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Academic Calendar

Important dates and deadlines.

MFA Creative Writing Calendars

Spring 2019

January 4 | Friday | MFA Residency Course begins

January 13 | Sunday | MFA Residency Course concludes

January 14 | Monday | MFA Practicum Course begins

January 19 | Saturday | Winter Graduation

January 20 | Sunday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

February 10 | Sunday | Last day for withdrawal from a course with W

March 27 | Wednesday | Registration opens for Summer 2019 programs by 5:00PM

April 19 | Friday | Last day of Spring Session

Summer 2019

June 23 | Sunday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty for Summer semester

June 26 | Wednesday | Registration opens for Fall 2019 programs by 5:00PM

July 31 | Wednesday | MFA Foreign Residency begins

August 9 | Friday | MFA Foreign Residency concludes

Fall 2019

September 1 | Sunday | Conferral of degrees

September 9 | Monday | MFA Practicum Course begins

September 15 | Sunday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

October 6 | Sunday | Last day for withdrawal from courses with W

October 21 | Monday | Registration opens for Spring 2020 programs by 5:00PM

November 27-29 | Wednesday-Friday | Thanksgiving Holiday

December 13 | Friday | Last day of Fall Session

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

Spring 2020

January 3 | Friday | MFA Residency Course begins

January 12 | Sunday | MFA Residence Course concludes

January 13 | Monday | MFA Practicum Course begins

January 18 | Saturday | Conferral of degrees

January 19 | Sunday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

February 9 | Sunday | Last day for withdrawal from courses with W

March 25 | Wednesday | Registration opens for Summer 2020 programs by 5:00PM

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

April 10-13 | Friday-Monday | Easter Vacation

April 17 | Friday | Last day of Spring Session

May 15 | Friday | PM Baccalaureate

May 16 | Saturday | Conferral of degrees — AM Commencement Ceremony

August 15 | Saturday | Deadline to submit application for September degree conferral

Summer 2020

June 21 | Sunday | Last day to add or drop a course without penalty

June 24 | Wednesday | Registration opens for Fall 2020 programs by 5:00PM

July 29 | Wednesday | MFA Foreign Residency begins

August 7 | Friday | MFA Foreign Residency Concludes

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