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Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

Academic Calendar Dates

Fall 2023
August 1 Fall 2023 registration begins for new students
August 30 First day of classes
Add/drop period begins
September 4 Labor Day (offices closed, no classes)
September 11 Last day to add/drop
September 12 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
October 12-15 Fall Break
October 16 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 30 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
November 6 Spring 2024 registration begins for continuing students
November 7 Election Day (offices closed, no classes)
November 20-21 Remote instruction days (courses in session remotely, offices closed)
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)
November 27 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 8 Last day of classes
Thesis/Dissertation submission deadline for winter graduation
December 9-10, 16-17 Reading periods
December 11-15, 18-19 Final exam periods
January 2, 2024 Final fall grades due by 9 a.m.
January 19, 2024 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Spring 2024

 More dates will be added as they become available.

January 24 First day of classes 
Add/drop period begins
February 2 Last day to add/drop
February 3 Withdrawal period begins (see Graduate Registrar)
March 9-17 Spring Break
March 18 Classes resume after Spring Break
March 25 Last day to withdraw (see Graduate Registrar)
May 3 Last day of classes
May 4-5, 11-12 Reading periods
May 6-10, 13-14 Final exam periods
May 14 Spring grades due by 12 p.m. for graduating students
May 16-18 Spring Degree Conferral and Commencement Ceremony
May 21 Spring grades due by 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Academic calendar dates are subject to change.