Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Future Academic Calendars

 Fall 2019Fall 2020Fall 2021Event
 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 19  August 17 August 23  New graduate assistant workshop
 August 20  August 18 August 24  New graduate student orientation
 August 25  August 23 August 29  Fall Semester Open Registration ends at Midnight
 August 26  August 24 August 30
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply
 September 3  August 31 September 7  Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade
 August 30  September 4 September 3  Labor Day weekend begins, classes that begin at 4:15pm or later do not meet
 September 2  September 7 September 6  Labor Day, classes do not meet
 September 3  September 8 September 7  Classes resume after Labor Day
 September 6  September 4 September 10 Incomplete grades from Spring semester due at the Graduate School
 September 8  September 6 tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar
 September 9  September 8 September 13
  • Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
  • Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option
 September 22  September 20 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
 September 29  September 27 tbd  Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% , zero credit therafter - dates maintained by Bursar
 October 7-8  October 5-6 October 11-12  Mid-Semester Break - no classes
 October 9  October 7 October 13  Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break
 October 25  October 23 October 22  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
 October 31  October 29 November 4  Spring Registration begins
 November 1  October 30 November 5  Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W," After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
 November 8  November 6 November 5  Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
 November 27 - December 1  November 25 - 29 November 24 - 28  Thanksgiving Break - no classes
 December 2  November 30 November 29  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 7  December 5 December 11  Fall semester classes end
 December 9 - 14  December 7 -12 December 13 - 18  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 2020Spring 2021Spring 2022Event
 January 12 January 17 January 16  Open registration ends
 January 20 January 18 January 17  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes
 January 13 January 19 January 18
  • Spring Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply
 January 21  January 25  January 24  Late and change registration ends, last day to withdraw without a W grade
 January 24 January 29 January 28  Incomplete grades from Summer due at the Graduate School
 January 21 January 25 January 24  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 26 February 17 March 2  Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available
 February 9 tbd tbd Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
February 10 February 15 February 14 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 16 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 2 - 8 March 8 - 14 March 7 - 13  Spring Break - no classes
 March 9 March 15 March 14  Classes resume after Spring Break
 March 6  March 5  March 4  Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
 March 23 March 29 March 28  Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
 March 26  April 15  March 31  Fall registration begins
 March 27  March 26  March 25  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.)
 April 10  April 2  April 15  Good Friday - all offices closed
 April 9 - 13  April 1 - 5  April 14 - 18  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 24  April 30  April 29
  • 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 27 - May 2  May 5 - 8  May 2 - 7  Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
 May 4 - 8  May 10 - 14  May 9 - 13  Commencement Ceremony at Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus, Schedule and detailed info on the ceremony will be posted late February

 

Summer 2020 Summer 2021Summer 2022Event 
 May 18 May 24 May 23  Summer Session begins
 May 29 June 4 June 3  Incomplete grades from Fall semester due at the Graduate School
 May 25 May 31 May 30  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 3 July 5 July 4  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 17 August 23 August 22  New graduate assistantship workshop
 August 18 August 24 August 23  New graduate student orientation
 August 24 August 30 August 29
  • Fall Semester begins
  • Late registration and registration change period begins; late registration fees apply