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Academic Calendar


Friday, August 12 - Faculty Contract (9-month start date)

Sunday, August 14 - Student Services Day, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16 - Student Services, faculty/staff in offices 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17 - Classes Begin

Tuesday, August 23 - Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit

Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Recess: College Closed

Friday, September 16 - Fall Graduation Deadline

Thursday, October 6 (Noon) - Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due

Friday, October 7 - Fall Break

Monday, October 10 - Second 8-Week Classes Begin

Tuesday, October 11 - Priority Pre-Registration for Spring 2023

Tuesday, October 18 - Pre-Registration for Spring 2023

Tuesday, November 8 - General Election: College Closed

Tuesday, November 15 - Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College

Saturday, November 19 through Sunday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Recess

Thursday, December 8 - Last Day of Classes

Friday, December 9 - Prep Day for Finals

Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16 - Final Examination Week

Monday, December 19 (Noon) - Final Grades Due

View the printable version of the Fall 2022 Academic Calendar


Monday, January 9 - Classes Begin

Friday, January 13 - Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit

Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: College Closed

Friday, February 10 - Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2023

Friday, March 3 (Noon) - Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due

Monday, March 6 (Noon) - First 8-Week Class Grades Due

Monday, March 6 - Second 8-Week Classes Begin

Saturday, March 11 thru Sunday, March 19 - Spring Recess

Tuesday, March 21 - Priority Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2023

Tuesday, March 28 - Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2023

Friday, April 7 - Spring Holiday: College Closed

Friday, April 14 - Last Day to Withdraw from a course or the College

Friday, April 28 - Last Day of Classes

Monday, May 1 thru Friday, May 5 - Final Examination Week

Saturday, May 6 - Commencement

Monday, May 8 - (Noon) - Final Grade Reports for All Students Due

Monday, May 15 - First Summer Sessions Begin (See Summer Calendar for all session dates.) 

View the printable version of the Spring 2023 Academic Calendar

Special Days of Concern

West Virginia University’s diverse student body includes students from a wide variety of faith communities. Religious holidays from different faith traditions occasionally fall on regular class days or scheduled exam days throughout the year.

Faculty are encouraged to respect the religious observances of our students of all faiths and denominations.

When a scheduled class or lab session falls on an observed religious holiday, this may mean excusing students from attending class and accepting make-up work. (Students are responsible for requesting accommodation for their absence in advance and for making up any missed work.)

The Office of Diversity, Equity and InclusionOffice of Global Affairs, and the  Provost's Office are available as resources to support Instructors review of religious holiday accommodation requests.

The following website may be helpful in identifying the high holy days of various religions:

Other events that may justify an excused absence include illness of the student, illness of an immediate family member, death of an immediate family member, or extreme weather.

Absences stemming from work duties other than military obligation (e.g., unexpected changes in shift assignments) and traffic/transit problems should not typically qualify for excused absence.

If an instructor chooses to allow excused absences for these other events, the stated attendance  policy for the course should specify the number of days that may be missed and instructions for contacting the instructor for the excused absence.

Instructors may request third party documentation.

West Virginia University's institutional attendance policy may be found in the  WVU Catalog.

Faculty members who have questions or concerns about the academic calendar should send an email to Shirley Robinson in the Provost's Office.