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Western Carolina University    
  Jan 19, 2018
CURRENT 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017

August 18   Friday   Residence halls open
August 21   Monday   All classes begin (8:00 AM)
September 1   Friday   University census date (5:00 PM)
September 4   Monday   Labor Day (No classes)
September 12   Monday   Deadline to apply to graduate in December
September 25   Monday   Fifth week grades due (5:00 PM)
October 16-20   Monday-Friday   Fall Break
October  27   Friday   Last day to drop with a “W”
October 28   Saturday   Homecoming
October 31   Tuesday    Advising Day (No classes or faculty meetings)
November 1   Wednesday   Registration begins for Spring 2018
November 1   Wednesday   On-line graduation application opens for Spring 2018
November 22-24   Wednesday - Friday   Thanksgiving (No classes)
December 8   Friday   Last day of classes
December 9-15   Saturday - Friday   Final exams (Saturday- Friday)
December 16   Saturday   Commencement (1:00 PM) Ramsey Center
December 18   Monday   All grades due (10:00 AM)

Spring 2018

January 9   Tuesday   Deadline to apply to graduate in May
January 11-12                    Thursday-Friday                   Orientation
January 12   Friday   Residence halls open
January 15   Monday   Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (No classes)
January 16   Tuesday   All classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
January 29   Monday   University census date (5:00 PM)
February 19   Monday    Fifth week grades due (5:00 PM)
February 20   Tuesday   Advising Day (No Classes)
February 21   Wednesday   Registration begins for Summer/Fall 2018
February 21   Wednesday   On-line graduation application opens for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018
March 23   Friday   Last day to drop with a “W”
March 5 - 9   Monday - Friday   Spring Break
March 28 - 30   Wednesday - Friday   No classes
May 4   Friday   Last day of classes
May 5 - 11   Saturday - Friday   Final exams
May 11   Friday   Commencement-Graduate Students (7:00 PM) Ramsey Center
May 12   Saturday  

Commencement - College of Arts & Sciences, Education & Allied Professions, Fine & Performing Arts (10:00 AM) Ramsey Center

Commencement-Colleges of Business, Health & Human Sciences, Kimmel School (2:00 PM) Ramsey Center

May 14   Monday   All grades due (10:00 AM)

Summer 2018

NOTE: Pay close attention to start and end dates of various summer courses. Summer session term dates can be found on the Registrar’s web page.

May 14 -29   Monday - Tuesday   Minimester term
May 8 - June 30   Monday - Friday * Assisted registration for Asheville, Suite 355 Biltmore Park
May 25 - 26   Thursday - Friday   Registration (9 and first 4.5 week term)
June 4   Monday   Classes begin for 9 and first 4.5 week term (8:00 AM)
June 4 - August 3   Monday - Friday   9 week term
June 4 - July 3   Monday- Tuesday   First 4.5 week term
June 22   Friday   Deadline to apply to graduate in August
July 4   Wednesday   Independence Day Holiday (University closed)
July 5   Thursday   Registration (Second 4.5 week term)
July 5   Thursday   Classes begin for second 4.5 week term (8:00 AM)
July 5 - August 3   Thursday - Friday   Second 4.5 week term
Various Dates   Last day of each course  

Final exams