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2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016 - 2017 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 2016

Aug 1-23 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Graduate Students
Aug 1 Tuition and Fees Due for Fall 2016
Aug 15-24 Registration for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Aug 22-23 New Student Orientation
Aug 24 Classes Begin: 8 a.m.
Add/Drop Begins
Sept 2 Last Day to Add/Drop
Sept 3 Withdrawal Period Begins
Sept 5 Labor Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Oct 1 Online Filing Deadline for Graduation in May or August 2017
Oct 8-11 Fall Break
Oct 21 Last Day to Withdraw
Oct 24-30 Advance Spring Registration for Continuing Students
Oct 31-Dec 2 Spring Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2 Classes End: 5 p.m.
Last Day to Submit Grades for Spring 2016 Incomplete Coursework (I)
Final Deadline to File for Graduation in May or August 2017
Dec 3-4 Reading Period I
Dec 5-9 Examinations
Dec 10-11 Reading Period II
Dec 12-14 Examinations
Dec 16 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for January 2017 Graduation
Jan 2 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m.
Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break - Administrative Offices Closed
Jan 13 Winter Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)

Spring Semester 2017

Jan 3-18 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Students
Jan 9-18 Registration for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Jan 13 Winter Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)
Jan 16 MLK Holiday - Offices Closed; No Classes in Session  
Jan 18 Classes Begin: 8 a.m.
Add/Drop Begins
Jan 27 Last Day to Add/Drop
Jan 28 Withdrawal Period Begins
Feb 15 Online Filing Begins for Graduation in January, May or August 2018
Mar 4-12 Spring Break
Mar 17 Last Day to Withdraw
Mar 20-24 Advance Summer and Fall Registration for Continuing Students
Mar 25-Apr 28 Summer Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Mar 25-Jul 1 Fall Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Apr 28 Classes End: 5 p.m.
Last Day to Submit Grades for Fall 2016 Incomplete Coursework (I)
Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for May 2017 Graduation
Apr 29-30 Reading Period I
May 1-5 Examinations
May 6-7 Reading Period II
May 8-10 Examinations
May 10 Final Grades Due by 9:00 a.m., Graduate Students - May Graduation Candidates
May 12 Final Grades Due by 9:00 a.m., Undergraduate Students - May Graduation Candidates
May 13 May Commencement Exercises
May 17 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m., All Continuing Students

Summer Sessions 2017

* Academic calendar pending confirmation from University Registrar's Office; dates are subject to change.

Overall Important Dates
Jul 1 Online Filing Deadline for January 2018 Graduation
Fall 2017 Registration Deadline for Continuing Degree-Seeking Students
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Aug 11 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for August 2017 Graduation
Aug 25 Summer Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)
 
Summer Session 1: May 30 - June 30, 2017
Mar 20-May 30 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
May 1-30 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
May 30 * Classes Begin
May 30-Jun 2 * Add/Drop Period
Jun 3-16 * Withdrawal Period
Jun 30 * Last Day of Classes
Jul 7 * Final Grades Due by Noon
 
Summer Session 2: July 3 - August 4, 2017
Mar 20-Jul 3 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
Jun 1-Jul 3 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Jul 3 * Classes Begin
Jul 3-7 * Add/Drop Period
Jul 8-21 * Withdrawal Period
Aug 4 Last Day of Classes
Aug 11 * Final Grades Due by Noon
 
Summer Session 3: May 30 - August 4, 2017
Mar 20-May 30 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
May 1-30 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
May 30 * Classes Begin
May 30-Jun 9 * Add/Drop Period
Jun 10-30 * Withdrawal Period
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Aug 4 * Last Day of Classes
Aug 11 * Final Grades Due by Noon
   
Non-Standard: April 28 - August 25, 2017
* MSCI field courses and short courses generally fall within this session.
** See SMS Registrar for course specific details. After April 28th, registration and add/drop/withdraw must be done manually through SMS Registrar's Office.
Mar 20 - Apr 28 ** Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students (via Banner Self-Service)
Apr 1-28 ** Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Varies per course ** Classes Begin
Varies per course ** Add/Drop Period
Varies per course ** Withdrawal Period
Varies per course ** Last Day of Classes
One Week After Class End Date ** Final Grades Due by Noon