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2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS: Academic Calendar


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NOTE: Additional dates and deadlines of importance may also be found on the Academic Calendars & Exam Schedules pages of the University Registrar's web site www.wm.edu/registrar.  Calendar dates are subject to change.

Fall Semester 2015

Aug 1-26 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Graduate Students
Aug 3 Tuition and Fees Due for Fall 2015 (Mon)
Aug 24-25 New Student Orientation (Mon-Tues)
Aug 24-26 Registration for Non-Degree Seeking Students (Mon-Wed)
Aug 26 Classes Begin: 8 a.m. (Wed)
Add/Drop Begins
Sept 4 Last Day to Add/Drop (Fri)
Sept 5 Withdrawal Period Begins (Sat)
Sept 7 Labor Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session (Mon)
Oct 1 Online Filing Deadline for Graduation in May or August 2016 (Thurs)
Oct 10-13 Fall Break (Sat-Tues)
Oct 23 Last Day to Withdraw (Fri)
Oct 26-Nov 1 Advance Spring Registration for Continuing Students
Nov 1-Dec 4 Spring Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break (Wed-Sun)
Dec 4 Classes End: 5 p.m. (Fri)
Last Day to Submit Grades for Spring 2015 Incomplete Coursework (I)
Final Deadline to File for Graduation in May or August 2016
Dec 5-6 Reading Period I (Sat-Sun)
Dec 7-11 Examinations (Mon-Fri)
Dec 11 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for January 2016 Graduation (Fri)
Dec 12-13 Reading Period II (Sat-Sun)
Dec 14-16 Examinations (Mon-Wed)
Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break - Administrative Offices Closed
Jan 4 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m. (Mon)
Jan 15 Winter Degree Conferral Date (Fri; No Ceremony)

Spring Semester 2016

Jan 4-20 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Students
Jan 15 Winter Degree Conferral Date (Fri; No Ceremony)
Jan 18 MLK Holiday - Offices Closed; No Classes in Session (Mon)  
Jan 20 Classes Begin: 8 a.m. (Wed)
Registration for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Add/Drop Begins
Jan 29 Last Day to Add/Drop (Fri)
Jan 30 Withdrawal Period Begins (Sat)
Feb 15 Online Filing Begins for Graduation in January, May or August 2017 (Mon)
Mar 5-13 Spring Break (Sat-Sun)
Mar 18 Last Day to Withdraw (Fri)
Mar 21-25 Advance Summer and Fall Registration for Continuing Students
Mar 26-Jul 29 Summer Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Mar 26-Jul 1 Fall Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Apr 29 Classes End: 5 p.m. (Fri)
Last Day to Submit Grades for Fall 2015 Incomplete Coursework (I)
Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for May 2016 Graduation
Apr 30-May 1 Reading Period I (Sat-Sun)
May 2-6 Examinations (Mon-Fri)
May 7-8 Reading Period II (Sat-Sun)
May 11-13 Examinations (Monday-Wednesday)
May 11 Final Grades Due by 9:00 a.m., Graduate Students - May Graduation Candidates (Wed)
May 13 Final Grades Due by 9:00 a.m., Undergraduate Students - May Graduation Candidates (Fri)
May 14 May Commencement (Sat)
May 18 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m., All Continuing Students (Wed)

Summer Sessions 2016

* Calendar dates are subject to change.

Overall Important Dates
Jul 1 Online Filing Deadline for January 2017 Graduation (Fri)
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session (Mon)
Aug 5 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for August 2016 Graduation (Fri)
Aug 19 Summer Degree Conferral Date (Fri; No Ceremony)
 
Summer Session 1: May 31 - July 1, 2016
Mar 21-May 31 Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 1
May 1-31 Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 1
May 31 Classes Begin, Summer Session 1 (Tues)
May 31-Jun 3 * Add/Drop Period, Summer Session 1
Jun 4-17 * Withdrawal Period. Summer Session 1
Jul 1 Last Day of Classes, Summer Session 1 (Fri)
Jul 8 * Final Grades Due by Noon, Summer Session 1 (Fri)
 
Summer Session 2: July 5 - August 5, 2016
Mar 21-Jul 5 Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 2
Jun 1-Jul 5 Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 2
Jul 5 Classes Begin, Summer Session 2 (Tues)
Jul 5-8 * Add/Drop Period, Summer Session 2
Jul 9-22 * Withdrawal Period, Summer Session 2
Aug 5 Last Day of Classes, Summer Session 2 (Fri)
Aug 12 * Final Grades Due by Noon, Summer Session 2 (Fri)
 
Summer Session 3: May 31 - August 5, 2016
Mar 21-May 31 Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 3
May 1-31 Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 3
May 31 Classes Begin, Summer Session 3 (Tues)
May 31-Jun 10 * Add/Drop Period, Summer Session 3
Jun 11-Jul 1 * Withdrawal Period, Summer Session 3
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session (Mon)
Aug 5 Last Day of Classes, Summer Session 3 (Fri)
Aug 12 * Final Grades Due by Noon, Summer Session 3 (Fri)
   
Summer Session 4: May 15-29, 2016
Mar 14-May 15 Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 4
Mar 21-May 15 Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students, Summer Session 4
May 15 Classes Begin, Summer Session 4 (Sun)
May 15-17 * Add/Drop Period, Summer Session 4
May 18-23 * Withdrawal Period, Summer Session 4
May 29 Last Day of Classes, Summer Session 4 (Sun)
Jun 6 * Final Grades Due by Noon, Summer Session 4 (Mon)