Academic Calendar

2012-2014 Academic Calendar

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh calendar makes it possible for students to choose the type and length of course they prefer. The 17-week fall and spring semesters are divided into terms of 14, seven and three weeks. The majority of courses are offered during a 14-week term, but many are held for double hours during the first seven weeks and some for double hours during the second seven weeks. Intensive interim courses offered during the last three weeks are tuition-free to students enrolled for at least nine graduate credits during the semester. This calendar is designed to allow students more choice in selecting their schedules and opportunity to participate in new educational alternatives.

Among the special features incorporated into the UW Oshkosh calendar are:

  1. Choices of courses offered for 14-, seven- or three-week terms within each total 17-week fall and spring semester.
  2. Choices as to the number of courses to carry at any one time and still take a full load, during either a 14‑week or full 17‑week term.
  3. Choices to begin and finish courses at different times during the year to conform to work schedules, vacation plans, field studies or other personal preferences.
  4. Choices to carry a full load of 14‑week or 14-plus seven‑week courses and to add three‑week courses enabling earlier graduation.
  5. Choices to enroll in the summer in an eight-week session or either of two four-week sessions.

 

Important Graduate Program Deadlines

  1. Apply for Admission to Candidacy between nine credits and 21 credits.
  2. Complete graduation application by the end of the fourth week of the spring/fall semesters or the first week of the summer session in which graduation is intended.
  3. Register for comprehensive examination (if program requires an examination) no later than the 10th day of semester of graduation.
  4. File thesis/clinical paper/field project/field report proposal by mid-term before the semester of graduation.
  5. Obtain format approval of theses, clinical papers, field projects and field reports at least three weeks before the last day of the 14-week fall term for fall graduation, three weeks before the last day of the 14-week spring term for spring graduation, or three weeks before the last day of the second four-week summer term for summer graduation.
  6. File final thesis/clinical paper/field project by end of 14-week semester or by end of summer session in which the student intends to graduate (if applicable to program).

NOTE: Registration for thesis, clinical paper, field project, field report and independent study are subject to the same add/drop dates as other courses as published in the semester schedule of classes.

TENTATIVE 2012-2014 CALENDAR

 

Summer Semester 2012

Monday

June

11

Classes begin

Wednesday

July

 4

Legal Holiday, Independence Day---no classes

Friday

July

 6

End of 1st 4-week term

Monday

July

 9

Classes begin 2nd 4-week term

Friday

August

 3

8-week and 2nd 4-week terms end

 

Fall Semester 2012

Wednesday

September

  5

Classes begin 14-week and 1st 7-week terms

Tuesday

October

23

End of 1st 7-week term

Wednesday

October

24

Classes begin 2nd 7-week term

Tuesday

November

20

Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes

Monday

November

26

Classes resume

Friday

December

14

End of 14-week and 2nd 7-week terms

Saturday

December

15

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Monday***

January

  2

Classes begin 3-week term

Friday

January

18

End of 3-week term-end of semester---official graduation date

***During fall interim, classes will meet on January 2, 3, 4, 5 [Saturday]; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

 

Spring Semester 2013

Monday

January

28

Classes begin 14-week and 1st 7-week terms

Friday

March

15

End of 1st 7-week term

Saturday

March

16

Spring recess begins

Monday

March

25

Classes resume; begin 2nd 7-week term

Friday

May

10

End of 14-week and 2nd 7-week terms

Saturday

May

11

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Monday****

May

13

Classes begin 3-week term

Monday

May

27

Legal holiday, Memorial Day---no classes

Friday

May

31

End of 3-week term---end of semester---official graduation date

****During spring interim, classes will meet on May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17; 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; 28, 29, 30, 31

 

Summer Semester 2013

Monday

June

10

Classes begin

Thursday

July

 4

Legal Holiday, Independence Day---no classes

Friday

July

 5

End of 1st 4-week term

Monday

July

 8

Classes begin 2nd 4-week term

Friday

August

 2

8-week and 2nd 4-week terms end

 

Fall Semester 2013

Wednesday

September

 4

Classes begin 14-week and 1st 7-week terms

Tuesday

October

22

End of 1st 7-week term

Wednesday

October

23

Classes begin 2nd 7-week term

Tuesday

November

26

Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes

Monday

December

  2

Classes resume

Friday

December

13

End of 14-week term and 2nd 7-week terms

Saturday

December

14

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Monday *****

January

  6

Classes begin 3-week term

Monday

January

20

Legal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day---no classes

Friday

January

24

End of 3-week term---end of semester---official graduation date

*****During fall interim, classes will meet on January 7,8,9,10; 12, 13, 14,15,16,17; 21, 22,23,24,25

 

Spring Semester 2014

Monday

February

  3

Classes begin 14-week and 1st 7-week terms

Friday

March

21

End of 1st 7-week term

Saturday

March

22

Spring recess begins

Monday

March

31

Classes resume, 2nd 7-week term begins

Friday

May

16

End of 14-week and 2nd 7-week terms

Saturday

May

17

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Monday******

May

19

Classes begin 3-week term

Monday

May

26

Legal holiday, Memorial Day---no classes

Friday

June

  6

End of 3-week term---end of semester---official graduation date

******During spring interim, classes will meet on May 19,20,21,22,23; 27,28,29,30; June 2,3,4,5,6

 

The academic calendar is subject to change without notice. For current details, refer to the e-Timetable at www.uwosh.edu/provost/resources/calendars