
26 GLS Spring Orientation for new students
Sunday
27 GLS classes begin
Monday
31 Winter session grades due
Friday
31 Chair's deadline for 2020/21 curriculum review. The Curriculum Development System closes to Academic Departments.
Friday
February 2020
05 - 06 Class of 2020 who are not registered for their second thesis tutorial and are no longer pursuing honors must to be reported to the Honors Coordinator for removal from the Honors Management System.
Wednesday - Thursday
05 - 09 Class of 2021 December completions registered for their first thesis tutorial in the Spring 2020 must to be reported to the Honors Coordinator for inclusion in the Honors Management System.
Wednesday - Sunday
10 Departments are notified to export and review their Fall 2020 curriculum.
Monday
10 - 23 Departments/Programs/Colleges can begin assigning readers for their honors candidates in the Honors Management System
Monday - Monday
12 - 27 Students in their final semester can begin to submit their major certification form which must be completed no later than February 27.
Wednesday - Thursday
19 For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
Wednesday
24 Revisions to Fall 2020 curriculum are due to the Registrar's Office.
Monday
27 - 27 Faculty Certifiers can begin to certify and must certify their seniors by March 27.
Thursday - Friday
28 Last day to withdraw from 3rd quarter classes
Friday
March 2020
06 3rd quarter classes end
Friday
06 - 23 Midsemester recess begins March 6, 10 p.m. and ends March 23, 8 a.m.
Friday - Monday
23 4th quarter classes begin. 4th quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
Monday
31 - 13 Planning Period for continuing undergraduate students and students returning from study abroad & leave. Students create plans and meet with advisors. Faculty advisors must approve plans for consideration in scheduling.
Tuesday - Monday
April 2020
10 Approved graduate thesis/dissertation titles due in Graduate Office, 4 p.m.
Friday
13 - 05 MA oral examinations
Monday - Tuesday
13 Thesis/essay registration opens
Monday
14 Scheduling Period. Students review courses scheduled.
Tuesday
14 Thesis/essay registration deadline system will closes at 4 p.m.
Tuesday
15 - 21 Adjustment Period. Graduate and undergraduate students access the system, staggered by the number of credits reserved. Students can add courses with seats available or drop courses reserved during the scheduling period. Advisors approve electronically.
Wednesday - Tuesday
15 - 28 Departments/Programs/Colleges can begin entering Honors Decisions in the Honors Management System as early as April 15. All decisions must be posted by April 28, 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Tuesday
15 - 20 Thesis/essay correction tool opens. Thesis advisor/department chair must give student access by April 20, 4 p.m. Students have until April 20, 11:55 p.m. to upload revisions.
Wednesday - Monday
22 Academic departments can access class lists for Fall 2020 in WesPortal.
Wednesday
24 Student applications to pursue Honors in General Scholarship for the Class of 2021 due by 4 p.m.
Friday
29 University Honors departmental sign-off forms due to Honors Coordinator by noon on April 29. Verbal nominations or emails must be received by noon.
Wednesday
29 Last day to withdraw from full semester & 4th quarter classes
Wednesday
May 2020
01 All written documentation in support of University Honors nominations must be sent to the Honors Coordinator by 12 p.m.
Friday
06 Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Wednesday
07 - 11 Reading period
Thursday - Monday
08 PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Friday
08 GLS classes end
Friday
09 MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Saturday
11 - 08 GLS final examinations
Monday - Friday
12 - 15 Undergraduate final examinations
Tuesday - Friday
16 University housing closes, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday
18 Spring 2020 grades for degree candidates (seniors and graduate students) submitted to the Registrar's Office by noon.
Monday
21 - 24 Reunion & Commencement 2020
Thursday - Sunday
24 188th Commencement
Sunday
26 All remaining Spring 2020 grades submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes at 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday
Summer 2020
26 Summer session 1 houseing opens
Tuesday
27 Summer session 1 classes start May 27 and end June 23
Wednesday
June 2020
24 - 25 Summer session 1 examinations
Wednesday - Thursday
26 Summer session 1 housing closes
Friday
27 Summer session 2 precollege housing opens
Saturday
28 Summer session 2 undergraduate housing opens
Sunday
29 Summer session 2 classes start June 29 and end July 24
Monday
July 2020
09 Summer session 1 grades due
Thursday
27 - 28 Summer session 2 examinations
Monday - Tuesday
29 Summer session 2 University housing closes
Wednesday
August 2020
11 Summer session 2 grades due
Tuesday
Addendum 2018-2019
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
08/19 Hajj
Sunday - Friday
08/20 **Waqf Arafa
Monday
08/20 **Waqf Arafa
Monday
08/21 **Eid al-Adha
Tuesday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
09/09 Rosh Hashanah Eve
Sunday
09/10 *Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Monday
09/11 *Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Tuesday
09/18 Yom Kippur Eve
Tuesday
09/19 *Yom Kippur
Wednesday
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
09/20 Ashura
Thursday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
09/23 Sukkot Eve
Sunday
09/24 *Sukkot Day 1
Monday
09/25 *Sukkot Day 2
Tuesday
09/30 Shmimi Atzeret Eve
Sunday
10/01 *Shmimi Atzeret
Monday
10/02 *Simchat Torah
Tuesday
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
10/30 Arbaeen
Tuesday
Hindu
11/07 Diwali/Deepavali
Wednesday
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
11/20 **Mawlid an-Nabi
Tuesday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
12/02 Hanukkah Eve
Sunday
12/03 *Hanukkah
Monday - Monday
Christian
12/25 Christmas
Tuesday
01/06 Epiphany
Sunday
Buddhist
01/13 Bodhi Day
Sunday
Christian
03/06 Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins
Wednesday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
03/20 Purim Eve
Wednesday
03/21 *Purim
Thursday
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
04/01 Lailat al Miraj
Monday
Christian
04/14 Palm Sunday
Sunday
04/18 Holy Thursday
Thursday
04/19 Good Friday
Friday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
04/19 Passover Eve
Friday
04/20 *Passover Day 1
Saturday
Christian
04/21 Easter
Sunday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
04/21 *Passover Day 2
Sunday
04/25 Passover Eve of Seventh Day
Thursday
04/26 *Passover Day 7
Friday
04/27 *Passover Day 8
Saturday
Muslim - Dates may be off by one day depending on the actual moon sighting in North America.
05/05 Ramadan Begins
Sunday
05/31 Laylatul Qadr
Friday
06/04 **Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday
Jewish - Jewish holy days, religious festivals, and the weekly Shabbat begin at sunset, before the date listed below.
06/08 Shavout Eve
Saturday
06/09 *Shavout Day 1
Sunday
06/10 *Shavout Day 2
Monday
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