Northwestern University 2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017 | Winter 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer Session 2018

Fall Quarter 2017

September 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017 Fall Tuition Due
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Registration for Continuing Students for Fall Quarter 2017 ends 11:59 p.m.
Monday, September 11, 2017 New Student Orientation (Wildcat Welcome)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 TGS Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, September 14, 2017 New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 New undergraduate Student Fall Registration
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Fall classes begin 8 a.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration for returning students begins
Monday, September 25, 2017 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall Quarter
Monday, September 25, 2017 Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Monday, September 25, 2017 Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall
Monday, September 25, 2017 No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund.

October

Friday, October 06, 2017 Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall
Monday, October 16, 2017 Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Winter 2018
Friday, October 27, 2017 Last day to drop a class for Fall. (No tuition adjustment after Sept. 25)
Monday, October 30, 2017 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

Friday, November 03, 2017 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Fall
Monday, November 06, 2017 Pre-registration for Winter Quarter begins
Monday, November 13, 2017 Registration for Winter Quarter begins
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Thanksgiving vacation begins 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving day
Monday, November 27, 2017 Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.
Monday, November 27, 2017 WCAS Reading Period Begins

December

Friday, December 01, 2017 Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Fall PhD candidates
Saturday, December 02, 2017 Fall classes end
Sunday, December 03, 2017 WCAS Reading Period Ends
Monday, December 04, 2017 Fall examinations begin
Friday, December 08, 2017 Master's Completion form due for TGS Fall master's candidates
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Fall examinations end
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Winter Break begins
Monday, December 11, 2017 Fall grades due at 3 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 2017 Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Spring 2018
Friday, December 15, 2017 Fall degrees conferred

January 2018

Monday, January 01, 2018 Winter Tuition due
Fall 2017 | Winter 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer Session 2018

Winter Quarter 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018 Winter Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Monday, January 08, 2018 Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.
Monday, January 08, 2018 Winter Recess Ends
Friday, January 12, 2018 Last day to add a class or change a section for Winter
Friday, January 12, 2018 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Winter Quarter
Friday, January 12, 2018 No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund 
Friday, January 12, 2018 Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Monday, January 15, 2018 Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, January 26, 2018 Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Winter

February

Friday, February 09, 2018 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Winter
Monday, February 12, 2018 Spring quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Friday, February 16, 2018 Last day to drop a class for Winter. (No tuition adjustment after Jan 12)
Monday, February 19, 2018 Pre-registration for Spring Quarter begins
Monday, February 26, 2018 Registration for Spring Quarter begins

March

Friday, March 02, 2018 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Friday, March 09, 2018 Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Winter PhD candidates
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 WCAS Reading Period Begins
Friday, March 16, 2018 Master's Completion form due for TGS Winter master's candidates
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Winter Classes End
Sunday, March 18, 2018 WCAS Reading Period Ends
Monday, March 19, 2018 Winter Examinations Begin
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Winter examinations end
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Spring Break Begins
Monday, March 26, 2018 Winter grades due at 3 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2018 Degrees conferred for Winter

April

Sunday, April 01, 2018 Spring Tuition due
Monday, April 02, 2018 Spring Break Ends
Monday, April 02, 2018 Summer quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Fall 2017 | Winter 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer Session 2018

Spring Quarter 2018

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Spring Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 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)
Monday, April 09, 2018 Last day for students in The Graduate School to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring Quarter
Monday, April 09, 2018 Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring
Monday, April 09, 2018 Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment
Monday, April 09, 2018 No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund
Monday, April 09, 2018 Registration for Summer Session 2018 begins
Friday, April 13, 2018 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Spring
Friday, April 20, 2018 Last day for undergraduates to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring

May

Monday, May 07, 2018 Fall quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalism, & Music Graduate Courses, Non-Degree, TGS, and undergraduate Courses
Friday, May 11, 2018 Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after March 30)
Friday, May 11, 2018 Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Spring PhD candidates
Monday, May 14, 2018 Pre-Registration for Fall 2018 begins
Friday, May 18, 2018 Master's Completion form due for TGS Spring master's candidates
Monday, May 21, 2018 Registration for Fall 2018 begins
Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day (no classes)

June

Friday, June 01, 2018 Undergraduate Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m.
Friday, June 01, 2018 Summer Tuition due
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 WCAS Reading Period Begins
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Spring classes end
Sunday, June 10, 2018 WCAS Reading Period Ends
Monday, June 11, 2018 Spring examinations begin
Friday, June 15, 2018 Undergraduate petition to graduate due for Fall 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Spring examinations end
Monday, June 18, 2018 Spring Grades Due at 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Baccalaureate
Friday, June 22, 2018 Commencement
Friday, June 22, 2018 Spring Degrees Conferred
Fall 2017 | Winter 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer Session 2018

Summer Session 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 Summer Classes Begin
Monday, June 25, 2018 Summer Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins

July

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 Independence Day (no classes)
Friday, July 20, 2018 Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Summer

August

Saturday, August 04, 2018 Six-week session ends
Friday, August 10, 2018 Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates
Friday, August 17, 2018 Master's Completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Eight-week session ends

September 2018

Saturday, September 01, 2018 Ten-week session ends
Friday, September 07, 2018 Summer Degrees Conferred
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