Academic Calendars

Spring 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 ]


January 2018
R-TDec 21 - Jan 2 University closed
T9 Holiday intersession classes end
T-F9 - 12 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
R-F11 - 12 Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students – Monroe Park campus [This is a change]
M15 University closed
T16 Spring classes begin
T-M16 - 22 Add/drop and late registration
M22 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2018 semester
F26 Monroe Park campus students - last day for spring degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for May degrees.
MCV campus students - spring degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines.
F26 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*

February 2018
T13 Summer semester advance registration begins
W14 Last day Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester

March 2018
Sn-Sn4 - 11 Spring break for both campuses
F23 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M-F26 - 30 Monroe Park campus students - advising for fall semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

April 2018
M2 Fall semester advance registration begins

May 2018
T1 Last day of classes for spring semester – Monroe Park campus; evening classes continue through May 5
W2 Reading day, no day classes held – Monroe Park campus
R-F3 - 11 Final examinations for spring semester – Monroe Park campus
F4 Last day of classes for spring semester – MCV campus
M-F7 - 11 Final examinations for spring semester – MCV campus
M-Sa7 - 12 Final examinations for spring semester – evening classes
F11 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for May degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F11 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa12 May Commencement
T15 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
Sa19 Official date for certifying May diplomas

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