Key Dates from the Academic Calendar


2018-2019 DRAFT GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2018.2019

Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

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

Summer 2018

  • May 28 - July 27
  • August 4: Graduation date

Fall 2018

  • August 20: First day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 19: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 20: Fall 1 graduation date
  • October 22: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 21: Last day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 22: Fall 2 graduation date

Spring 2019

  • January 7: First day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 8: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 9: Spring 1 graduation date
  • March 18: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 11: Commencement
  • May 17: Last day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 18: 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 2018

  • June 4 – July 27
  • August 4: Graduation date

Fall 2018

  • August 27: First day of Fall 1 and semester classes
  • October 19: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 22-26: Fall Break – no classes
  • October 29: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 21: Last day of Fall 2 and semester classes
  • December 22: Graduation date

Spring 2019

  • January 14: First day of Spring 1 and semester classes
  • March 8: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 11-15: Spring Break – no classes
  • March 18: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 10: Last day of Spring 2 and semester classes
  • May 11: Commencement
  • May 18: Graduation date

International Campuses

Fall 2018

First 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Aug. 27 - Oct. 19
  • China - Chengdu: Aug. 5 - Oct. 14
  • China - Shanghai: Aug. 4 - Oct. 13
  • Geneva: Aug. 21 - Oct. 19
  • Ghana: Aug. 20 - Oct. 19
  • Leiden: Aug. 20 - Oct. 19
  • Thailand: Aug. 27 - Oct. 19
  • Vienna: Aug. 20 - Oct. 19

Second 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Oct. 29 - Dec. 21
  • China - Chengdu: Oct. 20 - Dec. 16
  • China - Shanghai: Oct. 20 - Dec. 15
  • Geneva: Oct. 29 - Dec. 21
  • Ghana: Oct. 22 - Dec. 21
  • Leiden: Oct. 22 - Dec. 21
  • Thailand: Oct. 29 - Dec. 21
  • Vienna: Oct. 22 - Dec. 21

Spring 2019

First 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Jan. 14 - Mar. 8
  • China - Chengdu: To be determined
  • China - Shanghai: To be determined
  • Geneva: Jan. 14 - Mar. 8
  • Ghana: Jan. 7 - Mar. 8
  • Leiden: Jan. 7 - Mar. 8
  • Thailand: Jan. 7 - Mar. 8
  • Vienna: Jan. 7 - Mar. 8

Second 8-Week Session

  • Athens: Mar. 13 - May 10
  • China - Chengdu: To be determined
  • China - Shanghai: To be determined
  • Geneva: Mar. 13 - May 10
  • Ghana: Mar. 18 - May 17
  • Leiden: Mar. 18 - May 10
  • Thailand: Mar. 18 - May 17
  • Vienna: Mar. 18 - May 17

Holiday Schedule

  • May 28, 2018: Memorial Day*
  • July 4, 2018: U.S. Independence Day*
  • September 3, 2018: Labor Day*
  • November 12, 2018: Veterans Day observed**
  • November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day*
  • November 23, 2018: Thanksgiving Friday*
  • December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019: Winter Holiday
  • January 21, 2019: 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.

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