Wesleyan University 2018-2019 Calendar

Fall 2018

August 21 Tuesday Graduate housing opens
26 Sunday New international undergraduate students arrive
28 Tuesday Graduate Orientation begins, 8 a.m.
29 Wednesday Class of 2022, new transfer, visiting, and exchange students arrive
31 Friday Course registration for Class of 2022, new transfer, visiting, and exchange students
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
September 1 Saturday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
3 Monday Classes begin
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends, 5 p.m.
Drop/Add Period begins, 8:30 a.m.
9 Sunday GLS Fall Orientation for new students
10 Monday GLS classes begin
14 Friday Drop/Add Period ends, 5 p.m.
28 Friday For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
28-30 Friday–Sunday Family Weekend
October 12 Friday Last day to withdraw from 1st-quarter classes
19 Friday 1st-quarter classes end
19-24 Friday–Wednesday Fall Break begins at the end of classes on October 19 and ends on October 24, 8 a.m.
20 Saturday Homecoming
24 Wednesday 2nd-quarter classes begin. *2nd-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
November 20 Tuesday Thanksgiving recess begins at the end of classes
26 Monday Thanksgiving recess ends, 8 a.m.
30 Friday Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 2nd-quarter classes
December 7 Friday GLS classes end, undergraduate and graduate classes end
8–11 Saturday–Tuesday Reading Period begins on December 8 and ends on December 11, 5 p.m.
10-16 Monday–Sunday GLS final examinations
11-15 Tuesday–Saturday Undergraduate final examinations begin December 11, 7 p.m., and end December 15, 5 p.m.
16 Sunday University housing closes, noon

Spring 2019

January 3 Thursday All Fall 2018 grades submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade entry system closes, 11:59 p.m.
21 Monday On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
22 Tuesday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
23 Wednesday Course registration for new transfer, visiting, and exchange students
24 Thursday Classes begin
Drop/Add Period begins, 8:30 a.m.
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends, 5 p.m.
27 Sunday GLS Spring Orientation for new students
28 Monday GLS classes begin
February 6 Wednesday Drop/Add Period ends, 11:59 p.m.
20 Wednesday For courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
March 1 Friday Last day to withdraw from 3rd-quarter classes
8 Friday 3rd-quarter classes end
8-25 Friday–Monday Midsemester recess begins at the end of classes on March 8 and ends on March 25 at 8 a.m.
25 Monday 4th-quarter classes begin. *4th-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
April 12 Friday Approve graduate thesis/dissertation titles due in Graduate Office, 4 p.m.
15 Monday MA oral examinations begin
16 Tuesday Deadline to register senior thesis/essay in WesPortal, 4 p.m.
May 1 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 4th-quarter classes
3 Friday GLS classes end
6-10 Monday–Friday GLS final examinations
8 Wednesday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
9-13 Thursday–Monday Reading Period
9 Thursday MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
10 Friday PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
14-17 Tuesday–Friday Undergraduate final examinations
18 Saturday University housing closes, noon
20 Monday Spring 2019 grades for degree candidates (seniors and graduate students) submitted to the Registrar's Office by noon
23-26 Thursday–Sunday Reunion & Commencement 2019
26 Sunday 187th Commencement
29 Wednesday All remaining Spring 2019 grades (freshman, sophomore, junior, and graduate) submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade entry system closes, 11:59 p.m.

Summer 2019

May 28 Tuesday Summer Session I housing opens
29 Wednesday Summer Session I classes begin & drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.
June 21 Friday Last day to withdraw from Summer Session I classes
25 Tuesday Summer Session I classes end
26-27 Wednesday-Thursday Summer Session I final examinations
28 Friday Summer Session I housing closes for students not continuing with Summer Session II
30 Sunday Summer Session II housing opens
July 1 Monday Summer Session II classes begin & drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.
GLS regular term classes begin
4 Thursday Summer Session II no classes
26 Friday Last day to withdraw from Summer Session II classes
29 Monday Summer Session II classes end
30-31 Tuesday-Wednesday Summer Session II final examinations
August 1 Thursday Summer Session II housing closes
2 Friday GLS regular term classes end
5-9 Monday-Friday GLS final examinations/makeup week