Academic Calendar

Here are all the importand dates you should know as a graduate student. Please note, the information is subject to change.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017  
  • August 9, 10, and 11 Orientation for new international students 
  • August 15 Matriculation Ceremony 
  • August 16 Campus-wide Orientation 
  • August 16 IPE - Inter-professional Education Orientation Event 
  • August 21 First day of classes 
  • August 27 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • September 4 Labor Day holiday 
  • October 10 Deadline to file for December graduation 
  • October 16-17 Fall Break 
  • November 10 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between Aug. 27th and Nov. 10th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • November 23-25 Thanksgiving holiday 
  • December 14 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • December 15 Last day of classes including exams 
  • December 15 UNMC Commencement (Omaha) 
  • December 22 Last day to post grades 
Spring 2018  
  • January 8 First day of classes 
  • January 14 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • January 15 Martin Luther King Day holiday 
  • February 10 Deadline to file for May graduation 
  • February 14 IPE - Inter-professional Education Day Year 1 
  • February 28 IPE - Inter-professional Education Day Year 2
  • March 18-25 Spring Break 
  • March 30 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between Jan. 14th and March 30th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • May 3 UNMC Commencement (Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk) 
  • May 4 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • May 4 Last day of classes including exams 
  • May 5 UNMC Commencement (Omaha, Scottsbluff) 
  • May 11 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2018 Eight-Week Session  
  • May 14 First day of classes 
  • May 16 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • May 28 Memorial Day holiday 
  • June 10 Deadline to file for August Graduation 
  • June 20 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between May 16th and June 20th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 6 Last day of classes 
  • July 13 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2018 First Five-Week Session  
  • June 4 First day of classes 
  • June 6 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • June 27 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between June 6th and June 27th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 6 Last Day of Classes 
  • July 13 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2018 Second Five-Week Session  
  • July 9 First day of classes 
  • July 11 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • August 1 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between July 11th and Aug. 1st results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • August 10 Last Day of Classes 
  • August 17 UNMC Commencement (no ceremony) 
  • August 17 Last day to post grades