Academic Calendars

Fall 2017
University calendars are accurate at the time of publication/posting, but subject to change.

Some school and/or departmental calendars may differ from the university's academic calendar. Please check with the specific program of study to ensure the appropriate calendar is followed. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]


August 2017
R-T17 - 22 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
F18 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa-Sn19 - 27 Welcome Week
T22 New Student Convocation
W23 Faculty Convocation
R24 Fall classes begin
R-W24 - 30 Add/drop and late registration
W30 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2017 semester

September 2017
M4 University closed
F8 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F8 Monroe Park campus students - last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for December degrees
MCV campus students - fall degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines
F22 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions

October 2017
R-F19 - 20 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F23 - 27 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

November 2017
F3 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M6 Spring semester advance registration begins
Sa11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
W-Sn22 - 26 University closed - classes beginning at 12 p.m. or later do not meet on Nov. 22

December 2017
Sa9 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
Sa9 December Commencement
M-F11 - 15 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa11 - 16 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T11 - 19 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F15 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F15 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
W20 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
R-M21 - Jan 1 University closed
Sa23 Official date for certifying December diplomas
W27 Holiday intersession classes begin
F29 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession*

* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.