Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Dates Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2016 September 28, 2016 December 9, 2016 December 10 & 12-16, 2016  
Winter Quarter 2017 January 3, 2017 March 10, 2017 March 11 & 13-17, 2017  
Spring Quarter 2017 March 27, 2017 June 2, 2017 June 3 & 5-9, 2017 June 10, Seattle
June 14, Tacoma
June 11, Bothell
Summer Quarter 2017 June 19, 2017 August 18, 2017    
A-term June 19, 2017 July 19, 2017    
B-term July 20, 2017 August 19, 2017    

NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Dec 1, 2015 Sept 1, 2016 Not open for admission Dec 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students Feb 15, 2016 Sept 1, 2016 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Dec 1, 2015 NA NA Dec 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2016 NA NA Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017
Admission Application for Summer Only Nonmatriculated Students.       June 1, 2017
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2017
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2017
Apply in person after this date
Admission Application for Returning Students. July 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 1, 2017
Graduating Senior Priority - Applications due May 4, 2016 Nov 2, 2016 Feb 8, 2017 Apr 5, 2017 Apr 5, 2017 Apr 5, 2017
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 7, 2016 Jan 13, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 June 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 June 30, 2017
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 14, 2016 Jan 20, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017
Application for Washington State residence status Oct 27, 2016 Jan 31, 2017 Apr 25, 2017 July 18, 2017 July 18, 2017 July 18, 2017

Dates of Instruction

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins
WAC 478-132-030
Sept 28, 2016 Jan 3, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 June 19, 2017 June 19, 2017 July 20, 2017
Last Day of Instruction Dec 9, 2016 Mar 10, 2017 June 2, 2017 Aug 18, 2017 July 19, 2017 Aug 18, 2017
Final Examination Dates Dec 10-16, 2016 Mar 11-17, 2017 June 3-9, 2017 Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Commencement     Seattle, June 10
Tacoma, June 9
Bothell, June 11
   
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
Dec 17, 2016-Jan 1, 2017
Spring Break
Mar 18-26, 2017
Summer Break
June 10-18, 2017
Autumn Break
Aug 19-Sept 26, 2017

Registration Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 6 - June 19, 2016 Nov 4-20, 2016 Feb 10-26, 2017 Apr 10 - May 17, 2017 Apr 10 - May 17, 2017 Apr 10 - May 17, 2017
Registration Period II June 20 - Sept 27, 2016 Nov 21, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017 Feb 27 - Mar 26, 2017 May 18 - June 18, 2017 May 18 - June 18, 2017 May 18 - June 18, 2017
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 28, 2016 Jan 3, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 June 19, 2017 June 19, 2017 July 20, 2017
Registration Period III Sept 28 - Oct 4, 2016 Jan 3-9, 2017 Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2017 June 19-25, 2017 June 19-25, 2017 June 19-July 26, 2017
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - UW Faculty/Staff Sept 30, 2016 Jan 5, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017
Registration for UW Access Program Sept 30, 2016 Jan 5, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - Wash. State employees Oct 1, 2016 Jan 6, 2017 Mar 30, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 22, 2017
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 12, 2016 Jan 17, 2017 Apr 10, 2017 July 3, 2017 July 3, 2017 July 27, 2017

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 4, 2016 Jan 9, 2017 March 31, 2017 June 23, 2017 June 23, 2017 July 26, 2017
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 4, 2016 Jan 9, 2017 March 31, 2017 June 23, 2017 June 23, 2017 July 26, 2017
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 4, 2016 Jan 9, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 June 25, 2017 June 25, 2017 July 26, 2017
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 5, 2016 Jan 10, 2017 Apr 3, 2017 June 26, 2017 June 26, 2017 June 26, 2017
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 5-11, 2016 Jan 10-16, 2017 Apr 3-9, 2017 June 26 - July 2, 2017 NA NA
Late Add Period - $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 5, 2016 Jan 10, 2017 Apr 3, 2017 June 26, 2017 June 26, 2017 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 11, 2016 Jan 16, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 June 30, 2017 June 23, 2017 July 26, 2017
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 12 - Nov 15, 2016 Jan 17 - Feb 20, 2017 Apr 10 - May 14, 2017 July 3 - Aug 6, 2017 June 26 - July 9, 2017 July 27 - Aug 9, 2017
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 18, 2016 Jan 23, 2017 Apr 16, 2017 July 9, 2017 June 25, 2017 July 26, 2017
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 15, 2016 Feb 20, 2017 May 14, 2017 Aug 6, 2017 July 9, 2017 Aug 9, 2017
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) Dec 9, 2016 Mar 10, 2017 June 2, 2017 Aug 11, 2017 July 12, 2017 Aug 11, 2017
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 9, 2016 Mar 10, 2017 June 2, 2017 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 9, 2016 Mar 10, 2017 June 2, 2017 Aug 11, 2017 July 12, 2017 Aug 11, 2017

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW Sept 7, 2016 Dec 29, 2016 Mar 24, 2017 June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 18, 2016 Jan 20, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 5-27, 2016 Jan 10-Feb 1, 2017 Apr 3-25, 2017 June 26-July 9, 2017 June 26-July 9, 2017 July 27-Aug 9, 2017
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 14, 2016 Jan 20, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 17, 2016 Jan 23, 2017 Apr 17, 2017 July 10, 2017 July 10, 2017 July 10, 2017
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 28, 2016 Feb 2, 2017 Apr 26, 2017 July 10, 2017 July 10, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

U-Pass Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 19, 2016 Dec 24, 2016 March 18, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 10, 2017
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 21, 2016 Dec 26, 2016 March 20, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 12, 2017
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 14, 2016 Jan 21, 2017 April 14, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 7, 2017
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 16, 2016 Feb 21, 2017 May 15, 2017 Aug 8, 2017 Aug 8, 2017 Aug 8, 2017
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 24, 2016 March 18, 2017 June 10, 2017 Sept 11, 2017 Sept 11, 2017 Sept 11, 2017
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 25, 2016 March 19, 2017 June 11, 2017 Sept 12, 2017 Sept 12, 2017 Sept 12, 2017

Grade Deadlines

  AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 12, 2016 Jan 17, 2017 Apr 10, 2017 July 3, 2017 June 26, 2017 July 27, 2017
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 20, 2016 Mar 21, 2017 June 13, 2017 Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 21, 2016 Mar 22, 2017 June 14, 2017 Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 4, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 June 21, 2017 Sept 29, 2017 Sept 29, 2017 Sept 29, 2017

* Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2017 will be canceled on Aug 24, 2017.

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:

EARLY FALL
START 2016
AUTUMN 2016 WINTER 2017 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 5, 2016
Labor Day
Nov 11, 2016
Veterans Day
Jan 2, 2017
New Year's Day
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day
July 4, 2017
Independence Day
July 4, 2017
Independence Day
 
  Nov 24-25, 2016
Thanksgiving
Jan 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Day
       
    Feb 20, 2017
Presidents Day
       

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes