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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 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 2017

Aug 1-29 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Graduate Students
Aug 1 Tuition and Fees Due for Fall 2017
Aug 14-29 Registration for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Aug 28-29 New Student Orientation
Aug 30 Classes Begin: 8 a.m.
Add/Drop Begins
Sept 4 Labor Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Sept 8 Last Day to Add/Drop
Sept 9 Withdrawal Period Begins
Oct 1 Online Filing Deadline for Graduation in May or August 2018
Oct 14-17 Fall Break
Oct 23-27 Advance Spring Registration for Continuing Students
Oct 27 Last Day to Withdraw
Oct 28 - Dec 8 Spring Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 8 Classes End: 5 p.m.
Last Day to Submit Grades for Spring 2017 Incomplete (I) Coursework
Final Deadline to File for Graduation in May or August 2018
Dec 9-10 Reading Period I
Dec 11-15 Examinations
Dec 15 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for January 2018 Graduation
Dec 16-17 Reading Period II
Dec 18-20 Examinations
Jan 1 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m.
Jan 12 Winter Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)

Spring Semester 2018

Jan 2-16 Registration for New Degree-Seeking Students
Jan 8-16 Registration for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Jan 12 Winter Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)
Jan 15 MLK Holiday - Offices Closed; No Classes in Session  
Jan 17 Classes Begin: 8 a.m.
Add/Drop Begins
Jan 26 Last Day to Add/Drop
Jan 27 Withdrawal Period Begins
Feb 15 Online Filing Begins for Graduation in January, May or August 2019
Mar 3-11 Spring Break
Mar 16 Last Day to Withdraw
Mar 19-23 Advance Summer and Fall Registration for Continuing Students
Mar 24 - Apr 27 Summer Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Mar 24 - Jul 1 Fall Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
Apr 27 Classes End: 5 p.m.
Last Day to Submit Grades for Fall 2017 Incomplete (I) Coursework
Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for May 2018 Graduation
Apr 28-29 Reading Period I
Apr 30 - May 4 Examinations
May 5-6 Reading Period II
May 7-9 Examinations
May 9 Final Grades Due by 12 p.m., Graduate Students - May Graduation Candidates
May 11 Final Grades Due by 9:00 a.m., Undergraduate Students - May Graduation Candidates
May 12 May Commencement Exercises
May 16 Final Grades Due by 9 a.m., All Continuing Students

Summer Sessions 2018

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

Overall Important Dates
Jul 1 Online Filing Deadline for January 2019 Graduation
Fall 2018 Registration Deadline for Continuing Degree-Seeking Students
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Aug 10 Last Day to Submit Theses and Dissertations for August 2018 Graduation
Aug 24 Summer Degree Conferral Date (No Ceremony)
 
Summer Session 1: May 29 - June 29, 2018 *
Mar 19 - May 29 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
May 1-29 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
May 29 * Classes Begin
May 29 - Jun 1 * Add/Drop Period
Jun 2-15 * Withdrawal Period
Jun 29 * Last Day of Classes
Jul 6 * Final Grades Due by Noon
 
Summer Session 2: July 2 - August 3, 2018 *
Mar 19 - Jul 2 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
Jun 1 - Jul 2 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Jul 2 * Classes Begin
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed, Classes in Session
Jul 2-6 * Add/Drop Period
Jul 7-20 * Withdrawal Period
Aug 3 Last Day of Classes
Aug 10 * Final Grades Due by Noon
 
Summer Session 3: May 29 - August 3, 2018 *
Mar 19 - May 29 * Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students
May 1-29 * Registration Period for Non-Degree-Seeking Students
May 29 * Classes Begin
May 29 - Jun 8 * Add/Drop Period
Jun 9-29 * Withdrawal Period
Jul 4 Independence Day - Offices Closed; Classes in Session
Aug 3 * Last Day of Classes
Aug 10 * Final Grades Due by Noon
   
Non-Standard: April 20 - August 24, 2018 *
* MSCI field courses and short courses generally fall within this session.
** See SMS Registrar for course specific details. After April 20th, registration and add/drop/withdraw must be done manually through SMS Registrar's Office.
Mar 19 - Apr 20 ** Registration Period for Degree-Seeking Students (via Banner Self-Service)
Apr 1-20 ** 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