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Academic Calendar

Fall 2019

Sunday, 
  August 18

  • Student Services Day

Monday, 
  August 19

  • Welcome Week Activities 

Tuesday,
  August 20

  • Student Services Day, faculty/staff in offices 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Wednesday,
  August 21

  • Classes Begin

Tuesday,
  August 27

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

Monday, 
  September 2

  • Labor Day Recess-College Closed 

Thursday, 
 October 10 (Noon)

  • Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due 

Thursday, October 10 thru Friday, October 11

  • Fall Break

Tuesday,  
  October 22

  • Pre-Registration for Spring 2020  

Tuesday, 
  November 19

  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the College

Saturday, November 23 thru Sunday, December 1 

  • Thanksgiving Recess  

Thursday,
  December 12

  • Last Day of Classes

Friday,
  December 13

  • Prep Day for Finals


Monday, December 16 thru Friday, December 20


  • Final Examination Week

Sunday, 
   December 22 (Noon)


  • Final Grade Reports for All Students Due

Spring 2019

Monday, January 13

  • Classes Begin 

Friday, January 17 

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

Monday, January 20

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - College Closed
Friday, February 14
  • Last Day to Apply for Graduation for Spring 2020

Friday, March 6 (Noon)

  • Mid-Semester Grade Reports Due

Saturday, March 14 thru Sunday, March 22

  • Spring Recess

Tuesday, March 31
  • Pre-Registration for Fall 2020
Friday, April 10
  • Spring Holiday - College Closed
Friday, April 17
  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course of from College

Friday, May 1 

  • Last Day of Classes

Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 
  • Final Examination Week 

Saturday, May 9 

  • Commencement

Monday, May 11(Noon)
  • Final Grade Reports for All Students Due
Tuesday, May 12
  • Election Day - College Closed
Monday, May 18
  • First Summer Session Begin


Helpful Resources: 

Printable Version of Spring 2019 Academic Calendar

Printable Version of Fall 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.