Wesleyan University 2017-2018 Calendar

Fall 2017

August 22 Tuesday Graduate housing opens
27 Sunday New international undergraduate students arrive
29 Tuesday Graduate Orientation begins, 8 a.m.
30 Wednesday Class of 2021, new transfer, visiting, and exchange students arrive
September 1 Friday Course registration for Class of 2021, new transfer, visiting, and exchange students
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
2 Saturday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
4 Monday Classes begin
On-Campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends, 5 p.m.
Drop/Add Period begins, 8:30 a.m.
11 Monday GLS classes begin
15 Friday Drop/Add Period ends, 5 p.m.
October 13 Friday Last day to withdraw from 1st-quarter classes
20 Friday 1st-quarter classes end
20-25 Friday–Wednesday Fall Break begins at the end of classes on October 20 and ends on October 25, 8 a.m.
25 Wednesday 2nd-quarter classes begin. *2nd-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting.
November 03-05 Friday–Sunday Homecoming/Family Weekend
21 Tuesday Thanksgiving recess begins at the end of classes
27 Monday Thanksgiving recess ends, 8 a.m.
December 1 Friday Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 2nd-quarter classes
8 Friday GLS classes end, Undergraduate and graduate classes end
9-12 Saturday–Tuesday Reading Period begins on December 9 and ends on December 12, 5 p.m.
11-15 Monday–Friday GLS final examinations
12-16 Tuesday–Saturday Undergraduate final examinations begin December 12, 7 p.m. and end December 16 at 5 p.m.
17 Sunday University housing closes, noon

Spring 2018

January 2 Tuesday All Fall 2017 grades submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes, 11:59 p.m.
22 Monday On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates begins
23 Tuesday University housing opens for all undergraduates, 9 a.m.
24 Wednesday Course registration for new transfer, visiting, and exchange students.
25 Thursday Classes begin
Drop/Add Period begins, 8:30 a.m.
On-campus Enrollment Period for undergraduates and graduates ends, 5 p.m.
29 Monday GLS classes begin
February 7 Wednesday Drop/Add Period ends, 11:59 p.m.
March 2 Friday Last day to withdraw from 3rd-quarter classes
9 Friday 3rd-quarter classes end
9-26 Friday–Monday Midsemester recess begins at the end of classes on March 9 and ends on March 26 at 8 a.m.
26 Monday 4th-quarter classes begin. *4th-quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
April 13 Friday Approve graduate thesis/dissertation titles due in Graduate Office, 4 p.m.
16 Monday MA oral examinations begin
17 Tuesday Deadline to register senior thesis/essay in Student Portfolio, 4 p.m.
May 2 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from full-semester and 4th-quarter classes
4 Friday GLS classes end
7-11 Monday–Friday GLS final examinations
9 Wednesday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
10-14 Thursday–Monday Reading Period
10 Thursday MA exit period ends at 4 p.m.
11 Friday PhD exit period ends at 4 p.m.
15-18 Tuesday–Friday Undergraduate final examinations
19 Saturday University housing closes, noon
21 Monday Spring 2018 grades for degree candidates (seniors and graduate students) submitted to the Registrar's Office by noon
24-27 Thursday–Sunday Reunion & Commencement 2018
27 Sunday 186th Commencement
30 Wednesday All remaining Spring 2018 grades (freshman, sophomore, junior, and graduate) submitted to the Registrar's Office. Grade Entry System closes, 11:59 p.m.

Summer 2018

May 29 Tuesday Summer Session I housing opens
30 Wednesday Summer Session I classes begin & drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.
June 15 Friday Last day to withdraw from Summer Session I classes
19 Tuesday Summer Session I Classes end
20-21 Wednesday-Thursday Summer Session I final examinations
22 Friday Summer Session I housing closes for students not continuing with Summer Session II
25 Monday Summer Session II housing opens
26 Tuesday Summer Session II classes begin & drop/add ends at 5:00 p.m.
July 2 Monday GLS regular term classes begin
4 Wednesday Summer Session II no classes
20 Friday Last day to withdraw from Summer Session II classes
24 Tuesday Summer Session II classes end
25-26 Wednesday-Thursday Summer Session II final examinations
27 Friday Summer Session II housing closes
August 3 Friday GLS regular term classes end