Mason School of Business

Academic Calendar Dates

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Full-Time MBA
Spring 2018
November 15, 2017 - January 25 Spring Registration/Schedule Adjustment for Continuing Students
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
January 16 Classes Begin
January 16 - 25 Add/Drop Period
January 26 - 60% of course

Withdrawal Period

Contact graduate registrar

March 3 - 11 Spring Break
March 12 Classes Resume from Spring Break
April 16 - 29 Fall Registration for Continuing Students
May 7 Fall Schedule Adjustment Period I Begins
April 28 Last day to apply for graduation in May or August 2019
May 7 Classes & Exams End
May 9 Grades due by 12 p.m. for Graduates
May 12 - 13 Spring Degree Conferral/Commencement Ceremony
May 16 Grades due by 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Fall 2018
May 7 - September 5 New student registration
August 13 - 17 Bootcamp
August 20 - 24 Orientation
August 27 Classes begin
TBD Add/drop period (must see graduate registrar)
TBD Withdrawal period (must see graduate registrar)
September 3 Labor Day (offices closed)
October 13 - 16 Fall Break
October 17 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 22 Spring registration for continuing students begins
October 22 - 26 Sprint Week or DC Trek
November 5 - 9 Spring schedule adjustment period 1
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break
November 26 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 19 Last day of classes/exams
January 2, 2019 Fall grades dues at 9 a.m.
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Flex MBA
Spring 2018
November 15, 2017 - January 25 Spring Schedule Adjustments for New and Continuing Students
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
January 16 Classes and Add/Drop Period begin
January 25

Last day to add classes

January 26 - 60% of course

Withdrawal Period

Contact graduate registrar

February 2 Last day to drop classes
March 3 -11 Spring Break
March 12 Classes Resume from Spring Break
March 15 - 30 Summer Registration for Continuing Students
April 16 - 29 Fall Registration for Continuing Students
April 28 Last day to apply for graduation in May or August 2019
April 30 Classes End
May 7

Last Day of Exams

Spring schedule adjustment begins

May 9 Grades due by 12 p.m. for Graduates
May 12 - 13 Spring Degree Conferral/Commencement Ceremony
May 16 Grades due by 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Fall 2018
August 13 NDS student registration
August 18 Orientation
August 27 First day of classes
August 27 - September 14 Add/drop period
September 3 Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)
September 15 - October 18 Withdrawal period (must see graduate registrar)
October 13 - 16 Fall Break
October 17 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 22 Spring registration for continuing students begins
November 5 - 9 Spring schedule adjustment period 1
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break
November 26 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 10 Last day of classes
December 17 Last day of exams
January 2, 2019 Fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Executive MBA

Please visit the School of Business Executive MBA Academic Calendar page for cohort specific dates. 

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Online MBA
Spring 2018
November 15, 2017 - January 14 Spring Registration for New and Continuing Students

OMBA (A): January 8

OMBA (B): March 5

Classes Begin

OMBA (A): January 8 - 14

OMBA (B): March 5 - 11

Add/Drop Period

OMBA (A): January 15 - February 7

OMBA (B): March 12 - April 4

Withdrawal Period

Contact graduate registrar

OMBA (A): February 28

OMBA (B): April 25

Classes & Exams End

OMBA (A): March 7

OMBA (B): May 2

Final Grading Deadline

March 15 - May 13 Summer Registration for Continuing Students
May 12 - 13 Spring Degree Conferral/Commencement Ceremony
July 16 - September 2 Fall Registration for New and Continuing Students

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Fall 2108
August 1 Online orientation

OMBA (A): August 27

OMBA (B): October 22

Classes begin

OMBA (A): August 27 - September 2

OMBA (B): October 22 - 28

Add/drop period

September 3

Labor Day (offices closed)

OMBA (A): September 3 - 26

OMBA (B): October 29 - November 21

Withdrawal period

OMBA (A): October 17

OMBA (B): December 12

Classes end

OMBA (A): October 24

OMBA (B): December 19

Final grades due
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed)
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Master of Accounting
Spring 2018
November 15, 2017 - January 25 Spring Schedule Adjustment for New and Continuing Students
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
January 16 Classes Begin
January 16 - 25 Add/Drop Period
January 26 - 60% of course

Withdrawal Period

Contact graduate registrar

March 3 - 11 Spring Break
March 12 Classes Resume from Spring Break
April 2 - 13 Fall Registration for Continuing Students
April 23 - September 2 Fall Schedule Adjustment Period 1
April 28 Last day to apply for graduation in May or August 2019
May 7 Classes & Exams End
May 9 Grades due by 12 p.m. for Graduates
May 12 - 13 Spring Degree Conferral/Commencement Ceremony
May 16 Grades due by 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Fall 2018
August 21 - 24  Orientation
August 27 Classes begin
August 27 - September 5 Add/drop period
September 3 Labor Day (classes in session, offices closed)
September 6 - October 18 Withdrawal period (must see graduate registrar)
October 13 - 16 Fall Break
October 17 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 22 Registration begins for continuing students
November 5 - 9 Spring schedule adjustment period 1
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break
November 26 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 7 Last day of classes
December 19 Last day of exams
January 2, 2019 Fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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M.S. in Business Analytics
Spring 2018
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
January 17 Classes Begin
March 3 - 11 Spring Break
March 12 Classes Resume from Spring Break
April 27 Classes End
April 28 Last day to apply for graduation in May or August 2019
May 1 - 8 Exams
May 9 Grades due by 12 p.m. for Graduates
May 12 - 13 Spring Degree Conferral/Commencement Ceremony
May 16 Grades due by 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Fall 2018
August 27 - 28 Orientation
August 29 Classes begin
August 29 - September 7 Add/drop period
September 3 Labor Day (offices closed)
September 8 - October 18 Withdrawal period (must see graduate registrar)
October 13 - 16 Fall Break
October 17 Classes resume from Fall Break
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break
November 26 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 7 Classes end
December 19 Exams end
January 2, 2019 Fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Online M.S. in Business Analytics
Fall 2018
July 16 - September 2 Registration for fall classes
August 1 Online orientation

OMSBA (A): August 27

OMSBA (B): October 22

Classes begin

OMSBA (A): August 27 - September 2

OMSBA (B): October 22 - 28

Add/drop period

September 3

Labor Day (offices closed)

OMSBA (A): September 3 - 26

OMSBA (B): October 29 - November 21

Withdrawal period

OMSBA (A): October 17

OMSBA (B): December 12

Classes end

OMSBA (A): October 24

OMSBA (B): December 19

Final grades due
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed)
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Summer 2018

Module A

March 15 - May 13 Registration for new and continuing students
May 7 - June 27 Classes
May 7 - 13 Add/Drop Period
May 14 - June 6 Withdrawal Period
May 28 Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
July 4 Final Grades due at 12 p.m.
September 3 Summer graduation (Degree conferral date, No ceremony)

Module B

March 15 - May 13 Registration for new and continuing students
July 2 - August 22 Classes
July 2 - 8 Add/Drop Period
July 4 Independence Day (Offices Closed)
July 9 - August 1 Withdrawal Period
August 29 Final Grades due at 12 p.m.
September 3 Summer graduation (Degree conferral date, No ceremony)
Session VI (S6) April 27 - August 13 Classes
April 27 - May 4 Add/Drop Period
May 5 - June 25 Withdrawal Period
May 28 Memorial Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
July 4 Independence Day (Offices Closed, Classes in session)
August 16 Final Grades due at 9 a.m.
September 9 Summer graduation (Degree conferral date, No ceremony)
Session VII (S7) April 2 - May 18 Registration for new and continuing students
May 14 - June 21 Classes
May 14 - 18 Add/Drop Period
May 19 - June 6 Withdrawal Period
May 28 Memorial Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
June 25 Final Grades due at 9 a.m.
August 26 Summer graduation (Degree conferral date, No ceremony)
Session VIII (S8) April 2 - May 18 Registration for new and continuing students
June 25 - August 2 Classes
June 25 - 29 Add/Drop Period
June 30 - July 17 Withdrawal Period
July 4 Independence Day (Offices Closed, Classes in session)
August 6 Final Grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating students
August 10 Final Grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students
August 26 Summer graduation (Degree conferral date, No ceremony)
Non Standard Session (NSB) May 14 - August 17 Classes (length of courses may vary)
May 14 - August 7 Add/Drop Period (varies by course length)
May 28 Memorial Day (Offices Closed, No Classes)
July 4 Independence Day (Offices Closed, Classes in session)
*Varies Final Grades due at 12 p.m. one week after course ends
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