Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Key Dates and Deadlines

 

Spring 2017
January 15 Open Registration Ends
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No Classes
January 17
  •  Spring semester 2017 begins
  • Late and change registration begins
  • Late registration fees apply
January 23
  • Late and change registration ends 
  • Last day to withdraw without a mark of  "W"
January 27 Incomplete grades from Summer due at the Graduate School
January 30
  •  Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
  • Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
February 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for August 2017 degree conferral  
February 13
  • Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
  • Summer Registration Begins for all Undergraduate and Graduate students - check LOCUS for  details
February 15 Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
February 20 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
March 1
  •  Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral
  • Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available 
March 6-11 Spring Break
March 14 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
March 27 Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
March 30 Fall registration begins
March 31 Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
April 1
  • Latest approval date for thesis proposal defense ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2017 commencement and graduating in August 2017
  • Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation or thesis for May degree conferral (All other degree requirements MUST be met by this date, unless you are a master's student completing your final classes. In that case, your final degree requirement date is the last date of finals.)
April 13-17 Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are cancelled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held) 
April 28
  • Spring Semester Ends
  • For August degree conferrals: Dissertation defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May  Commencement Ceremony
May 1-6 Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
May 9 Commencement Ceremony at 3:00 pm, Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus

 

 Summer 2017
 May 22  Summer Session begins
 May 26  Incomplete grades from Fall semester due at the Graduate School
 May 29  Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
 June 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral
 July 1  Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
 July 4  Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
 August 1  Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral
 August 15  Last day to file a Late Application to recieve a degree for December degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 August 21  New graduate assistantship workshop
 August 22  New graduate student orientation
 August 28
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply

 

Fall 2017
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December 2016 degree conferral
August 15 
August 21 New graduate assistant workshop
August 22 New graduate student orientation
August 27 Open registration ends at midnight
August 28
  • Fall Semester 2016 begins
  • Begin late and change registration
  • Late registration fees apply
September 1 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled.
September 4 Labor Day: No class
September 5 Classes resume after Labor Day Weekend
September 8 Incomplete grades from Spring 2016 due at the Graduate School
September 10 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 11
  • Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
  • Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option
September 25 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral
October 1 Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund (zero credit hereafter)
October 9-10 Mid-semester Break: No classes
October 11 Classes resume after Mid-semester Break
October 20 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral
November 2 Spring 2017 Registration begins
November 3
  • Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"-- after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
  • Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
November 22-25 Thanksgiving Break: No classes
November 27 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break
December 1
December 9 Fall Semester classes end
December 11-16 Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday) Note: Wednesday is a study day. No daytime exams will be held.
December 15