Spring 2016

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 2016
Sa-SnDec 19 - Jan 3 University closed
Sa9 Holiday intersession classes end
T-R12 - 14 Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students – Monroe Park campus
T-F12 - 15 Advising and registrationMonroe Park campus
M18 University closed**
T19 Spring classes begin
T-M19 - 25 Add/drop and late registration
M25 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2016 semester
F29 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.
F29 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
February 2016
T16 Summer semester advance registration begins
W17 Last day for undergraduate grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester
March 2016
Sn-Sn6 - 13 Spring break for both campuses
F25 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
M-F28 - Apr 1 Monroe Park campus students - advising for fall semester
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule
April 2016
M4 Fall semester advance registration begins
May 2016
T3 Last day of classes for spring semester – Monroe Park campus; evening classes continue through May 7
W4 Reading day, no day classes held – Monroe Park campus
R-F5 - 13 Final examinations for spring semester – Monroe Park campus
F6 Last day of classes for spring semester – MCV campus
M-F9 - 13 Final examinations for spring semester – MCV campus
M-Sa9 - 14 Final examinations for spring semester – evening classes
F13 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)
F13 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the VCU Scholars Compass
Sa14 May Commencement
T17 Final grades are due by noon using grade sheets available on Faculty eServices
Sa21 Official date for certifying May diplomas
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays.