Academic Calendar

FALL 2016

  • Tue, Mar 29

    Summer and Fall 2016 - Early Registration Begins - Graduates & Special Priority Groups

  • Tue, Apr 5

    Summer and Fall 2016 Early Registration Begins - Seniors

  • Tue, Apr 12

    Summer and Fall 2016 Early Registration Begins - Juniors

  • Tue, Apr 19

    Summer and Fall 2016 Early Registration Begins - Sophomores

  • Tue, Apr 26

    Summer and Fall 2016 Early Registration Begins - Freshmen

  • Mon, Jun 27

    December 2016 Graduation Application Opens

  • Tue, Aug 23

    Early Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Payment Deadline, 6:00 p.m. Payments not received will result in deletion of class schedule.

  • Wed, Aug 24

    Regular Registration opens, 10:00 a.m.

  • Wed, Aug 24 - Fri, Aug 26

    Regular Registration period (8/24 - 8/26). No late fees assessed.

  • Thu, Aug 25

    Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for new students.

  • Thu, Aug 25

    Waitlists close, 10:00 a.m.

  • Fri, Aug 26

    Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for returning students.

  • Fri, Aug 26

    Regular Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Payment deadline 6:00 p.m. Payments not received will result in deletion of class schedules and payment of late fees to register again.

  • Fri, Aug 26

    Last day to withdraw from the University and receive a full refund minus the matriculation fee, 5:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Aug 29

    First day of classes

  • Mon, Aug 29

    Late Registration opens, 10:00 a.m.

  • Mon, Aug 29 - Thu, Sep 1

    Late Registration period (08/29 - 09/01). Late fee assessed.

  • Thu, Sep 1

    Late registration period ends, 5:00 p.m. No new registrations for Fall will be allowed after this date. Late registration payment deadline, 6:00 p.m. Payments not received will result in deletion of class schedule.

  • Thu, Sep 1

    Last day to submit Request for Reduced Tuition Rate (Code 3) to the Graduate School or all other rate changes to the Registrar's Office, 5:00 p.m.

  • Fri, Sep 2

    Last day to withdraw from the University and receive 80% of the refundable amount of tuition and fees, 5:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Sep 5

    Labor Day Holiday - University Closed

  • Mon, Sep 12

    Last day to withdraw from the University and receive 70% of the refundable amount of tuition and fees, 5:00 p.m.

  • Wed, Sep 14

    Fall 2016 Census Date

  • Wed, Sep 14

    Last day to drop a class, but not withdraw from the University, and receive a refund for the amount of the course, 5:00 p.m. Courses dropped by this date will not appear on the official transcript and will not count towards the 6-drop limit.

  • Wed, Sep 14

    December 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

  • Thu, Sep 15

    Official roster verifications open for faculty submission

  • Mon, Sep 19

    Last day to withdraw from the University and receive 50% of the refundable amount of tuition and fees, 5:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Sep 26

    Official roster verifications due, 8:00 a.m.

  • Mon, Sep 26

    Last day to withdraw from the University and receive 25% of the refundable amount of tuition and fees, 5:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Sep 26

    Early Alert Grading opens

  • Mon, Sep 26 - Mon, Oct 10

    Early Warning Grading Period

  • Sat, Oct 1

    Emergency Loans Due

  • Fri, Oct 7

    Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without academic penalty. No refund.

  • Mon, Oct 10

    Early Warning Grades due, 5:00 p.m.

  • Fri, Oct 28

    Deadline to submit thesis or dissertation to department chair for approval.

  • Fri, Oct 28

    Rollover deadline to move graduation date to a future semester.

  • Tue, Nov 1

    Spring 2017 - Early Registration Begins - Graduates & Special Priority Groups

  • Thu, Nov 3

    Spring 2017 Early Registration begins for Seniors

  • Thu, Nov 3

    Spring 2017 - Graduation Application Opens

  • Fri, Nov 4

    Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University, 5:00 p.m. No refund.

  • Tue, Nov 8

    Spring 2017 Early Registration begins for Juniors

  • Fri, Nov 11

    Last day to file theses and dissertations for students completing degree requirements in Fall 2016

  • Tue, Nov 15

    Spring 2017 Early Registration begins for Sophomores

  • Tue, Nov 22

    Spring 2017 Early Registration begins for Freshmen

  • Tue, Nov 22

    Residence hall close for Thanksgiving Break, 7:00 p.m.

  • Wed, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 27

    Thanksgiving Break - University Closed

  • Sun, Nov 27

    Residence Halls Open, 10:00 a.m.

  • Wed, Dec 7

    Final Grading Opens

  • Wed, Dec 7 - Mon, Dec 19

    Fall Final Grading Period (12/7 - 12/19)

  • Fri, Dec 9

    Last day of classes

  • Sat, Dec 10 - Thu, Dec 15

    Final Examinations Period

  • Wed, Dec 14

    Houston December Commencement Ceremony - 7:00 p.m. (Hilton Americas)

  • Thu, Dec 15

    Residence halls close for semester break at 7:00 p.m. for all students not participating in commencement ceremonies.

  • Fri, Dec 16 - Sat, Dec 17

    Denton December Commencement Ceremonies

  • Sat, Dec 17

    Residence Halls close at 7:00 p.m. for graduating students and those participating in commencement ceremonies.

  • Mon, Dec 19

    Fall Final Grades due, 5:00 p.m.

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