Academic Calendar

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

Fall 2019  
  • August 14, 15, & 16 Orientation for new international students 
  • August 20 Graduate Studies Matriculation Ceremony 
  • August 21 Campus-wide Orientation 
  • August 26 First day of classes 
  • September 1 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • September 2 Labor Day holiday 
  • October 21-22 Fall Break
  • November 1 Spring registration opens  
  • November 15 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Sept. 2nd through Nov. 15th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • November 28-30 Thanksgiving holiday 
  • December 19 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • December 20 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • December 20 UNMC Commencement (Omaha) 
  • December 27 Last day to post grades 

December Graduation Deadlines

  • October 10 Deadline to file for December graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • November 22 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • December 6 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • December 13 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Library of Medicine, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office
Spring 2020  
  • January 13 First day of classes 
  • January 19 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Day holiday 
  • March 15 Summer registration opens
  • March 22-29 Spring Break 
  • April 3 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Jan. 20th through April 3rd results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • April 15 Fall registration opens
  • May 7 UNMC Commencement (Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk) 
  • May 8 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • May 8 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • May 9 UNMC Commencement (Omaha, Scottsbluff) 
  • May 15 Last day to post grades 

May Graduation Deadlines

  • February 10 Deadline to file for May graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • April 10 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • April 24 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • May 1 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Library of Medicine, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office
Summer 2020  

8-week session

  • May 18 First day of classes 
  • May 20 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • May 25 Memorial Day holiday 
  • June 24 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class May 21st through June 24th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 3 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 10 Last day of classes 
  • July 17 Last day to post grades 

1st 5-week session

  • June 8 First day of classes 
  • June 10 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • July 1 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class June 11th through July 1st results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 3 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 10 Last day of classes 
  • July 17 Last day to post grades 

2nd 5-week session

  • July 13 First day of classes 
  • July 15 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • August 5 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class July 16th through August 5th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • August 14 Last day of classes 
  • August 14 UNMC Commencement (no ceremony) 
  • August 21 Last day to post grades 

August Graduation Deadlines

  • June 10 Deadline to file for May graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • July 17 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • July 31 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • August 7 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Library of Medicine, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office

 

Fall 2020  
  • TBD Orientation for new international students 
  • August 18 Graduate Studies Matriculation Ceremony 
  • August 19 Campus-wide Orientation 
  • August 24 First day of classes 
  • August 30 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • September 7 Labor Day holiday 
  • October 19-20 Fall Break
  • November 1 Spring registration opens  
  • November 13 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Aug. 31st through Nov. 13th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • November 26-28 Thanksgiving holiday 
  • December 17 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • December 18 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • December 18 UNMC Commencement (Omaha) 
  • December 25 Last day to post grades 

December Graduation Deadlines

  • October 10 Deadline to file for December graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • November 20 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • December 4 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • December 11 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Library of Medicine, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office