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Summer 2019
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/Homecoming
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
09 - 13 GLS final examinations
Monday - Friday
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
20 University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
Monday
21 Winter session reading period
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
Winter 2020
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
Spring 2020
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 Senior thesis/essay registration opens
Monday
14 Scheduling Period. Students review courses scheduled.
Tuesday
14 Deadline to register senior thesis/essay in WesPortal, 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 MA oral examinations last day
Friday
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
07 MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Thursday
08 PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
Friday
08 GLS classes end
Friday
11 - 15 GLS final examinations
Monday - Friday
12 - 15 Undergraduate final examinations
Tuesday - Friday
16 University housing closes, 1 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
Summer 2020
26 Summer session 1 housing opens
Tuesday
27 Summer session 1 classes start May 27 and end June 23
Wednesday
27 All remaining Spring 2020 grades submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes at 11:59 p.m.
Wednesday
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