Date Activity 
3 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for fall semester
16 – 21 Remote Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television
22 Pre-Orientation Programs (International Students and Students of Color) move in
24 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in
25 – 30 Undergraduate Orientation for New and Transfer Students
25 Parent Orientation
28 New International Graduate Student Orientation
30-31 Residence halls open for returning students

Last day to withdraw from the College for the fall semester with a full refund—a withdrawal/leave of absence form must be filed by this date with the Office of Student Success.

New Graduate Student Orientation


Date Activity
2 First Day of Classes
7 Labor Day (no classes)
9 (Wednesday)

Monday schedule observed

Last day to add a class without instructor permission


Last day to add or drop classes for the fall semester

Last day to file an Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in December

17 Course Withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)


Date Activity
12 Indigenous People's Day (no classes)
16 – 18 Family Weekend
19 Advising for Spring registration begins
21 First Seven-Week Session ends
22 Second Seven-Week Session begins
23 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online by 12:00 noon ET


Date Activity 
10 (Tuesday) Wednesday schedule observed
11 Veterans Day (no classes)

Last day to withdraw from a fall course with a WF/WP grade

Last day to withdraw from the College for the fall semester; must file the appropriate paperwork to the Office of Student Success by 5:00 pm (ET)

Master’s Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for December degree candidates

25 Residence halls close at 12:00 Noon
25 – 27 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
29 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
30 Classes resume


Date Activity 
10 Last day for graduate students to submit Master’s Theses/Projects to Graduate Studies Office for December degree candidates
16 Last day of fall semester

Last day to submit Spring directed study proposals to Department Chairs. Proposals due to the Registrar's Office Jan 26
17 Residence halls close at 12:00 Noon
18 Last day incomplete grades from Spring and Summer can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (incomplete failing)
20 Speech@Emerson Hooding Ceremony

Fall grades due online by 12:00 Noon