Graduate Studies

Graduate School and Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is located at wiu.edu/academiccalendar/. Information specific to the Graduate School is listed below.

Fall 2017

August 9 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

August 18 - Orientation - Macomb campus

August 21 - Classes begin

August 21 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/graduate_studies/faculty_and_staff_resources/gcmeetings.php

September 4 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 5 - Classes resume

September 11 - Graduate Council meeting

October 3 - WIU Graduate Program Expo (University Union)

October 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for fall

October 19 - Graduate Council meeting

October 20 - Fall break (No classes)

October 23 - Classes resume

November 6 - Graduate Council meeting

November 20-22 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 23-24 - Holiday (University closed)

November 27 - Classes resume

December 4 - Graduate Council meeting

December 8 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

December 11-15 - Final exam week

December 16 - Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

January 9 - Fall 2017 degrees conferred

Spring 2018

January 10 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

January 12 - Orientation - Macomb campus

January 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

January 16 - Classes begin

January 22 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/graduate_studies/faculty_and_staff_resources/gcmeetings.php

February 5 - Graduate Council meeting

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday (University closed)

February 13 - Classes resume

March 2 - Graduate Research Conference (University Union)

March 5 - Graduate Council meeting

March 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for spring

March 12-16 - Spring break (No classes)

March 19 - Classes resume

April 2 - Graduate Council meeting

April 23 - Graduate Council meeting
May 4 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 7-11 - Final exam week

May 11 - Macomb Graduate Commencement

May 12 - Macomb Undergraduate Commencement

May 13 - WIU-Quad Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

May 30 - Spring 2018 degrees conferred

Summer 2018

May 14 - Pre-Session Begins

May 28 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 29 - Classes Resume

June 1 - Pre-Session Ends

June 4 - Classes Begin (8-Week, 6-Week, and 1st 4-Week)

June 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for summer

June 29 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

July 2 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

July 4 - Independence Day Observed (University Closed/No Classes)

July 13 - 6-Week Session Ends

July 20 (Friday before final week of summer term) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 27 - All Sessions End

August 14 - Summer 2018 degrees conferred