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2023 Academic Calendar On-campus Programs

  1. Fall: Winter break; university offices closed

  2. Winter Intersession classes end

  3. Spring: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed

  4. Spring: Winter Welcome

  5. Spring: Spring classes begin

Upcoming Dates

  1. Spring: Last day to add a spring course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  2. Spring: Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a ""W"" recorded

  3. Spring: Spring withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)

  4. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 50% refund

  5. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  6. Spring: Schedule of Classes for Summer and Fall published.

  7. Spring: Spring break; no classes, university offices open Monday through Friday

  8. Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring class or change a grade option (end of 10th week)

  9. Spring: Last day to apply for spring graduation

  10. Spring: Summer registration begins.

  11. Spring: Fall priority registration for graduate students begins.

  12. Spring: Fall priority registration for undergraduate students begins.

  13. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates

  14. Spring: Spring classes end

  15. Spring: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates

  16. Spring: Payment due for summer classes

  17. Spring: Spring study day; no classes

  18. Spring: Spring final examinations

  19. Spring: All full-term spring classes final grades due.

  20. Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities

  21. Spring: Official Degree Award Date

  22. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes begin

  23. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes begin

  24. Summer: Health Insurance Waiver for Annual charge 2023-2024 opens

  25. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  26. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes begin

  27. Summer: Last day to add a summer internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  28. Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed

  29. Summer: Last day to apply for summer graduation

  30. Summer 3 Week Session: Classes end

  31. Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed

  32. Summer 1st Online Session: Classes end

  33. Summer 7 Week Session: Classes end

  34. Summer 1st 6 Week Session: Classes end

  35. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes begin

  36. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes begin

  37. Independence Day(Observed); no classes, university offices closed

  38. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for summer degree candidates

  39. Fall: Payment due for fall classes

  40. Summer: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for summer degree candidates

  41. Summer 2nd 6 Week Session: Classes end

  42. Summer 2nd Online Session: Classes end

  43. Summer: End of summer sessions

  44. Fall: All-American Welcome (Events begin with new student move-in and continue through the first two weeks of classes.)

  45. Summer: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)

  46. Fall: Fall classes begin

  47. Fall: Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed

  48. Fall: Last day to submit Health Insurance Waiver for 2023-2024 Annual charge

  49. Fall: Last day to add a fall course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project

  50. Fall: Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

  51. Fall: Fall withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)

  52. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 50% refund

  53. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

  54. Fall: Schedule of Classes for Spring published

  55. Fall: Fall Break; no classes, university offices open

  56. Fall: AU Family Weekend

  57. Fall: Spring priority registration for graduate students begins

  58. Fall: Spring priority registration for undergraduate students begins

  59. Fall: Last day to apply for fall graduation

  60. Fall: Last day to withdraw from a fall course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)

  61. Fall: Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for fall degree candidates

  62. Fall: Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet

  63. Fall: Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday

  64. Fall: Health Insurance Waiver opens for incoming Spring 2024 students

  65. Fall: Fall classes end. Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates

  66. Fall: Fall Study Days; no classes

  67. Fall: Fall final examinations

  68. Fall: Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates

  69. Winter Intersession classes begin

  70. Fall: All full-term fall classes final grades due

  71. Fall: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)

  72. Fall: Winter break; university offices closed