Key Dates from the Academic Calendar


DRAFT 2017-2018 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.



Note: The actual class attendance dates and the holiday schedule listed may vary as required by academic program and campus location. Some classes do meet on University holidays. Students should check with their local campus for specific calendar information. The calendar is subject to change should circumstances warrant.

For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences MA, MS
School of Communications MA, MS
Walker School of Business & Technology DMgt, MA, MBA, MHA, MPA, MS

Summer 2017

  • May 29 - July 28
  • August 5: Graduation date

Fall 2017

  • August 21: First day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 20: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 21: Fall 1 graduation date
  • October 23: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 22: Last day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 23: Fall 2 graduation date

Spring 2018

  • January 8: First day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 9: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 10: Spring 1 graduation date
  • March 19: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 12: Commencement
  • May 18: Last day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 19: Spring 2 graduation date

If you are enrolled in weekend classes or specialized graduate programs (e.g., nurse anesthesia), please check with your local campus director for starting dates.


For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences MSN
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts MFA, MM
School of Education EdS, MA, MAT, MET

Summer 2017

  • June 5 – July 28
  • August 5: Graduation date

Fall 2017

  • August 28: First day of Fall 1 and semester classes
  • October 20: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 23-27: Fall Break – no classes
  • October 30: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 22: Last day of Fall 2 and semester classes
  • December 23: Graduation date

Spring 2018

  • January 15: First day of Spring 1 and semester classes
  • March 9: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 12-16: Spring Break – no classes
  • March 19: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 11: Last day of Spring 2 and semester classes
  • May 12: Commencement
  • May 19: Graduation date

International Campuses

Fall 2017

First 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Aug. 28 - Oct. 30 
  • China - Chengdu, Shanghai: Aug. 6 - Oct. 15
  • Geneva, Ghana, Leiden, Thailand, Vienna: Aug. 21 - Oct. 13

Second 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Oct. 30 - Dec. 22
  • China - Chengdu: Oct. 21 - Dec. 15
  • China - Shanghai: Oct. 21 - Dec. 17
  • Geneva, Ghana, Leiden, Thailand, Vienna: Oct. 23 - Dec. 15

Spring 2018

First 8-Week Session

  • Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Thailand, Vienna: Jan. 15 - Mar. 9
  • China - Chengdu: Jan. 2 - Mar. 18
  • China - Shanghai: Jan. 6 - Mar. 3
  • Ghana: Jan. 8 - Mar. 2

Second 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Mar. 14 - May 11
  • China - Chengdu: Mar. 25 - May 20
  • China - Shanghai: Mar. 10 - May 19
  • Geneva, Leiden, Thailand, Vienna: Mar. 19 - May 11
  • Ghana: Mar. 12 - May 4

 


Holiday Schedule

  • May 29, 2017: Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2017: U.S. Independence Day observance
  • September 4, 2017: Labor Day
  • November 11, 2017: Veterans Day*
  • November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 24, 2017: Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018: Winter Holiday
  • January 15, 2018: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

*At U.S. extended military campuses only; not in St. Louis area or international campuses.

For more detailed information, including registration dates and drop and withdrawal deadlines, consult the full Academic Calendar at www.webster.edu/academics/academic-calendar/.