Fall 2026 Semester (15 Weeks)

Residence halls open for freshmen
Registration/schedule adjustment Monday, August 10 – Sunday, August 16
Week of Welcome for freshmen Wednesday, Aug 12 – Friday, Aug 14
Residence halls open for upperclassmen
First day of classes Monday, Aug 17, 2026
Late registration/schedule adjustment Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21
Last day to add a class Friday, August 21
Withdraw (“W”) period begins Monday, August 31
University Computing Services unavailable Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holiday – University closed Monday, September 7
Applications for December graduation due in academic Dean’s office Friday, September 11
Last day to withdraw from 1st 7 weeks courses Friday, September 25
1st 7 weeks courses end Friday, October 2
Midterm grades due Monday, October 5
2nd 7 weeks courses begin Monday, October 5
October break – classes dismissed Thursday Oct 8 – Friday Oct 9
Students should schedule appointments with advisors Monday, October 19
Countdown to Commencement TBD
Recommended date to apply to Spring graduation, after registering for the semester Monday, November 2
Advance registration for spring semester (open only to currently registered students) Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 13
Approved thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the ETD website for final review Friday, November 13
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted students) Monday, November 16
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7 weeks courses Friday, November 20
Last day to withdraw from a full semester individual courses Friday, November 20
Residence halls close
Complete withdrawals only Monday, November 23 – Friday, December 4
Thanksgiving Break – classes dismissed Monday Nov 23 – Friday, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holidy – University closed Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27
Residence halls open
Classes resume Monday, November 30
Pre-Finals Week Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4
Last class day Friday, December 4
Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester Friday, December 4
Exam day for Saturday classes/common finals Saturday, December 5
Exam day Monday, December 7
Exam day Tuesday, December 8
Study day/Exams resume at 3 pm for Wednesday evening classes Wednesday, December 9
Exam day Thursday, December 10
Exam day Friday, December 11
Winter Commencement, Marshall Health Network Arena/Official December graduation date Saturday, Dec 12, 2026
Residence halls close
Final grades due Monday, Dec 14, 2026 at noon
Winter Break – University closed Wednesday, Dec 23 -Friday, Jan 1, 2027
Final graduation lists due to the Office of the Registrar Friday, January 8, 2027