Graduate Academic Calendars

Deadlines appear in bold type, subject to change.

  • Fall 2019
    • Prior to Term

      o    August 7, Wednesday: Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi

      o    September 1, Sunday, 7:30am start: Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub

      o    September 1, Sunday, 7:30am start: Graduate students online course registration begins

      o    September 4-7: Short-course on Financial Markets for Policy Students

      o    September 10, Tuesday: New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students

      Week 1 (September 11 - September 17)

      o    September 11, Wednesday: Fall term classes begin

      o    September 17, Tuesday: Proposals to take an undergraduate course for graduate credit (300-level and above) are due (signed by the Faculty Chair of the MPA Program).

      o    September 17, Tuesday: Proposals for a reading course are due (signed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education).

      Week 2 (September 18 - September 24)

      o    September 24, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses  (add or drop)

      o    September 24, Tuesday: Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to Graduate Program Office

      o    September 24, Tuesday: TigerHub Closes to WWS Students

      Week 3 (September 25 - October 1)

      o    September 28: Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

      o    October 1, Tuesday: Deadline for enrollment in full term courses (add or drop)

      Week 4 (October 2 - October 8)

      Week 5 (October 9 - October 15)

      o    October 9 - 15: PDF Selection Period for Session I courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)

      o    October 12: Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

      o    October 15: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session I courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course

      Week 6 (October 16 - October 25)

      o    October 21 - 25: Mid-term Examinations

      o    October 25, Friday: Session I half-term courses end

      FALL RECESS: October 26 - November 3

      Week 7/Session II Week 1 (November 4 - November 8)

      o    November 4, Monday: Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin

      Week 8/Session II Week 2 (November 11 - November 15)

      o    November 15, Friday: Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses

      o    November 11 - 22: PDF Selection Period for full term courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)

      Week 9/Session II Week 3 (November 18 - November 22)

      o    November 18, Monday: Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      o    November 22, Friday: Deadline to drop or change grade status (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course

      Week 10/Session II Week 4 (November 25 - November 29)

      o    THANKSGIVING BREAK: November 27 - December 1

      Week 11/Session II Week 5 (December 2 - December 6)

      o    December 2, Monday: Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi

      o    December 2 - 6: PDF Selection Period for session II courses (option to change a course from graded to PDF or vice versa)

      o    December 6: Deadline to drop or change grade status for Session II courses (graded, PDF, audit) of a non-required course

      o    December 6, Friday: WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.

      o    December 6 - 12: WWS 501 Policy Simulation

      Week 12/Session II Week 6 (December 9 - December 13)

      o    December 13, Friday: Last Day of Class

      WINTER RECESS: December 14 - January 5

      READING PERIOD: January 6 - 14

      January 14, Tuesday: “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      January 15 - 21: WWS Final Examinations

      January 22 - 23: (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s

      January 23, Tuesday, NOON: *Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      January 27, Monday, 5 p.m.: Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      MID-YEAR BREAK: January 25 - February 2

  • Spring 2019
    • Monday, Feb. 4
      Spring term classes and enrollment begins (faculty and advisors available to discuss course choices); Session I half-term courses begin

      Friday, Feb. 8
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Friday, Feb. 15
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.
       Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses.

      March 11 – 15
      Mid-term examinations

      Friday, March 15
      Session I half-term courses end

      March 16 - 24
      Spring Recess

      Monday, March 25
      Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin

      Friday, March 29
      Deadline for enrollment & grade option changes in Session II courses

      April 1– April 12
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, April 15
      Masters’ Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Friday, May 3
      Last day of classes

      May 6 - 14
      Reading Period

      May 6
      MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2)

      May 8 - 9
      MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1)

      May 13 - 14
      QE2 Orals (if necessary)

      Tuesday, May 14
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      May 15 - 21
      WWS Final Examination period

      Wed., May 22, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Sun, May 26, 5 PM
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Monday, June 3
      Hooding Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.)

      Tuesday, June 4
      COMMENCEMENT (11:00 a.m.)

  • Fall 2018
    • Wednesday, August 1
      Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi 

      Saturday, September 1
      Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub

      Saturday, September 8
      Graduate students online course registration begins

      September 6-8
      Short-course on Financial Markets for Policy Students

      Tuesday, September 11
      New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students

      Wednesday, September 12
      Fall term classes begin

      Wednesday, September 19
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Wednesday, September 26
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to Graduate Program Office
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.  Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses

      Sept. 29 & Oct. 6
      Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

      October 22 - 26
      Mid-term Examinations

      Tuesday, Oct. 23
      Session I half-term courses end

      October 27 – Nov. 4
      Fall Recess

      Monday, Nov. 6
      Classes resume

      Friday, Nov. 9
      Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses

      Nov. 5 - 26
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, Nov. 19
      Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Nov. 20 – 25
      Thanksgiving Recess

      Friday, Nov. 30
      Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi

      Friday, Dec. 7
      WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.

      December 6 - 13
      WWS 501 Policy Simulation

      December 14 - Jan. 6
      Winter Recess (begins after last class)

      January 7 - 15
      Reading period

      Tuesday, January 15
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      January 16 - 22
      WWS Final Examinations

      January 23 - 24
      (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s

      Wednesday, Jan. 23, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Sunday, Jan. 27 @ 5 p.m.
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Jan. 27 – Feb. 3
      Mid-year break

  • Spring 2018
    • Monday, Feb. 5
      Spring term classes and enrollment begins (faculty and advisors available to discuss course choices); Session I half-term courses begin

      Friday, Feb. 9
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Friday, Feb. 16
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.
       Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses.

      March 12 – 16
      Mid-term examinations

      Friday, March 16
      Session I half-term courses end

      March 17 - 25
      Spring Recess

      Monday, March 26
      Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin

      Friday, March 30
      Deadline for enrollment & grade option changes in Session II courses

      April 2 – April 13
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, April 2
      Masters’ Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Friday, May 4
      Last day of classes

      May 7 - 15
      Reading Period

      May 7
      MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2)

      May 9 - 10
      MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1)

      May 14 - 15
      QE2 Orals (if necessary)

      Tuesday, May 15
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      May 16 - 22
      WWS Final Examination period

      Wed., May 23, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Sun, May 27, Midnight
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Monday, June 4
      Hooding Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.)

      Tuesday, June 5
      COMMENCEMENT (11:00 a.m.)

  • Fall 2017
    • Monday, July 31
      Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi 

      Friday, September 1
      Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub

      Wednesday, September 6
      Graduate students online course registration begins

      September 7-9
      Short-course on Financial Markets for Policy Students

      Tuesday, September 12
      New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students

      Wednesday, September 13
      Fall term classes begin

      Wednesday, September 20
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Wednesday, September 27
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to Graduate Program Office
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.  Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses

      Sept. 30 & Oct. 7
      Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

      October 23 - 27
      Mid-term Examinations

      Tuesday, Oct. 24
      Session I half-term courses end

      October 28 – Nov. 5
      Fall Recess

      Monday, Nov. 6
      Classes resume

      Friday, Nov. 10
      Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses

      Nov. 13 - 24
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, Nov.13
      Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Nov. 21 – 26
      Thanksgiving Recess

      Friday, Dec. 1
      Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi

      Friday, Dec. 8
      WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.

      December TBA
      WWS 501 Policy Simulation

      December 15 - Jan. 7
      Winter Recess (begins after last class)

      January 8 - 17
      Reading period

      Tuesday, January 16
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      January 17 - 23
      WWS Final Examinations

      January 24 - 25
      (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s

      Wednesday, Jan. 24, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Sunday, Jan. 28 @ 5 p.m.
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Jan. 28 – Feb. 4
      Mid-year break

  • Spring 2017
    • Monday, Feb. 6
      Spring term classes and enrollment begins (faculty and advisors available to discuss course choices); Session I half-term courses begin

      Friday, Feb. 10
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Friday, Feb. 17
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.
       Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses.

      March 13 – 17
      Mid-term examinations

      Friday, March 17
      Session I half-term courses end

      March 18 - 26
      Spring Recess

      Monday, March 27
      Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin

      Friday, March 24
      Deadline for enrollment & grade option changes in Session II courses

      April 3 – April 14
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, April 3
      Masters’ Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Friday, May 5
      Last day of classes

      May 8 - 16
      Reading Period

      May 8
      MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2)

      May 10 - 11
      MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1)

      May 15 - 16
      QE2 Orals (if necessary)

      Tuesday, May 16
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      May 17 - 23
      WWS Final Examination period

      Wed., May 24, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Fri., May 26, Midnight
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Monday, June 5
      Hooding Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.)

      Tuesday, June 6
      COMMENCEMENT (11:00 a.m.)

  • Fall 2016
    • Monday, Aug. 1
      Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi 

      Thursday, September 1
      Academic Year Sign-In via TigerHub

      Wednesday, September 7
      Graduate students online course registration begins

      September 8 – 11
      Short-course on Financial Markets for Policy Students

      Tuesday, September 13
      New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students

      Wednesday, September 14
      Fall term classes begin

      Wednesday, September 21
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Sept. 24 & Oct. 1
      GIS Workshop

      Wednesday, September 28
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.  Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses

      October 24 - 28
      Mid-term Examinations

      Tuesday, Oct. 25
      Session I half-term courses end

      October 29 – Nov. 6
      Fall Recess

      Monday, Nov. 7
      Classes resume

      Friday, Nov. 11
      Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses

      Nov. 14 – 25
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, Nov.14
      Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Nov. 23 – 27
      Thanksgiving Recess

      Friday, Dec. 9
      Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi

      Thursday, Dec. 15
      WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night, 4 to 9 p.m.

      December TBA
      WWS 501 Policy Simulation

      December 16 - Jan. 8
      Winter Recess (begins after last class)

      January 9 - 17
      Reading period

      Tuesday, January 17
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      January 18 - 24
      WWS Final Examinations

      January 25 - 26
      (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s

      Wednesday, Jan. 25, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Friday, Jan. 27 Midnight
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Jan. 28 – Feb. 5
      Mid-year break

  • Spring 2016
    • Monday, Feb. 1
      Spring term classes and enrollment begins (faculty and advisors available to discuss course choices); Session I half-term courses begin

      Friday, Feb. 5
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Friday, Feb. 12
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.
       Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses.

      March 7 – 11
      Mid-term examinations

      Friday, March 11
      Session I half-term courses end

      March 12 - 20
      Spring Recess

      Monday, March 21
      Classes resume; Session II half-term courses begin

      Friday, March 25
      Deadline for enrollment & grade option changes in Session II courses

      March 28 – April 8
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, April 11
      Masters’ Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Friday, April 29
      Last day of classes

      May 2 - 10
      Reading Period

      May 2
      MPA2 Qualifying Examinations (QE2)

      May 4 - 5
      MPA1 Qualifying Examinations (QE1)

      May 9 - 10
      QE2 Orals (if necessary)

      Tuesday, May 10
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      May 11 - 17
      WWS Final Examination period

      Wed., May 18, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Fri., May 20, Midnight
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Monday, May 30
      Hooding Ceremony (5:00 p.m.)/WWS Hooding Reception (7 to 9 p.m.)

      Tuesday, May 31
      COMMENCEMENT (11:00 a.m.)

  • Fall 2015
    • Wednesday, Aug. 12
      Deadline for faculty to submit Fall term syllabi 

      Wednesday, September 9
      TigerHub opens to graduate students

      September 10 – 12
      Short-course on Financial Markets for Public Policy Professionals

      Tuesday, September 15
      New WWS Student Orientation/Re-Orientation for Returning MPA students

      Wednesday, September 16
      Fall term classes begin

      Wednesday, September 23
      Deadline for enrollment in Session I courses

      Wednesday, September 30
      Deadline for enrollment in full term courses
      Advisor Approved Course Worksheets due to GPO
      TigerHub CLOSES TO WWS STUDENTS.  Early Feedback Forms distributed for full-term courses

      Sept. 26 & Oct. 10
      GIS Workshop

      October 26 - 30
      Mid-term Examinations

      Tuesday, Oct. 20
      Session I half-term courses end

      October 31 – Nov. 8
      Fall Recess

      Monday, Nov. 9
      Classes resume

      Friday, Nov. 13
      Deadline for enrollment in Session II courses

      Nov. 16 – 28
      PDF Selection Period for full term courses

      Monday, Nov.16
      Masters Program Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

      Nov. 25 – 29
      Thanksgiving Recess

      Friday, Dec. 11
      WWS Annual Silent Auction/Skit Night 5-10 pm

      Friday, Dec. 11
      Deadline for faculty to submit Spring term syllabi

      December TBA
      WWS 501 Policy Simulation

      December 18 - Jan. 3
      Winter Recess (begins after last class)

      January 4 - 12
      Reading period

      Tuesday, January 12
      “Dean’s Date” Deadline for submission of all course materials

      January 13 - 19
      WWS Final Examinations

      January 20 - 21
      (IPE) Integrated Policy Exercise for first-year MPA1s

      Wednesday, Jan. 20, NOON
      Deadline for faculty to submit final grades and student evaluations

      Friday, Jan. 22 Midnight
      Deadline for students to submit course evaluations

      Jan. 22 – Feb. 1
      Mid-year break