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-T 17 - 22 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
F 18 Orientation for new graduate students
Sa-Sn 19 - 27 Welcome Week
T 22 New Student Convocation
W 23 Faculty Convocation
R 24 Fall classes begin
R-W 24 - 30 Add/drop and late registration
W 30 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2017 semester
September 2017
M 4 University closed
F 8 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F 8 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
F 22 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions
October 2017
R-F 19 - 20 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F 23 - 27 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule
November 2017
F 3 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M 6 Spring semester advance registration begins
Sa 11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
W-Sn 22 - 26 University closed - classes beginning at 12 p.m. or later do not meet on Nov. 22
December 2017
Sa 9 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
Sa 9 December Commencement
M-F 11 - 15 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa 11 - 16 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T 11 - 19 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F 15 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)
F 15 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
W 20 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
R-T 21 - Jan 2 University closed
Sa 23 Official date for certifying December diplomas
W 27 Holiday intersession classes begin
F 29 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.