UIC Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

Date Event
August 27, M Instruction begins.
September 3, M Labor Day holiday. No classes.
September 7, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
September 14, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
November 9, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
November 22–23, Th–F Thanksgiving holiday. No classes.
December 7, F Instruction ends.
December 10–14, M–F Final examinations.
December 14, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
December 15, Sat Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies.

Spring Semester 2019

Date Event
January 14, M Instruction begins.
January 21, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. No classes.
January 25, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
February 1, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
March 22, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
March 25–29, M–F Spring vacation. No classes.
May 3, F Instruction ends.
May 6–10, M–F Final examinations.
May 10, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
May 8–12, W–Su Commencement ceremonies by disciplinary college.

Summer Session 2019

Summer Session 1 (4-Week Session)

Date Event
May 20, M Instruction begins.
May 22, W Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 1; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 1; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for Summer Session 1. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
May 27, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes.
June 13, Th Instruction ends for Summer Session 1.
June 14, F Final examinations for Summer Session 1.

Summer Session 2 (8-Week Session)

Date Event
June 17, M Instruction begins.
June 21, F Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 2; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 2; last day to drop individual Summer Session 2 courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees if registered only for Summer Session 2.
June 28, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
July 4, Th Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 26, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
August 7, W Instruction ends for Summer Session 2.
August 8–9, Th–F Final examinations for Summer Session 2.
August 9, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.

Fall Semester 2019

Date Event
August 26, M Instruction begins.
September 2, M Labor Day holiday. No classes.
September 6, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
September 13, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
November 8, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
November 28–29, Th–F Thanksgiving holiday. No classes.
December 6, F Instruction ends.
December 9–13, M–F Final examinations.
December 13, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
December 14, Sat Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies.

Spring Semester 2020

Date Event
January 13, M Instruction begins.
January 20, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. No classes.
January 24, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
January 31, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
March 20, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
March 23–27, M–F Spring vacation. No classes.
May 1, F Instruction ends.
May 4–8, M–F Final examinations.
May 8, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
May 7-11, Th-M Commencement ceremonies by disciplinary college.

Summer Session 2020

Summer Session 1 (4-Week Session)

Date Event
May 18, M Instruction begins.
May 20, W Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 1; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 1; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for Summer Session 1. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
May 25, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes.
June 11, Th Instruction ends for Summer Session 1.
June 12, F Final examinations for Summer Session 1.

Summer Session 2 (8-Week Session)

Date Event
June 15, M Instruction begins.
June 19, F Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 2; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 2; last day to drop individual Summer Session 2 courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees if registered only for Summer Session 2.
June 26, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
July 3, F Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 24, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
August 5, W Instruction ends for Summer Session 2.
August 6–7, Th–F Final examinations for Summer Session 2.
August 7, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.

Fall Semester 2020

Date Event
August 24, M Instruction begins.
September 4, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
September 7, M Labor Day holiday. No classes.
September 11, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
November 6, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
November 26–27, Th–F Thanksgiving holiday. No classes.
December 4, F Instruction ends.
December 7–11, M–F Final examinations.
December 7, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
December 8, Sat Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Commencement ceremonies.

Spring Semester 2021

Date Event
January 11, M Instruction begins.
January 18, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. No classes.
January 22, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
January 29, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
March 19, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
March 22–26, M–F Spring vacation. No classes.
April 30, F Instruction ends.
May 3–7, M–F Final examinations.
May 7, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.
May 6–10, Th–M Commencement ceremonies by disciplinary college.

Summer Session 2021

Summer Session 1 (4-Week Session)

Date Event
May 17, M Instruction begins.
May 19, W Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 1; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 1; last day to drop individual courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for Summer Session 1. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
May 31, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes.
June 10, Th Instruction ends for Summer Session 1.
June 11, F Final examinations for Summer Session 1.

Summer Session 2 (8-Week Session)

Date Event
June 14, M Instruction begins.
June 18, F Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 2; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for Summer Session 2; last day to drop individual Summer Session 2 courses via XE Registration without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to Web Drop courses via XE Registration and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees if registered only for Summer Session 2.
June 25, F Last day to file for graduation this term.
July 5, M Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 23, F Last day to submit approved thesis/dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term.
August 4, W Instruction ends for Summer Session 2.
August 5–6, Th–F Final examinations for Summer Session 2.
August 6, F Last day for Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for master’s and professional doctorate projects for graduation this term.