Academic Calendars

Fall 2013

University calendars are accurate at the time of publication/posting, but subject to change.

Some school and/or departmental calendars may differ from the university's academic calendar. Please check with the specific program of study to ensure the appropriate calendar is followed. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]


August 2013
R-T15 - 20 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
F16 Orientation for new graduate students – Monroe Park campus
Sa-Sn17 - 25 Welcome Week
T20 New Student Convocation
W21 Opening Faculty Address and Convocation
R22 Fall classes begin
R-W22 - 28 Add/drop and late registration
W28 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2013 semester

September 2013
M2 University closed
F6 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F6 Monroe Park campus students - last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for December degrees
MCV campus students - fall degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines
F20 Last day for undergraduate students to submit work for removal of incomplete grades from spring semester or summer sessions

October 2013
R-F17 - 18 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F21 - 25 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

November 2013
F1 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M4 Spring semester advance registration begins
M11 Veterans Day - University open - Classes in Session
Honor American Veterans of all Wars - Learn more about Veterans Day
W-Sn27 - Dec 1 University closed - classes beginning at 12 p.m. or later do not meet on Nov. 27

December 2013
Sa7 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
M-F9 - 13 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa9 - 14 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T9 - 17 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F13 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F13 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Digital Archives
Sa14 December Commencement
W18 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
Sa21 Official date for certifying December diplomas
Sa-W21 - Jan 1 University closed
F27 Holiday intersession classes begin
M30 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession*

* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.
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