Graduate Academic Calendars

Deadlines subject to change.

  • Spring 2020
      • Week 1 (February 3-7)
        • February 3, Monday: Spring term classes begin; Session I half-term courses begin.
        • February 7, Friday: Proposals to take an undergraduate course for graduate credit (300-level and above) are due (signed by the faculty chair of the MPA program).
        • February 7, Friday: Proposals for a reading course are due (signed by the associate dean for graduate education).
      • Week 2 (February 10-14)
        • February 14, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses (add or drop).
        • February 14, Friday: Advisor approved course worksheets due to Graduate Program Office.
        • February 14, Friday: TigerHub closes to WWS students.
      • Week 3 (February 17-21)
        • February 21, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in full-term courses (add or drop).
      • Week 4 (February 24-28)
      • Week 5 (March 2-6)
        • March 2-6: PDF selection period for Session I courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
        • March 6: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session I courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
      • Week 6 (March 9-13)
        • March 9-13: Midterm examinations.
        • March 13, Friday: Session I half-term courses end.
      • March 14 - 22: Spring Recess
      • Week 7/Session II Week 1 (March 23-27)
        • March 23, Monday: Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin.
      • Week 8/Session II Week 2 (March 30 - April 3)
        • March 30-April 10: PDF selection period for full-term courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
        • April 3, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses (add or drop).
      • Week 9/Session II Week 3 (April 6-10)
        • April 10, Friday: Deadline to drop or change grade status (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
      • Week 10/Session II Week 4 (April 13-17)
        • April 13, Monday: Master’s program committee meeting at 4:30 p.m.
      • Week 11/Session II Week 5 (April 20-24)
        • April 20-24: PDF selection period for Session II courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
        • April 24: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session II courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
      • Week 12/Session II Week 6 (April 27 - May 1)
        • May 1, Friday: Last day of classes.
      • May 4-12: Reading period.
      • May 4, Monday: MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2).
      • May 6-7: MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1).
      • May 11-12: QE2 Orals (if necessary).
      • May 12, Tuesday: “Dean’s Date” deadline for submission of all course materials.
      • May 13-19: WWS final examination period.
      • May 22, Friday: Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations.
      • May 25, Monday: Deadline for students to submit course evaluations.
      • June 1, Monday: Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.).
      • June 2, Tuesday: Commencement (11 a.m.).
  • Fall 2019
      • Prior to Term
        • August 7, Wednesday: Deadline for faculty to submit fall term syllabi.
        • September 1, Sunday, 7:30 a.m. start: Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub.
        • September 1, Sunday, 7:30 a.m. start: Graduate students online course registration begins.
        • September 4-7: Short course on "Financial Markets for Policy Students."
        • September 10, Tuesday: New WWS student orientation/re-orientation for returning MPA students.
      • Week 1 (September 11-17)
        • September 11, Wednesday: Fall term classes begin.
        • September 17, Tuesday: Proposals to take an undergraduate course for graduate credit (300-level and above) are due (signed by the faculty chair of the MPA program).
        • September 17, Tuesday: Proposals for a reading course are due (signed by the associate dean for graduate education).
      • Week 2 (September 18-24)
        • September 21: Geographic Information System (GIS) workshop.
        • September 24, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses (add or drop).
        • September 24, Tuesday: Advisor approved course worksheets due to Graduate Program Office.
        • September 24, Tuesday: TigerHub closes to WWS students.
      • Week 3 (September 25 - October 1)
        • September 28: Geographic Information System (GIS) workshop.
        • October 1, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in full-term courses (add or drop).
      • Week 4 (October 2-8)
      • Week 5 (October 9-15)
        • October 9-15: PDF selection period for Session I courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
        • October 15: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session I courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
      • Week 6 (October 16-25)
        • October 21-25: Midterm examinations.
        • October 25, Friday: Session I half-term courses end.
      • Fall Recess: October 26 - November 3
      • Week 7/Session II Week 1 (November 4-8)
        • November 4, Monday: Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin.
      • Week 8/Session II Week 2 (November 11-15)
        • November 15, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses (add or drop).
        • November 11-22: PDF selection period for full-term courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
      • Week 9/Session II Week 3 (November 18-22)
        • November 18, Monday: Master's program committee meeting at 4:30 p.m.
        • November 22, Friday: Deadline to drop or change grade status (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
      • Week 10/Session II Week 4 (November 25-29)
        • Thanksgiving break: November 27 - December 1.
      • Week 11/Session II Week 5 (December 2 - December 6)
        • December 2, Monday: Deadline for faculty to submit spring term syllabi.
        • December 2-6: PDF selection period for Session II courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa).
        • December 6: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session II courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a nonrequired course.
        • December 6, Friday: WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.
        • December 6-12: WWS 501 Policy Simulation.
      • Week 12/Session II Week 6 (December 9-13)
        • December 13, Friday: Last day of class.
      • Winter Recess: December 14 - January 5.
      • Reading Period: January 6 - 14.
      • January 14, Tuesday: “Dean’s Date” deadline for submission of all course materials.
      • January 15-21: WWS final examinations.
      • January 22-23: Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) for first-year MPA1s.
      • January 24, Friday, 5 p.m.: Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations.
      • January 27, Monday, 5 p.m.: Deadline for students to submit course evaluations.
      • Mid-year Break: January 25 - February 2.