Fall 2018 Semester

Fall 2018 - Important Dates

First day of classes          August 22 
Last day to add a class August 28    
Last day to drop without a W
or change grading option   
September 12
Midterm October 15    
Finals Week     December 10-14
End of fall semester    December 14

2018 Fall Semester Calendar

December

  • December 1, 2017 - Friday -- Early action deadline for freshmen applying for Fall 2018

February

  • February 1 - Thursday -- Deadline for submission of all application materials, College of Medicine, for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • February 1 - Thursday -- Deadline for submission of all application materials for the School of Interiors
  • February 15 - Thursday -- Regular decision deadline for freshman applicants. Applicants for the 2018 Fall Semester by this date who meet selective admission criteria will be offered general admission; applicants after this date or deferred decision candidates will be considered on a space-available basis only.
  • February 15 - Thursday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen
  • February 28 - Wednesday -- Last day for filing an application for an August 2018 undergraduate degree online in myUK

March

  • March 1 - Thursday -- Deadline for all applicants to the College of Design
  • March 15 - Thursday -- Priority filing deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students
  • March 15 - Thursday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2018 Fall Semester

April

  • April 1 - Sunday -- Deadline for NAAB Architecture transfer applicants
  • April 15 - Sunday -- Deadline for applying with college deans for reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2018 Fall Semester

May

  • May 1 - Tuesday -- Enrollment deposit due for freshmen entering in Fall 2018
  • May 15 - Tuesday -- Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • May 15 - Tuesday -- Deadline for undergraduate international applicants to submit 2018 Fall Semester application

June

  • June 15 - Friday -- Earliest date to submit application for regular and Early Decision Program admission, College of Medicine, for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • June 16-September 20 - Saturday through Thursday -- Approved time period to apply online in myUK for a December 2018 degree from the Graduate School
  • June 18-July 13 - Monday through Friday -- “see blue” U Orientation for new freshmen, transfers, and readmitted students enrolling for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • June 30 - Saturday -- Last day for filing an application for a December 2018 undergraduate degree online in myUK

July

  • July 20 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • July 20-August 18 - Friday through Saturday -- Add/Drop for registered students

August

  • August 1 - Wednesday -- Final deadline for submission of all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate admission, excluding freshmen for the 2018 Fall Semester, who will be considered on a space-available basis
  • August 1 - Wednesday -- Deadline for application for Early Decision Program, College of Medicine, for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • August 1 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program registered through August 1 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2018 registration and tuition waiver
  • August 14-20 - Tuesday through Monday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • August 14-20 - Tuesday through Monday -- Fall registration for new undergraduate and new program graduate students who entered the University in the 2018 Summer Session
  • August 15 - Wednesday -- “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
  • August 16 - Thursday -- “see blue” U Orientation and Registration for new international students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register
  • August 16-20 - Thursday through Monday -- Fall registration for new post-baccalaureate students admitted for the 2018 Summer Session or 2018 Fall Semester
  • August 17-21 - Friday through Tuesday -- K Week for all new undergraduate students
  • August 20-21 - Monday and Tuesday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • August 20-24 - Monday through Friday -- Approved time period for students to change academic majors (note: please check with college for admission deadline)
  • August 21 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • August 21 - Tuesday -- “see blue” U Orientation and Registration for readmission and non-degree students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • August 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
  • August 22 - Wednesday -- First day of classes
  • August 22-28 - 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.
  • August 28 - Tuesday -- Last day to add a class for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • August 28 - Tuesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • August 28 - Tuesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after August 1 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2018 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver

September

  • September 3 - Monday -- Labor Day - Academic Holiday
  • September 12 - Wednesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 12 - 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)
  • September 19 - Wednesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • September 20 - Thursday -- 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 20 - Thursday -- Last day to apply for 2018 Fall Semester Graduate School degree
  • September 20 - 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 2018 Fall Semester
  • September 24-November 21 - Monday through Wednesday -- Students are prohibited from changing academic majors

October

  • October 8-22 - Monday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on October 22.
  • October 15 - Monday -- 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 - Monday -- Midterm of 2018 Fall Semester
  • October 29 - Monday -- Deadline for completed AMCAS application, College of Medicine, for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • October 29-November 20 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration for the 2019 Spring Semester

November

  • November 2 - 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 8 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2018 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 16 - Friday -- 2019 Spring Semester “see blue” U Orientation for new and readmitted undergraduate students
  • November 21-24 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
  • November 28-January 6, 2019 - Wednesday through Sunday -- Add/Drop for registered students for the 2019 Spring Semester
  • November 29 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2018 degree can sit for a final examination
  • November 30 - Friday -- Last day for filing an application for a May 2019 undergraduate degree online in myUK

December

  • December 1 - Saturday -- Deadline for submission of application and receipt of all materials for admission, readmission or transfer to the College of Law for the 2019 Spring Semester
  • December 1 - Saturday -- Early Action application deadline for freshmen applying for Fall 2019
  • December 3 - Monday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Spring Semester
  • December 3-17 - Monday through Monday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, December 17.
  • December 5 - Wednesday -- Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through December 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2019 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver
  • December 7 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • December 7 - Friday -- Last day candidates for December 2018 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review by The Graduate School
  • December 10-14 - Monday through Friday -- Final Examinations
  • December 14 - Friday -- End of 2018 Fall Semester
  • December 14 - Friday-- Last day for candidates for a a December 2018 degree to submit a thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School
  • December 14 - Friday -- December Commencement
  • December 17 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight