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.

Tues, Mar 1
Summer 2016 Open Registration begins
Sat, May 7
Summer May 2016 Session begins
Fri, May 13
 Summer Term (Full Term courses - May to August Courses) Drop w/Refund deadline
Mon, May 30                        
Memorial Day Holiday observed (no classes/offices closed)
Tue, May 31
Summer 2016 1st Five Week Session begins
Wed, Jun 1
*Last day to drop 1st Session courses with a refund
Fri, Jun 3
Last day to add 1st Session courses
Fri, Jun 3
Last day to apply for Arranged Classes or Independent Studies
Fri, Jun 3
Last day to change variable credits
Thur, Jun 16
Last day to change first summer session grade method for eligible course(s)
Fri, Jul 1
Summer 2016 1st Session ends
Mon, Jul 4
Fourth of July Holiday observed (no classes/offices closed)
Tue, Jul 5
Summer 2016 2nd Five Week Sessions begins
Wed, Jul 6
*Last day to drop 2nd Session with a refund
Fri, Jul 8 
Last day to add 2nd Session courses
Fri, Jul 8
Last day to change variable credits
Fri, Jul 8
Last day to apply for Arranged Classes or Independent Studies
Thur, Jul 21
Last day to change 2nd summer session grade method for eligible course(s)
Thur, Jul 21
Last day to notify Office of Graduate Studies of intent to take Fall 2016 Comprehensive Examinations
Fri, Aug 5
Summer 2016 2nd Session ends
Tue, Aug 16
New Student Move-In Day to Residence Halls during New Student Orientation Week
Tue-Sat, Aug 16-21
New Student Orientation Activity Week: Tuesday, Aug 16 through Sunday, Aug 21.
Wed-Fri, Aug 17-19
Final New, International, and Exchange Student Registration sessions
Fri, Aug 19
PSEO Registration
Mon, Aug 22
Fall classes begin
Wed, Aug 24
Online Wait-listing for Course Registrations Ends at Noon
Fri, Aug 26
Last day to drop Fall 2016 courses with 100% Tuition Refund
Fri, Aug 26
Fall 2016 tuition due or have arrangements to pay tuition to avoid
cancellation of classes. Note: Valid payment options at  www.winona.edu/billing/
Thur,  Sept 1       
Last day to submit Class Registration Permit Forms (Blue Cards)
Fri, Sep 2
Financial Aid Disbursement
Mon, Sept 5
Labor Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)
Tues, Oct 11
All-University Improvement Day (classes meeting before 3:30pm. are cancelled) / Labs and Classes meeting once per week meet as scheduled/campus offices open).
Fri, Oct 14
Midterm
Wed, Nov 2
Academic Advising for Spring 2017 begins
Tues, Nov 8
*General Election Day
Mon, Nov 14
Registration for Spring 2017 opens
Thur, Nov 17
Last day to change grade method for eligible course(s)
Wed-Sun, Nov 23-27
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes/offices closed Thursday and Friday)
Mon-Thur, Dec 5-8
Final Examinations
Fri, Dec 9
Commencement

*Excerpt:  204C.03  Public meetings prohibited on election day.  Subd. 2. State colleges and universities.  Except for regularly scheduled classes, no Minnesota state college or university may schedule an event between 6pm and 8 pm on the day that an election is held in any political subdivision in which the university or college is located.  Copyright 2005 by the Office of Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota.