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Western Carolina University    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

2017-2018 Academic Calendar


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 12

 

Friday

 

Residence halls open

January 15

 

Monday

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (No classes)

January 16

 

Tuesday

 

All classes begin (8:00 AM)

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 - May 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-Tuesday

 

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