Academic Calendar

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

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Summer 2018 Eight-Week Session

Summer 2018 First Five-Week Session

Summer 2018 Second Five-Week Session

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018  
  • August 8, 9, and 10 Orientation for new international students 
  • August 14 Matriculation Ceremony 
  • August 15 Campus-wide Orientation 
  • August 15 IPE - Inter-professional Education Orientation Event 
  • August 20 First day of classes 
  • August 26 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • September 3 Labor Day holiday 
  • October 10 Deadline to file for December graduation 
  • October 15-16 Fall Break 
  • November 9 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between Aug. 26th and Nov. 9th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • November 22-24 Thanksgiving holiday 
  • December 13 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • December 14 Last day of classes including exams 
  • December 14 UNMC Commencement (Omaha) 
  • December 21 Last day to post grades 
Spring 2019  
  • January 7 First day of classes 
  • January 13 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • January 21 Martin Luther King Day holiday 
  • February 10 Deadline to file for May graduation 
  • February 13 IPE - Inter-professional Education Day Year 1 
  • February 27 IPE - Inter-professional Education Day Year 2
  • March 17-24 Spring Break 
  • March 29 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between Jan. 13th and March 29th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • May 2 UNMC Commencement (Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk) 
  • May 3 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • May 3 Last day of classes including exams 
  • May 4 UNMC Commencement (Omaha, Scottsbluff) 
  • May 10 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2019 Eight-Week Session  
  • May 13 First day of classes 
  • May 15 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • May 27 Memorial Day holiday 
  • June 10 Deadline to file for August Graduation 
  • June 19 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between May 15th and June 19th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 5 Last day of classes 
  • July 12 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2019 First Five-Week Session  
  • June 3 First day of classes 
  • June 5 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • June 26 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between June 5th and June 26th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 5 Last day of classes 
  • July 12 Last day to post grades 
Summer 2019 Second Five-Week Session  
  • July 8 First day of classes 
  • July 10 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • July 31 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class between July 10th and July 31st results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • August 9 Last day of classes 
  • August 9 UNMC Commencement (no ceremony) 
  • August 16 Last day to post grades