University Registrar's Office

Spring 2016 Academic Calendar

January 4–8, Mon.–Fri. Orientation, advising, and registration for all students based on student population and classification
January 5, Tuesday Undergraduate academic appeals deadline
January 11, Monday Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 11–15, Mon.–Fri. Late registration and schedule adjustment
January 15, Friday Financial aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
January 15, Friday Last day to change course(s) or course section(s) without special permission
January 15, Friday Last day to drop a course for tuition and fees refund
January 18, Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
January 19, Tuesday Deadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in May 2016
January 29, Friday Final deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in May 2016
February 1–29 Undergraduate Students declare or change major in February.
February 12, Friday Deadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during Spring 2017
March 1, Tuesday Financial aid priority filing date for 2016–17 academic year
March 4, Friday Last day to drop course without academic penalty
March 5, Saturday Instruction ends for Spring Break, 1:00 p.m
March 14, Monday Classes resume after Spring Break, 8:00 a.m.
Mar. 14–Apr. 20, Mon.–Wed. Fall advising for continuing students, by appointment
March 16, Wednesday Final date for May doctoral candidates' oral examinations
March 23, Wednesday Deadline for filing dissertation and original signature pages with the Graduate School
March 25, Friday Spring holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
Mar. 28–Apr. 20, Mon.–Wed. Fall 2016 registration for continuing students
April 5, Tuesday Deadline for filing thesis with the Graduate School
April 8, Friday Student Excellence Day
April 26, Tuesday University follows Friday schedule; last day of classes.
April 27, Wednesday Final date for complete clearance of May candidates for graduate degrees. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School.
April 27, Wednesday Reading Day
April 28–30, May 2–4, Thurs.–Sat., Mon.–Wed. Final examinations
May 6, Friday May Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

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

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 Class Attendance topic in the Academic Regulations & Policies section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

See Parts of Term calendar for registration and grading dates.