Key Dates from the Academic Calendar


2019-2020 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2019.2020

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

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


This page was modified on 14 June 2019.
Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.

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 DNAP, MA, MS
School of Communications MA, MS
Walker School of Business & Technology DMgt, MA, MBA, MHA, MPA, MS

Summer 2019

  • May 27 - July 26
  • August 3: Graduation date

Fall 2019

  • August 19: First day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 18: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 19: Fall 1 graduation date
  • October 21: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 20: Last day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 21: Fall 2 graduation date

Spring 2020

  • January 6: First day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 6: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 7: Spring 1 graduation date
  • March 16: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 9: Commencement
  • May 15: Last day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 16: 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 EdD, EdS, MA, MAT, MET

Summer 2019

  • June 3 – July 26
  • August 3: Graduation date

Fall 2019

  • August 26: First day of Fall 1 and Semester classes
  • October 18: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 21-25: Fall Break – no classes
  • October 28: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 20: Last day of Fall 2 and semester classes
  • December 21: Graduation date

Spring 2020

  • January 13: First day of Spring 1 and Semester classes
  • March 6: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 9-13: Spring Break – no classes
  • March 16: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 8: Last day of Spring 2 and Semester classes
  • May 9: Commencement
  • May 16: Graduation date

International Campuses

Summer 2019

  • Athens: May 27 - June 21 (Summer 1); June 24 - July 19 (Summer 2); July 22 - August 16 (Summer 3)
  • China - Chengdu: May 26 - July 21
  • China - Qingdao: May 25 - July 20
  • China - Shanghai: May 25 - July 20
  • Geneva: May 20 - July 12
  • Ghana: May 27 - July 26
  • Leiden: May 27 - July 19
  • Thailand: May 27 - July 26
  • Uzbekistan: May 27 - July 26 (MBA); June 3 - July 26 (TESL)
  • Vienna: May 27 - June 28

Fall 2019

Fall 1 Session

  • Athens: August 26 - October 18
  • China - Chengdu: August 4 - October 13
  • China - Qingdao: August 3 - September 28
  • China - Shanghai: August 3 - September 28
  • Geneva: August 26 - October 18
  • Ghana: August 19 - October 18
  • Leiden: August 19 - October 18
  • Thailand: August 19 - October 18
  • Uzbekistan: August 19 - October 18
  • Vienna: August 19 - October 18

Fall 2 Session

  • Athens: October 29 - December 20
  • China - Chengdu: November 2 - December 29
  • China - Qingdao: October 19 - December 14
  • China - Shanghai: October 19 - December 14 
  • Geneva: October 28 - December 20
  • Ghana: October 21 - December 20
  • Leiden: October 21 - December 20
  • Thailand: October 21 - December 20
  • Uzbekistan: October 21 - December 20
  • Vienna: October 21 - December 20

Spring 2020

Spring 1 Session

  • Athens: January 13 - March 6
  • China - Chengdu: To be determined
  • China - Qingdao: To be determined
  • China - Shanghai: To be determined
  • Geneva: January 13 - March 6
  • Ghana: January 6 - March 6
  • Leiden: January 6 - March 6
  • Thailand: January 6 - March 6
  • Uzbekistan: January 6 - March 6
  • Vienna: January 6 - March 6

Spring 2 Session

  • Athens: March 11 - May 8
  • China - Chengdu: To be determined
  • China - Qingdao: To be determined
  • China - Shanghai: To be determined
  • Geneva: March 16 - May 8
  • Ghana: March 16 - May 15
  • Leiden: March 16 - May 15
  • Thailand: March 16 - May 15
  • Uzbekistan: March 16 - May 15
  • Vienna: March 16 - May 15

Holiday Schedule

  • May 27, 2019: Memorial Day*
  • July 4, 2019: U.S. Independence Day*
  • September 2, 2019: Labor Day*
  • November 11, 2019: Veterans Day observed**
  • November 28, 2019: Thanksgiving Day*
  • November 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Friday*
  • December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020: Winter Holiday
  • January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day*

*Only U.S. on-ground courses do not meet on these dates.

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

International campuses have varied holiday schedules to reflect the local customs and national holidays.

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

This page was modified on 14 June 2019.
Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.