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Academic Calendars

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time by official action of the University at Albany.

Please note the use of Saturday, December 16, 2017 as a Final Examination day.

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Published on 9/5/2017

Fri, August 25

Opening Convocation

Mon, August 28

First day for non-UAlbany students to cross-register for UAlbany courses 

Mon, August 28

Fall 2017 Degree Application Submission Available for UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE students. Those students who expect to complete degree requirements by the official degree conferral date (12/23/2017) must apply via the web at MyUAlbany.

Mon, August 28

Classes begin at 8:00 am 

Tue, August 29

Late registration begins. Late registration fee charged

Wed, August 30 - Thu, August 31

UUP eligible students using the ECRP waiver may register for/add 8 Week 1 course 

Thu, August 31

Last day to add 8 Week 1 course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required) 

Fri, September 1 - Tue, September 5

UUP eligible students using the ECRP waiver may register for/add semester length course 

Sun, September 3

Last day to drop semester length and 8 Week 1 courses with 0% financial liability (view liability schedule)

Mon, September 4

Classes Suspended
Labor Day

Tue, September 5

Last day to drop 8 Week 1 course without receiving a "W" 

Tue, September 5

Classes Resume at 8:00 am

Tue, September 5

Last day to add 8 Week 1 course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required). Adding courses after this date will require a letter from the course instructor. 

Tue, September 5

Last day to add semester length course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required) 

Sun, September 10

Last day to drop semester length courses with 30% financial liability (view liability schedule)

Sun, September 10

Last day to drop 8 Week 1 courses with 60% financial liability (view liability schedule)

Mon, September 11

Last day to drop semester length course without receiving a "W" 

Mon, September 11

Last day to add semester length course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required). Adding courses after this date will require a letter from the course instructor. 

Mon, September 11

Last day to formally audit semester length course 

Mon, September 11

Last day of late registration for the semester 

Sun, September 17

Last day to drop 8 Week 1 courses with 80% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Sun, September 17

Last day to drop semester length courses with 50% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Mon, September 18

100% financial liability for dropped 8 Week 1 courses (view liability schedule) 

Wed, September 20

Classes Suspended at 2:35 pm
Rosh Hashanah

Thu, September 21

Classes Suspended
Rosh Hashanah

Fri, September 22

Classes Resume at 12:35 pm

Sun, September 24

Last day to drop semester length courses with 70% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Mon, September 25

100% financial liability for dropped semester length courses (view liability schedule) 

Tue, September 26

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 1 course ("W" assigned) 

Fri, September 29

Classes Suspended at 2:35 pm
Yom Kippur

Sat, September 30

Classes Suspended
Yom Kippur

Sun, October 1

Classes Resume at 12:35 pm

Mon, October 2

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 1 course ("W" assigned) 

Mon, October 2

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for 8 Week 1 course 

Mon, October 16

8 Week 1 Final examination period begins 

Mon, October 16

Midterm Point

Tue, October 17

8 Week 1 Final examination period ends 

Tue, October 17

Last day of 8 Week 1 classes 

Wed, October 18

8 Week 2 classes begin at 8:00 am 

Wed, October 18

First day for Albany Law School students to cross-register for Spring 2018 UAlbany courses 

Wed, October 18 - Fri, November 17

Advance Registration for Winter 2017-18 and Spring 2018 begins 

Fri, October 20 - Mon, October 23

UUP eligible students using the ECRP waiver may register for/add 8 Week 2 course 

Fri, October 20

Expected date that final grades for 8 Week 1 classes will be posted and available to students on MyUAlbany (by 12:00pm). Subject to change at any time. Please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany for additional information. Students who are missing grades after this date should contact their instructors directly. 

Mon, October 23

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop semester length course ("W" assigned) 

Mon, October 23

Last day to add 8 Week 2 course without permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (no permission number required) 

Tue, October 24

Last day to drop 8 Week 2 courses with 0% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Wed, October 25

Last day to drop 8 Week 2 course without receiving a "W" 

Wed, October 25

Last day to add 8 Week 2 course with permission of instructor via MyUAlbany (permission number required). Adding courses after this date will require a letter from the course instructor. 

Tue, October 31

Last day to drop 8 Week 2 courses with 60% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Mon, November 6

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop semester length course ("W" assigned) 

Mon, November 6

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for semester length course 

Tue, November 7

Last day to drop 8 Week 2 courses with 80% financial liability (view liability schedule) 

Wed, November 8

100% financial liability for dropped 8 Week 2 courses (view liability schedule) 

Fri, November 10

Last day for students to make up incomplete grades from Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 

Tue, November 14

Last day for GRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 2 course ("W" assigned) 

Fri, November 17

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to file S/U option or return to A-E grading for 8 Week 2 course 

Fri, November 17

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to drop 8 Week 2 course ("W" assigned) 

Wed, November 22 - Sun, November 26

Classes Suspended
Thanksgiving Break

Mon, November 27

Classes Resume at 8:00 am

Fri, December 1

Last day for dissertation and thesis submission for Fall 2017 graduation 

Mon, December 11

Last day of classes 

Mon, December 11

Last day for UNDERGRADUATE students to withdraw voluntarily from the University and receive "W" grades 

Tue, December 12

Reading Day 

Wed, December 13

Final examinations begin 

Tue, December 19

Final examinations end 

Please see information about degree conferrals and grading (below).

Tue, December 19

Fall 2017 UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE degree applications due - submit via MyUAlbany 

Fri, December 22

Expected date that final grades for 8 Week 2 classes and semester length classes will be posted and available to students on MyUAlbany (by 12:00pm). Subject to change at any time. Please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany for additional information. Students who are missing grades after this date should contact their instructors directly. 

Sat, December 23

Official degree conferral date Fall 2017 

While degree clearance begins after the conclusion of final grading, it may take up to one month to complete the posting of all degrees. This timeline should be considered when ordering transcripts and submitting degree verifications. Please check your unofficial transcript to see when your degree has been awarded. Students with degree deficiencies will be contacted via their UAlbany email addresses. For additional information, please check Semester Deadline Announcements under the Academics tab in MyUAlbany for additional information.