Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

January 2–5, Tues.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 2, TuesdayUndergraduate academic appeals deadline
January 8, MondayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 8–12, Mon.–Fri.Late registration and schedule adjustment
January 12, FridayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
January 12, FridayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
January 12, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
January 15, MondayDr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 16, TuesdayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in May 2018
January 22, MondayCensus reporting
January 26, FridayFinal deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in May 2018
February 1–28Undergraduate Students declare or change major in February.
February 15, ThursdayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Spring 2019
March 2, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
March 3, SaturdayInstruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m.
March 12, MondayClasses resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
Mar. 12–Apr. 18, Mon.–Wed.Fall 2018 advising for continuing students, by appointment
March 14, WednesdayFinal date for May doctoral candidates' oral examinations
March 21, WednesdayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
Mar. 26–Apr. 18, Mon.–Wed.Fall 2018 registration for continuing students
March 30, FridaySpring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
April 3, TuesdayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
April 6, FridayStudent Excellence Day
April 25, WednesdayLast day of classes.
April 26, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of May candidates for graduate degrees. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
April 26, ThursdayReading Day
April 27 & 28, Apr. 30–May 3, Fri & Sat., Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
May 3, ThursdayMay Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 4, FridayMay 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 Spring
The one-day shortage of Fridays in the spring is made up with the one-day overage of Wednesdays. If a class meets only on Friday (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.