Fall Semester 2018

August 10, Friday 
End of summer school

August 13, Monday — August 17, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Registration/Schedule Adjustment

August 14, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen

August 14, Tuesday — August 19, Sunday
Week of Welcome for freshmen

August 18, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 20, Monday
First day of classes

August 20, Monday — August 24, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

August 24, Friday 
Last day to add a class

August 27, Monday 
“W” Withdrawal period begins

September 1, Saturday — September 3, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

September 3, Monday 
Labor Day Holiday- University Closed

September 14, Friday 
Application for December graduation due in academic dean’s office

September 21, Friday 
Last Day to Drop 1st 8 Weeks Courses

October 1, Monday 
Final draft of thesis/dissertation delivered to committee chair

October 8, Monday, Noon 
Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due

October 10, Wednesday 
1st 8 weeks courses end

October 11, Thursday 
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

October 22, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors
to prepare for advance registration.
(Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 26, Friday
Last day to drop a full semester individual course

October 29, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for May 2019 graduation

October 29, Monday – December 7, Friday
Complete withdrawals only

November 5, Monday – November 16, Friday 
Advance registration for spring semester
(open only to currently enrolled students)

November 13, Tuesday 
Last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses

November 17, Saturday, Noon 
Residence halls close

November 19 – Monday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted and readmitted students)

November 19, Monday – November 24, Saturday 
Thanksgiving Break
Classes dismissed

November 22, Thursday – November 23, Friday 
Thanksgiving Holiday
University closed

November 25, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open

November 26, Monday 
Classes resume

December 3, Monday — December 7, Friday
“Dead week”

December 7, Friday 
Last class day; Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester

December 8, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

December 10, Monday
Exam day

December 11, Tuesday 
Exam day

December 12, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

December 13, Thursday 
Approved Thesis/Dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation form and graduation fee receipt submitted to the Graduate College Office

December 13, Thursday 
Exam Day

December 14, Friday 
Exam day
Official December Graduation Date

December 15, Saturday, TBD 
Winter Commencement, Big Sandy Superstore Arena

December 16, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

December 17, Monday, Noon 
Final Grades due

December 24, Monday – January 2, Wednesday
Winter break, University closed

December 27, Thursday – December 28, Friday
Student Service Offices Open 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar)