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    University of Houston
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Fall 2016 Term/ Spring 2017 Term / Summer 2017 Term


Academic Calendar  > Fall 2016 Term/ Spring 2017 Term / Summer 2017 Term

 


Timing is critical to University payment and refund processes. Before classes start, please review the following deadlines:

| Admissions | Enrollment Schedule | Financial Aid Applications | Payment and Refund Deadlines |

 

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EVENTS/DEADLINES
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017

Regular Session 1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

Session
5

Session
6

Winter
Mini

Regular Session 1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

Session
5

Session
6

Summer Mini

Session
1

Session
2

Session
3

Session
4

First day of classes
*Please also see notes below regarding college-specific dates and days summer sessions meet
August 22, 2016
Monday
August 22, 2016
Monday
August 22, 2016
Monday
September 26, 2016
Monday
 
 
October 17, 2016
Monday

 

October 31, 2016
Monday
December 17, 2016
Saturday
January 17, 2017 Tuesday January 17, 2017
Tuesday
January 17, 2017 Tuesday February 21, 2017
Tuesday
March 20, 2017
Monday
April 4, 2017 Tuesday

May 15, 2017
Monday

June 5,
2017
Monday

June 5,
2017
Monday

June 5,
2017
Monday

July 10,
2017
Monday

Labor Day holiday (Fall);
Martin Luther King holiday (Spring)

September 5, 2016
Monday
January 16, 2017
Monday

 

Last day to add a class

Last day to be added from Waitlist queue process.

August 29,
2016
Monday
August 24,
2016
Wednesday
August 24,
2016
Wednesday
September 28, 2016
Thursday
October 20, 2016
Thursday
November 3, 2016
Thursday
December 18, 2016
Sunday
January 24, 2017 Tuesday January 19, 2017
Thursday
January 19, 2017 Thursday February 23, 2017 Thursday March 22, 2017 Wednesday April 6, 2017 Thursday

May 16, 2017
Tuesday

June 6,
2017
Tuesday

June 6,
2017
Tuesday

June 6,
2017
Tuesday

July 11,
2017
Tuesday

ORD - Official Reporting Day
(12th/4th class day)

Last day to Drop  or withdraw  without receiving a grade

Last day to drop a course without hours counting towards the 99-Hour Doctoral Cap .
NOTE: Tuition is higher for hours in excess of the cap

September 7, 2016 Wednesday
August 25,
2016
Thursday
August 25,
2016
Thursday
September 29,
2016
Thursday
October 20, 2016
Thursday
November 3, 2016
Thursday
December 20, 2016
Tuesday
February 1, 2017 Wednesday January 20, 2017
Friday
January 20, 2017
Friday
February 24, 2017
Friday
March 23, 2017 Thursday April 7, 2017
Friday

May 17, 2017
Wednesday

June 8,
2017
Thursday

June 8,
2017
Thursday

June 8,
2017
Thursday

July 13,
2017
Thursday

Graduation: Regular filing period to apply online for graduation - non-refundable fee
Go to myUH (Peoplesoft) to apply

 

April 1, 2016, Friday, through September 30, 2016, Friday. 
Fee is non-refundable.

 

November 4, 2016, Friday, through February 24, 2017, Friday.
Fee is non-refundable.

April 7, 2017, Friday, through July 7, 2017, Friday.
 Fee is non-refundable.

Graduation: Late filing period to apply online for graduation - nonrefundable fee
Go to myUH (Peoplesoft) to apply

October 1, 2016, Saturday, through October 28, 2016, Friday.
Fee is non-refundable.

February 25, 2017, Saturday, through March 24, 2017, Friday.
Fee is non-refundable.

July 8, 2017, Saturday, through July 21, 2017, Friday.
 Fee is non-refundable.

Spring holiday (Spring)
Memorial Day Holiday (Summer)
Independence Day holiday
(Summer)

  March 13-18, 2017
Monday-Saturday

July 4, 2017
Tuesday

Last day to drop a course or withdraw with a ‘W’

October 28,
2016
Friday
September 12, 2016
Monday
September 26, 2016
Monday
October 17, 2016
Monday
November 21, 2016
Monday
November 21, 2016
Monday
January 6, 2017
Friday
March 31, 2017
Friday
February 8, 2017 Wednesday February 20, 2017 Monday March 19, 2017
Sunday
April 24, 2017 Monday April 25, 2017 Tuesday

May 29,
2017
Monday

July 18,
2017
Tuesday

June 27,
2017
Tuesday

July 7,
2017
Friday

July 31,
2017
Monday

Thanksgiving holiday

November 23-26, 2016
Wednesday-Saturday
 

 

Last day of class
December 3, 2016
Saturday
September 22, 2016
Thursday
October 13, 2016
Thursday
October 27, 2016
Thursday
December 8, 2016
Thursday
December 1, 2016
Thursday
January 13, 2017
Friday
May 1, 2017 Monday February 18, 2017
Saturday
March 10, 2017
Friday
April 1, 2017 Saturday May 10, 2017 Wednesday May 6, 2017 Saturday

June 2, 2017
Friday

August 8, 2017
Tuesday

 July 3,
2017
Monday

July 24,
2017
Monday

August 7, 2017
Monday

Make up days for class days officially canceled by the university (if necessary) or Reading Period

December 5, 2016
Monday
                       

 

 

 

 

 

Final examination period
See: Current Final Exam Schedule

December 6-14, 2016
Tuesday-Wednesday
September 23, 2016
Friday
October 14, 2016
Friday
October 28, 2016
Friday
December 9, 2016
Friday
December 2, 2016
Friday
January 14, 2017
Saturday
May 2-10, 2017 Tuesday-Wednesday February 20, 2017
Monday
March 11, 2017 Saturday April 3, 2017, Monday May 10, 2017
Wednesday
May 8, 2017 Monday

June 3, 2017
Saturday

August 9-11, 2017 Wednesday- Friday

July 5-6, 2017
Wednesday-Thursday

July 25-26, 2017 Tuesday- Wednesday

August 8-9, 2017 Tuesday-Wednesday

Official closing of the session

December 15, 2016
Thursday

September 23, 2016 Friday
October 14, 2016
Friday
October 28, 2016
Friday
December 9, 2016
Friday
December 2, 2016
Friday
January 16, 2017
Monday

May 10, 2017
Wednesday

February 20, 201
Monday
March 11, 2017 Saturday April 3, 2017 Monday May 10, 2017
Wednesday
May 8, 2017 Monday

June 3,
2017
Saturday

August 11, 2017
Friday

July 6,
2017
Thursday

 July 26,
2017
Wednesday

August 9,
2017
Wednesday

Deadline for faculty to post Final Grades in myUH December 19, 2016
Monday
September 27, 2016
Tuesday
October 17, 2016
Monday
October 31, 2016
Monday
December 12, 2016
Monday
December 5, 2016
Monday
January 16, 2017
Monday
May 15, 2017 Monday February 20, 2017
Monday
March 13, 2017
Monday
April 5, 2017 Wednesday May 15, 2017 Monday May 15, 2017
Monday

June 3,
2017
Saturday

August 14,
2017
Monday

July 10,
2017
Monday

 July 31,
2017
Monday

August 14,
2017
Monday

Deadline for completed submission and approval of master’s thesis or dissertation. December 19, 2016
Monday
May 15, 2017
Monday

August 14, 2017
Monday

College Convocations

Commencement Please also *see notes below

December 15-16, 2016, Thursday-Friday

May 12, 2017, Friday

May 11-14, 2017, Friday-Sunday

May 12, 2017, Friday

 TBD

May 12, 2017, Friday

 

The following dates may vary by College; please check with your College as early as possible:

  • Deadline for submitting final draft of master’s thesis or dissertation to the committee
  • Deadline for submitting signed original and two copies of approved master’s thesis or dissertation for binding
  • Deadline for master’s and doctoral students to order caps and gowns.
  • Commencement / Convocation
    Please see the current UH Commencement information. For information about individual college ceremonies, visit the College Convocation website.
    See also: Graduation application  and cap and gown  information in the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

Notes about 2017 Summer Session Meeting Days:

  • Summer Session 1
    • Monday/Wednesday classes will also meet on Friday, June 9, and Friday, June 23.
    • Tuesday/Thursday classes will also meet on Friday, June 16, Friday, June 30, and Friday, July 7.
  • Summer Session 2
    • Classes meet five days per week, Monday through Friday.
  • Summer Session 3
    • Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week plus Monday, July 24.
  • Summer Session 4
    • Classes meet five days per week, Monday through Friday.