Fall 2019 Semester

August 16, Friday 
End of summer school

August 19, Monday – August 23, Friday 
Registration/Schedule Adjustment

August 20, Tuesday 
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen

August 20, Tuesday – August 25, Sunday 
Week of Welcome for freshmen

August 24, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 26, Monday, 8 a.m.
First day of classes

August 26, Monday – August 30, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

August 30, Friday 
Last day to add a class

August 31, Saturday – September 2, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

September 2, Monday 
Labor Day Holiday- University Closed

September 3, Tuesday
“W” Withdrawal period begins

September 13, Friday 
Application for December graduation due in academic dean’s office

September 27, Friday 
Last Day to Drop 1st 8 Weeks Courses

September 30, Monday 
Final draft of thesis/dissertation delivered to committee chair

October 7, Monday, Noon 
Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due

October 11, Friday
1st 8 weeks courses end

October 14, Monday
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

October 28, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance registration.
(Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 25, Friday 
Last day to drop a full semester individual course

October 28, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for May 2020 graduation

October 28, Monday – December 6, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

November 11, Monday – November 22, Friday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open only to currently enrolled students)

November 12, Tuesday 
Last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses

November 15, Friday
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website for Graduate College review

November 23, Saturday, Noon 
Residence halls close

November 25, Monday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted and readmitted students)

November 25, Monday – November 30, Saturday 
Thanksgiving Break
Classes dismissed

November 28, Thursday – November 29, Friday 
Thanksgiving Holiday
University closed

December 1, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open

December 2, Monday 
Classes resume

December 2, Monday – December 6, Friday 
“Dead week”

December 6, Friday 
Last class day
Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester

December 7, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

December 9, Monday 
Exam day

December 10, Tuesday 
Exam day

December 11, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

December 12, Thursday 
Exam Day

December 13, Friday 
Exam day
Official December Graduation Date

December 14, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Winter Commencement, Big Sandy Superstore Arena

December 15, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

December 16, Monday, Noon 
Final Grades due
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College and all other requirements must be met for degree completion

December 23, 2019, Monday – January 1, 2020, Wednesday 
Winter break, University closed