Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Calendar

Date Day of the Week Event
August 2018
22 Wed. Fall Convocation
23-26 Thur.-Sun. Welcome Days
24 Fri. Earliest date for Buffalo Center classes begin
27 Mon. Classes begin (undergraduate and full-semester graduate)
September 2018
3 Mon. Final day for any schedule changes with no academic penalties and for late registration (undergraduate and full-semester graduate)
17 Mon. Final day for students to sign up for P/F option (undergraduate and graduate)
22 Fri. Honors project proposals due to Honors Director
21-23 Fri.-Sun. Family Weekend
28 Fri. Francis Week begins
October 2018
3 Wed. Final day for undergraduate & graduate students to apply for December 2018 degree
4 Thurs. St. Francis Feast Day
5 Fri. Final day for graduate student registration for the Foreign Language Examination
6-9 Sat.-Tues. Midterm Break
8 Mon. University offices closed
15 Mon. Undergraduate midterm grades due by 10:00 AM in RecordsOffice
19 Fri. Foreign Language Examination (graduate students)
23 Tues. Final day to present completed graduate thesis to program director for December degree candidates
23 Tues. Final day to register for graduate Comprehensive Examination
November 2018
1 Thur. Last day to withdraw from a full-semester class with a W grade
2 Fri. Course Registration for Spring 2019 begins
9 Fri. Final day to submit graduate thesis outline & title for May 2019 graduation
13 Tues. Final day for completed and corrected graduate thesis to be filed with the graduate dean for December graduation
16 Fri. Last day to finish I grades from the Spring and Summer 2018 sessions (undergraduate and graduate)
21-25 Wed.-Sun. Thanksgiving Recess. No classes. University offices closed.
December 2018
7 Fri. Last day of classes
8 Sat. Reading Day
9 Sun. Non-Examination Day
10-14 Mon.-Fri. Graduate Final Examinations
10 Mon. Undergraduate Final Examinations
10 Mon. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
OPEN - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 1:30 PM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
MWF 12:30 PM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
11 Tues. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 10:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 8:30 AM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 1:00 PM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN 3:45-6:15 PM
12 Wed. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 9:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
OPEN - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 2:30 PM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
13 Thurs. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 4:00 PM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 11:30 AM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 10:00 AM - 1:10–3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
14 Fri. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
TTH 8:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 2:30 PM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
14 Fri. Christmas recess begins after last examination
15 Sat. December Recognition Ceremony
17 Mon. Final grades due by 10:00 AM in the Records Office
17 Mon. Winter term classes begin
20 Thurs. Last day to drop/add Winter term class
24-Jan. 1 Mon. - Tues. University offices closed

Due Dates for fall semester online, 5-week and 7-week graduate classes and 5-week undergraduate classes

Class Format and Length/Activity Classes begin Last day to drop or add a course Last date to withdraw Session End Date Special considerations
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session I 8/27 9/3 9/17 9/27
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session II 10/1 10/8 10/22 11/8 No class meetings 10/7– 10/9
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session III 11/12 11/19 12/3 12/13 No class meetings 11/21 – 11/25
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session I 8/24 8/31 9/8 9/22
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session II 9/28 10/5 10/20 11/3 No class meetings 10/5 – 10/6
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session III 11/9 11/16 12/1 12/15 No class meetings 11/22 – 11/24
7-week online courses, Session I 8/27 9/3 9/27 10/14
7-week online courses, Session II 10/22 10/29 11/22 12/9
7-week face-to-face or hybrid courses, Session I 8/24 9/3 10/1 10/19 No class meetings 10/6 – 10/9; please consult class schedule for exact meeting dates
7-week face-to-face or hybrid courses, Session II 10/22 10/29 11/16 12/15 No class meetings 11/21 – 11/25; please consult class schedule for exact meeting dates

Final grades for 5-week Session III courses and 7-week Session II classes must be submitted by Monday, December 17th at 10:00 AM. Final grades for all other classes must be submitted within 7 days of the session end date.

Spring 2019 Calendar

Date Day of the Week Event
January 2019
18 Fri. Earliest date for Buffalo Center classes begin
18 Fri. Winter term classes end
21 Mon. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
21 Mon. Final day for undergraduate and graduate students to apply for August 2019 and December 2019 degree
22 Tues. Classes begin (undergraduate and full-semester graduate)
28 Mon. Final day for any schedule changes with no penalties and for late registration (undergraduate and full-semester graduate)
February 2019
8 Fri. Final day for students to sign up for P/F option (undergraduate and graduate)
12 Tues. Final day for graduate students to submit thesis outline and title to Graduate Dean for August 2019 graduation
March 2019
2-10 Sat.-Sun. Spring Break for undergraduate students and full-semester graduate courses
11 Mon. Classes resume
11 Mon. Final day to register for Graduate Comprehensive Examination with program director
13 Wed. Midterm grades for undergraduate students due by 10:00 AM in the Records Office
15 Fri. Final day for graduate students registration for Foreign Language Examination
15 Fri. Final day for presentation of completed graduate thesis to major advisor to complete requirements for May 2019 graduation
April 2019
2 Tues. Last day to withdraw from a class with a W grade (undergraduate and full-semester graduate courses)
3 Wed. Last day for completed thesis to be filed with the Graduate Dean for May 2019 graduation
3 Wed. Final date for graduate students to take Foreign Language Examination
16 Tues. Last day to finish I grades given in the Fall 2018 semester
18-22 Thur.-Mon. Easter Break
23 Tues. Classes resume (MONDAY classes will be held)
May 2019
8 Wed. FRIDAY classes will be held (undergraduate & full-semester graduate courses)
9 Thurs. Last day of classes.
11-16 Sat.-Thurs. Final Examinations for full-semester courses
11 Sat. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
TTH 4:00 PM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 1:30 PM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
MWF 11:30 AM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
12 Sun. Non-Examination Day
13 Mon. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 10:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 8:30 AM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 1:00 PM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
14 Tues. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 9:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
OPEN - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 2:30 PM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
15 Wed. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
MWF 4:00 PM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 12:30 PM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
TTH 10:00 AM - 1:10-3:40 PM
OPEN - 3:45-6:15 PM
16 Thurs. Class Meeting Hour - Exam Time
TTH 8:30 AM - 8:00-10:30 AM
MWF 2:30 PM - 10:35 AM-1:05 PM
16-17 Thurs.-Fri. Senior Days (Thurs. night after last exam)
17 Fri. Final grades for degree candidates and commencement participants due by 10:00AM in the Records Office
18 Sat. Honors Ceremony 11:30AM
18 Sat. Baccalaureate Mass 4:30PM
19 Sun. Commencement 10:30AM
20 Mon. All final grades due by 10:00AM in the Records Office

Due Dates for fall semester online, 5-week and 7-week graduate classes and 5-week undergraduate classes

Class Format and Length/Activity Classes begin Last day to drop or add a course Last date to withdraw Session End Date Special considerations
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session I 1/21 1/28 2/11 2/21
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session II 2/25 3/4 3/11 4/4 No class meetings 3/4-3/8
5-week Main Campus, Mon – Thurs meeting, Session III 4/8 4/15 4/29 5/16 No class meetings 4/18 and 4/22
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session I 1/18 1/25 2/2 2/16
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session II 2/22 3/1 3/9 3/30 No class meetings 3/8 and 3/9
5-week face-to-face course, Friday and Saturday meetings, Session III 4/5 4/12 4/20 5/11 No class meetings 4/19 and 4/20
7-week online courses, Session I 1/21 1/28 2/20 3/10 For face-to-face and hybrid classes please consult class schedule for exact meeting dates
7-week online courses, Session II 3/18 3/25 4/7 5/5 For face-to-face and hybrid classes please consult class schedule for exact meeting dates

Final grades for degree candidates and commencement participants must be submitted by 10:00 AM on Friday, May 17th. All other grades of 5-week session III and 7-week session II classes must be submitted within 7 days of the session end date.