Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

Academic Calendar Dates

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Fall 2018
August 1 - 29 New student registration
August 15 - 29 NDS student registration
August 27 - 28 New student orientation
August 29 First day of classes
September 3 Labor Day (classes in session, offices closed)
September 7 Last day to add/drop
September 8 - October 26 Withdrawal period (must see graduate registrar)
October 1 Last day to apply for graduation in May or August 2019
October 13 - 16 Fall Break
October 17 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 22 - December 7 Spring registration for continuing students
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Break (no classes, offices closed)
November 26 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 7 Last day of classes

December 8 - 9

December 15 - 16

Reading days

December 10 - 14

December 17 - 19

Exams
January 2, 2019 Fall grades due by 9 a.m.
January 11, 2019 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Spring 2019
January 2 New student registration begins
January 7 NDS student registration begins
January 11 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)
January 16

First day of classes

January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
January 28 Add/Drop Period ends
January 29 Withdrawal Period begins (see graduate registrar)
March 2 - 10 Spring Break
March 11

Classes resume from Spring Break

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 registration begins

March 15 Withdrawal Period ends (see graduate registrar)
April 26

Last day of classes

Thesis/Dissertation deadline for May 2019 graduation

April 27 - 28 Reading Period
April 29 - May 3 Exams
May 4 - 5 Reading Period
May 6 - 8 Exams
May 8 Spring grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating graduate students
May 10 Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for graduating undergraduate students
May 11 Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony
May 15 Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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Summer 2019
Summer Session 1
March 11 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new and NDS students
May 27

Memorial Day (offices closed, no classes)

May 28

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

May 31 Last day to add/drop
June 1 Withdrawal period begins
June 14 Last day to withdraw
June 28 Last day of classes
July 5 Final grades due at 12 p.m.
August 9 Last day to submit theses/dissertations for Aug 2019 graduation
August 23 Summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)
Summer Session 2
March 11 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new students
June 1 Summer registration begins for NDS students
July 1

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

July 4 Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)
July 5 Last day to add/drop
July 6 Withdrawal period begins
July 19 Last day to withdraw
August 2 Last day of classes
August 9

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for Aug 2019 graduation

August 23 Summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)
Summer Session 3
March 11 Summer registration begins for continuing students
May 1 Summer registration begins for new and NDS students
May 27

Memorial Day (offices closed, no classes)

May 28

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

June 7 Last day to add/drop
June 8 Withdrawal period begins
July 4 Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)
July 5 Last day to withdraw
August 2 Last day of classes
August 9

Final grades due at 12 p.m.

Last day to submit theses/dissertations for Aug 2019 graduation

August 23 Summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)

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