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Spring Semester 2018

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January 2, 2018, Tuesday
University reopens

January 2, Tuesday – January 5, Friday
Registration/Schedule adjustments

January 7, Sunday, 9 a.m.
Residence halls open

January 8, Monday, 8 a.m.
First Day of Classes

January 8, Monday – January 12, Friday
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

January 12, Friday
Last day to add a class

January 15, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – University closed

January 16, Tuesday
“W” Withdrawal period begins

February 2, Friday
Applications for May graduation due in dean’s office

February 9, Friday
Last day to drop 1st eight weeks courses

February 19, Monday
Final draft of thesis/dissertation delivered to committee chair

February 26, Monday, Noon
Freshmen/Sophomore mid-term grades due

February 28, Wednesday
1st 8 weeks courses end

March 1, Thursday
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

March 12, Monday
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance 
registration for summer and fall. (Required for students with mandatory advising holds.)

March 16, Friday
Last day to drop an individual course

March 17, Saturday, Noon
Residence halls close

March 19, Monday – March 24, Saturday
Spring Break
Classes dismissed

March 26, Monday
Classes resume

March 26, Monday
Recommended date to apply for December 2018 graduation

March 26, Monday – March 30, Saturday
Advance registration for summer sessions (open only to currently enrolled students)

April 2, Monday
Advance registration for summer sessions begin (open to admitted/readmitted students)

April 9, Monday – April 20, Friday
Advance registration for fall semester (open only to currently enrolled students)

April 10, Tuesday
Last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses

April 23, Monday
Advance registration for fall semester begins (open to admitted/readmitted students except first-time fall undergraduates)

April 23, Monday – April 27, Friday
“Dead Week”

April 27, Friday
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from spring semester

April 28, Saturday
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

April 30, Monday
Exam Day

May 1, Tuesday
Exam Day

May 2, Wednesday
Study Day
Exams resume at 3 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

May 3, Thursday
Exam Day

May 3, 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

May 4, Friday
Exam Day

May 5, Saturday, TBD at Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Official May Graduation Date

May 6, Sunday, Noon
Residence halls close

May 7, Monday – August 12, Friday
Summer School Sessions

May 8, Tuesday, Noon
Final Grades due

May 26, Saturday – May 28, Monday
University Computer Services Unavailable

May 28, Monday
Memorial Day Holiday
University closed

July 4, Wednesday
Independence Day Holiday
University closed