Northwestern University 2013-14 Academic Calendar

Fall 2013 | Winter 2014 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

Fall Quarter 2013

September 2013

Tue Sep 1   Fall Tuition Due
Fri Sep 13   Registration for Continuing Students for Fall Quarter 2013 ends 5 p.m.
Mon Sep 16   Wildcat Welcome (New Student Orientation)
Thu Sep 19 New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins
Fri Sep 20   New Undergraduate Student Fall Registration
Tue Sep 24   Fall Classes begin 8 a.m.
Tue Sep 24   Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration for returning students begins
Mon Sep 30   Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall
Mon Sep 30   No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund.
Mon Sep 30   Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
October
Fri Oct 11   Last day for undergrads to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall
November
Fri Nov 1   Last day to withdraw for Fall 
Fri Nov 1   Last day to drop a class for Fall. (No tuition adjustment after Sept. 30)
Fri Nov 8 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Fall
Mon Nov 11   Pre-registration for Winter Quarter begins
Mon Nov 18   Registration for Winter Quarter begins
Wed Nov 27   Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.
Thu Nov 28   Thanksgiving day
December
Mon Dec 2   Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.
Mon Dec 2   WCAS Reading Period Begins
Mon Dec 2   Last day to file ugrad financial aid applications for Winter Quarter
Fri Dec 6 Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Fall PhD candidates
Sat Dec 7   Last day of Fall classes
Sun Dec 8   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon Dec 9   Fall examinations begin
Fri Dec 13 Master's Completion form due for TGS Fall master's candidates
Fri Dec 13   Fall examinations end
Fri Dec 13   Winter Break begins 6 p.m.
Mon Dec 16   Fall grades due at 3 p.m.
Mon Dec 30   Fall degrees conferred
Fall 2013 | Winter 2014 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

Winter Quarter 2014

January
Wed Jan 1   Winter Tuition due
Sun Jan 5   Winter Break Ends
Mon Jan 6   Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.
Mon Jan 6   Winter Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Tue Jan 14   No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund - Extended from 1/10/2014
Tue Jan 14   Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment - Extended from 1/10/2014
Tue Jan 14 Last day to add a class or change a section for Winter - Extended from 1/10/2014
Mon Jan 20   Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fri Jan 24   Last day for undergrads to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Winter
February
Fri Feb 7 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Winter
Fri Feb 14   Last day to withdraw for Winter
Fri Feb 14   Last day to drop a class for Winter. (No tuition adjustment after Jan. 14)
Mon Feb 17   Pre-registration for Spring Quarter begins
Mon Feb 24   Registration for Spring Quarter begins
Fri Feb 28 Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Winter PhD candidates
March
Mon Mar 3   Last day to file ugrad financial aid applications for Spring Quarter
Fri Mar 7 Master's Completion form due for TGS Winter master's candidates
Tue Mar 11   WCAS Reading Period Begins
Sat Mar 15   Winter classes end
Sun Mar 16   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon Mar 17   Winter exams begin
Fri Mar 21   Winter exams end
Fri Mar 21   Spring Break Begins at 6 p.m.
Mon Mar 24   Winter grades due at 3 p.m.
Sun Mar 30   Spring Break Ends
Fall 2013 | Winter 2014 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

Spring Quarter 2014

Mon Mar 31   Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.
Mon Mar 31   Spring Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Mon Mar 31 Winter degrees conferred
April
Tue Apr 1   Spring Tuition due
Fri Apr 4   Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring
Fri Apr 4   No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund
Fri Apr 4   Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Fri Apr 4 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring Quarter
Mon Apr 7   Registration for Summer begins
Fri Apr 18 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Spring
Fri Apr 18   Last day for undergrads to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring
May
Thu May 1   Last day to file ugrad Financial Aid applications for 2014-15
Fri May 9 Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Spring PhD candidates
Fri May 9   Last day to withdraw for Spring
Fri May 9   Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 4)
Mon May 12   Pre-Registration for Fall 2014 begins
Fri May 16   Master's Completion form due for TGS Spring master's candidates
Mon May 19   Registration for Fall 2014 begins
Mon May 26   Memorial Day (no classes)
June
Mon June 2   Summer Tuition due
Tue June 3   WCAS Reading Period Begins
Sat June 7   Spring classes end
Sun June 8   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon June 9   Spring exams begin
Fri June 13   Spring exams end
Mon June 16   Spring Grades Due at 3 p.m.
Thu June 19   Baccalaureate
Fri June 20   Commencement
Fri June 20   Spring Degrees Conferred
Fall 2013 | Winter 2014 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

Summer Session 2014

Mon June 23   Summer Classes Begin
Mon June 23   Summer Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
July
Fri July 4   Independence Day (no classes)
Mon July 7   Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Summer
August
Fri Aug 1   Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates
Sat Aug 2   Six-week Summer session ends
Fri Aug 8   Master's Completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates
Sat Aug 16   Eight-week Summer session ends
Sat Aug 30   Ten-week Summer session ends
September 2014
Fri Sep 5   Summer degrees conferred

*This document version is preliminary & subject to change