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Academic Calendar


SPRING 2024 SEMESTER: January 8 - May 3

  • January 8 - First Day of Classes
  • January 12 - Last Day to Register, Add/Drop, Change Sections, Change Pass/Fail and Audit
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: College Closed
  • January 16 - Online Graduation Application Opens
  • February 23 - Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2024
  • March 1 (Noon) - Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due
  • March 4 (Noon) - First 8-Week Classes Grades Due
  • March 4 - Second 8-Week Classes Begin
  • March 9 - March 17 - Spring Recess
  • March 19 - Priority Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2024
  • March 26 - Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2024
  • March 29 - Spring Holiday: College Closed
  • April 12 - Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College
  • April 26 - Last Day of Classes
  • April 29 - May 3 - Final Examinations Week
  • May 4 - Commencement
  • May 6 (Noon) - Final Grade Reports for All Students Due
  • May 13 - First Summer Sessions Begin

View printable version of Spring 2024 Academic Calendar

SUMMER 2024 SEMESTER: May 13 - August 2

  • May 13 - August 2 - Session 1, 12 Weeks
  • May 13 - June 21 - Session S6A, 6 Weeks
  • May 13 - July 12 - Session S9A, 9 Weeks
  • May 21 - Summer Graduation Application Opens
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Recess: College Closed
  • June 3 - August 2 - Session S9B, 9 Weeks
  • June 24 - August 2 - Session S6B, 6 Weeks
  • July 4 - Independence Day Recess Observed: College Closed
  • July 5 - Summer Graduation Application Closes

SUMMER 2024 Add/Drop Dates

View printable version of the Summer 2024 Academic Calendar and Add/Drop Dates

FALL 2024 SEMESTER: August 21 - December 20

  • August 16 - Faculty Contract (9-month Start date)
  • August 18 - Student Services Day
  • August 20 - Student Services Day, faculty/staff in offices 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • August 20 - Fall Online Graduation Application Opens
  • August 21 - First Day of Classes
  • August 27 - Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Section Changes, Tuesday, August 27 Change Pass/Fail and Audit
  • September 2 - Labor Day Recess: College Closed
  • October 4 - Fall Graduation Deadline
  • October 8 - Priority Pre-Registration for Spring 2025
  • October 9 (noon) - Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due
  • October 11 - Fall Break
  • October 11 - Fall Online Graduation Application Deadline
  • October 14 - Second 8-Week Classes Begin
  • October 14 (noon) - First 8-Week Classes Final Grades Due
  • October 15 - Pre-Registration for Spring 2025
  • November 5 - Election Day-College Closed
  • November 19 - Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College
  • November 23 - December 1 - Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 12 - Last Day of Classes
  • December 13 - Prep Day for Finals
  • December 16 - December 20 - Final Examination Week
  • December 23 - Final Grades Due

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.