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Academic Calendar

Important dates and deadlines.

MFA Creative Writing Calendars

Fall 2021

September 7 | Tuesday | MFA Practicum Course begins

September 14 | Tuesday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

October 12 | Tuesday | Last day to withdrawal from Practicum with partial refund from courses with W

October 18 | Monday | Registration opens for Spring 2022 programs by 5:00PM

November 24-26 | Wednesday-Friday | Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 | Wednesday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty for January 2022 Residency

December 10 | Friday | Last day of Fall Session

December 31 | Friday | Deadline to submit application for January degree conferral

Spring 2022

January 2 | Sunday | MFA Residency course begins

January 11 | Tuesday | MFA Residence course concludes

January 11 | Tuesday | MFA Practicum Course begins

January 18 | Tuesday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

January 22 | Saturday | Conferral of degrees - no ceremony

February 15 | Tuesday | Last day to withdrawal from Practicum with partial refund from courses with W

March 24 | Thursday | Registration opens for Summer 2022 programs by 5:00PM

April 1 | Friday | Deadline for submitting application for May graduation

April 15-18 | Friday-Monday | Easter vacation

April 15 | Friday | Last day of Spring session

May 20 | Friday | PM Baccalaureate

May 21 | Saturday | Conferral of degrees — AM Commencement Ceremony

August 1 | Sunday | Deadline to submit application for August degree conferral

Summer 2022

June 20 | Monday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty for Summer 2022 Residency

June 22 | Wednesday | Registration opens for Fall 2022 programs by 5:00PM

July 27 | Wednesday | MFA Foreign Residency begins

August 1 | Sunday | Deadline to submit application for August degree conferral

August 6 | Saturday | MFA Foreign Residency concludes

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