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Academic Calendar

Fall/Spring Semester

2016 FALL SEMESTER 2017 SPRING SEMESTER
Advance Registration Begins (enrolled degree-seeking students only);
see myfau.fau.edu
Begins October 31 for Spring 2017 Begins March 27 for Summer/Fall 2017
Priority Application Deadline – Freshman February 15
Application Deadline – Freshman students* May 1
Application Deadline – Transfer students* July 1 November 15
International Application Deadline – Freshman and Transfer students April 1 October 1
Last day to apply for a reclassification of residency status July 22 December 9
Non-Degree Registration;
see myfau.fau.edu
August 15 – 27 January 2 – 14
Freshman Convocation August 21
CLASSES BEGIN August 22 (Mon.) January 9 (Mon.)
Walk-in Registration August 22 January 9
Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences; courses are fee liable after this date; $100 late registration fee after this date. * However, for students with Saturday only classes in Fall and Spring, the drop/add period extends to Saturday. ** For students with Saturday or Sunday only classes in Summer 1, 2 or 3, the drop/add period extends to Sunday. These option may be used only through myfau.fau.edu August 26 (Fri.)
* August 27 (Sat.)
January 13 (Fri.)
* January 14 (Sat.)
Grace period – Students responsible for payment of tuition & fees; no “W” for dropped courses; drops noted on student records as “W” after this period August 28 – September 3 January 15 – 21
60+ Audit registration August 29 January 17
Last day to pay tuition & fees: Online by 11 pm, drop box by 5 pm (Boca Raton campus) or USPS postmarked by this date; $100 late payment fee assessed if paid after this date. This date is not applicable if student is receiving Florida Prepaid or accepted Financial Aid award by the drop/add deadline. August 29 January 17
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree September 9 January 27
Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment; to receive this tuition adjustment for Summer 1, all summer courses (1, 2, & 3 terms) must be dropped. September 19 February 6
Mid-term Grading available this week October 3 – 7 February 20 – 24
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an “F” in each course. November 18 April 7
Parent/Family Weekend TBA October
Homecoming TBA November
Last Day to Submit Doctoral Dissertation November 14 April 3
Last Day to Submit Master’s Thesis November 21 April 10
Honors Convocation TBA April
LAST DAY OF CLASSES December 2 April 24
READING DAYS (In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.) December 5 – 7 April 25 – 26
FINAL EXAMINATIONS December 8 – 14 April 27 – May 3
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 on Thursday Dec. 15 – 9am, 1pm & 5pm May 4 – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Two Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2016 and Three in Spring 2017 on Friday Dec. 16 – 9am & 1pm May 5 – 9am, 1pm & 5 pm
Semester Ends December 16 May 5
Grades due in Registrar’s Office, 9 a.m. Dec. 19 (Mon.) May 8 (Mon.)

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)
September 5 — Labor Day
November 11 (Fri.) — Veteran’s Day
November 24 – 27 — Thanksgiving Recess
Winter Holiday — TBA
January 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
March 6 – 12, Spring Break (No classes; offices open)

Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar is subject to change by appropriate authority.
Updated March 3, 2015

Summer Terms

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Note: No classes or exams will be scheduled on Commencement days in any semester

2017 SUMMER — TERM 1 2017 SUMMER — TERM 2 2017 SUMMER — TERM 3
Advance Registration Begins (enrolled degree-seeking students only);
see myfau.fau.edu
Begins March 27 for Summer/Fall 2017
Application Deadline – Freshman students * February 15
Application Deadline – Transfer students * April 15
International Application Deadline – Freshman and Transfer students February 15
Last day to apply for a reclassification of residency status April 14 April 14
Non-Degree Registration;
see myfau.fau.edu
May 8 – 21 May 8 – 21 June 27 – July 2
CLASSES BEGIN May 15 (Mon.) May 15 (Mon.) June 27 (Tues.)
Walk-in Registration May 15 May 15 June 27
Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences; courses are fee liable after this date; $100 late registration fee after this date. * However, for students with Saturday only classes in Fall and Spring, the drop/add period extends to Saturday. ** For students with Saturday or Sunday only classes in Summer 1, 2 or 3, the drop/add period extends to Sunday. These option may be used only through myfau.fau.edu May 19 (Fri.)
** May 21 (Sun.)
May 19 (Fri.)
** May 21 (Sun.)
May 19 (Fri.)
** May 21 (Sun.)
Grace period – Students responsible for payment of tuition & fees; no “W” for dropped courses; drops noted on student records as “W” after this period Policy does not apply to summer terms.
60+ Audit registration May 22 May 22 July 3
Last day to pay tuition & fees: Online by 11 pm, drop box by 5 pm (Boca Raton campus) or USPS postmarked by this date; $100 late payment fee assessed if paid after this date. This date is not applicable if student is receiving Florida Prepaid or accepted Financial Aid award by the drop/add deadline. May 22 May 22 July 3
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree June 2 June 2 June 2
Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment; to receive this tuition adjustment for Summer 1, all summer courses (1, 2, & 3 terms) must be dropped. June 12 Policy does not apply to Summer Term 2 or Summer Term 3.
Mid-term Grading available this week Policy does not apply to summer terms.
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an “F” in each course. July 31 June 19 July 31
Last Day to Submit Doctoral Dissertation July 10
Last Day to Submit Master’s Thesis July 17
LAST DAY OF CLASSES August 7 June 26 August 7
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Summer 2017 August 8 (Tues.) – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Semester Ends August 8 June 26 August 8
Grades due in Registrar’s Office, 9 a.m. Departmental deadlines may also apply. Consult the “Degree Program” section of the University Catalog for further information. August 9 (Wed.) June 27 (Tues.) August 9 (Wed.)

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)
May 29 — Memorial Day
July 4 (Tues.) — Independence Day

Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar is subject to change by appropriate authority.
Updated March 3, 2015