Key Dates

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

September 2019

  • September 22, 2019-February 26, 2020 - Sunday through Wednesday - Approved time period to apply in myUK for a May 2020 degree from the Graduate School

November 2019

  • November 4-January 14, 2020 - Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2020 Spring Semester. Add/Drop for registered students 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
  • December 11, 2019 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through December 11 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

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 to add a class for the 2020 Spring Semester
  • January 22 - Wednesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • 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 5 - Wednesday - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • February 5 - 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 12 - Wednesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • 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 - Midterm of 2020 Spring Semester; grants must be active to re-charge for RA tuition and health insurance
  • March 16-21 - Monday through Saturday - Spring Vacation – Academic Holidays
  • March 30-April 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 3 - 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 8 - Wednesday - Last day for filing an application for a May 2020 or an August 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • 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

May 2020

  • May 1 - Friday - Last day of classes
  • May 1 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2020 graduate degree to sit for a final examination
  • May 4-8 - Monday through Friday - Final Examinations
  • May 8 - 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 - End of 2020 Spring Semester
  • May 15 - 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

2020 Summer Session Calendar

April 2020

  • April 1 - Wednesday - Last day for filing an application for May 2020 or an August 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • 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 13 - Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services for tuition waiver for the 2020 Summer Session
  • May 19 - Tuesday - Last day to add a class for the 2020 Summer Session
  • May 19 - Tuesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • 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
  • May 30 - Saturday - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • May 30 - 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)

June 2020

  • June 3 - Wednesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • June 20 - Saturday – Last day for doctoral candidates for the August 2020 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final exam
  • June 24 - Wednesday - Midterm of 2020 Summer Session

July 2020

  • 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 12 - 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 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 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
  • 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 - Final Examinations
  • August 6 - Thursday - End of 2020 Summer Session

2020 Fall Session Calendar

February 2020

  • February 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester

March 2020

  • March 15 - Sunday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students
  • March 15 - Sunday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • March 30-April 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.

July 2020

  • July 18-August 23 - Saturday through Sunday -- Add/Drop for registered students
  • July 24 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Fall Semester

August 2020

  • August 5 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 registration and tuition waiver
  • 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
  • August 17-21 - Monday through Friday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • August 17-21 - Monday through Friday -- Fall registration for new undergraduate and new program graduate students who entered the University in the 2020 Summer Session
  • August 18-21 - Tuesday through Friday -- Fall registration for new post-baccalaureate students admitted for the 2020 Summer Session or the 2020 Fall Semester
  • August 22 - Saturday -- 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
  • August 23 - Sunday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees
  • August 24 - Monday -- First day of classes
  • August 24-28 - Monday 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.
  • August 28 - Friday -- Last day to add a class for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • August 28 - Friday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund

September 2020

  • September 2 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • September 7 - Monday -- Labor Day -- Academic Holiday
  • September 14 - Monday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 14 - Monday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • September 20 - Sunday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • September 21 - Monday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • September 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 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed

October 2020

  • October 19 - Monday -- Midterm of 2020 Fall Semester
  • October 19-20 - Monday and Tuesday -- Fall Break -- Academic Holiday

November 2020

  • November 1 - Sunday -- Last day for filing an application for a December 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • November 2- January 12, 2021 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration and add/drop for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • November 3 - Tuesday -- Presidential Election -- Academic Holiday
  • November 6 - 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.”
  • November 12 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 25-28 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Thanksgiving -- Academic Holidays

December 2020

  • December 3 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can sit for a final examination
  • December 7 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • December 9 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through December 9 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • December 11 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • December 11 - Friday -- Last day candidates for December 2020 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for formal review by the Graduate School
  • December 14-18 - Monday through Friday -- Final Examinations
  • December 18 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a December 2020 degree to have thesis/dissertation (EDT) accepted by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted December 11
  • December 18 - Friday -- End of 2020 Fall Semester
  • December 18 - Friday -- December Commencement

2021 Spring Session Calendar

August 2020

  • August 15, 2020 - Saturday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2021 Spring Semester

November 2020

  • November 2-January 12, 2021 - Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2021 Spring Semester. Add/Drop for registered students for the 2021 Spring Semester.

December 2020

  • December 2, 2020-January 10, 2021 - Wednesday through Sunday -- Add/Drop for registered students for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • December 7, 2020 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Spring Semester
  • December 9, 2020 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through December 9 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

January 2021

  • January 6-11 - Wednesday through Monday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • January 7-11 - Thursday through Monday -- Registration for new post-baccalaureate students
  • January 12 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • January 13 - Wednesday -- First day of classes
  • January 13-20 - 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 students who register late.
  • January 18 - Monday -- Martin Luther King Birthday -- Academic Holiday
  • January 20 - Wednesday -- Last day to add a class for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • January 20 - Wednesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • January 20 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after December 9 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • January 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

February 2021

  • February 1 - Monday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • February 3 - Wednesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • February 3 - 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 10 - Wednesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • February 20 - Saturday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School

March 2021

  • March 8 - Monday -- Midterm of 2021 Spring Semester
  • March 15-20 - Monday through Saturday -- Spring Vacation -- Academic Holidays
  • March 20 - Saturday -- Last day for filing an application for a May 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • March 29-June 20 - Monday through Sunday -- Priority registration and add/drop for the 2021 Fall Semester and the 2021 Summer Session

April 2021

  • April 2 - Friday -- Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students cam withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
  • April 8 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a request to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 9 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Summer Session
  • April 22 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 27-May 3 - Tuesday through Monday -- 2021 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2021 Spring Semester
  • April 30 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • April 30 - Friday -- Last day candidates for May 2021 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to The Graduate School

May 2021

  • May 3-7 - Monday through Friday -- Final Examinations
  • May 7 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted April 30
  • May 7 - Friday -- End of 2021 Spring Semester
  • May 7 & 8 - Friday and Saturday -- Commencement -- www.uky.edu/commencement

2021 Summer Session Calendar

April 2021

  • April 10 - Saturday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Summer Session
  • April 27-May 3 - Tuesday through Monday -- 2021 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2021 Spring Semester

May 2021

  • May 11 - Tuesday -- First day of classes
  • May 11-12 - 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 12 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services for tuition waiver for the 2021 Summer Session
  • May 22 - Saturday -- 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 31 - Monday -- Memorial Day -- Academic Holiday

June 2021

  • June 1 - Tuesday -- Last day for filing an application for an August 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • June 2 - Wednesday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for the August 2021 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final exam in the Graduate School
  • June 8 - Tuesday -- Last day students enrolled in the second 4-week summer session may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees
  • June 9 - Wednesday -- Last day students enrolled in the second 8-week summer session may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees
  • June 23 - Wednesday -- Midterm of 2021 Summer Session
  • June 23 - Wednesday -- Last day students enrolled in the second 6-week summer session may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees

July 2021

  • July 5 - Monday -- Independence Day -- Academic Holiday
  • July 7 - Wednesday -- Last day students enrolled in the third 4-week summer session may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of tuition and fees
  • July 22 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August degree to sit for the final examination in the Graduate School
  • July 23 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • July 29 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to the Graduate School

August 2021

  • August 5 - Thursday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • August 5 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted July 29
  • August 5 - Thursday -- Final Examinations
  • August 5 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for an August 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted July 29
  • August 5 - Thursday -- Final Examinations
  • August 5 - Thursday -- End of 2021 Summer Session