Graduate School of Marine Science (VIMS)

Academic Calendar Dates

Fall 2019
August 1

Fall registration begins for new students

August 26-27

New Student Orientation

August 28

First day of classes

September 2 Labor day (offices closed)
September 6 Last day to add/drop
September 7 Withdrawal period begins
October 12-15 Fall Break
October 16 Classes resume from Fall Break
October 21 Spring 2020 registration begins for continuing students
October 28 Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 27 - December 1 Thanksgiving Break (offices closed, no classes)
December 2 Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break
December 6 Last day of classes
December 7-8, 14-15

Reading Periods

December 9-13, 16-18

Final Exams

December 13

Thesis submission deadline for winter graduates

January 2, 2020

Fall final grades due by 9 a.m.

January 6, 2020

Spring registration begins for new students

January 17, 2020

Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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Spring 2020
January 6 New student registration begins
January 17 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
January 22

First day of classes

NDS student registration begins

January 31 Add/Drop Period ends
February 1 Withdrawal Period begins (see graduate registrar)
March 7-15 Spring Break
March 16

Classes resume from Spring Break

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 registration begins

March 23 Withdrawal Period ends (see graduate registrar)
May 1

Last day of classes

Thesis/Dissertation deadline for May 2020 graduation

May 2-3 Reading Period
May 4-8 Exams
May 9-10 Reading Period
May 11-13 Exams
May 13 Spring grades due at 12 p.m. for graduating graduate students
May 16-17 Spring Degree Conferral & Commencement Ceremony
May 20 Spring grades due at 9 a.m. for continuing students

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