Academic Calendar

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


Summer 2016

 Registration Begins March 21                                                                                         
 Summer Term Various begin dates
 Memorial Day May 30; University closed
 Independence Day July 4; University closed
 Extended Independence Day Observance                July 5; Classes as scheduled will still meet; Administrative offices closed; University open                                 
 Graduation Application  Deadline August 15 for August Conferral
 Last Day of Summer Term August 16
 Degree Conferral Date August 26

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* 
 Registration Begins for SpringNovember 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 1; 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*
 Registration Begins for Summer and Fall
 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*
 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

* Applies to regular 16-week courses

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