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.

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar

December 20, 2018, ThursdayUndergraduate academic appeals deadline
January 7–11, 2019, Mon.–Fri.Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 14, MondayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 14–18, Mon.–Fri.Late registration and schedule adjustment
January 18, FridayFinancial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
January 18, FridayLast day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
January 18, FridayLast day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect after this date.
January 21, MondayDr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Offices closed.
January 21, MondayDeadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
January 28, MondayCensus reporting
February 1–28Undergraduate Students declare or change major in February.
February 15, FridayDeadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Spring 2020
March 2, SaturdayInstruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m.
March 11, MondayClasses resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
March 11, MondayLast day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
March 18–Apr. 24, Mon.–Wed.Fall advising for continuing students, by appointment
March 13, WednesdayFinal date for May doctoral candidates' oral examinations
March 20, WednesdayDeadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
Apr. 1–Apr. 24, Mon.–Wed.Fall registration for continuing students
April 2, TuesdayDeadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
April 5, FridayStudent Excellence Day
April 19, FridaySpring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
May 1, WednesdayLast day of classes
May 2, ThursdayFinal date for complete clearance of May candidates for graduate degrees. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
May 2, ThursdayReading Day
May 3 & 4, Fri. & Sat.; May 6–9, Mon.–Thurs.Final examinations
May 9, ThursdayMay Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 10, FridayMay 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 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.