Jun 18, 2024  
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

2023-2024 Academic Calendar


Western Carolina University

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

FALL 2023

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Aug. 21 - All classes begin

 Aug. 22

Aug. 23

Aug. 24

 Aug. 25

Aug. 28

 Aug. 29

Aug. 30

Aug. 31

 Sept. 1

Sept. 4 - Labor Day- No Classes

 Sept. 5

Sept. 6

Sept. 7

 Sept. 8

Sept. 11

 Sept. 12

Sept. 13

Sept. 14

 Sept. 15

Sept. 18

 Sept. 19

Sept. 20

Sept. 21

 Sept. 22

Sept. 25

 Sept. 26

Sept. 27

Sept. 28

 Sept. 29

Oct. 2

 Oct. 3

Oct. 4

Oct. 5

 Oct. 6

Oct. 9

 Oct. 10

Oct. 11

Oct. 12

 Oct. 13

Oct. 16 - Fall Break - No Classes

 Oct. 17 - Fall Break - No Classes

Oct. 18 - Fall Break - No Classes

Oct. 19 - Fall Break - No Classes

 Oct. 20 - Fall Break - No Classes

Oct. 23

 Oct. 24

Oct. 25

Oct. 26

 Oct. 29 - Last day for “W”

Oct. 30

 Oct. 31 - Advising Day - No Classes

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

 Nov. 3

Nov. 6

 Nov. 7

Nov. 8

Nov. 9

 Nov. 10

Nov. 13

 Nov. 14

Nov. 15

Nov. 16

 Nov. 17

Nov. 20

 Nov. 21

Nov. 22 - No Classes

Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving - No Classes

 Nov. 24 - No Classes

Nov. 27

 Nov. 28

Nov. 29

Nov. 30

 Dec. 1

Dec. 4

 Dec. 5

Dec. 6

Dec. 7

 Dec. 8 - Last day of classes

Dec. 11 - Final Exams

 Dec. 12 - Final Exams

Dec. 13 - Final Exams

Dec. 14 - Final Exams

 Dec. 15 - Final Exams

75 Class Days

EIGHT WEEK SESSION DATES:

First 8Wk    Begins Monday, Aug. 21
                    Last Day to Withdraw - Friday, Sept. 15
                    Ends - Friday, Oct. 13

Last 8Wk    Begins Monday, Oct. 16
                    Last Day to Withdraw - Friday, Nov. 10
                    Ends - Friday, Dec. 8

*(8 Week Session students do not observe Fall Break)

Residence Halls Open - Aug. 18, 2023

First Day of Classes - Monday, Aug. 21, 2023

Labor Day - No Classes - Monday, Sept. 4, 2023

Census Date - Friday, Sept. 1, 2023

Fifth Week Grades Due - Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

Fall Break - No Classes, Monday-Friday, Oct. 16-20, 2023

Last Day to drop with a “W” - Friday, Oct. 27, 2023

Homecoming - TBD

Advising Day- Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023

Thanksgiving. No Classes. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 22-24, 2023

Last Day of Classes - Friday, Dec. 8, 2023

Final Exams - Saturday-Friday, Dec. 9-15, 2023

Commencement - Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023

All Grades Due by 10:00 AM on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023

 

Western Carolina University

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

SPRING 2024

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Jan. 8

 Jan. 9

Jan. 10

Jan. 11 - Orientation & Registration

Jan. 12 - Orientation & Registration

Jan. 15 - MLK Holiday - No Classes

Jan. 16 - All classes begin

Jan. 17

Jan. 18

 Jan. 19

Jan. 22

 Jan. 23

Jan. 24

Jan. 25

 Jan. 26

Jan. 29

 Jan. 30

Jan. 31

Feb. 1

 Feb. 2

Feb. 5

 Feb. 6

Feb. 7

Feb. 8

 Feb. 9

Feb. 12

 Feb. 13

Feb. 14

Feb. 15

 Feb. 16

Feb. 19

 Feb. 20 - Advising Day - No Classes

Feb. 21

Feb. 22 

 Feb. 23

Feb. 26

 Feb. 27

Feb. 28

Feb. 29

 Mar. 1

Mar. 4 - Spring Break - No Classes

 Mar. 5 - Spring Break - No Classes

Mar. 6 - Spring Break - No Classes

Mar. 7 - Spring Break - No Classes

 Mar. 8 - Spring Break - No Classes

Mar. 11

 Mar. 12

Mar. 13

Mar. 14

 Mar. 15

Mar. 18

 Mar. 19

Mar. 20

Mar. 21 

 Mar. 22 - Last day for “W”

Mar. 25

 Mar. 26

Mar. 27 - No Classes

Mar. 38 - No Classes

 Mar. 29 - No Classes

Apr. 1

 Apr. 2

Apr. 3

Apr. 4

 Apr. 5

Apr. 8

 Apr. 9

Apr. 10

Apr. 11

 Apr. 12

Apr. 15

 Apr. 16

Apr. 17

Apr. 18

 Apr. 19

Apr. 22

 Apr. 23

Apr. 24

Apr. 25

 Apr. 26

Apr. 29

 Apr. 30

May 1

May 2

May 3 - Last day of classes

May 6 - Final Exams

May 7 - Final Exams

May 8 - Final Exams

May 9 - Final Exams

May 10 - Final Exams

75 Class Days

EIGHT WEEK SESSION DATES:

First 8Wk    Begins Tuesday, Jan. 16
                    Last Day to Withdraw - Friday, Feb. 9
                    Ends - Friday, Mar. 8

Last 8Wk    Begins Monday, Mar. 11
                    Last Day to Withdraw - Friday, Apr. 5
                    Ends - Friday, May 3

*(8 Week Session students do not observe Spring Break)

Residence Halls Open - Jan. 11, 2024 (tentative)

Orientation - Jan. 11 & 12, 2024

Martin Luther King Holiday - Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

First Day of Classes - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024

Census Date - Monday, January 29, 2024

Fifth Week Grades Due - Monday, Feb. 19, 2023

Advising Day - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024

Spring Break - Monday-Friday, Mar. 4-8, 2024

Last Day to drop with a “W” - Friday, Mar. 22, 2024

No Classes - Wednesday-Friday, Mar. 27-29, 2024

Last Day of Classes - Friday, May 3, 2024

Final Exams - Saturday-Friday, May 4-10, 2024

Commencement (Graduate) - Friday, May 10, 2024

Commencement (Undergraduate) - Saturday, May 11, 2024

All Grades Due by 10:00 AM on Monday, May 13, 2024

 

Western Carolina University

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

SUMMER 2024

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

May 13 - Spring grades due

May 14

 May 15

 May 16

May 17

May 20

May 21

 May 22

 May 23

May 24

May 27

May 28

 May 29

 May 30

May 31

June 3 - 9-week and First 4.5-week Term classes begin

June 4

 June 5

 June 6

June 7

June 10

June 11

 June 12

 June 13

June 14

June 17

June 18

 June 19

 June 20

June 21

June 24

June 25

 June 26

 June 27

June 28

July 1

July 2 

 July 3 - First 4.5- week term classes

 end

 July 4 - Holiday - No Classes

July 5 - Second 4.5-week term classes begin

July 8

July 9

 July 10

 July 11

July 12

July 15

July 16

 July 17

 July 18

July 19

July 22

July 23

July 24

 July 25

July 26

July 29

July 30

 July 31

 Aug. 1

Aug. 2

Aug. 5

Aug. 6 - 9-week term ends and Second 4.5-week term ends

 Aug. 7

 Aug. 8

Aug. 9

Aug. 12

Aug. 13

 Aug. 14

 Aug. 15

Aug. 16

Aug. 19 - Fall semester classes begin

Aug. 20

 Aug. 21

 Aug. 22

Aug. 23

 

May 13-28, 2024

 Monday-Tuesday

 Mini-mester term

June 3, 2024

 Thursday, 8 a.m.

 9-Week and First 4.5-Week Term classes begin

June 3 - Aug. 6, 2024

 Thursday-Thursday

 9-Week Term

June 3 - July 3, 2024

 Thursday-Monday

 First 4.5-Week Term

July 4, 2024

 Tuesday

 Independence Day Holiday

July 5, 2024

 Wednesday, 8 a.m.

 Second 4.5-Week Term classes begin

July 5 - Aug. 6, 2024

 Wednesday - Thursday

 Second 4.5-Week Term

Various Dates

 Last day of each course

 Final Exams

Grades are due to the Registrar’s Office 48 hours after the last official class day.

Students are expected to register prior to the first day of class.

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: https://www.wcu.edu/learn/academic-services/registrars-office/summer_enrollment_information.aspx