Spring 2016 Semester

Important Spring 2016 Dates

First day of classes         
January 13
Last day to add a class
January 20    
Last day to drop without a W
or change grading option   
February 3
Spring Break       
March 14-19
Finals Week May 2-6
End of spring semester   
May 6


February 2015
  • February 15, 2015 – Sunday - Priority filing deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen
  • February 28, 2015 – Saturday - Last day for filing an application for an August 2015 undergraduate degree online in myUK

March 2015
  • March 15, 2015 – Sunday - Priority filing deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students

August 2015
  • August 15, 2015 – Saturday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2016 Spring Semester

September 2015
  • September 15, 2015 – Tuesday - Deadline for applying with college deans for reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2016 Spring Semester
  • September 20-February 20 – Sunday through Saturday - Approved time period to apply myUK for a May 2016 degree from the Graduate School

October 2015
  • October 1, 2015 – Thursday - Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2016 spring semester
  • October 15, 2015 – Thursday - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate applicants planning to attend November “see blue” U Orientation (including registration for spring classes)
  • October 15, 2015 – Thursday - Deadline for undergraduate international applicants to submit 2016 Spring Semester application

November 2015
  • November 20, 2015 – Friday - “see blue” U Orientation for freshmen, transfer, readmission students admitted for spring 2016
  • November 30, 2015 – Monday - Last day for filing an application for a May 2016 undergraduate degree online in myUK

December 2015
  • December 1, 2015 – Tuesday - Final deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate admission for the 2016 Spring Semester
  • December 2-21, 2015 – Wednesday through Monday - Add/Drop for registered students for the 2016 Spring Semester
  • December 7, 2015 – Monday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2016 Spring Semester
  • December 9, 2015 – Wednesday - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through December 9 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2016 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

January
  • 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 8 – Friday - International Student “see blue” U Orientation
  • January 11 – Monday - “see blue” U Orientation and Registration for new freshmen and transfer students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • January 11-12 – Monday and Tuesday - Opening-of-term add/drop for registered 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 12 – Tuesday - “see blue” U Orientation and Registration for readmission and non-degree students including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • 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 2016 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 10 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2016 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 1.25 percent of the amount past due will be assessed

February
  • February 1 – Monday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2016 Fall Semester
  • February 1 – Monday - Preferred deadline for submitting application for admission to the College of Dentistry for the 2016 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 11 – Thursday - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar for change of residency status for 2016 Spring Semester
  • February 20 – Saturday - Last day for doctoral candidates for a May degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • February 20 – Saturday - Last day to apply for May 2016 degree (in The Graduate School) online in myUK
  • February 28 – Sunday - Last day for filing an application for an August 2016 undergraduate degree online in myUK
  • February 29-March 11 – Monday through Friday - Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 11.
  • February 29-April 20 – Monday through Wednesday - Students are prohibited from changing academic major

March
  • March 1 – Tuesday - Last day for submission of application for admission to the College of Law for the 2016 Fall Semester
  • March 7 – Monday - Midterm of 2016 Spring Semester
  • March 14-19 – Monday through Saturday - Spring Vacation – Academic Holidays
  • March 28-April 19 – Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2016 Fall Semester and both 2016 Summer Sessions

April
  • April 1 – 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 7 – Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2016 degree to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 8 – Friday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2016 Four-Week Summer Session
  • April 21 – Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2016 degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 25-May 9 – Monday through Monday - Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, May 9.
  • April 26-May 2 – Tuesday through Monday - Four-Week Intersession registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2016 Spring Semester
  • April 26-June 1 – Tuesday through Wednesday - Eight-Week Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2016 Spring Semester
  • April 29 – Friday - Last day of classes
  • April 29 – Friday - Last day candidates for a May 2016 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to The Graduate School

May
  • May 2-6 – Monday through Friday - Final Examinations
  • May 3-June 18 – Tuesday through Saturday - Add/Drop for priority registered students for the 2016 Fall Semester
  • May 6 – Friday - End of 2016 Spring Semester
  • May 6 – Friday - Last day for candidates for a May 2016 degree to have a thesis/dissertation accepted by The Graduate School
  • May 8 – Sunday - Commencement
  • May 9-August 19 – Monday through Friday - College of Pharmacy 15-Week Summer Term