ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Academic Calendar

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2017 FALL SEMESTER 2018 SPRING SEMESTER
Advance Registration Begins (enrolled degree-seeking students only); see myfau.fau.edu Begins October 30 for Spring 2018 Begins March 26 for Summer/Fall 2018
Priority Application Deadline – Freshman February 15
Application Deadline – Freshman students* May 1 August 15
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 21 December 8
Non-Degree Registration;
see myfau.fau.edu
August 14 – 25 January 2 – 12
Freshman Convocation August 20
CLASSES BEGIN August 19 (Sat.) January 6 (Sat.)
Walk-in Registration August 21 January 8
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 25 (Fri.)
* August 26 (Sat.)
January 12 (Fri.)
* January 13 (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 26 – September 1 January 13 – 19
60+ Audit registration August 28 January 16
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 28 January 16
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree September 20 (Extended) January 26
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 20 (Extended) February 5
Mid-term Grading available this week October 2-13 (Extended) February 19-23
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an “F” in each course. November 17 April 6
Parent/Family Weekend Spet. 15-17
Homecoming October 14-21
Last Day to Submit Doctoral Dissertation November 13 April 2
Last Day to Submit Master’s Thesis November 20 April 9
Honors Convocation TBA April
LAST DAY OF CLASSES December 6 April 23
READING DAYS (In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.) December Classes will be held 12/4-6 April 4-25
FINAL EXAMINATIONS December 7-13 April 26 – May 2
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 on Thursday Dec. 14 – 9am, 1pm & 5pm May 3 – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Two Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2017 and Three in Spring 2018 on Friday Dec. 15 – 9am & 1pm May 4 – 9am, 1pm & 5 pm
Semester Ends December 15 May 4
Grades due in Registrar’s Office, 9 a.m. Dec. 18 (Mon.) May 7 (Mon.)

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)
September 4 — Labor Day
November 10 (Fri.) — Veteran’s Day
November 23 – 26 — Thanksgiving Recess
Winter Holiday — December 25, 2017-January 1, 2018
January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar i subject to change by appropriate authority.
Updated June 26, 2017

2018 SUMMER — TERM 1 2018 SUMMER — TERM 2 20178 SUMMER — TERM 3
Advance Registration Begins (enrolled degree-seeking students only); see myfau.fau.edu Begins March 26 for Summer/Fall 2018
Priority Application Deadline – Freshman
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 13 April 13
Non-Degree Registration; see myfau.fau.edu May 7 – 18 May 7 – 18 June 18 – 29
Freshman Convocation
CLASSES BEGIN May 12 (Sat.) May 12 (Sat.) June 23 (Sat.)
Walk-in Registration May 14 May 14 June 25
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 18 (Fri.)
** May 20 (Sun.)
May 18 (Fri.)
** May 20 (Sun.)
June 29 (Fri.)
** July 1 (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 21 May 21 July 2
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 21 May 21 July 2
Last Day to Submit Application for Degree June 1 June 1 June 1
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 11 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 30 June 18 July 30
Last Day to Submit Doctoral Dissertation July 9
Last Day to Submit Master’s Thesis July 16
LAST DAY OF CLASSES August 3 June 22 August 3
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Summer 2017 August 7 (Tues.) – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Semester Ends August 7 June 22 August 7
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 8 (Wed.) June 25 (Mon.) August 8 (Wed.)

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)
March 5 — 11, Spring Break (No classes; offices open)
May 28 — 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

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