Academic Calendar

Important dates for the upcoming semester. See the University Calendar for campus events.

Fall 2016

 Registration BeginsMarch 21                                           
 New Student/Transfer Student OrientationAugust 26                                                                                                         
 First Day of ClassesAugust 29*
 Labor DaySeptember 5; University closed
 Last Day Add/DropSeptember 7*
 Graduation Application DeadlineOctober 1 for December Conferral
 MidtermOctober 20* 
 Long WeekendOctober 21-22* 
 Last Day to WithdrawNovember 4 at 5:00 pm* 
 Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2017November 7
 Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23-27*; Starting Wednesday at noon for students; University closed Nov 24-27                      
 Last Day of ClassesDecember 12* 
 ExamsDecember 10, 13-16* 
 Exam Makeup DayDecember 17* (only in event of University cancellation of exams)
 Degree Conferral DateDecember 18 (No commencement ceremony)
 Holiday BreakDecember 23-January 2; University closed 

Spring 2017

 Registration Begins November 7                                                                                                           
 Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16; University Closed
 Transfer Student Orientation
 January 20
 First Day of Classes  January 23*
 Last Day of Drop/Add  February 1*
 Graduation Application Deadline  March 1 for May Conferral
 Spring Break March 6-12*
 Midterm March 17*
 Last Day to Withdraw
 March 31 at 5:00 pm*
 Registration Begins for Fall 2017                  
 April 3
 Easter Break  April 13-17*; Starting April 13 for students; University closed April 14-16                                   
 Stritch Service Day April 28; No classes 
 Last Day of Classes May 15*
 Exams  May 13, 16-19*
 Honors Convocation  May 20 2:00 - 3:30 pm
 Exam Makeup Day  May 20 only in event of University cancellation of exams)
 Commencement Ceremony  May 21 UW - Milwaukee Panther Arena
 Degree Conferral Date  May 21

Summer 2017

Registration Begins for Summer 2017 November 7, 2016                                                                                      
 First Day Of Summer Term May 22
 Memorial Day May 29; University Closed                                                             
 Independence Day Break July 4; University Closed
 Last Day to Withdraw Prior to the 2/3 Point of Class
 Graduation Application Deadline August 15 for August Conferral
 Last Day of Summer Term August 20
 Degree Conferral Date August 25

* Applies to regular 16-week courses

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The University reserves the right to make changes to the calendars at any time.