Academic Calendars

Fall 2019
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 2019
R-T15 - 20 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
F16 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa-Sn17 - 25 Welcome Week
T20 New Student Convocation
R22 Fall classes begin
R-W22 - 28 Add/drop and late registration
W28 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2019 semester

September 2019
M2 University closed**
F6 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F6 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
F20 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions

October 2019
R-F17 - 18 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F21 - 25 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

November 2019
F1 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M4 Spring semester advance registration begins
M11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
R-Sn28 - Dec 1 University closed - evening classes (classes beginning at 4 p.m. or later) do not meet on Nov. 27

December 2019
Sa7 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
M-F9 - 13 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa9 - 14 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T9 - 17 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F13 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)
F13 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa14 December Commencement
Sa21 Official date for certifying December diplomas
T-W24 - Jan 1 University closed
F27 Holiday intersession classes begin
M30 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.