SIPA Academic Calendar

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Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

August 20 - 24 Monday-Friday Registration available to continuing SIPA students only
Aug 27 - 31 Monday-Friday New Student Orientation
September 1 Saturday Application for degree deadline for October 2018 graduation
Concentration/Specialization Audit form deadline for October 2017 graduation
Aug 29- Aug 30 Wednesday-Thursday Registration available to new SIPA students only
Aug 31 - Sep 14 Friday-Friday Registration open to all SIPA student
September 3 Monday Labor Day - University Holiday
September 4 Tuesday First day of classes
September 14 Friday 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 30 Sunday Last day to submit summer internship paperwork to the Office of Career Services
October 9 Tuesday Last day to withdraw from a course (with ‘W’ posted). Students may not officially withdraw from full semester courses after this date.
October TBA October Degrees Conferred
October 18 Thursday Midterm Date
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit only)
November 1 Thursday Application for degree deadline for February 2019 graduation. Concentration/Specialization audit form deadline for February 2019 graduation
Concentration/Specialization audit form deadline for February 2018 graduation
November 5 Monday Academic Holiday
November 6 Tuesday Election Day - University Holiday
November 12 -21 Monday-Wednesday Pre-registration for Spring semester classes
November 15 Thursday Last day to change grading option to pass/fail for eligible courses
November 21 Wednesday Academic Holiday - No Classes
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday
November 23 Friday University Holiday
November 30 Thursday Last day to submit fall internship paperwork to the Office of Career Services
December 1 Saturday Application for Degree deadline for May 2019 graduation
December 10 Monday Last day of classes
December 11-13 Tuesday-Thursday Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
December 14-21 Friday-Friday Final Exams

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar 

January 10-16 Thursday-Wednesday Registration Open to Continuing SIPA Students Only
January 16-17 Wednesday-Thursday New Student Orientation
January 17 Thursday Registration Open to New SIPA Students Only
January 18 - February 1 Friday-Friday Registration Open to All SIPA Students
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed -- University Holiday
January 22 Tuesday First Day of Classes
January 30 Tuesday Concentration Audit Form Deadline for May 2019 graduation
February 1 Friday 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
February 13 Wednesday February Degrees Conferred
February 26 Tuesday Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Course ("W" posted). Students may not withdraw from full semester courses after this date.
March 11 Monday Midterm Date
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit course only)
March 18-22 Mon-Fri Spring Recess
March 28 Thursday 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 Monday Last Day to Submit Internship Paperwork to the Office of Career Services
May 6 Monday Last Day of Classes
May 7-9 Tuesday-Thursday Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
May 10-17 Friday-Friday Final Exams
May 19 Sunday SIPA Graduation
May 22 Wednesday University Commencement