Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

August 2, ThursdayUndergraduate academic suspension appeals deadline
August 6–10, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 6, MondayFall semester opens
August 7, TuesdayState of the Campus Address
August 13, MondayConvocation Day
August 14, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 14–20, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 20, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 20, MondayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 20, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 21, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December
August 27, MondayCensus reporting
September 1–30Undergraduate students declare or change major in September.
September 3, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
September 7, FridayFinal deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December
October 1, SundayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2019–20 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
October 5, FridayFounders Day
October 5, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 5, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 10, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 10–Nov. 13, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 19, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 22–Nov. 13, Mon.–Tues.Spring and Summer registration for continuing students
November 1, ThursdayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2019
November 2, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 12, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 20, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 26, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
November 28, WednesdayLast day of classes
November 29, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. 
November 29, ThursdayDeadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
November 29, ThursdayReading Day
December 1, SaturdayFinancial aid priority filing period ends for 2019–20 academic year.
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 3–6, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 6, ThursdayDecember Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 7, FridayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Approved by the Faculty Senate May 4, 2016. Approved by the Chancellor May 13, 2016. Amended September 8, 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.