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FALL 2022 SEMESTER
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
SPRING 2023 SEMESTER
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 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.