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Graduate Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 Term Dates and Deadlines

Date Event Details
03/02/2020 Registration Clearance Is Available Advisors are able to begin granting advising clearance to their advisees
03/23/2020 Schedule Of Classes Is Published The schedule of classes is available to view online
03/30/2020 Advance Degree Seeking Registration Begins Graduate degree seeking students may register based on their registration appointment time
06/01/2020 New Graduate Student Registration Begins Registration is open to all continuing and returning graduate degree seeking students
07/01/2020 Graduation Application Opens Graduate students may begin applying for graduation for the current term
08/20/2020 Non-degree Seeking Registration Begins Registration is open to non-degree seeking graduate students
08/27/2020 First Day Of Classes

Late Registration Begins

First day of classes for the term

Late Registration begins (late fee applies)

09/03/2020 Waitlist Deadline Last day to add yourself to a waitlist for a course
09/04/2020 Waitlists Deactivated Waitlists are deactivated and purged
09/07/2020 Labor Day No classes
09/10/2020 Schedule Adjustment Deadline Last day to make changes to your schedule

Last day to change grade method

Last day to drop a course without a W grade

Last day to add internships, independent studies, or research experiences for credit

All schedule adjustments after this date must be submitted via help ticket to the Registrar’s Office

09/15/2020 Graduation Application Deadline Last day for students to apply for graduation for the current term.
11/11/2020 Deadline To Withdraw From Individual Courses Last day to withdraw from individual courses. You will receive a grade of W.
11/26/2020 Thanksgiving Day No classes
11/27/2020 American Indian Heritage Day No classes
12/08/2020 Last Day Of Classes

Deadline For Complete Term Withdrawals

Last day to withdraw from the semester. All courses will be dropped with grades of W.

Complete term withdrawals must be submitted via help ticket to the Registrar’s Office

12/09/2020 Study Day No classes

The study day is reserved exclusively for students to prepare for final exams.

12/10/2020 – 12/16/2020 Final Exams Final exam schedules
12/16/2020 Graduate Commencement Commencement information