Academic Calendar

SPRING 2016

  • Tue, Nov 3

    Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins - Graduates & Special Populations

  • Thu, Nov 5

    Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins - Seniors

  • Thu, Nov 5

    Spring 2016 Graduation Application Opens

  • Tue, Nov 10

    Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins - Juniors

  • Tue, Nov 17

    Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins - Sophomores

  • Tue, Nov 24

    Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins - Freshmen

  • Mon, Jan 11

    Financial aid begins posting to student accounts

  • Tue, Jan 12

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

  • Wed, Jan 13

    Regular Registration Opens, 10:00 a.m.

  • Wed, Jan 13 - Fri, Jan 15

    Regular Registration Period. No late fees assessed.

  • Thu, Jan 14

    Residence halls open for new students at 2:00 p.m.

  • Thu, Jan 14

    Waitlists close, 10:00 a.m.

  • Fri, Jan 15

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

  • Fri, Jan 15

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

  • Sun, Jan 17

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

  • Mon, Jan 18

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - University Closed

  • Tue, Jan 19

    First day of classes

  • Tue, Jan 19

    Late Registration opens 10:00 a.m.

  • Tue, Jan 19 - Fri, Jan 22

    Late registration period (1/19 - 1/22). Late fee assessed.

  • Fri, Jan 22

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

  • Fri, Jan 22

    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.

  • Mon, Jan 25

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

  • Mon, Feb 1

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

  • Wed, Feb 3

    Census Date

  • Wed, Feb 3

    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, Feb 3

    May 2016 Graduation Application Deadline (August graduates, excluding Ph.D. candidates, desiring to participate in the May commencement ceremony must apply by this deadline).

  • Thu, Feb 4

    Official roster verifications open for faculty submission

  • Thu, Feb 4

    Early Warning Grading opens

  • Mon, Feb 8

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

  • Mon, Feb 15

    Official roster verifications due, 5:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Feb 15

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

  • Mon, Feb 22

    Early Warning Grades due, 8:00 a.m.

  • Fri, Feb 26

    Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without academic penalty, 5:00 p.m. No Refund.

  • Mon, Feb 29

    Mid-term grading for unsatisfactory progress opens

  • Sun, Mar 6

    Emergency Loans Due

  • Fri, Mar 11

    Residence Halls close for Spring Break, 7:00 p.m.

  • Mon, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 20

    Spring Break (no classes, University open)

  • Mon, Mar 14

    Mid-term unsatisfactory progress reports due, 8:00 a.m.

  • Sun, Mar 20

    Residence Halls open, 8:00 a.m.

  • Mon, Mar 21

    Classes resume

  • Tue, Mar 29

    Summer and Fall 2016 Early Registration begins for Graduate Students & Special Populations

  • Fri, Apr 1

    Rollover deadline to move graduation date to a future semester

  • Tue, Apr 5

    Summer & Fall 2016 Early Registration begins for Seniors

  • Tue, Apr 5

    Summer 2016 - Graduation Application opens

  • Fri, Apr 8

    Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University, 5:00 p.m.

  • Tue, Apr 12

    Summer & Fall 2016 early registration begins for Juniors

  • Fri, Apr 15

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

  • Tue, Apr 19

    Summer & Fall 2016 early registration begins for Sophomores

  • Tue, Apr 26

    Summer & Fall 2016 early registration begins for Freshmen

  • Wed, May 4

    Final Grading Opens

  • Fri, May 6

    Last day of classes

  • Sat, May 7 - Thu, May 12

    Final Examinations Period

  • Wed, May 11

    May Commencement Ceremony - Houston (Rice Tudor Fieldhouse)

  • Fri, May 13 - Sat, May 14

    May Commencement Ceremonies - Denton Campus

  • Sat, May 14

    Residence Halls close; 10:00 a.m. for undergraduates, 4:00 p.m. for students participating in commencement

  • Mon, May 16

    Final Grades due, 5:00 p.m.

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