Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Contents

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2018-2019 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Week Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2018 September 26, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 8-14, 2018
Winter Quarter 2019 January 7, 2019 March 15, 2019 March 16-22, 2019
Spring Quarter 2019 April 1, 2019 June 7, 2019 June 8-14, 2019 June 15, Seattle
June 16, Bothell
TBD, Tacoma
Summer Quarter 2019 June 24, 2019 August 23, 2019
A-term June 24, 2019 July 24, 2019
B-term July 25, 2019 August 23, 2019
  NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Nov 15, 2017 Sept 1, 2018 Not open for admission Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students Feb 15, 2018 Sept 1, 2018 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Nov 15, 2017 NA NA Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2018 NA NA Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
Admission Application for Summer Only Nonmatriculated Students. June 30, 2019 June 30, 2019 July 31, 2019
Returning Student Form deadlines July 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 Feb 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Graduating Senior Priority – Applications due May 2, 2018 Oct 31, 2018 Feb 13, 2019 Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
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 5, 2018 Jan 16, 2019 Apr 13, 2019 July 5, 2019 July 5, 2019 July 5, 2019
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 12, 2018 Jan 23, 2019 Apr 19, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019
Application for Washington State residence status Oct 25, 2018 Feb 5, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 July 23, 2019 July 23, 2019 July 23, 2019

Dates of Instruction

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins WAC 478-132-030 Sept 26, 2018 Jan 7, 2019 April 1, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 July 25, 2019
Last Day of Instruction Dec 7, 2018 Mar 15, 2019 June 7, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 July 24, 2019 Aug 23, 2019
Final Examination Week Dec 8-14, 2018 Mar 16-22, 2019 June 8-14, 2019 Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class
Commencement Seattle, June 15 Bothell, June 16 Tacoma, TBD
Quarter Breaks Winter Break Dec 15, 2018-Jan 6, 2019 Spring Break Mar 23-31, 2019 Summer Break June 15-23, 2019 Autumn Break Aug 24-Sept 24, 2019

Registration Deadlines

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 4 – June 17, 2018 Nov 2-18, 2018 Feb 15-March 3, 2019 Apr 15 – May 22, 2019 Apr 15 – May 22, 2019 Apr 15 – May 22, 2019
Registration Period II June 18 – Sept 25, 2018 Nov 19, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019 March 4 – 31, 2019 May 23 – June 23, 2019 May 23 – June 23, 2019 May 23 – June 23, 2019
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 26, 2018 Jan 7, 2019 Apr 1, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 July 24, 2019
Registration Period III Sept 26 – Oct 2, 2018 Jan 7-13, 2019 Apr 1-7, 2019 June 24-30, 2019 June 24-30, 2019 June 24 – July 31, 2019
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – UW Faculty/Staff Sept 28, 2018 Jan 9, 2019 Apr 3, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019
Registration for UW Access Program Sept 28 - Oct 11, 2018 Jan 9 - 23, 2019 Apr 3 - 16, 2019 June 26 - July 10, 2019 June 26 - July 10, 2019 June 26 - July 10, 2019
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – Wash. State employees Sept 29, 2018 Jan 10, 2019 Apr 4, 2019 June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 10, 2018 Jan 21, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 July 8, 2019 July 8, 2019 Aug 8, 2019

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
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 2, 2018 Jan 11, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 31, 2019
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 2, 2018 Jan 11, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 31, 2019
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 2, 2018 Jan 13, 2019 Apr 7, 2019 June 30, 2019 June 30, 2019 July 31, 2019
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 3, 2018 Jan 14, 2019 Apr 8, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 3-9, 2018 Jan 14-20, 2019 Apr 8-14, 2019 July 1-7, 2019 NA NA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 3, 2018 Jan 14, 2019 Apr 8, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 9, 2018 Jan 20, 2019 Apr 14, 2019 July 5, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 31, 2019
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 10 – Nov 13, 2018 Jan 21 – Feb 24, 2019 Apr 15 – May 19, 2019 July 8 – Aug 11, 2019 July 1-14, 2019 Aug 1-14, 2019
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 16, 2018 Jan 27, 2019 Apr 21, 2019 July 14, 2019 June 30, 2019 July 31, 2019
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 13, 2018 Feb 24, 2019 May 19, 2019 Aug 11, 2019 July 14, 2019 Aug 14, 2019
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) Dec 7, 2018 Mar 15, 2019 June 7, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 July 17, 2019 Aug 16, 2019
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 7, 2018 Mar 15, 2019 June 7, 2019 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 7, 2018 Mar 15, 2019 June 7, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 July 17, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW August 30, 2018 January 3, 2019 March 28, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 16, 2018 Jan 25, 2019 Apr 19, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 3-25, 2018 Jan 14-Feb 5, 2019 Apr 8-30, 2019 July 1-14, 2019 July 1-14, 2019 Aug 1-14, 2019
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 12, 2018 Jan 25, 2019 Apr 19, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 15, 2018 Jan 28, 2019 Apr 22, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 15, 2019
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 26, 2018 Feb 6, 2019 May 1, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

U-Pass Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 17, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 March 23, 2019 June 15, 2019 June 15, 2019 June 15, 2019
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 19, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 March 25, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 12, 2018 Jan 4, 2019 April 19, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 14, 2018 March 3, 2019 May 20, 2019 Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 29, 2018 March 23, 2019 June 15, 2019 Sept 9, 2019 Sept 9, 2019 Sept 9, 2019
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 30, 2018 March 24, 2019 June 16, 2019 Sept 10, 2019 Sept 10, 2019 Sept 10, 2019

Grade Deadlines

AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 10, 2018 Jan 21, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 July 8, 2019 July 1, 2019 Aug 1, 2019
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 18, 2018 Mar 26, 2019 June 18, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 Aug 27, 2019
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 19, 2018 Mar 27, 2019 June 19, 2019 Aug 28, 2019 Aug 28, 2019 Aug 28, 2019
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 9, 2019 Apr 3, 2019 June 26, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Sept 27, 2019
* Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2018 will be canceled on Aug 23, 2018.

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:
EARLY FALL START 2018 AUTUMN 2018 WINTER 2019 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 3, 2018 Labor Day Nov 12, 2018 Veterans Day (observed) Jan 1, 2019 New Year’s Day May 27, 2019 Memorial Day July 4, 2019 Independence Day July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Nov 22-23, 2018 Thanksgiving Jan 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 18, 2019 Presidents Day

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes