Academic Calendars

Spring 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 ]


January 2013
Sa-TDec 22 - Jan 1 University closed
T-R8 - 10 Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students – Monroe Park campus
T-F8 - 11 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
W9 Holiday intersession classes end
M14 Spring classes begin
M-Sn14 - 20 Add/drop and late registration
F18 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2013 semester
M21 University closed
F25 Monroe Park campus students - last day for spring degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for May degrees.
MCV campus students - spring degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines.
F25 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*

February 2013
T12 Last day for undergraduate students to submit work for removal of incomplete grades from fall semester

March 2013
Sn-Sn3 - 10 Spring break for both campuses
F22 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M25 Summer semester advance registration begins
M-F25 - 29 Monroe Park campus students - advising for fall semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule

April 2013
M1 Fall semester advance registration begins
T30 Last day of classes for spring semester – Monroe Park campus; evening classes continue through May 4

May 2013
W1 Reading day, no day classes held – Monroe Park campus
R-F2 - 10 Final examinations for spring semester – Monroe Park campus
F3 Last day of classes for spring semester – MCV campus
M-F6 - 10 Final examinations for spring semester – MCV campus
M-Sa6 - 11 Final examinations for spring semester – evening classes
F10 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for May degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F10 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Digital Archives
Sa11 May Commencement [This is a change]
T14 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
Sa18 Official date for certifying May diplomas

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