Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar Summary

Instruction Begins Last Day of Instruction Final Examination Week Commencement
Autumn Quarter 2019 September 25, 2019 December 6, 2019 December 7-13, 2019
Winter Quarter 2020 January 6, 2020 March 13, 2020 March 14-20, 2020
Spring Quarter 2020 March 30, 2020 June 5, 2020 June 6-12, 2020 June 13, Seattle
June 14, Bothell
June 15, Tacoma
Summer Quarter 2020 June 22, 2020 August 21, 2020
A-term June 22, 2020 July 22, 2020
B-term July 23, 2020 August 21, 2020
  NA=Not Available

Application Deadlines

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen Nov 15, 2018 Sept 1, 2019 Not open for admission Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students Feb 15, 2019 Sept 1, 2019 Not open for admission Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) Nov 15, 2018 NA NA Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) Feb 15, 2019 NA NA Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Admission Application for Summer Only Nonmatriculated Students. June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 July 31, 2020
Returning Student Form deadlines July 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Feb 1, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Graduating Senior Priority – Applications due May 8, 2019 Oct 30, 2019 Feb 12, 2020 Apr 8, 2020 Apr 8, 2020 Apr 8, 2020
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 4, 2019 Jan 17, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 July 2, 2020 July 2, 2020 July 2, 2020
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates Oct 11, 2019 Jan 24, 2020 Apr 17, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
Applications for Washington State residence status Oct 24, 2019 Feb 4, 2020 Apr 28, 2020 July 21, 2020 July 21, 2020 July 21, 2020

Dates of Instruction

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction Begins WAC 478-132-030 Sept 25, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 March 30, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 22, 2020 July 23, 2020
Last Day of Instruction Dec 6, 2019 Mar 13, 2020 June 5, 2020 Aug 21, 2020 July 22, 2020 Aug 21, 2020
Final Examination Week Dec 7-13, 2019 Mar 14-20, 2020 June 6-12, 2020 Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class
Commencement Seattle, June 13
Bothell, June 14
Tacoma, June 15
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
Dec 14, 2019-Jan 5, 2020
Spring Break
Mar 21-29, 2020
Summer Break
June 13-21, 2020
Autumn Break
Aug 22-Sept 22, 2020

Registration Deadlines

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 10 – June 23, 2019 Nov 1-17, 2019 Feb 14-March 1, 2020 Apr 13 – May 20, 2020 Apr 13 – May 20, 2020 Apr 13 – May 20, 2020
Registration Period II June 24 – Sept 24, 2019 Nov 18, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 March 2 – 29, 2020 May 21 – June 21, 2020 May 21 – June 21, 2020 May 21 – June 21, 2020
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Sept 25, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 March 30, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 22, 2020 July 23, 2020
Registration Period III Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2019 Jan 6-12, 2020 March 30 - Apr 5, 2020 June 22-28, 2020 June 22-28, 2020 June 22 – July 29, 2020
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – UW Faculty/Staff Sept 27, 2019 Jan 8, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020
Registration for UW Access Program Sept 27 - Oct 10, 2019 Jan 8 - 22, 2020 Apr 1 - 14, 2020 June 24 - July 8, 2020 June 24 - July 8, 2020 June 24 - July 8, 2020
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program – Wash. State employees Sept 28, 2019 Jan 9, 2020 Apr 2, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 25, 2020
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 9, 2019 Jan 20, 2020 Apr 13, 2020 July 6, 2020 July 6, 2020 Aug 6, 2020

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
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 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 29, 2020
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 1, 2019 Jan 10, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 29, 2020
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 1, 2019 Jan 12, 2020 Apr 5, 2020 June 28, 2020 June 28, 2020 July 29, 2020
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 2, 2019 Jan 13, 2020 Apr 6, 2020 June 29, 2020 June 29, 2020 June 29, 2020
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 2-8, 2019 Jan 13-19, 2020 Apr 6-12, 2020 June 29 - July 5, 2020 NA NA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 2, 2019 Jan 13, 2020 Apr 6, 2020 June 29, 2020 June 29, 2020 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 8, 2019 Jan 19, 2020 Apr 12, 2020 July 3, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 29, 2020
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 9 – Nov 12, 2019 Jan 20 – Feb 23, 2020 Apr 13 – May 17, 2020 July 4 – Aug 9, 2020 June 29 - July 12, 2020 July 29 - Aug 12, 2020
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 15, 2019 Jan 26, 2020 Apr 19, 2020 July 12, 2020 June 28, 2020 July 29, 2020
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 12, 2019 Feb 23, 2020 May 17, 2020 Aug 9, 2020 July 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) Dec 6, 2019 Mar 13, 2020 June 5, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 July 15, 2020 Aug 14, 2020
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 6, 2019 Mar 13, 2020 June 5, 2020 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 6, 2019 Mar 13, 2020 June 5, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 July 15, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW August 29, 2019 January 2, 2020 March 26, 2020 June 18, 2020 June 18, 2020 June 18, 2020
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. Oct 15, 2019 Jan 24, 2020 Apr 17, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter Oct 2-24, 2019 Jan 13-Feb 4, 2020 Apr 6-28, 2020 June 29 - July 12, 2020 June 29 - July 12, 2020 July 29 - Aug 12, 2020
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students Oct 11, 2019 Jan 24, 2020 Apr 17, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) Oct 14, 2019 Jan 27, 2020 Apr 20, 2020 July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning Oct 25, 2019 Feb 5, 2020 April 29, 2020 July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

U-Pass Activation Dates/Payment Due Dates

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
Deadline to register for classes to ensure advance U-PASS activation Sept 16, 2019 Dec 28, 2019 March 21, 2020 June 13, 2020 June 13, 2020 June 13, 2020
Advance U-PASS activation for students registered by deadline Sept 18, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 March 23, 2020 June 15, 2020 June 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
U-PASS activation for students registered after deadline 2 days after registration
Deadline to pay U-PASS fee through Student Fiscal Services Oct 11, 2019 Jan 3, 2020 April 17, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
Deadline to finalize activation by tapping U-PASS on transit Nov 13, 2019 March 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020
Last day to register for upcoming quarter to keep continuous service Dec 28, 2019 March 21, 2020 June 13, 2020 Sept 7, 2020 Sept 7, 2020 Sept 7, 2020
U-PASS deactivation for students not registered for upcoming quarter Dec 29, 2019 March 22, 2020 June 14, 2020 Sept 8, 2020 Sept 8, 2020 Sept 8, 2020

Grade Deadlines

AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) Oct 9, 2019 Jan 20, 2020 Apr 13, 2020 July 6, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 29, 2020
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage Dec 17, 2019 Mar 24, 2020 June 16, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 Aug 25, 2020
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW Dec 18, 2019 Mar 25, 2020 June 17, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter Jan 7, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 June 24, 2020 Sept 25, 2020 Sept 25, 2020 Sept 25, 2020
* Autumn registration for students dropped spring 2019 will be canceled on Aug 22, 2019.

University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:
EARLY FALL START 2019 AUTUMN 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020 SUMMER 2020
Full-term A-term B-term
Sept 2, 2019 Labor Day Nov 11, 2019 Veterans Day Jan 1, 2020 New Year’s Day May 25, 2020 Memorial Day July 3, 2020 Independence Day (observed) July 3, 2020 Independence Day (observed)
Nov 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Jan 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 17, 2020 Presidents Day

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes