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2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS Academic Calendar




NOTE: Additional dates and deadlines of importance, including registration dates, may also be found on the Exams & Academic Calendars webpage of the University Registrar, www.wm.edu/registrar. Calendar dates are subject to change.

Fall Semester 2022

Aug 29-30 New student orientation
Aug 31 First day of classes
Aug 31 Opening Convocation at W&M
Aug 31 - Sept 12 Add/drop period
Sept 5 Labor Day Holiday (offices closed; no classes)
Sept 13 - Oct 31 Course withdrawal period
Oct 13-16 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov 8 Election Day (offices closed; no classes)
Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving break (offices closed; no classes)
Dec 9 Last day of classes
Dec 10-11 & 17-18 Reading periods
Dec 12-16 & 19-20 Final exams
Jan 3 Final grades due at 9 a.m.
Jan 20 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

Spring Semester 2023

Jan 25 First day of classes
Jan 25 - Feb 3 Add/drop period
Feb 4 - Mar 27 Course withdrawal period
Mar 11-19 Spring break (no classes)
May 5 Last day of classes
May 6-7 & 13-14 Reading periods
May 8-12 & 15-16 Final exams
May 16 Final grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating graduate students
May 18 Final grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating undergraduate students
May 20 Commencement & VIMS Diploma Ceremony
May 23 Final grades due at 9 a.m. for all continuing students

Summer Sessions 2023

Important Dates & Holidays
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday (offices closed; no classes)
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday (offices closes; classes may be in session)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (offices closed; classes may be in session)
Aug 25 Summer degree conferral (no ceremony)
 
Summer Session 1:
May 30 First day of classes
May 30 - June 2 Add/drop period
June 3-16 Course withdrawal period
June 30 Last day of classes
July 7 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
 
Summer Session 2:
July 3 First day of classes
July 3-6 Add/drop period
July 7-21 Course withdrawal period
Aug 4 Last day of classes
Aug 11 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
 
Summer Session 3:
May 30 First day of classes
May 30 - June 8 Add/drop period
June 9 - July 7 Course withdrawal period
Aug 4 Last day of classes
Aug 11 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
   
Non-Standard: 
MSCI field courses and short courses generally fall within this session. See SMS Registrar for course specific details. After the last day of Spring classes, registration and add/drop/withdraw must be done manually through SMS Registrar’s Office.
Varies per course First day of classes
Varies per course Add/drop period
Varies per course Course withdrawal period
Varies per course Last day of classes
One week after class end date Final grades due at 12 p.m.