University Registrar's Office

Fall 2012 Academic Calendar

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August 13–17, Monday–Friday Orientation, Advising, Registration for all students based on student population and classification
August 13, Monday Fall semester opens
August 14, Tuesday Undergraduate academic suspension appeals deadline
August 15, Wednesday State of the Campus Address
August 20, Monday Classes begin, 8:00 A.M.
August 20–24, Monday–Friday Late registration and schedule adjustment
August 24, Friday Last day to change courses or course sections without special permission
August 24, Friday Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress appeals deadline; hours locked for financial aid purposes.
August 24, Friday Last day to drop course for tuition and fees refund
August 27, Monday Deadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in December 2012
September 1–30 Undergraduate students planning to either declare or change major should do so during this time.
September 3, Monday Labor Day holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
September 7, Friday Final deadline for undergraduates to apply to graduate in December 2012
October 5, Friday Founders Day
October 12, Friday Last day to drop courses without academic penalty
October 12, Friday Instruction ends for Fall Break, 6:00 P.M.
October 17, Wednesday Classes resume after Fall Break, 8:00 A.M.
Oct. 17–Nov. 19, Wed.–Mon. Spring semester and summer term advising for continuing students, by appointment
October 26, Friday Final date for December doctoral candidates' oral examinations
October 29–Nov. 19, Mon.–Mon. Spring and summer 2013 registration for continuing students
November 1, Thursday Deadline for undergraduates to apply to student teach during fall 2013
November 9, Friday Filing deadline for one signed copy of dissertation, The Graduate School
November 19, Monday Filing deadline for one copy of thesis, The Graduate School
November 20, Tuesday Instruction ends for Thanksgiving holiday, 10:00 P.M.
November 26, Monday Classes resume, 8:00 A.M.
December 3, Monday Last day of classes
December 4, Tuesday Final date for complete clearance of December graduate degree candidates. Deadline for final submission of thesis or dissertation to The Graduate School.
December 4, Tuesday Reading Day
December 5–8, 10–12, Wed.–Sat., Mon.–Wed. Final examinations
December 13–14, Thursday–Friday Final exam makeup days
December 13, Thursday December Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Academic Calendar approved by the Faculty Senate 4.6.11; Amended 4.21.11; Approved by the Chancellor 6.17.11; Amended 2.1.12; Amended 4.23.12; Amended 6.12.12.

Note: The University allows for a limited number of excused absences for religious observances required by the faith of the student. Beyond the minimum terms and limits of this policy, instructors maintain authority to establish and enforce this policy for the courses they teach. For the complete policy, see the Class Attendance topic in the Academic Regulations & Policies section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

See Parts of Term calendar for registration and grading dates.