Dates & deadlines

Spring 2020

(Regular 15-week session)

*These dates have been changed due to the COVID-19 instructional disruption

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Instruction for Spring 2020 term begins

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Deadline for students to withdraw for the term and have no record of it on the transcript (after: will show as W)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

Enrollment appointment times for Summer term assigned to students (throughout week)

Monday, March 23, 2020

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

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

Monday, March 30, 2020

Enrollment appointment times for Fall term assigned to students (throughout week)

Monday, March 30, 2020

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

Monday, April 6, 2020

*Deadline for students to drop a Spring term course (after: need academic dean approval)

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Friday, April 17, 2020

Deadline for Graduate students to withdraw from Spring term

Friday, May 1, 2020

Last day of instruction for Spring 2020 term

Friday, May 1, 2020

Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Spring term 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

 

*Student elect for Spring 2020 COVID grade conversion (throughout the week)

Friday, May 15, 2020

Fall 2020

(Regular 15-week session)

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Instruction for Fall 2020 term begins

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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

Friday, September 4, 2020

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Deadline for students to withdraw for the term and have no record of it on the transcript (after: will show as W)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

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

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Friday, October 30, 2020

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

Friday, October 30, 2020

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

Friday, October 30, 2020

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

Friday, October 30, 2020

Enrollment appointment times for Spring term assigned to students (throughout week)

Monday, November 2, 2020

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

Monday, November 9, 2020

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

Friday, November 20, 2020

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

Friday, November 20, 2020

Deadline for Graduate students to withdraw from the Fall term

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Last day of instruction for Fall 2020 term

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Fall term 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Summer 2020

Summer term offers a variety of sessions. Each session has its own unique deadlines. View Session Dates for specific Summer term dates.

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

SESSION DATES

Find the right dates for your enrolled classes in the section details of your course in the Course Search & Enroll app. Session dates and deadlines will open a pop-up — which will show the add and drop dates for that class.

Location of link to session dates and deadlines

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.