University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dates & deadlines

Spring 2018

(Regular 15-week session)

Deadline for students to cancel Spring enrollment and have no Spring term record on transcript

Monday, January 22, 2018

Instruction for Spring 2018 begins

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Deadline for students (except Special and Guest) to begin initial Spring term enrollment without $50 late fee

Friday, January 26, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Spring term class and have no record of it on transcript (after: will show as DR)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Spring term class and receive 100% tuition adjustment

Friday, February 2, 2018

Deadline for students to add, swap, or change sections in a Spring term class (after: need department permission)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Deadline for students to begin initial Spring enrollment (after: $50 late fee, need dept. & academic dean permission)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Spring term class and receive 50% tuition adjustment

Friday, February 16, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Spring term class

Friday, February 16, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to change variable credits (after: need instructor permission & dean approval)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Schedule of Classes released for Fall 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Enrollment appointment times for Summer term assigned to students this week

Monday, March 19, 2018

Deadline for students to add a Spring term class with department permission (after: need academic dean approval)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Spring term class

Friday, March 23, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to change variable credits (after: need instructor permission & dean approval)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to drop a Spring term class (after: need academic dean approval)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to drop a Spring term class (after: need instructor, advisor, & academic dean approval)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Students begin enrolling for Summer term classes according to their appointment times

Monday, April 2, 2018

Enrollment appointment times for Fall term assigned to students this week

Monday, April 2, 2018

Students begin enrolling for Fall term classes according to their appointment times

Monday, April 9, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to withdraw from Spring term

Friday, April 20, 2018

Deadline for students to change Honors Optional class status (after: need instructor permission & academic dean approval)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to withdraw from the Spring term

Friday, May 4, 2018

Last Spring 2018 class day

Friday, May 4, 2018

Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Spring term 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Deadline for instructors to submit Spring term final grades by 11:59 pm

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fall 2018

(Regular 15-week session)

Deadline for students enrolled in a class with an eText textbook to request opting out of purchase

Monday, July 23, 2018

Deadline for students to cancel Fall enrollment and have no Fall term record on transcript

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Instruction for Fall 2018 begins

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Deadline for students (except Special and Guest) to begin initial Fall term enrollment without $50 late fee

Friday, September 7, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Fall term class and have no record of it on transcript (after: will show as DR)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Fall term class and receive 100% tuition adjustment

Friday, September 14, 2018

Deadline for students to add, swap, or change sections in a Fall term class (after: need department permission)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Deadline for students to begin initial Fall enrollment (after: $50 late fee, need dept. & academic dean permission)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Deadline for students to drop a Fall term class and receive 50% tuition adjustment

Friday, September 28, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Fall term class

Friday, September 28, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to change variable credits (after: need instructor permission & dean approval)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Deadline for students to add a Fall term class with department permission (after: need academic dean approval)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Fall term class

Friday, November 2, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to change variable credits (after: need instructor permission & dean approval)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to drop a Fall term class (after: need academic dean approval)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to drop a Fall term class (after: need instructor, advisor, & academic dean approval)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Enrollment appointment times for Spring term assigned to students this week

Monday, November 5, 2018

Students begin enrolling for Spring term classes according to their appointment times

Monday, November 12, 2018

Deadline for students (except Graduate) to withdraw from Fall term

Friday, November 23, 2018

Deadline for students to change Honors Optional class status (after: need instructor permission & academic dean approval)

Friday, November 23, 2018

Deadline for Graduate students to withdraw from the Fall term

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last Fall 2018 class day

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Fall term 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Deadline for instructors to submit Fall term final grades by 11:59 pm

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Selected dates and deadlines for all sessions, including Summer term:

SESSION DATES

Find the right dates for your enrolled classes on the home page of your Student Center. In the grid showing your enrolled classes, select the “dates and deadlines” icon — icon image — which opens a page showing the add, drop, and tuition adjustment dates for that class.
screenshot from Student Center showing calendar icon in enrolled classes grid

Your school/college or major department may have other deadlines related to your courses and degree progress. Please pay attention to communications from your academic dean, your advisor, and your instructors about significant academic dates.

Dates related to tuition payments are set by the Bursar’s Office.

The academic calendar for UW–Madison is published by the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty. Using these dates, our office determines important academic deadlines for each session.