Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Contents

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2017-2018 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Week Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2017 September 27, 2017 December 8, 2017 December 9-15, 2017
Winter Quarter 2018 January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-16, 2018
Spring Quarter 2018 March 26, 2018 June 1, 2018 June 2-8, 2018 June 9, Seattle
June 10, Bothell
TBD, Tacoma
Summer Quarter 2018 June 18, 2018 August 17, 2018
A-term June 18, 2018 July 18, 2018
B-term July 19, 2018 August 17, 2018

 

NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Dec 1, 2016 Sept 1, 2017 Not open for admission Dec 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate
Students
Feb 15, 2017 Sept 1, 2017 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Dec 1, 2016 NA NA Dec 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2017 NA NA Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018
Admission Application for Summer Only
Nonmatriculated Students.
June 1, 2018
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2018
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2018
Apply in person after this date
Admission Application for Returning Students. July 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017 Feb 1, 2018 June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018
Graduating Senior Priority – Applications due May 3, 2017 Nov 1, 2017 Feb 7, 2018 Apr 4, 2018 Apr 4, 2018 Apr 4, 2018
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 6, 2017 Jan 12, 2018 Apr 6, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 13, 2017 Jan 19, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018
Application for Washington State residence status Oct 26, 2017 Feb 1, 2018 Apr 24, 2018 July 17, 2018 July 17, 2018 July 17, 2018

Dates of Instruction

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins
WAC 478-132-030
Sept 27, 2017 Jan 3, 2018 Mar 26, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018 July 19, 2018
Last Day of Instruction Dec 8, 2017 Mar 9, 2018 June 1, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 July 18, 2018 Aug 17, 2018
Final Examination Week Dec 9-15, 2017 Mar 10-16, 2018 June 2-8, 2018 Typically the
last class day of class
Typically the
last class day of class
Typically the
last class day of class
Commencement Seattle, June 9
Bothell, June 10
Tacoma, TBD
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
Dec 16, 2017-Jan 2, 2018
Spring Break
Mar 17-25, 2018
Summer Break
June 9-17, 2018
Autumn Break
Aug 18-Sept 25, 2018

Registration Deadlines

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 5 – June 18, 2017 Nov 3-19, 2017 Feb 9-25, 2018 Apr 9 – May 16, 2018 Apr 9 – May 16, 2018 Apr 9 – May 16, 2018
Registration Period II June 19 – Sept 26, 2017 Nov 20, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018 Feb 26 – Mar 25, 2018 May 17 – June 17, 2018 May 17 – June 17, 2018 May 17 – June 17, 2018
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 27, 2017 Jan 3, 2018 Mar 26, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018 July 19, 2018
Registration Period III Sept 27 – Oct 3, 2017 Jan 3-9, 2018 Mar 26 – Apr 1, 2018 June 18-24, 2018 June 18-24, 2018 June 18- July 25, 2018
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – UW
Faculty/Staff
Sept 29, 2017 Jan 5, 2018 Mar 28, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018
Registration for UW Access
Program
Sept 29, 2017 Jan 5, 2018 Mar 28, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – Wash.
State employees
Sept 30, 2017 Jan 6, 2018 Mar 29, 2018 June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 11, 2017 Jan 17, 2018 Apr 9, 2018 July 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 July 26, 2018

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
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 3, 2017 Jan 8, 2018 March 30, 2018 June 22, 2018 June 22, 2018 July 25, 2018
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 3, 2017 Jan 8, 2018 March 30, 2018 June 22, 2018 June 22, 2018 July 25, 2018
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 3, 2017 Jan 8, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 June 24, 2018 June 24, 2018 July 25, 2018
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 4, 2017 Jan 10, 2018 Apr 2, 2018 June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 4-10, 2017 Jan 10-16, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 June 25 – July 1, 2018 NA NA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 4, 2017 Jan 10, 2018 Apr 2, 2018 June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option.
A $20 fee may be charged
Oct 10, 2017 Jan 15, 2018 Apr 6, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 22, 2018 July 25, 2018
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop
Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed
Oct 11 – Nov 14, 2017 Jan 17 – Feb 20, 2018 Apr 9 – May 13, 2018 July 2 – Aug 5, 2018 June 25 – July 8, 2018 July 26 – Aug 8, 2018
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 17, 2017 Jan 23, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 July 8, 2018 June 24, 2018 July 25, 2018
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 14, 2017 Feb 20, 2018 May 13, 2017 Aug 5, 2018 July 8, 2018 Aug 8, 2018
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) Dec 8, 2017 Mar 9, 2018 June 1, 2018 Aug 10, 2018 July 11, 2018 Aug 10, 2018
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 8, 2017 Mar 9, 2018 June 1, 2018 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 8, 2017 Mar 9, 2018 June 1, 2018 Aug 10, 2018 July 11, 2018 Aug 10, 2018

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW Sept 6, 2017 Dec 28, 2017 Mar 23, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018
Student Insurance
deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date.
Oct 17, 2017 Jan 19, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 4-26, 2017 Jan 9-31, 2018 Apr 2-24, 2018 June 25-July 8, 2018 June 25-July 8, 2018 July 26-Aug 8, 2018
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 13, 2017 Jan 19, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 16, 2017 Jan 22, 2018 Apr 16, 2018 July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 27, 2017 Feb 1, 2018 Apr 25, 2018 July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

U-Pass Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 18, 2017 Dec 23, 2017 March 17, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 9, 2018
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 20, 2017 Dec 25, 2017 March 19, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 11, 2018
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 13, 2017 Jan 01, 2018 April 13, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 15, 2017 Feb 20, 2018 May 14, 2018 Aug 7, 2018 Aug 7, 2018 Aug 7, 2018
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 23, 2017 March 17, 2018 June 9, 2018 Sept 10, 2018 Sept 10, 2018 Sept 10, 2018
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 24, 2017 March 18, 2018 June 10, 2018 Sept 11, 2018 Sept 11, 2018 Sept 11, 2018

Grade Deadlines

AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 11, 2017 Jan 17, 2018 Apr 9, 2018 July 2, 2018 June 25, 2018 July 26, 2018
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 19, 2017 Mar 20, 2018 June 12, 2018 Aug 21, 2018 Aug 21, 2018 Aug 21, 2018
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 20, 2017 Mar 21, 2018 June 13, 2018 Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 3, 2018 Mar 28, 2018 June 20, 2018 Sept 28, 2018 Sept 28, 2018 Sept 28, 2018

* 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 2017
AUTUMN 2017 WINTER 2018 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 4, 2017
Labor Day
Nov 10, 2017
Veterans Day (observed)
Jan 1, 2018
New Year’s Day
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
July 4, 2018
Independence Day
July 4, 2018
Independence Day
Nov 23-24, 2017
Thanksgiving
Jan 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Day
Feb 19, 2018
Presidents Day

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes