May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalogue 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalogue

University Calendar


The UNCW graduate catalogue includes a calendar for the current academic year and a tentative calendar for the following two years. All calendars are subject to change, especially the tentative calendars, and will be updated online as necessary. The 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 calendars will not be official until published in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 online catalogues, respectively.


University Calendar 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

August 7, Monday Academic year begins
August 9-10, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
August 12, Saturday On-campus housing opens for new and transfer students only at 8 a.m.
August 13-14, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 14, Monday On-campus housing opens for returning students 10 a.m.
August 14, Monday Convocation
August 16, Wednesday Classes begin
August 23, Wednesday Last Day for Registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 24, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
August 29, Tuesday UNC census day
September 1-4, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
September 4, Monday Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 5, Tuesday Fall Faculty meeting
October 5-6, Thursday-Friday Fall break; no classes
October 9, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
October 9, Monday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
October 13, Friday Graduation Application Deadline – Fall 2017 – undergraduate and graduate students
October 13-16, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
November 9, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
November 22, Wednesday No classes
November 23-24, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
November 27, Monday Classes resume at 8 a.m.
November 30, Thursday Last day of classes
December 1, Friday Reading Day
December 2, Saturday Final Examinations
December 4-8, Monday-Friday (Friday until 12:00pm) Final Examinations
December 8, Friday Fall semester ends
December 9, Saturday Commencement
December 10, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
December 22-30 University closed

Spring 2018

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

January 1, Monday New Year’s Day, state holiday; no classes
January 2, Tuesday University opens
January 3, Wednesday On-campus housing opens (please see Housing http://uncw.edu/housing for time)
January 4, Thursday Spring semester begins
January 8, Monday Classes begin
January 9-11, Wednesday-Friday Orientation and advising
January 15, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. state holiday; no classes
January 16, Tuesday Last day for Registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
January 17, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
January 22, Monday UNC census day
February 23, Friday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
March 2, Friday Graduation Application Deadline – Spring 2018 – undergraduate and graduate students
March 3, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 3-11, Saturday-Sunday Spring break; no classes
March 9-12, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
March 11, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
March 12, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
March 28, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
March 29, Thursday No classes
March 30, Friday Good Friday state holiday; no classes
April 2, Monday Classes resume 8:00 am
April 4, Wednesday Spring Faculty meeting
April 25, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 26, Thursday Reading Day
April 27-28, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
April 30-May 3, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
May 3, Thursday Spring semester ends
May 4-5, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 5, Saturday Academic year ends
May 6, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.

Summer 2018

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

May 13, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
May 14-15 Transfer orientation and advising
May 16, Wednesday Classes begin
May 17, Thursday Last day for Registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 17, Thursday UNC census day
May 18, Friday Late Registration Fee for reinstatement
May 28, Monday Memorial Day state holiday; no classes
May 31, Thursday Last day to withdraw with W – undergraduate students
June 1-3, Friday – Sunday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 12 p.m. – Sunday, 5 p.m.)
June 7, Thursday Last day to withdraw with W – graduate students
June 14, Thursday Last day of classes
June 15, Friday Reading Day
June 18, Monday Final examinations/Term ends
June 19, Tuesday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
June 21, Thursday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
June 25, Monday Classes begin
June 26, Tuesday Last day for Registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
June 26, Tuesday UNC census day
June 27, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for reinstatement
June 27, Wednesday Graduation Application Deadline – Summer 2018 – undergraduate and graduate students
July 3, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with W – undergraduate students
July 4, Wednesday Independence Day state holiday; no classes
July 11, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with W – graduate students
July 24, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 25, Wednesday Reading Day
July 26, Thursday Final examinations/Term ends
July 27, Friday On-campus housing closes at 10 a.m.

University Calendar 2018-2019

Fall 2018

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

August 13-December 13 Semester Start-End
August 22-December 5 Classes Start-End
December 15, Saturday Commencement
   
August 13, Monday Academic year begins
August 15-16, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
August 18, Saturday On-campus housing opens for new and transfer students only at 8 a.m.
August 19-20, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 20, Monday On-campus housing opens for returning students 10:00 a.m.
August 20, Monday Convocation
August 22, Wednesday Classes begin
August 29, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 30, Thursday Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition Due
August 30, Thursday Late registration fee for reinstatement
September 3, Monday Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 5, Wednesday UNC census day
September 8-10, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
September 13, Thursday Fall Faculty Meeting
October 11-12, Thursday-Friday Fall Break; no classes
October 12, Friday Graduation Application Deadline – Fall 2018 – undergraduate and graduate students
October 15, Monday Classes resume  8 a.m.
October 15, Monday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
October 19-22, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.– Monday 8 a.m.)
November 15, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
November 21, Wednesday No classes
November 22-23, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
November 26, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
December 5, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 6, Thursday Reading Day
December 7-8, Friday-Saturday Final examinations
December 10-13, Monday-Thursday Final examinations
December 13, Thursday Fall semester ends
December 15, Saturday Commencement
December 16, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
December 21, Friday Undergraduate (Pre-registration) Tuition Due
December 22-31, Friday-Monday University closed

Spring 2019

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

January 10-May 9 Semester Start-End
January 14-May 1 Classes Start-End
May 10-11, Friday-Saturday Commencement
   
January 1, Tuesday New Year’s Day, state holiday
January 2, Wednesday University opens
January 8, Tuesday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
January 10, Thursday Spring semester begins
January 10-11, Thursday-Friday Orientation and advising
January 14, Monday Classes begin
January 18, Friday Undergraduate/graduate tuition due
January 21, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., state holiday; no classes
January 22, Tuesday Classes resume
January 23, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
January 24, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
January 28, Monday UNC census day
March 5, Tuesday Last day to withraw with a W – undergraduate students
March 8, Friday Graduation Application Deadline – Spring 2019 – undergraduate students
March 9, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 9-17, Saturday-Sunday Spring Break; no classes
March 15-17, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
March 17, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
March 18, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 3, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
April 10, Wednesday Spring Faculty meeting
April 18, Thursday No classes
April 19, Friday Good Friday state holiday; no classes
April 22, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 22, Monday Graduation Application Deadline – Summer 19 – graduate students
May 1, Wednesday Last day of classes
May 2, Thursday Reading Day
May 3-4, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
May 6-9, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
May 9, Thursday Spring semester ends
May 10-11, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 11, Saturday Academic year ends
May 12, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.

Summer 2019

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg

May 22-June 24 Summer I Start-End
May 22-June 20 Classes Start-End
   
May 19, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
May 20-21, Monday-Tuesday Transfer orientation and advising
May 22, Wednesday Classes begin – Summer 1
May 23, Thursday UNC census day
May 23, Thursday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 24, Friday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
May 24, Friday Summer 1 – Tuition Due
May 27, Monday Memorial Day state holiday; no classes
May 31-June 2, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)
June 6, Thursday Last day to withdraw with W – undergraduate students
June 13, Thursday Last day to withdraw with W – graduate students
June 20, Thursday Last day of classes
June 21, Friday Reading day
June 24, Monday Final examinations/Term ends
June 25, Tuesday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
   
July 1-August 1 Summer 2 Start-End
July 1-July 30 Classes Start-End
   
June 27, Thursday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
July 1, Monday Classes begin – Summer 2
July 2, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class.
July 2, Tuesday UNC census day
July 3, Wednesday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
July 3, Wednesday Summer 2 – Tuition Due
July 4, Thursday Independence Day state holiday; no classes
July 9, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with W – undergraduate students
July 17, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with W – graduate students
July 30, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 31, Wednesday Reading Day
August 1, Thursday Final examinations/Term ends
August 2, Friday On-campus housing closes at 10 a.m.

 

University Calendar 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
 

August 21-December 4 Classes Startend
August 12-December 14 Semester StartCommencement
   
August 12, Monday Academic year begins
August 14-15, Wednesday-Thursday Transfer orientation and advising
August 17, Saturday On-campus husing opens for new and transfer students only at 8 a.m.
August 18-19, Sunday-Monday Freshman orientation and advising
August 19, Monday On-campus housing opens for returning students 10:00 a.m.
August 19, Monday Convocation
August 21, Wednesday Classes begin
August 28, Wednesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
August 29, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
August 29, Thursday Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition Due
September 2, Monday Labor Day state holiday; no classes
September 4, Thursday Census Day
September 6-9, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
September 12, Thursday Fall Faculty Meeting
October 9, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
October 10-11, Thursday-Firday Fall Break
October 11-14, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)
October 14, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
November 14, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
November 27, Wednesday No Classes
November 28-29, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes
December 2, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
December 4, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 5, Thursday Reading Day
December 6-7, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
December 9-12, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
December 14, Saturday Commencement
December 15, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
December 16, Monday Grades due 2 p.m.
December 20, Friday Undergraduate tuition due
December 23-January 1, Monday-Wednesday University closed
   

Spring 2020

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
 

January 13-April 29 Classes Start–End
January 9-May 8, 9 Semester Open–Commencement
   
January 1, Wednesday New Year’s Day, state holiday
January 2, Thursday University Opens
January 7, Tuesday On-campus housing opens 1 p.m.
January 8, Wednesday Transfer orientation and advising
January 9-10, Thursday-Firday Freshman orientation and advising
January 13, Monday Classes begin
January 20, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr., state holiday; no classes
January 21, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
January 22, Wednesday Undergraduate/graduate tuition due
January 23, Thursday Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement
January 27, Monday Census Day
March 7, Saturday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
March 7-15, Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
March 13-16, Friday-Monday It Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.-Monday 8 a.m.)
March 15, Sunday On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
March 16, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
March 17, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 1, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 8, Wednesday Spring Faculty meeting
April 9, Thursday No classes
April 10, Friday Good Friday state holiday; no classes
April 13, Monday Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 29, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 30, Thursday Reading Day
May 1-2, Friday-Saturday Final Examinations
May 4-7, Monday-Thursday Final Examinations
May 8-9, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 9, Saturday Academic year ends
May 10, Sunday On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.
May 11, Monday Grades due 2 p.m.
May 15-18, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.-Monday 8 a.m.)
   

Summer 2020

Registration and SeaNet dates – Please refer to the Calendar of Events at www.uncw.edu/reg
 

May 15-18, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday, 5 p.m. - Monday, 8 a.m.
May 17, Sunday On-campus housing opens Summer 1, 10 a.m.
May 18-19 Monday-Tuesday Transfer orientation and advising
May 20, Wednesday Summer 1 – Classes begin
May 21, Thursday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
May 21, Thursday UNC Census Day
May 22, Friday Summer 1 tuition due
May 25, Monday Memorial Day, state holiday; no classes
May 26, Tuesday Late registration fee for reinstatement
June 4, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
June 11, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W – graduate students
June 18, Thursday Last day of classes
June 19, Friday Reading Day
June 22, Monday Final Examinations
June 23, Tuesday On-campus housing closes Summer 1, 10 a.m.
June 24, Wednesday Grades due by 2 p.m.
June 25, Thursday On-campus housing opens Summer 2, 10 a.m.
June 29, Monday Summer 2 – Classes begin
June 30, Tuesday Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class
June 30, Tuesday UNC Census Day
July 1, Wednesday Summer 2 tuition due
July 2, Thursday Late registration fee for reinstatement
July 3, Friday Independence Day, state holiday; no classes
July 14, Tuesday Last day to withdraw with a W – undergraduate students
July 21, Tuesday Last day to withdraw witha W – graduate students
July 27, Monday Last day of classes
July 28, Tuesday Reading Day
July 29, Wednesday Final examinations
July 30, Thursday On-campus housing closes Summer 2, 10 a.m.