SIPA Academic Calendar

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Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

August 21 - 25 Mon - Fri Registration available to continuing SIPA students only
Aug 28 - Sept 1 Mon-Fri New Student Orientation
September 1 Friday Application for degree deadline for October 2017 graduation
Concentration/Specialization Audit form deadline for October 2017 graduation
Aug 30- Aug 31 Wed-Thu Registration available to new SIPA students only
September 4 Mon Labor Day - University Holiday
September 5 Tue First day of classes
September 1-15 Fri-Fri Registration available to all SIPA students
September 15 Fri Last day of registration via SSOL for all SIPA students
Last day to add a full-semester course (excludes short courses)
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (3 credit course only)
Last day to drop a full semester class without receiving the mark of ‘W’ and incurring financial responsibility for a class. Last day to change grading option to “R” credit
Note: Short courses can be registered anytime prior to the first session. Short courses must be dropped prior to the second class session. A mark of 'W' will be posted for short courses dropped after this time.
September 29 Fri Last day to submit summer internship paperwork to the Office of Career Services
October 10 Tue Last day to withdraw from a course (with ‘W’ posted). Students may not officially withdraw from full semester courses after this date.
October 18 Wed October Degrees Conferred
October 19 Thursday Midterm Date
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit only)
November 1 Wed Application for degree deadline for February 2018 graduation
Concentration/Specialization audit form deadline for February 2018 graduation
November 6 Mon Academic Holiday
November 7 Tue Election Day - University Holiday
November 16 Thu Last day to change grading option to pass/fail for eligible courses
November 22 Wed Academic Holiday
November 23 Thu Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday
November 24 Fri University Holiday
November 30 Thu Last day to submit fall internship paperwork to the Office of Career Services
December 1 Thu Application for Degree deadline for May 2018 graduation
December 11 Mon Last day of classes
December 12-14 Tue-Thu Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
December 15-22 Fri-Fri Final Exams

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar 

January 4-10 Thu-Wed Registration Open to continuing SIPA Students Only
January 10-11 Wed-Thu New Student Orientation
January 11-12 Thu-Fri Registration Open to New SIPA Students Only
January 15 Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed -- University Holiday
January 16 Tue First Day of Classes
January 16-26 Tue-Fri Registration Open to All SIPA Students
January 26 Fri Last Day of Online Registration for All SIPA Students
Last Day to Add a Class (excludes short courses)
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class Without Receiving the Grade of "W" and Incurring Financial Responsibility for a Class (Excludes Short Courses). Last day to Change Grading Option to "R" Credit
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (3 credit course only)
Note: Short Courses Can Be Registered Anytime Prior to the First Session. Short Courses Must be Dropped Prior to the Second Class Session. A "W" Will be Posted for Short Courses Dropped After This Time.
Concentration/Specialization Audit Form Deadline for May 2016 graduation
January 30 Tue Concentration Audit Form Deadline for May 2018 graduation
February 14 Wed February Degrees Conferred
February 20 Tue Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Course ("W" posted). Students may not withdraw from full semester courses after this date.
March 5 Monday Midterm Date
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit course only)
March 12-16 Mon-Fri Spring Recess
March 22 Thu Last Day to Change Grading Option to Pass/Fail for Full Semester Courses. Pass/fail Requests for Short courses Must be Submitted Prior to the Final Course Session.
April 15 Sun Last Day to Submit Internship Paperwork to the Office of Career Services
April 30 Mon Last Day of Classes
May 1-3 Tue-Thu Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
May 4-11 Fri-Fri Final Exams
May 13 Sun SIPA Graduation
May 16 Wed University Commencement