Northwestern University 2016-17 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016 | Winter 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

Fall Quarter 2016

September 2016

Thu Sep 1   Fall Tuition Due
Sun Sep 11   Registration for Continuing Students for Fall Quarter 2016 ends 11:59 p.m.
Mon Sep 12   Wildcat Welcome (New Student Orientation)
Wed Sep 14   TGS Graduate Student Orientation
Thu Sep 15   New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.
Thu Sep 15   New undergraduate Student Fall Registration
Tue Sep 20   Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration for returning students begins
Tue Sep 20 Fall Classes begin 8 a.m.
Mon Sep 26 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall Quarter
Mon Sep 26   Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall
Mon Sep 26   Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Mon Sep 26   No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund.
October
Fri Oct 7   Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall
Mon Oct 17   Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Winter 2017
Fri Oct 28   Last day to drop a class for Fall. (No tuition adjustment after Sept. 26)
Mon Oct 31   Winter quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
November
Fri Nov 4 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Fall
Mon Nov 7   Pre-registration for Winter Quarter begins
Mon Nov 14   Registration for Winter Quarter begins
Wed Nov 23 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Wed Nov 23   Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.
Thu Nov 24   Thanksgiving day
Mon Nov 28   Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.
Mon Nov 28   WCAS Reading Period Begins
December
Fri Dec 2 Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Fall PhD candidates
Sat Dec 3   Fall classes end
Sun Dec 4   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon Dec 5   Fall examinations begin
Fri Dec 9 Master's Completion form due for TGS Fall master's candidates
Fri Dec 9   Winter Break begins 6 p.m.
Sat Dec 10   Fall examinations end
Mon Dec 12   Fall grades due at 3 p.m.
Thu Dec 15 Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Spring 2017
Fri Dec 16   Fall degrees conferred
Fall 2016 | Winter 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

Winter Quarter 2017

January
Sun Jan 1   Winter Tuition due
Mon Jan 2   Winter Break Ends
Tue Jan 3   Winter Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Tue Jan 3   Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.
        Winter Classes Begin 8 a.m. - Evanston classes scheduled for Mondays meet on this day (This change applies to all classes on the Evanston campus except those in the Kellogg School of Management and the School of Professional Studies)
Mon Jan 9   Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Winter Quarter
Mon Jan 9   Last day to add a class or change a section for Winter
Mon Jan 9   Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Mon Jan 9   No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund
Mon Jan 16   Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fri Jan 20   Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Winter
February
Fri Feb 3 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Winter
Mon Feb 6 Spring quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Fri Feb 10   Last day to drop a class for Winter. (No tuition adjustment after Jan. 9)
Mon Feb 13   Pre-registration for Spring Quarter begins
Mon Feb 20   Registration for Spring Quarter begins
March
Fri Mar 3 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Fri Mar 3 Dissertation/supporting materials due to TGS for Winter PhD candidates
Wed Mar 8   WCAS Reading Period Begins
Fri Mar 10 Master's Completion form due for TGS Winter master's candidates
Sat Mar 11   Winter classes end
Sun Mar 12   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon Mar 13   Winter exams begin
Fri Mar 17   Spring Break Begins at 6 p.m.
Sat Mar 18   Winter exams end
Mon Mar 20   Winter grades due at 3 p.m.
Fri Mar 24   Degrees conferred for Winter
Fall 2016 | Winter 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

Spring Quarter 2017

Sun Mar 26 Spring Break Ends
Mon Mar 27   Spring Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Mon Mar 27  

Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.

Fri Mar 31 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring Quarter
Fri Mar` 31 Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring
Fri Mar 31 Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Fri Mar 31 No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund
April
Sat Apr 1   Spring Tuition due
Mon Apr 3 Summer quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Mon Apr 10 Registration for Summer Session 2017 begins
Fri Apr 14   Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Spring
Fri Apr 14   Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring
May
Mon May 1 Fall quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Fri May 5   Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Spring PhD candidates
Fri May 5   Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after March 31)
Mon May 8   Pre-Registration for Fall 2017 begins
Fri May 12 Master's Completion form due for TGS Spring master's candidates
Mon May 15   Registration for Fall 2017 begins
Fri May 26 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Mon May 29   Memorial Day (no classes)
Tue May 30   WCAS Reading Period Begins
June
Thu June 1   Summer Tuition due
Sat June 3   Spring classes end
Sun June 4   WCAS Reading Period Ends
Mon June 5   Spring exams begin
Sat June 10   Spring exams end
Mon June 12   Spring Grades Due at 3 p.m.
Thu June 15   Baccalaureate
Thu June 15   Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Fall 2017
Fri June 16   Commencement
Fri June 16   Spring Degrees Conferred
Fall 2016 | Winter 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

Summer Session 2017

Mon June 19   Summer Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Mon June 19   Summer Classes Begin
July
Tue July 4   Independence Day (no classes)
Fri July 14 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Summer
Sun July 30   Six-week Summer session ends
August
Fri Aug 4   Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates
Fri Aug 11   Master's Completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates
Sun Aug 13   Eight-week Summer session ends
Sun Aug 27   Ten-week Summer session ends
September
Fri Sep 1 Degrees conferred for Summer

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