Academic Calendar

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

Spring 2021  
  • January 11 First day of classes 
  • January 17 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • January 18 Martin Luther King Day holiday 
  • March 15 Summer registration opens
  • March 14-21 Spring Break 
  • April 2 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Jan. 18th through April 2nd results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • April 15 Fall registration opens
  • May 6 UNMC Commencement (Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk) 
  • May 7 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • May 7 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • May 8 UNMC Commencement (Omaha, Scottsbluff) 
  • May 14 Last day to post grades 

May Graduation Deadlines

  • February 10 Deadline to file for May graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • April 9 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • April 23 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • April 30 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Health Sciences Library, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office
Summer 2021  

8-week session

  • May 17 First day of classes 
  • May 19 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • May 31 Memorial Day holiday 
  • June 23 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class May 20th through June 23rd results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 5 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 9 Last day of classes 
  • July 16 Last day to post grades 

1st 5-week session

  • June 7 First day of classes 
  • June 9 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • June 30 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class June 10th through June 30th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 5 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 9 Last day of classes 
  • July 16 Last day to post grades 

2nd 5-week session

  • July 12 First day of classes 
  • July 14 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • August 4 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class July 15th through August 4th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • August 13 Last day of classes 
  • August 13 UNMC Commencement (no ceremony) 
  • August 20 Last day to post grades 

August Graduation Deadlines

  • June 10 Deadline to file for August graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • July 16 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • July 30 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • August 6 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Health Sciences Library and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office

 

Fall 2021  
  • August 17 Graduate Studies Matriculation Ceremony 
  • August 18 Campus-wide Orientation
  • TBD Orientation for new international students
  • August 23 First day of classes 
  • August 29 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • September 6 Labor Day holiday 
  • October 18-19 Fall Break
  • November 1 Spring registration opens  
  • November 12 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Aug. 30th through Nov. 12th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • November 25-27 Thanksgiving holiday 
  • December 16 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • December 17 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • December 17 UNMC Commencement (Omaha) 
  • December 24 Last day to post grades 

December Graduation Deadlines

  • October 10 Deadline to file for December graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • November 19 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • December 3 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • December 10 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Health Sciences Library, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office
Spring 2022  
  • January 10 First day of classes 
  • January 16 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • January 17 Martin Luther King Day holiday 
  • March 15 Summer registration opens
  • March 13-20 Spring Break 
  • April 1 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class Jan. 17th through April 1st results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • April 15 Fall registration opens
  • May 5 UNMC Commencement (Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk) 
  • May 6 Graduate Studies Honors Convocation 
  • May 6 Last day of classes, including exam week 
  • May 7 UNMC Commencement (Omaha, Scottsbluff) 
  • May 13 Last day to post grades 

May Graduation Deadlines

  • February 10 Deadline to file for May graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • April 8 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • April 22 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • April 29 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Health Sciences Library, and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office
Summer 2022  

8-week session

  • May 16 First day of classes 
  • May 18 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • May 30 Memorial Day holiday 
  • June 22 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class May 19th through June 22nd results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 8 Last day of classes 
  • July 15 Last day to post grades 

1st 5-week session

  • June 6 First day of classes 
  • June 8 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • June 29 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class June 9th through June 29th results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • July 4 Independence Day holiday 
  • July 8 Last day of classes 
  • July 15 Last day to post grades 

2nd 5-week session

  • July 11 First day of classes 
  • July 13 Last day to ADD/DROP classes 
  • August 3 Last day to WITHDRAW from classes 
    • Withdrawal from a class July 14th through August 3rd results in the class appearing on the transcript with a grade of "W"
  • August 12 Last day of classes 
  • August 12 UNMC Commencement (no ceremony) 
  • August 19 Last day to post grades 

August Graduation Deadlines

  • June 10 Deadline to file for August graduation via MyRecords (non-transferable, non-refundable fee)
  • July 15 Deadline to submit request for the scheduling of the final oral examination via Seguidor
  • July 29 Last day on which the final oral examination may be held
  • August 5 Deadline for theses and dissertations to be submitted to the McGoogan Health Sciences Library and final reports for degree to be presented to the Graduate Studies Office