Wesleyan University 2019-2020 Calendar

Fall 2019

August 20 Tuesday Graduate housing opens
25 Sunday New international undergraduate students arrive
27 Tuesday Graduate Orientation begins, 8 a.m.
28 Wednesday Class of 2023, new transfer, visiting, and exchange students arrive
30 Friday Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in April Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seats available.
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
31 Saturday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
September 2 Monday Classes begin
Drop/Add Period begins 8:30 a.m.
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends
8 Sunday GLS Fall Orientation for new students
9 Monday GLS classes begin
13 Friday Drop/Add Period ends, 5 p.m.
27 Friday For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
October 11 Friday Last day to withdraw from 1st-quarter classes
18 Friday 1st-quarter classes end
18-23 Friday–Wednesday Fall Break begins at the end of classes on October 18 and ends on October 23, 8 a.m.
23 Wednesday 2nd-quarter classes begin. *2nd-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
November 1-3 Friday- Sunday Family Weekend/Homecoming
26 Tuesday Thanksgiving recess begins at the end of classes
December 2 Monday Thanksgiving recess ends, 8 a.m.
Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 2nd-quarter classes
6 Friday GLS, undergraduate, and graduate classes end
7–10 Saturday–Tuesday Reading Period begins on December 7 and ends on December 10, 5 p.m.
9-13 Monday-Friday GLS final examinations
10-14 Tuesday–Saturday Undergraduate final examinations begin December 10, 7 p.m., and end December 14, 5 p.m.
15 Sunday University housing closes, noon

Spring 2020

January 2 Thursday All Fall 2019 grades submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade entry system closes, 11:59 p.m.
20 Monday On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
21 Tuesday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
22 Wednesday Adjustment Period for new students and those returning from leave who were not eligible to participate in November Pre-Reg. Students can add courses with seats available and submit ranked Drop/Add enrollment request. Advisors approve electronically.
23 Thursday Classes begin
Drop/Add Period begins, 8:30 a.m.
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends.
26 Sunday GLS Spring Orientation for new students
27 Monday GLS classes begin
February 5 Wednesday Drop/Add Period ends, 11:59 p.m.
19 Wednesday For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
28 Friday Last day to withdraw from 3rd-quarter classes
March 6 Friday 3rd-quarter classes end
6-23 Friday–Monday Midsemester recess begins at the end of classes on March 6 and ends on March 23 at 8 a.m.
23 Monday 4th-quarter classes begin. *4th-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
April 10 Friday Approved graduate thesis/dissertation titles due in Graduate Office, 4 p.m.
13 Monday MA oral examinations begin
14 Tuesday Deadline to register senior thesis/essay in WesPortal, 4 p.m.
29 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 4th-quarter classes
May 6 Wednesday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
7 Thursday MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
7-11 Thursday–Monday Reading Period
8 Friday PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
GLS classes end
11-15 Monday–Friday GLS final examinations
12-15 Tuesday–Friday Undergraduate final examinations
16 Saturday University housing closes, 1 p.m.
18 Monday Spring 2020 grades for degree candidates (seniors and graduate students) submitted to the Registrar's Office by noon
21-24 Thursday–Sunday Reunion & Commencement
24 Sunday 188th Commencement
27 Wednesday All remaining Spring 2020 grades (freshman, sophomore, junior, and graduate) submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade entry system closes, 11:59 p.m.

Summer 2020

May 26 Tuesday Summer Session I housing opens
27 Wednesday Summer Session I classes begin
June 23 Tuesday Summer session I classes end
24-25 Wednesday-Thursday Summer Session I final examinations
26 Friday Summer Session I housing closes
28 Sunday Summer Session II housing opens
29 Monday Summer Session II classes begin
July 9 Thursday Summer Session I grades due
24 Thursday Summer Session II classes end
27-28 Monday-Tuesday Summer Session II final examinations
29 Wednesday Summer Session II housing closes
August 11 Summer Session II grades due