Academic Calendar

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 Academic Calendar 2017-2018

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

 

 

2017 Fall

Semester

2018 Early Spring

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.fau.edu

Begins October
30 for Spring 2018

Begins October

30 for Early 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.fau.edu

August 14 25

Dec. 11 – 18

January 2 – 12

May 7 – 18

May 7 – 18

June 18 – 29

CLASSES BEGIN

August 19 (Sat.)

Dec. 16 (Sat.)

January 6 (Sat.)

May 12 (Sat.)

May 12 (Sat.)

June 23 (Sat.)

Freshman Convocation

August 20

Walk-in Registration

August 21

December 18

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.)

 

Dec. 18 (Mon.)

Jan. 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

 

December 19

January 16

May 21

May 21

July 2

Last day to submit application for degree

September 20

January 26

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

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

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

December 28

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 6

January 5

April 23

August 3

June 22

August 3

READING DAYS
(In case of emergency, may be used as class time.)

December 4 – 6
(classes will be held 12/4-6)

April 24 – 25

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Dec. 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 are scheduled on
Commencement days in any semester.

Two Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2017 and Three in Spring 2018 on Friday

December 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

January 5

May 4

August 7

June 22

August 7

Grades due in Registrar's Office, 9 a.m.

Dec. 18 (Mon.)

Jan. 8 (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 October 4, 2017

 Last Modified 10/13/17