Department Calendar

Fall 2023 


8/21 President Troy Paino’s “All University” Assembly (9 a.m., Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall)
8/21 Department Meeting  8/23 Residence halls open 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon for entering freshmen and new transfer students 8/25 Honor Convocation 8/26-8/27 Returning Students move in 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 8/28 Classes begin (16-week semester & 1st 8-week term)


9/1 Last day to add courses (by 5:00 pm, 16-week semester & 1st 8-week term) 9/4 Labor Day observed (no classes) 9/6 Last day to drop a 1st 8-week semester course without a grade of W
9/7 UMW Galleries Opening Reception, 5-7pm
9/11 Department Meeting 9/15 Last day to drop a 16-week semester course without a grade of W 9/26 Declaration of Major is due (B.A./B.S. students only) 


10/6-10/8 Family Weekend
10/9 Department Meeting 10/13 Last day to withdraw from the University (all courses)
10/13 Applications due for Spring semester Individual Study
10/14 – 10/17 Fall Break (16-week semester); residence halls remain open 10/23 – 11/3 Pre-registration Advising
10/26 UMW Galleries Opening Reception, 5-7pm 10/27 Last day to change to/from a pass/fail grade (16-week semester) 10/27 Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course without a grade of F


11/6 Department Meeting
11/6-11/9 Advance registration for upcoming Spring semester begins11/22 – 11/26 *Thanksgiving Break (Eagle Landing remains open. Other residence halls close at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and reopen at 2:00 p.m. Sunday) 

December 12/8 Last day of classes 12/8 Last day to withdraw from the University 12/9 – 12/10 Reading Period 12/5 – 12/9 Final examinations 12/16 Residence halls (except for Eagle Landing) close at 10:00 a.m. *Out-of-state and international students may contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing to investigate possible housing options during Break.