The Catholic University of America

Academic Calendar

Below are the undergraduate and graduate academic calendars for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. 

These calendars do not apply to CUA's fully online programs in Social Work and Nursing. Calendars for these online programs can be found here.

PDF versions of these calendars and calendars for past and future terms (through Spring 2025) can be found here.

The Summer Sessions calendars can be found here.

Law School academic calendars can be found here.

 

Fall Semester 2018

Monday, March 26 Registration for Fall Semester 2018 begins (use Cardinal Station)
Thursday, August 23
Monday, August 27
Opening of classes 
Thursday, August 30
Mass of the Holy Spirit - University Mass, 12:10 p.m.; No classes held between 11:50 a.m. and 2:10 p.m.
Monday, September 3

Labor Day (Holiday: No classes) 

Friday, September 7
Last day to register or add regular session courses for credit, including comprehensive exams and internships (use Cardinal Station)*
Last day to drop regular session courses without record (use Cardinal Station)*
Wednesday, September 12
Class of 2022 Convocation, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 21
Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for Summer 2018 graduation
Monday, October 1
Last day for Summer 2018 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Station)
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day (Holiday: No classes)
Tuesday, October 9 Administrative Monday: Classes follow a Monday schedule this day; Tuesday classes do not meet
Tuesday, October 9 
Friday, October 12
Faculty submit interim grades for freshmen
Friday, October 12
Midterm
Last day to resolve grades of Incomplete from the previous semester
Last day to change to audit (must have dean's permission)
Monday, October 29
Pre-registration advising begins
Thursday, November 1 All Saints Day
Friday, November 2
All Souls Liturgy - Memorial Mass for deceased of the university community
Tuesday, November 6 Registration for Spring (Second) Semester 2019 begins (use Cardinal Station).
Friday, November 9
Last day to withdraw from regular session classes with a “W” grade (use Cardinal Station)*
Friday, November 16
Last day to request pass/fail option (undergraduates only; must have dean's permission)
Wednesday, November 21
Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, November 26
Classes resume
Saturday, December 1 Classes that meet on Saturdays will meet for two meeting periods this day.
Friday, December 7

Last day of classes

Saturday, December 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holiday and Reading Day: No classes)
Saturday, December 8 – Monday, December 10
Reading Period
Tuesday, December 11 –
Saturday, December 15
Final Examination Period
Tuesday, December 18
All final grades due by 3:00p.m.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Last day for Fall 2018 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Station)
Friday, January 11, 2019
Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for Fall 2018 graduation 
  

Spring Semester 2019

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Registration for Spring Semester 2019 begins (use Cardinal Station)
 
Thursday, January 3
Last day for Fall 2018 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Station)
 
Monday, January 14
Opening of classes
 
Friday, January 18 March for Life - No classes between 11:00 am and 3:10 pm  
Monday, January 21
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (Holiday: No classes)
 
Friday, January 25
Last day to register or add regular session courses for credit, including comprehensive exams and internships (use Cardinal Station)*
Last day to drop regular session courses without record (use Cardinal Station)*
 
Tuesday, January 29
Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas University Mass, 12:10 p.m.; No classes held between 11:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, February 19 Administrative Monday: Classes follow a Monday schedule this day; Tuesday classes do not meet  
Monday, February 25 –
Friday, March 1
Faculty submit interim grades for freshmen  
Friday, March 1
Midterm
Last day to resolve grades of Incomplete from the previous semester
Last day to change to audit (must have dean's permission)
 
Wednesday, March 6 Ash Wednesday  
Friday, March 8 Last day for Spring 2019 graduation candidates to submit online diploma application (use Cardinal Station)  
Monday, March 11 Spring recess begins  
Monday, March 18

Classes resume
Registration for Summer 2019 begins (use Cardinal Station)
Pre-registration advising for Fall 2019 begins

 
Tuesday, March 26

Registration for Fall (First) Semester 2019 begins (use Cardinal Station)

 
Wednesday, April 3 Last day to withdraw from regular session courses with a "W" grade (use Cardinal Station)*  
Tuesday, April 9 University Research Day; No undergraduate/graduateclasses before 5:00 p.m. and no law classes before 3:30pm  
Wednesday, April 10

Founders Day.
Last day to request pass/fail option (undergraduates only; must have dean’s permission)

 
Thursday, April 18 Holy Thursday. No Classes; Easter recess begins  
Friday, April 19 Good Friday  
Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday  
Monday, April 22 Easter Monday  
Tuesday, April 23 Classes resume  
Wednesday, May 1 Reading Day (No Classes)  
Friday, May 3
Final date to deposit theses and dissertations for May 2019 graduation
 
Saturday, May 4 Last day of classes  
Sunday, May 5 –
Monday, May 6
Reading Period
 
Tuesday, May 7 – 
Saturday, May 11
Final examination period
 
Monday, May 13
Grades for graduating students due by noon
 
Tuesday, May 14
All other grades due by 3:00 p.m.
 
Friday, May 17
 
Saturday, May 18
 
Friday, May 24
Law School Commencement
 
Monday, May 13 –
Saturday, August 17
Summer Session
 

 *Courses offered in dynamically dated sessions (those which do not extend the full length of the semester) may have earlier or later deadlines.  These deadlines may be viewed via the calendar icon in Cardinal Station.