Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

April –August Fall semester registration
August 21 Weekday and evening classes begin
September 4 Labor Day holiday
September 18 Final date for filing Application for Degree in myWSU portal
October 11 Midterm point
October 14–17 Fall recess (begins at 2 p.m.)
October 31 Final date for withdrawal with nonpenalty grades
November 17 Deadline for submission of Request to Schedule Oral Defense form1
November 22–26 Thanksgiving recess
December 1 Deadline for oral defense to be held1
December 7 Last day of classes
December 8 Final date to report completed degree requirements. Includes oral defense, comprehensive exam, incomplete grades, thesis. Excludes current courses. Departmental requirements must have been met.1
December 8 Study day
December 9-14 Final examinations
TBA Commencement

Spring Semester 2018

November–January Spring semester registration
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday
January 16 Classes begin
February 12 Final date for filing Application for Degree in myWSU portal
March 7 Midterm point
March 19-25 Spring recess
March 30 Final date for withdrawal with nonpenalty grades
April 13 Deadline for submission of Request to Schedule Oral Defense form1
April 27 Deadline for oral defense to be held1
May 3 Last day of classes
May 4 Final date to report completed degree requirements. Includes oral defense, comprehensive exam, incomplete grades, thesis. Excludes current courses. Departmental requirements must have been met.1
May 4 Study day
May 5-10 Final examinations
TBA Commencement

Summer Session 2018

April–June Summer session registration
May 21-June 1 Pre-session (nine days)
May 28 Memorial Day holiday
June 4 Classes begin, eight-week term and first four-week term
June 18 Final date for filing Application for Degree in myWSU portal
July 2 Classes begin, second four-week term
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 6 Deadline for submission of Request to Schedule Oral Defense form1
July 20 Deadline for oral defense to be held1
July 27 Final date to report completed degree requirements. Includes oral defense, comprehensive exam, incomplete grades, thesis. Excludes current courses. Departmental requirements must have been met.1
July 27 Summer session ends
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Graduate School deadlines to ensure graduation that semester. 

These dates are subject to change.