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Academic Calendar

 

Fall 2018

Sunday, 
  August 12

  • Student Services Days, Church-McKee Arts Center, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Residence hall check-in for first-year students only,  9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Welcome Week, activities beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday, 
  August 13

  • Academic Majors Fair - Locations to be  Announced, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Fall Kick-Off in Church McKee Auditorium, 4 p.m. 
  • Welcome Week, activities beginning at 9:15 a.m. 

Tuesday, 
  August 14

  • Student Services Days, Faculty/Staff Offices, 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Residence hall check-in for returning students only, 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday,
  August 15

  • First day of classes.
  • In-office faculty advising - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Faculty advisers will maintain extended advising hours in their offices.)
  • Enrollment Services open at 75 Arnold Street, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Late payment fee in effect.

Tuesday,
  August 21

Last day for new students to register, drop/add new courses, change pass/fail and audit.

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Recess - College Closed.

Thursday, 
  October 4

Mid-semester grades due by noon.

Friday, 
 October 5

Mid-semester.

Friday, 

 October 12

Fall Break 

Tuesday,  
  October 23

Pre-Registration for Spring 2019 semester begins (see your advisor)

Last day to withdraw from class.

Tuesday, 
  November 6

General Election Day - College Closed.

Sunday,
 November 11

Veterans' Day

Friday,
  November 16

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday,
  November 17 through 
  Sunday, 
  November 25

Thanksgiving Recess (No classes)

Sunday,
  November 25

Residence halls open at noon

Monday,
  November 26

Classes resume.

Wednesday,
  December 5

Last day to withdraw from College.

Thursday,
  December 6

Last day of classes.

Friday,
 December 7

Prep Day for Finals.

Monday,
  December 10 through
  Friday,
  December 14

Final Examination Week.

Friday, December 14

 

Residence halls close at noon.

 

All students are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam or on the date and time listed for closing (whichever comes first).

Monday, December 17

Final Grade Reports for All Students Due (noon).  

Helpful Resources: 

 Printable Version of Fall 2018 Academic Calendar 

 Printable Version of Fall 2018 Semester | Week by Week 

 

Spring 2019

Monday, 
  January 7

  • Classes Begin

Friday, 
  January 11 

  • Last Day to Register, Add/Drop Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit

Monday, 
  January 21

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-College Closed 

Friday,
  February 15

  • Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2019 

Friday,
  March 1

Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due 

Saturday,
  March 9 through
  Sunday,
  March 17

Spring Break - College Closed

Friday, 
  March 22 

Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

Tuesday, 
 March 26

Pre-Registration for Fall 2019.

Friday, 

 April 19

Spring Holiday - College Closed 

Thursday,  
  April 25

Last Day to Withdraw from College 

Friday, 
  April 26

Last Day of Classes

Monday,
  April 29 through 
  Friday, 
   May 3

Final Examination Week 

Saturday,
  May 4

Commencement 

Monday,
  May 6 (Noon)

Final Grade Reports for All Students Due 

Monday,
  May 13

First Summer Sessions Begin (See Summer Academic Calendar for all other session dates)


Helpful Resources: 

Printable Version of Spring 2019 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 Officeare 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.