Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

August 4, FridayUndergraduate academic suspension appeals deadline
August 7–11, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 7, MondayFall semester opens
August 8, TuesdayState of the Campus Address
August 14, MondayConvocation Day
August 15, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 15–21, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 21, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 21, MondayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 21, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 22, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December 2017
August 28, MondayCensus reporting
September 1–30Undergraduate students declare or change major in September.
September 4, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
September 8, FridayFinal deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December 2017
October 1, SundayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2018-19 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
October 5, ThursdayFounders Day
October 6, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 9, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 11, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 11–Nov. 14, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 20, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 23–Nov. 14, Mon.–Tues.Spring and Summer 2018 registration for continuing students
November 1, WednesdayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2018
November 3, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 13, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 21, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 27, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
November 29, WednesdayLast day of classes
November 30, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. 
November 30, ThursdayDeadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
November 30, ThursdayReading Day
December 1, FridayFinancial aid priority filing period ends for 2018—19 academic year.
Dec. 1 & 2, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 4–7, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 7, ThursdayDecember Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 8, FridayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum
Approved by the Faculty Senate May 6, 2015. Approved by the Chancellor June 10, 2015. Amended May 13, 2016. Amended December 12, 2016.
Days of the Week Meeting Distribution for Fall
The one-day shortage of Mondays in the fall is made up with the one-day overage of Wednesdays (for MW or MWF meeting patterns). If a class meets only on Monday (three-hour class), then it is the instructor’s responsibility to make up the 150 minute deficit via an online or other instructional method outside of the classroom.