Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Future Academic Calendars

Fall 2017Fall 2018 Fall 2019Event
 August 1  August 1  August 1  Last day to apply for December graduation
 August 15  August 15  August 15  Last day to file a Late Application to recieve a degree for December degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 August 21  August 20  tbd  New graduate assistant workshop
 August 22  August 21  tbd  New graduate student orientation
 August 27  August 26    Fall Semester Open Registration ends at Midnight
 August 28  August 27  
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply
 September 5  September 4  September 3  Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade
 September 1  August 31  August 30  Labor Day weekend begins, classes that begin at 4:15pm or later do not meet
 September 4  September 3  September 2  Labor Day, classes do not meet
 September 5  September 4  September 3  Classes resume after Labor Day
 September 8  September 8  tbd Last day for students to submit assignments to change an "I" mark, from the preceding Spring and Summer Terms, to a letter grade. Faculty may set earlier deadlines. 
 September 10  tbd  tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar
 September 11  September 10  
  •  Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
  • Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option
 September 25  tbd  tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar
 October 1  October 1  October 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for the required format check for December degree conferral
 October 1  tbd  tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% , zero credit therafter - dates maintained by Bursar
 October 9-10  October 8-9  tbd  Mid-Semester Break - no classes
 October 11  October 10    Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break
 October 20  October 19  tbd  Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
 November 1  November 1  November 1  Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertations or theses for December degree conferral
 November 2  November 1  tbd  Spring Registration begins
 November 3  November 2  tbd  Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W," After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
 November 3  November 2  tbd  Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
 November 22-25  November 21-24  November 27 - December 1  Thanksgiving Break - no classes
 November 27  November 26  December 2  Classes resume
 December 1  December 1  December 1
  •  Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral
  • Extension of time requests for Spring 2017 due 
 December 9  December 8  tbd  Fall semester classes end
 December 11-16  December 9-14  tbd  Final exams
 December 15  December 15  December 15  Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)

 

Spring 2018Spring 2019Spring 2020Event
 January 14  January 13  tbd  Open registration ends
 January 15  January 21  January 20  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes
 January 16  January 14  January 13
  • Spring Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply
 January 22  January 22  tbd  Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade
 January 26  January 25  tbd  Incomplete grades from Summer due at the Graduate School
 January 30  tbd  tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar
 February 1  February 1  February 1  Last day to file application for degree, for degrees being awarded at the end of the Summer Term
 February 14  March 6  February 26  Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available
 February 13  tbd  tbd
  •  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  February 15  February 15  Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 February 20  tbd  tbd  Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
 March 1  March 1  March 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral
 March 5-10  March 4-9  tbd  Spring Break - no classes
March 12   March 11  tbd  Classes resume after Spring Break
 March 2  March 1  tbd  Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
 March 26  March 25  tbd  Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
 March 29  March 28  tbd  Fall registration begins
 March 30  March 29  tbd  Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
 April 1  April 1  April 1
  •  Latest approval date for thesis proposal defense ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2016 commencement and graduating in August 2016
  • 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.)
 March 30  April 19  April 10  Good Friday - all offices closed
 March 29 - April 2  April 18-22  tbd  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 27  April 26  tbd
  •  Spring Semester Ends
  • For August degree conferrals: Dissertation defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May  Commencement Ceremony
 April 30 - May 5  April 29 - May 4  tbd  Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
 tbd  tbd  tbd  Commencement Ceremony at Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus, Schedule and detailed info on the ceremony will be posted late February

 

 Summer 2018Summer 2019 Summer 2020 Event 
 May 21  May 20  tbd  Summer Session begins
 May 25  May 24  tbd  Incomplete grades from Fall semester due at the Graduate School
 May 28  May 27  May 25  Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
 June 1  June 1  June 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral
 July 1  July 1  July 1  Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
 July 4  July 4  July 3  Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
 August 1  August 1  August 1  Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral
 August 15  August 15  August 15  Last day to file a Late Application to recieve a degree for December degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
 August 20  August 19  tbd  New graduate assistantship workshop
 August 21  August 20  tbd  New graduate student orientation
 August 27  August 26  tbd
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply