Fall 2024 Academic Calendar

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, TuesdayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline
August 20-26, Tues.-Mon.Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 26, MondayHours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 26, MondayDrop/Add period ends; last day to change course(s) or course section(s) for the Standard Term.
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 2, MondayLabor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
September 3, TuesdayCensus reporting; no additional schedule adjustment for the Standard Term.
September 27, FridayMid-term grades due; grading window opens September 16.
October 1, SundayOpening day for the financial aid priority filing period for the 2025-26 academic year; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) available.
To Be AnnouncedDeadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December
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. 22 - Nov. 17, Tues. - Sun.Spring semester advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 25, FridayFinal date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 31 - Nov. 17, Thurs. - Sun.Spring semester registration for continuing students
November 1, WednesdayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2025
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
Dec. 6 & 7, Fri. & Sat.; Dec. 9-12, Mon.-Thurs.Final examinations
December 12, ThursdayDecember Graduate School Graduation Ceremony
December 13, FridayDecember Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum
December 14, SaturdayDeadline for submission of final grades for the Standard Term.

Approved by the Faculty Senate March 14, 2023.

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.