Important Dates

Here are some important dates to keep in mind so you can manage your semester successfully. However, this is not a complete list, and for the most accurate and comprehensive list of important dates and holiday breaks, please view the Academic Calendars.

Jan. 6, 2017
New Student, Transfer, PSEO registration for Spring 2017
Jan. 9, 2017 Spring 2017 classes begin
Jan. 13, 2017
Last day to drop courses with 100% tuition refund
Jan. 13, 2017
Last day to add courses without instructor approval (Blue Cards required after this date)
Jan. 13, 2017
Last day to apply for Arranged Courses or Independent Studies
Jan. 13, 2017 Last day to clear in-progress (IP) grades from Fall 2016 courses 
Jan. 13, 2017 Registration Cancellation/Drop for Non-Payment: Students must pay or have made arrangements to pay Fall 2016 tuition by end of business day (4:30pm) 
Jan. 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Day (no classes/offices closed) 
Jan. 19, 2017 Last day to submit Class Registration Permit Forms (Blue Cards)
Jan. 20, 2017 Financial Aid Disbursement
Jan. 26, 2017
 Spring Career Expo
Feb. 16, 2017
 Summer Opportunities Fair
Feb. 21, 2017
All University Assessment Day (regularly scheduled classes meeting before 3:30pm are cancelled, labs and classes meeting once per week meet as schedule, offices are open)
 March 1, 2017
 Summer Term Course Registration begins.
March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017
Last day to notify the Office of School of Graduate Studies of intent to take Summer Term Comprehensive Exams 
March 3, 2017
Last day to clear incompletes (I) from Fall 2016
March 3, 2017
Last day to submit Application for Graduation for Spring 2017 and still be considered for provisional honors
March 4-12, 2017
Spring Break (no classes--offices open March 6-10)

Withdrawal from Spring 2017 courses deadline approaching
April 5, 2017
Fall 2017 Registration Advising Period begins
April 14, 2017
Spring Break Day (no classes/offices closed) 
April 17, 2017
General Registration for Fall 2017 begins
April 21, 2017
Education Job Fair
May 1-4, 2017
Final Examinations 
May 5, 2017
Spring 2017 Commencement
May 6, 2017
Summer 2017 Term Begins

Note: Withdrawal deadlines are set at 80% of the way through each listed course. Withdraw date are posted online in course information per section. Withdrawals are noted on the transcript with a W.

Note: The University calendar is subject to modification or interruption due to occurrences such as fire, flood, labor disputes, service interruption, natural disaster, civil disorder, war, and changes in Minnesota State Board or WSU Policy. In the event of such occurrences, the University will attempt to accommodate its students. It does not, however, guarantee that courses of instruction, extracurricular activities or other University programs or events will be completed or rescheduled. Refunds will be made to eligible students in accordance with our governing board's policy.