Key Dates

Spring Session 2019 Calendar

January 2019

  • January 2-5 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • January 2-7 - Wednesday through Monday -- Registration for new graduate students
  • January 3-7 - Thursday through Monday -- Registration for new post-baccalaureate students
  • January 7-8 - Monday and Tuesday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • January 8 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • January 9 - Wednesday -- First day of classes
  • January 9-15 - Wednesday through Tuesday -- Late registration for returning students who did not priority register and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed students who register late.
  • January 15 - Tuesday -- Last day to add a class for the 2019 Spring Semester
  • January 15 - Tuesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • January 21 - Monday -- Martin Luther King Birthday - Academic Holiday
  • January 22 - Tuesday -- Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees -- if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.50 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • January 30 - Wednesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • January 30 - Wednesday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)

February 2019

  • February 1 - Friday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • February 6 - Wednesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • February 20 - Wednesday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2019 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • February 25-March 11 - Monday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 11.

March 2019

  • March 4 - Monday -- Midterm of 2019 Spring Semester
  • March 11-16 - Monday through Saturday -- Spring Vacation - Academic Holidays
  • March 15 - Friday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • March 20 - Wednesday - Last day to submit application for graduate degree for May 2019 via myUK
  • March 25-June 15 - Priority registration for the 2019 Fall Semester and 2019 Summer Session
  • March 29 - Friday -- Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”

April 2019

  • April 4 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to schedule a final examination  in The Graduate School
  • April 5 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Summer Session
  • April 18 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 22-May 6 - Monday through Monday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, May 6.
  • April 23-29 - Tuesday through Monday -- 2019 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2019 Spring Semester
  • April 26 - Friday -- Last day candidates for May 2019 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for format review to The Graduate School
  • April 30-June 15 - Tuesday through Saturday -- Add/Drop for priority registered students for the 2019 Fall Semester

May 2019

  • May 3 - Friday -- End of 2019 Spring Semester
  • May 3 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to submit revised thesis/dissertation to The Graduate School (see April 26)
  • May 3 and 5 - Friday and Sunday -- Commencement - www.uky.edu/commencement
  • May 6 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight

 

Summer Session 2019 Calendar

May 2019

  • May 7 - Tuesday -- First day of classes
  • May 7 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • May 7-8 - Tuesday through Wednesday -- Late registration for returning students not already registered and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed to students who register late.
  • May 14 - Tuesday -- Last day to add a class for the 2019 Summer Session
  • May 14 - Tuesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • May 22 - Wednesday -- Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees -- if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.50 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • May 25 - Saturday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • May 25 - Saturday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • May 27 - Monday -- Memorial Day - Academic Holiday
  • May 29 - Wednesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund

June 2019

  • June 19 - Wednesday -- Midterm of 2019 Summer Session
  • June 15 - End of priority registration for the 2019 Fall Semester and 2019 Summer Session
  • June 20 - Thursday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for the August 2019 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final exam in the Graduate School

July 2019

  • July 1 - Monday -- Last day to submit application for degree to receive an August degree in the Graduate School (late list degrees to be conferred in September--see March 20)
  • July 4 - Thursday -- Independence Day - Academic Holiday
  • July 7 - Sunday -- Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
  • July 18 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August degree to sit for the final examination in the Graduate School
  • July 19 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • July 22-August 5 - Monday through Monday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, August 5.
  • July 25 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for August 2019 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for format review to the Graduate School

August 2019

  • August 1 - Thursday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 1 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2019 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • August 1 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August degree to submit revised thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School (see July 25)
  • August 1 - Thursday -- Final Examinations
  • August 1 - Thursday -- End of 2019 Summer Session
  • August 5 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight
  • August 15, 2019 - Thursday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2020 Spring Semester
  • August 19-23 - Monday through Friday -- Fall registration for new undergraduate and new graduate students who entered the University in the 2019 Summer Session
  • August 20-23 - Tuesday through Friday -- Fall registration for new post-baccalaureate students admitted for the 2019 Summer Session or the 2019 Fall Semester

2019 Fall Session Calendar

March 2019 

  • March 15 - Friday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester

July 2019

  • July 19 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester

August 2019

  • August 19-23 - Monday through Friday -- Registration for new graduate students
  • August 19-23 - Monday through Friday -- Fall registration for new undergraduate and new graduate students who entered the University in the 2019 Summer Session
  • August 26 - Monday -- First day of classes

September 2019

  • September 2 - Monday -- Labor Day – Academic Holiday
  • September 20 - Friday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School

October 2019

  • October 21 - Monday -- Midterm of 2019 Fall Semester
  • October 21 - Monday - Mid-term; grants must be active to re-charge for RA tuition and health insurance.
  • October 21-22 - Monday and Tuesday -- Fall Break – Academic Holiday

November 2019

  • November 1 - Friday -- Friday -- Last day for filing an application for a December 2019 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • November 4-January 14 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration for the 2020 Spring Semester. Add/Drop for registered students for the 2020 Spring Semester.
  • November 14 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2019 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 27-30 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Thanksgiving – Academic Holidays

December 2019

  • December 5 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2019 graduate degree can sit for a final examination
  • December 9 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Spring Semester
  • December 11 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through December 11 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • December 13 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • December 13 - Friday – Last day candidates for December 2019 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge
  • December 20 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a  December 2019 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted December 13
  • December 20 - Friday -- End of 2019 Fall Semester
  • December 20 - Friday -- December Commencement

2020 Spring Session Calendar

August 2019

  • August 15, 2019 - Thursday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2020 Spring Semester

December 2019

  • December 9, 2019 - Monday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Spring Semester

January 2020

  • January 1 - Wednesday - Student insurance effective date (Spring/Summer) for eligible funded graduate students
  • January 8-13 - Wednesday through Monday - Registration for new graduate students
  • January 9-13 - Thursday through Monday - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students
  • January 14 - Tuesday - Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees 
  • January 15 - Wednesday - First day of classes
  • January 15-22 - Wednesday through Wednesday - Late registration for returning students who did not priority register and new applicants cleared late for admission. - A late fee is assessed for students who register late.
  • January 20 - Monday - Martin Luther King Birthday - Academic Holiday
  • January 22 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after December 11 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • January 22 - Wednesday - Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees – if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • January 22 - Wednesday - Last day to enter GSAS information for RA/GA/TA for Spring 2020 semester.

February 2020

  • February 1 - Saturday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • February 20 - Thursday - Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2020 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School

March 2020

  • March 9 - Monday - Mid-term; grants must be active to re-charge for RA tuition and health insurance
  • March 20 - Friday - Last day for filing an application for a May 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • March 30-June 21 - Monday through Sunday - Priority registration for the 2020 Fall Semester and the 2020 Summer Session. Add/Drop period for all students registered for Fall 2020.

April 2020

  • April 9 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2020 degree to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 11 - Friday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Summer Session
  • April 23 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2020 graduate degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 28-May 11 - Tuesday through Monday – 2020 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2020 Spring Semester

May 2020

  • May 1 - Friday - Last day of classes
  • May 1 - Friday – Last day candidates for a May 2020 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge
  • May 8 - Friday – Last day for candidates for a May 2020 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT)for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted May 1
  • May 8 - End of 2020 Spring Semester
  • May 8-9 - Commencement

2020 Summer Session Calendar

February 2020

  • February 22-June 20 - Saturday through Saturday - Approved time period to apply online in myUK for an August 2020 degree from the Graduate School

April 2020

  • April 11 - Saturday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Summer Session
  • April 28-May 11 - Tuesday through Monday – 2020 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2020 Spring Semester

May 2020

  • May 12 - Tuesday - First day of classes
  • May 12 - Tuesday - Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • May 12-13 - Tuesday through Wednesday - Late registration for returning students not already registered and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed to students who register late.
  • May 22 - Friday - Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees - if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • May 25 - Monday - Memorial Day - Academic Holiday

June 2020

  • June 20 - Saturday - Last day to submit application for degree to receive an August 2020 degree in the Graduate School
  • June 20 - Saturday – Last day for doctoral candidates for the August 2020 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final exam

July 2020

  • July 1 - Wednesday - Last day for filing an application for an August 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • July 3 - Friday - Independence Day - Academic Holiday
  • July 9 - Thursday - Last day candidates for an August 2020 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • July 23 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for an August degree to sit for the final examination in the Graduate School
  • July 24 - Friday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • July 30 - Thursday – Last day for candidates for an August 2020 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge

August 2020

  • August 6 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for an August 2020 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted July 30
  • August 6 - Thursday - End of 2020 Summer Session
  • August 6 - Thursday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 6 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver