Graduate Academic Calendar

The calendar below supplements the university’s Three-Year Academic Calendar, which is created primarily for undergraduate use.

 

2021 Fall Term

 

Date Event
August 24 Graduate Orientation
August 31 Fall term classes begin
September 6 Labor Day Holiday (University closed)
September 14 Course Selection period, drop/add course deadline– last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
September 20 Master’s December graduation application period opens
October 14-17 Fall term break (Thursday through Sunday)
November 1-14 Advanced Registration for Spring 2022 (on-campus programs only)
November 15 Master’s December Graduation Application closes
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Recess (University closed)
December 9 Last day to withdraw from a course for Fall term
December 10 Fall term classes end
December 11-14 Reading Days
December 13 May Master’s graduation application opens
December 15-22 Final Examinations
December 22 Fall term ends
Dec. 24- Jan. 1 University closed for Winter Break

2022 Spring Term

Date Event
January 12 Spring term classes begin (Monday classes)
January 17 Martin Luther King Day (Observed; University closed)
January 25 Course Selection period/course drop add deadline – last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
January 31 May Master’s graduation application closes
March 5-13 Spring Break
March 21-April 3 Advance registration begins for Summer/Fall Sessions (on-campus programs only)
April 26 Last day to withdraw from a course for Spring term
April 27 Last day of class
April 28-May 1 Reading Days
May 2-10 Final Examinations
May 10 Spring term ends
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2021 Summer Sessions

Date Event
May 10 Online Learning (CITO Master’s) classes begin
May 24 11-week evening session classes begin
May 24 First Summer Session (SSI) classes begin
May 31 Memorial Day observed
June 1 August graduation application period opens
June 1* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSI) and CITO (online learning)
June 8* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (11 week session)
June 23 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSI)
June 30 First Session (SSI) classes end
July 1 Second Session (SSII) classes begin
July 5 Independence Day observed (no classes)
July 6 August graduation application period closes
July 8* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSII)
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a course (11 week session)
July 30 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSII)
August 11 Last day to withdraw from a course CITO (online learning)
August 6 Second Session (SSII) classes end
August 6 Summer Session (11 week session) classes end
August 15 CITO (online learning) classes end

Please note Engineering does not participate in the 50% drop financial obligation or change grade status in Summer sessions listed on the LPS Summer calendar. The dates with the asterisks above are the final dates to drop a course with 100% tuition refund; no exceptions. If you have questions, please talk to Graduate RAS advisors.

 

Students enrolled in Online Learning should consult their calendar specifically:Online Learning Calendar.