Academic Calendar

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 Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Florida Atlantic University Academic Calendar 2017 – 2018
(Summer Dates are Tentative)

  2017 Fall Semester

2018 Spring Semester

2018 Summer
Term 1

2018 Summer
Term 2

2018 Summer
Term 3

Advance Registration begins  (enrolled degree-seeking students only);  see MyFAU Begins October 30 for Spring 2018 Begins March 26 for Summer/Fall 2018
Priority Application Deadline – Freshman February 15
Application Deadline – Freshman students* May 1 August 15 February 15
Application Deadline – Transfer & Returning students* July 1 November 15 April 15
International Application Deadline –  Freshman and Transfer students April 1 October 1 February 15
Last day to apply for a reclassification of residency status July 21 December 8 April 13 April 13
Non-Degree Registration; see MyFAU August 14 – 25 January 2 – 12 May 7 – 18
May 7 – 18
June 18 – 29 
CLASSES BEGIN August 19(Sat.)  January 6 (Sat.) May 12 (Sat.) May 12 (Sat.) June 23 (Sat.) 
Freshman Convocation August 20  –  –  –  –
Walk-in Registration August 21  January 8  May 14  May 14  June 25 
Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences; courses are fee liable after this date; $100 late registration fee after this date.   August 25 (Fri.)    January 12 (Fri.)    May 18 (Fri.)    May 18 (Fri.)     June 29 (Fri.)

Grace period – Students responsible for payment of tuition & fees; no “W” for dropped courses; drops noted on student records as “W” after this period

August 26 –

September 1

January 13 – 19

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

60+ Audit Registration

August 28 

January 16 

May 21

May 21

July 2

Last day to pay tuition & fees: Online by 11 pm, drop box by 5 pm (Boca Raton campus) or USPS postmarked by this date; $100 late payment fee assessed if paid after this date. This date is not applicable if student is receiving Florida Prepaid or accepted Financial Aid award by the drop/add deadline.

August 28

January 16

May 21

May 21

July 2

Last day to submit application for degree

September 20

(extended)

January 26

June 1

June 1

June 1

Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment; to receive this tuition adjustment for Summer 1, all summer courses (1, 2, & 3 terms) must be dropped.

September 20

(extended)

February 5

June 11

Policy does not apply to

Summer Term 2 or Summer Term 3.

Parent/Family Weekend Sept. 15 – 17
 

Mid-term grading  available 

October

2 – 13

(extended)

February

19 – 23

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

Homecoming
October   14 - 21
 
Last day to submit doctoral dissertation November 13 April 2
July 9
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in each course. November 17 April 6 July 30 June 18 July 30
Last day to submit master’s thesis November 20 April 9 July 16
Honors Convocation TBA April
LAST DAY OF CLASSES December
April 23 August 3 (Fri.) June 22 (Fri.) August 3 (Fri.)
READING DAYS
(In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.)
(classes will be held 12/4-6)
April 24 – 25
FINAL EXAMINATIONS December 7 – 13
April 26 – May 2
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 on Thursday Dec. 14 – 
9am, 1pm & 5pm
May 3 –
9am, 1pm & 5pm
Note: No classes or exams will be scheduled on  Commencement days in any semester.
Two Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2017 and Three in Spring 2018 on Friday Dec. 15 –
9am & 1pm
May 4 –
9am, 1pm & 5 pm
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Summer 2018 August 7 (Tues.) – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Semester ends December 15 May 4 August 7
June 22 August 7
Grades due in Registrar's Office, 9 a.m. Dec. 18 (Mon.) May 7 (Mon.) August 8 June 25 (Mon.) August 8

* Departmental deadlines may also apply. Consult the Academic Programs sections of the University Catalog for further information.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)

September 4                                       Labor Day

Winter Holiday

December 25, 2017–January 1, 2018

March 5–11             Spring Break  (No classes; offices open)

November 10 (Fri.,observed)       Veteran's Day

May 28                         Memorial Day

November 23–26                              Thanksgiving Recess

January 15    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

July 4 ( Wed.)           Independence Day

Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar is subject to change by appropriate authority.                      Updated September 19, 2017

 Last Modified 9/20/17