Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Academic Calendar (Graduate)

To view a list of important undergraduate dates by semester, go to Academic Calendars & Schedules.

Fall Semester
2019 2018    
August 1 (Thursday) August 1 Wednesday - Last day to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral
- Last day to submit applications for comprehensives for Fall
tba tba Wednesday New graduate student Fall Convocation - 2018 RSVP
August 25 (midnight) August 26
(midnight)
Sunday Open registration ends
August 26 August 27 Monday - Fall semester begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
August 30 August 31
Friday Labor Day weekend begins
Classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. are canceled
September 2 September 3
Monday Labor Day; Offices closed
September 3 September 4
Tuesday - Late and change registration ends
- Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
September 8 September 9
Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 9 September 10
Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
September 22 September 23 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
September 29 September 30
Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
October 1
(Tuesday)
October 1
Monday - LAST DAY to submit application for next academic year TLLSC internship (Forms: Teacher Preparation)
- LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for format check for December graduation.
October 7-8 October 8-9
Mon & Tues Fall Break: No classes
November 1 (Friday) November 1 Thursday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for December  graduation
October 31 November 1
Thursday  Registration for Spring semester begins at 1:00 p.m.
November 1 November 2
Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" 
Nov. 27 - Dec 1 November 21-25 Wed - Sun Thanksgiving Break; No classes
Offices closed Thursday and Friday
December 1 (Sunday) December 1  Saturday - LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for May degree conferral. (Graduation applications for August degree conferral will be February 1.)
- LAST DAY to submit applications for comprehensives for Spring. 2019 (proctored exams for Master's - Feb. 16)
December 7 December 8
Saturday Fall semester classes end
December 9-14 December 10-15 Mon-Sat Final examinations
Spring Semester
2020 2019    
January 12 January 13 Sunday Open registration ends at midnight
January 13 January 14 Monday - Spring semester begins
- Late and change registration begins
- Late registration fees apply
January 20 January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; No classes
January 21 January 22 Tuesday Late and change registration ends
Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade
January 26 January 27 Sunday Last day to drop classe(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
January 27 January 28 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
February 1 (Saturday) February 1 Friday LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for August degree conferral.
February 9 February 10 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
February 10 February 11 Monday Summer registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
February 15 February 16 Saturday Master's proctored comprehensive exams
February 16 February 17
Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%
(zero credit hereafter)
March 1 (Sunday) March 1 Friday

LAST DAY to submit Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation for format check for May graduation.

March 2-7 March 4-9
Mon-Sat Spring Break: No classes
February 26 March 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday: Special services available
March 9 March 11 Monday Classes resume after Spring Break
March 23 March 25 Monday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF"
April 1 (Wednesday) April 1 Monday  LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation for May graduation
March 26 April 4
Thursday Registration for Fall semester begins at 1:00 p.m.
April 9-13 April 18-22
Thurs-Mon Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (after 4:00 p.m.) through Monday afternoon (prior to 4:00 p.m.).

Offices closed Good Friday
April 24 April 26 Friday Spring semester classes end
April 27-May 2 April 29-May 4 Mon- Sat Final examinations
May 1 (Friday) May 1 Wednesday LAST DAY to submit dissertation for format check for August degree conferral.
May 5-9 May 7-11
Tues-Sat Commencement Ceremony at the Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus  (detailed info on the ceremony will be posted early March);
Ph.D. & M.A. degrees are conferred at the Graduate School's ceremony.
Summer Semesters
2019 2018    
May 13 May 21 Monday Classes for Summer A semester begin
May 14 May 22
Tuesday

- Last day to drop class(es) with without a "W" grade for Summer A
- Last day to drop class(es)with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer A

TBD May 27 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer A
May 27 May 28 Monday Memorial Day observed; Offices closed
May 31 June 1 Friday Make up day for Memorial Day
June 1 (Saturday) June 1 Friday LAST DAY to submit final approved PDF of Ed.D. dissertation for August 2018 degree conferral
TBD June 3
Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer A
(zero credit hereafter)
June 14 June 22 Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer A
June 21 June 29
Friday Summer A semester ends
July 1 July 2 Monday Classes for Summer B semester begin
July 2
TBD
July 3 Tuesday - Last day to drop classe(es) without a 'W' grade
- Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% for Summer B
July 4 (Thursday) July 4 Wednesday Independence Day observed; Offices closed
July 5 July 6
Friday Make up day for Independence Day
TBD July 8
Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 67% for Summer B
TBD July 15
Sunday LAST DAY to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 33% for Summer B
(zero credit hereafter)
August 1 (Thursday) August 1 Wednesday LAST DAY to submit graduation applications for December degree conferral.
August 2 August 3
Friday LAST DAY to withdraw without a penalty grade of "WF" for Summer B
August 9 August 10 Friday Summer B semester ends
August 26 August 27 Monday Classes for Fall semester begins