Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

This calendar includes only benchmark dates for the specified term. Additional items will be included when the calendar is fully activated one year in advance of the affected academic year.

DateItem
August 12–16, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 12, MondayFall semester opens
August 13, TuesdayUNCG Annual Kickoff
August 19, MondayConvocation Day
August 20, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 20–26, Tues.–Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 26, MondayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 26, MondayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 26, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
August 27, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December
September 3, TuesdayCensus reporting
September 2, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 1, TuesdayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2020–21 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
October 5, SaturdayFounders Day
October 11, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 11, FridayInstruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 16, WednesdayClasses resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 16–Nov. 19, Wed.–Tues.Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 25, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 28–Nov. 19, Mon.–Tues.Spring and Summer registration for continuing students
November 1, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2020
November 8, FridayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 18, MondayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 26, TuesdayInstruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
December 2, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
December 4, WednesdayLast day of classes
December 5, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. 
December 5, ThursdayDeadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
December 5, ThursdayReading Day
December 1, SundayFinancial aid priority filing period ends for 2020–21 academic year.
Dec. 6 & 7, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 9–12, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
December 12, ThursdayDecember Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 13, 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.