Academic Calendars

Fall 2018
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 2018
R-T16 - 21 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
F17 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa-Sn18 - 26 Welcome Week
T21 New Student Convocation
R23 Fall classes begin
R-W23 - 29 Add/drop and late registration
W29 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2018 semester

September 2018
M3 University closed**
F7 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F7 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
F21 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions

October 2018
R-F18 - 19 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F22 - 26 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

November 2018
F2 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M5 Spring semester advance registration begins
Sn11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
R-Sn22 - 25 University closed** - evening classes (classes beginning at 4 p.m. or later) do not meet on Nov. 21

December 2018
Sa8 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
Sa8 December Commencement
M-F10 - 14 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa10 - 15 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T10 - 18 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F14 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)
F14 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa22 Official date for certifying December diplomas
M-T24 - Jan 1 University closed**
R27 Holiday intersession classes begin
Sa29 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.
** Subject to approval