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.

Mon, Jan 11
 Spring Semester begins
Fri, Jan 15
Last day to add classes on the web (Blue Cards required after this date)
Fri, Jan 15
Last day to drop Spring 2016 courses with 100% Tuition Refund
Fri, Jan 15
Spring 2016 tuition due or have arrangements to pay tuition to avoid
cancellation of classes. Note: Valid payment options at  www.winona.edu/billing/
Mon, Jan 18
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes/offices closed)
Thurs, Jan 21         
Last day to submit Class Registration Permit Forms (Blue Cards)
 Fri, Jan 22
Financial Aid Disbursement
  Withdrawal dates from Spring 2016 course(s): Withdrawal deadlines are set at 80% of the way through each listed course. Withdraw dates are posted online in course information per section.  Withdrawals are noted on the transcript with a W.
Thur, Feb 18        
Camp, Internship & Volunteer Fair hosted by WSU Career Services (11am - 3pm in Student Union)
Tues, Feb 23  All-University Assessment Day (classes meeting before 3:30pm. are cancelled / Labs and Classes meeting once per week meet as scheduled/campus offices open).
Fri, Feb 26
MNSU Job & Internship Fair sponsored by WSU Career Services (Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN 
Tues, Mar 1
 *MN Caucus Date (no classes or meetings after 6pm)
Tues, Mar 1
Registration for Summer 2016 opens
Fri, Mar 4
Midterm
Fri, Mar 4
Last day to clear Incompletes (I) from Fall 2015 courses
Fri, Mar 4
Last day to notify the Office of Graduate Studies of intent to take Summer Term Comprehensive Examinations
Fri, Mar 4
Last Day to submit an Application for Graduation for Spring 2016 Commencement and still be considered for provisional honors
Sat, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 13
Spring Break  (no classes/campus offices open March 7-11).
Mon, Mar 14
Classes resume
Wed, Apr 6  Advising period for Spring semester begins
Tues, Apr 12
Last day for students to change the grade method for an eligible Spring 2016 course(s) 
Fri, Apr 12 or Earlier
Last day to withdraw from Spring 2016 course(s). Note: Withdrawal deadlines are set at 80% of the way through each listed course. Withdraw dates are posted online in course information per section.  Withdrawals are noted on the transcript with a W.
Fri, Apr 15
 Student Spring Break Day (no classes/offices open)
Mon, Apr 18
Registration for Fall semester begins
 Mon, Apr 18
Minnesota Education Job Fair sponsored by WSU Career Services (Minneapolis Convention Center)
M-Th, May 2-5
Final Examinations
Fri, May 6
Spring 2016 Commencement
Sat, May 7
Summer 2016 Term begins
Mon, Aug 22
Fall 2016 semester begins

 *Excerpt:  202A.19 Caucus, School Schedule Preemption, Excusal From Employment to Attend.  Subd. 3. Limits on college or university meetings, ... No Minnesota state college or university may schedule an event [including classes] which will take place after 6pm on the day of a major political party precinct caucus unless permission to do so has been received from the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.