Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

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2015-2016 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Dates Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2015 September 30, 2015 December 11, 2015 December 12 & 14-18, 2015  
Winter Quarter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 11, 2016 March 12 & 14-18, 2016  
Spring Quarter 2016 March 28, 2016 June 3, 2016 June 4 & 6-10, 2016 June 11, Seattle
June 10, Tacoma
June 12, Bothell
Summer Quarter 2016 June 20, 2016 August 19, 2016    
A-term June 20, 2016 July 20, 2016    
B-term July 21, 2016 August 19, 2016    

NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Dec 1, 2014 Sept 1, 2015 Not open for admission Dec 1, 2015 Dec 1, 2015 Dec 1, 2015
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students Feb 15, 2015 Sept 1, 2015 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016
Admission Application for Evening Degree Program Transfer or Postbaccalaureate Students July 15, 2015 Oct 31, 2015 Jan 31, 2016 May 15, 2016 May 15, 2016 May 15, 2016
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Dec 1, 2014 NA NA Dec 1, 2015 Dec 1, 2015 Dec 1, 2015
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2015 NA NA Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016
Admission Application for Summer Only Nonmatriculated Students.       June 1, 2016
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2016
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2016
Apply in person after this date
Admission Application for Returning Students. July 1, 2015 Nov 1, 2015 Feb 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 1, 2016
Graduating Senior Priority - Applications due May 6, 2015 Nov 4, 2015 Feb 10, 2016 Apr 6, 2016 Apr 6, 2016 Apr 6, 2016
UW faculty/staff and Washington State employees Tuition Exemption Forms due Tuition exemption forms due 2 weeks before the beginning of the quarter
Applications for credit by examination Oct 9, 2015 Jan 15, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 July 1, 2016 July 1, 2016 July 1, 2016
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 16, 2015 Jan 22, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016
Application for Washington State residence status Oct 22, 2015 Feb 2, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 July 19, 2016 July 19, 2016 July 19, 2016

Dates of Instruction

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins
WAC 478-132-030
Sept 30, 2015 Jan 4, 2016 Mar 28, 2016 June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016 July 21, 2016
Last Day of Instruction Dec 11, 2015 Mar 11, 2016 June 3, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 July 20, 2016 Aug 19, 2016
Final Examination Dates Dec 12 & 14-18, 2015 Mar 12 & 14-18, 2016 June 4 & 6-10, 2016 Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Commencement     Seattle, June 11
Tacoma, June 10
Bothell, June 12
   
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
Dec 19, 2015-Jan 3, 2016
Spring Break
Mar 19-27, 2016
Summer Break
June 11-19, 2016
Autumn Break
Aug 20-Sept 27, 2016

Registration Dates

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 8-June 21, 2015 Nov 6-Nov 22, 2015 Feb 12-Feb 28, 2016 Apr 11-May 18, 2016 Apr 11-May 18, 2016 Apr 11-May 18, 2016
Registration Period II June 22-Sept 29, 2015 Nov 23, 2015-Jan 3, 2016 Feb 29, 2016-Mar 27, 2016 May 19-June 19, 2016 May 19-June 19, 2016 May 19-June 19, 2016
Registration Period III Sept 30, 2015-Oct 6, 2015 Jan 4-10, 2016 Mar 28-Apr 3, 2016 June 20-26, 2016 June 20-26, 2016 June 20-July 27, 2016
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - UW Faculty/Staff Oct 2, 2015 Jan 6, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 June 22, 2016 June 22, 2016 June 22, 2016
Registration for UW Access Program Oct 2, 2015 Jan 6, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 June 22, 2016 June 22, 2016 June 22, 2016
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - Wash. State employees Oct 3, 2015 Jan 7, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016
Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2015 Jan 8, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 June 24, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 24, 2016
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2015 Jan 10, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 June 26, 2016 June 26, 2016 July 27, 2016
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 6, 2015 Jan 8, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 June 24, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 27, 2016
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 7, 2015 Jan 11, 2016 Apr 4, 2016 June 27, 2016 June 27, 2016 June 27, 2016
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 20, 2015 Jan 24, 2016 Apr 17, 2016 July 10, 2016 June 26, 2016 July 27, 2016
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) Dec 11, 2015 Mar 11, 2016 June 3, 2016 Aug 12, 2016 July 13, 2016 Aug 12, 2016
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 11, 2015 Mar 11, 2016 June 3, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 July 20, 2016 Aug 19, 2016

Registration Fees

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 30, 2015 Jan 4, 2016 Mar 28, 2016 June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016 July 20, 2016
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 7-13, 2015 Jan 11-17, 2016 Apr 4-10, 2016 June 27- July 3, 2016 NA NA
Late Add Period - $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 7, 2015 Jan 11, 2016 Apr 4, 2016 June 27, 2016 June 27, 2016 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 13, 2015 Jan 15, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 July 1, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 27, 2016
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 14, 2015 Jan 18, 2016 Apr 11, 2016 July 4, 2016 July 4, 2016 July 28, 2016
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 14-Nov 17, 2015 Jan 18-Feb 21, 2016 Apr 11-May 15, 2016 July 4-Aug 7, 2016 June 27-July 10, 2016 July 28-Aug 10, 2016
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 17, 2015 Feb 21, 2016 May 15, 2016 Aug 7, 2016 July 10, 2016 Aug 10, 2016
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 11, 2015 Mar 11, 2016 June 3, 2016 NA NA NA

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW Sept 9, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Mar 28, 2016 June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 20, 2015 Jan 22, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 7-29, 2015 Jan 11-Feb 2, 2016 Apr 4-26, 2016 June 27-July 10, 2016 June 27-July 10, 2016 July 28-Aug 10, 2016
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 16, 2015 Jan 22, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 18, 2015 Jan 25, 2016 Apr 18, 2016 July 11, 2016 July 11, 2016 July 11, 2016
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 30, 2015 Feb 3, 2016 Apr 27, 2016 July 11, 2016 July 11, 2016 Aug 11, 2016

U-Pass Activation/Payment Due Dates

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 21, 2015 Dec 26, 2015 March 19, 2016 June 11, 2016 June 11, 2016 June 11, 2016
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 23, 2015 Dec 28, 2015 March 21, 2016 June 13, 2016 June 13, 2016 June 13, 2016
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 16, 2015 Jan 22, 2016 April 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 18, 2015 Feb 23, 2016 May 16, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Aug 9, 2016
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 26, 2015 March 19, 2016 June 11, 2016 Sept 12, 2016 Sept 12, 2016 Sept 12, 2016
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 27, 2015 March 20, 2016 June 12, 2016 Sept 13, 2016 Sept 13, 2016 Sept 13, 2016

Grade Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 14, 2015 Jan 18, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 July 4, 2016 June 27, 2016 July 28, 2016
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 22, 2015 Mar 22, 2016 June 14, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 23, 2015 Mar 23, 2016 June 15, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 6, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 June 15, 2016 Sept 30, 2016 Sept 30, 2016 Sept 30, 2016

* Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2016 will be canceled on Aug 25, 2016.

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:

EARLY FALL
START 2015
AUTUMN 2015 WINTER 2016 SPRING 2016 SUMMER 2016
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 7, 2015
Labor Day
Nov 11, 2015
Veterans Day
Jan 1, 2016
New Year's Day
May 30, 2016
Memorial Day
July 4, 2016
Independence Day
July 4, 2016
Independence Day
 
  Nov 26-27, 2015
Thanksgiving
Jan 18, 2016
Martin Luther King Day
       
    Feb 15, 2016
Presidents Day
       

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes