Fall 2016 Academic Calendar

August 12, FridayUndergraduate academic suspension appeals deadline
August 15–19, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 15, MondayFall semester opens
August 17, Wednesday State of the Campus Address
August 22, Monday Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 22–26, Mon.–Fri.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 26, Friday Last day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 26, Friday Financial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 26, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 29, Monday Deadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December 2016
September 1–30 Undergraduate students declare or change major in September.
September 5, Monday Labor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
September 9, Friday Final deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December 2016
October 5, WednesdayFounders Day
October 7, FridayInstallation of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr.
October 14, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 14, Friday Instruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 19, Wednesday Classes resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 19–Nov. 22, Wed.–Tues. Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 28, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 31–Nov. 22, Mon.–Tues.Spring and Summer 2017 registration for continuing students
November 4, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2017
November 11, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 21, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 22, Tuesday Instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 28, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
December 5, MondayLast day of classes
December 6, TuesdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates.

Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
December 6, Tuesday Reading Day
December 7–10, 12–14, Wed.–Sat., Mon.–Wed.Final examinations
December 15–16, Thurs.–Fri.Final exam makeup days
December 15, ThursdayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum
Approved by the Faculty Senate May 6, 2015. Approved by the Chancellor June 10, 2015.