University Registrar's Office

Fall 2015 Academic Calendar

August 7, Friday Undergraduate academic suspension appeals deadline
August 10–14, Mon.–Fri. Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 10, Monday Fall semester opens
August 12, Wednesday State of the Campus Address
August 17, Monday Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
August 17–21, Mon.–Fri. Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 21, Friday Last day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
August 21, Friday Financial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 21, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course for tuition and fees refund; course withdrawal policy in effect.
August 24, Monday Deadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December 2015
September 1–30 Undergraduate students declare or change major in September.
September 4, Friday Final deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December 2015
September 7, Monday Labor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
October 5, Monday Founders Day
October 9, Friday Last day to withdraw from a course without incurring a WF grade (withdraw failing)
October 9, Friday Instruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 p.m.
October 14, Wednesday Classes resume after Fall Break, 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 14–Nov. 17, Wed.–Tues. Spring semester and summer session advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 23, Friday Final date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
Oct. 26–Nov. 17, Mon.–Tues. Spring and Summer 2016 registration for continuing students
October 30, Friday Deadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Fall 2016
November 6, Friday Deadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
November 16, Monday Deadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
November 24, Tuesday Instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 p.m.
November 30, Monday Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
November 30, Monday Last day of classes
December 1, Tuesday Final date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates.
Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
December 1, Tuesday Reading Day
December 2–5, 7–9, Wed.–Sat., Mon.–Wed. Final examinations
December 10–11, Thurs.–Fri. Final exam makeup days
December 10, Thursday December Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Approved by the Faculty Senate 3.6.13. Approved by the Chancellor 3.28.13. Amended 10.11.13, 10.21.14.

Note: The university allows for a limited number of excused absences for religious observances required by the faith of the student. Beyond the minimum terms and limits of this policy, instructors maintain authority to establish and enforce this policy for the courses they teach. For the complete policy, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

See Parts of Term calendar for registration and grading dates.