Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar includes important events, deadlines, and holidays.
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2024-25 Academic Year

* Please Note: Calendar is subject to Change. 

Wednesday, September 25th 

UPass Start Date

Monday, September 30th

Autumn Quarter Begins

Friday, October 4th

Autumn Quarter 2024 Grad Application Due

Friday, October 4th

Add/Drop Deadline for Autumn Quarter

Monday, October 7th 

Fieldwork Begins (Second-Year SW Students)

Tuesday, October 8th

Fieldwork Begins (First-Year SW Students)

Thursday, October 17th

Fieldwork Learning Agreements are Due for FTD Students

Monday, October 21st- Friday, October 25th

Drop In Advising Information Sessions

Monday, October 28th- Friday, November 1st 

Winter Quarter Administrative Registration

Friday, November 1st 

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Wednesday, November 6th – Friday, November 8th 

Winter Quarter Pre-Registration

Thursday, November 7th

Fieldwork Learning Agreements Due for EEP Students

Monday, November 18th

Open Registration begins for Winter Quarter (classes outside of Crown)

Monday, November 25th – Friday, November 29th        

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 28th

Fieldwork Evaluations Due to Field Consultant (Full-time Program)

Saturday, December 14th

Fieldwork Ends & Autumn Quarter (degree conferral date)

Tuesday, December 17th

Grades Due for Autumn Quarter 

Saturday, December 9th

Autumn Quarter Ends

Thursday, December 19th

UPass End Date

 

 

 

Monday, January 6th 

First Day of Classes for Winter Quarter & Fieldwork Begins

Monday, January 6th

UPass Start Date

Friday, January 10th

Add/Drop Deadline

Friday, January 10th

Winter 2025 Graduation Application Due

Monday, January 20th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st 

Drop-In Advising Information Sessions

Monday, February 3rd – Friday, February 7th 

Spring Quarter Administrative Registration

Friday, February 7th 

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Wednesday February 12th – Friday February 14th

Spring Quarter Pre-Registration

Monday, February 24th

Open Registration Begins for Spring Quarter (classes outside of Crown)

 

Thursday, February 28th

Quarterly Evaluations Due for FTD Students

Saturday, March 15th

Fieldwork Ends & Winter Quarter Ends (Degree Conferral Date)

Saturday, March 15h

(UPass will not end this quarter)

Tuesday, March 18th

Grades are Due for Winter Quarter Graduating Students

Monday, March 17th – Friday, March 21st

Spring Break (no classes)

 

 

 

Monday, March 24th 

First Day of Classes for Spring Quarter, and Field Work Begins

Friday, March 28th

Add/Drop Deadline for Spring Quarter

Friday, March 28th

Spring 2025 Quarter Graduation Application Due

Friday, April 25th

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Monday, April 28th 

Summer Quarter Registration Opens

Friday, May 16th

Fieldwork Evaluations Due to Field Consultant (EEP Students and Full-time Second Year Students)

Monday, May 26th 

Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)

Friday, May 30th

Fieldwork Evaluations Due (Full-time First-Year Students)

Friday, May 30th

Fieldwork Ends (Second Year Full-time and Graduating EEP students)

Sunday, June 1st

Grades due for Spring quarter

Friday, June 6th

Crown Family School Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, June 7th

Spring Quarter Ends

Saturday, June 7th

University Convocation (Conferral of Spring Quarter Degrees)

Saturday, June 7th

Fieldwork Ends (First Year Students)

Thursday, June 12th

UPass End Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Schedule will be available in Spring 2025

2023-24 Academic Year

* Please Note: Calendar is subject to Change.

Tuesday, September 26th

Autumn Quarter Begins

Tuesday, September 26th

UPass Start Date

Friday, September 29th

Autumn Quarter 2023 Grad Application Due

Friday, September 29th

Add/Drop Deadline for Autumn Quarter

Monday, October 2nd

Fieldwork Begins (Second-Year SW Students)

Tuesday, October 3rd

Fieldwork Begins (First-Year SW Students)

Thursday, October 19th

Fieldwork Learning Agreements are Due for FTD Students

Monday, October 16th Friday, October 20th

Advising Information Sessions

Monday, October 23rd Friday, October 27th

Winter Quarter Administrative Registration

Friday, October 27th

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Wednesday, November 1st – Friday, November 3rd

Winter Quarter Pre-Registration

Thursday, November 9th

Fieldwork Learning Agreements Due for EEP Students

Monday, November 13th

Open Registration begins for Winter Quarter (classes outside of Crown)

Monday, November 20th – Friday, November 24th        

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 30th

Fieldwork Evaluations Due to Field Consultant (Full-time Program)

Monday, December 4th

Grades Due for Autumn Quarter Graduating Students

Friday, December 8th

Fieldwork Ends & Autumn Quarter degrees conferred

Saturday, December 9th

Autumn Quarter Ends

Tuesday, December 12th

Autumn Quarter Grades Due for Continuing Students

Thursday, December 14th

UPass End Date

Wednesday, January 3rd

First Day of Classes for Winter Quarter & Fieldwork Begins

Wednesday, January 3rd

UPass Start Date

Friday, January 5th

Add/Drop Deadline

Friday, January 5th

Winter 2023 Graduation Application Due

Monday, January 15th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

Monday, January 22nd – Friday, January 26th

Advising Information Sessions

Monday, January 29th – Friday, February 2nd

Spring Quarter Administrative Registration

Friday, February 2nd

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Wednesday February 7th – Friday February 9th

Spring Quarter Pre-Registration

Monday, February 19th

Open Registration Begins for Spring Quarter (classes outside of Crown)

 

Thursday, February 29th

Quarterly Evaluations Due for FTD Students

Monday, March 4th

Grades are Due for Winter Quarter Graduating Students

Friday, March 8th

Fieldwork Ends & Winter Quarter Degrees Conferred

Saturday, March 9th

Winter Quarter Ends

Saturday, March 9th

(UPass will not end this quarter)

Saturday, March 9th – Sunday, March 17th

Spring Break (no classes)

Tuesday, March 12th

Grades due for Continuing Students

Monday, March 18th

First Day of Classes for Spring Quarter, and Field Work Begins

Friday, March 22nd

Add/Drop Deadline for Spring Quarter

Friday, March 22nd

Spring 2024 Quarter Graduation Application Due

Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th

Advising Information Sessions

Friday, April 19th

Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline

Monday, April 22nd

Summer Quarter Registration Opens

Friday, May 17th

Fieldwork Evaluations Due to Field Consultant (EEP Students and Full-time Second Year Students)

Thursday, May 23rd

Spring Quarter Grades are due for Graduating Students

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)

Tuesday, May 29th

Spring Quarter Grades are due for Continuing Students

Friday, May 31st

Fieldwork Evaluations Due (Full-time First-Year Students)

Friday, May 31st

Fieldwork Ends (Second Year Full-time and Graduating EEP students)

Friday, May 31st

Crown Family School Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, June 1st

Spring Quarter Ends

Saturday, June 1st

University Convocation (Conferral of Spring Quarter Degrees)

Thursday, June 6th

UPass End Date

Saturday, June 9th

Fieldwork Ends (First Year Students)

Wednesday, June 5th & Thursday, June 6th Advanced Standing Orientation
 Monday, June 10th Summer Quarter Begins
Summer Session I Begins
U-Pass Start Date
Incompletes Due from Previous Quarter
Friday, June 14th Add/Drop Deadline for the Summer Quarter
Summer Quarter 2023 Graduation Applications Due
Wednesday, June 19th Juneteenth Observed
Friday, June 21st Pass/D/Fail Deadlines (Session 1 5-week classes)
Thursday, July 4th Independence Day
Friday, July 12th Pass/D/Fail Petition Deadline (10-week classes)
Summer Session I Ends
Monday, July 15th Summer Session II Begins
Friday, July 26th Pass/D/Fail Deadlines (Session 2 5-week classes)
Week of Monday, August 5th Group Advising Session for Advanced Standing students
Week of Monday, August 12th

Year 1 AM Students Group Advising Session– for the Autumn Quarter

Returning AM students Group Advising Session– for the Autumn Quarter

Saturday, August 17th Summer Session II Ends
Summer Quarter Ends
U-Pass End Date
Wednesday, August 21st  Summer Quarter Grades are Due
Monday, August 26th-Friday, August 30th Administrative Registration 
Wednesday, September 4th- Friday, September 6th Autumn Quarter Pre-Registration
Saturday, September 14th EEP/SSL/Part-Time Student Orientation
Monday, September 16th Autumn Quarter Open Registration Begins
Wednesday, September 18th International Student Orientation
Monday, September 23rd - Wednesday, September 25th Full time MA/PhD student orientation

University of Chicago's current Academic Year and Calendar is available here.