Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Calendars

Our college has two academic calendars for Graduate Students.  The Campus calendar is for all programs on-campus at Villanova University.  The HRD (online & campus) and MPA (online) calendar is specific to those programs.  Please make sure you are referring to the correct calendar for your program.

Aug. 23 Classes begin
Aug. 30
Last day for application for Language Examination, made at office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center
Aug. 31 Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds) REFER TO “REFUNDS” IN CATALOG   

Sept. 04

Labor Day - No Classes         
Sept. 09
Language Examination, 1:00 P.M.
Sept. 13
Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson
Sept. 15 December Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for December graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.
Oct. 07 Semester recess begins after last class (Saturday)
Oct. 16 Classes resume (Monday)
Oct. 18
Grades Due (Noon)
Oct. 20
Registration Advising Begins for Spring 2018 semester.  CHECK NOVASIS FOR REGISTRATION DATE. 
Nov. 08
Last day for Authorized Withdrawal without academic penalty (WX)  REFER TO “REFUNDS” IN CATALOG     
Nov. 18 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class (Tuesday)
Nov. 27
Classes resume (Monday)
Dec. 08
Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.
Dec. 11 Final Day of Classes
Dec. 12 Reading Day (Undergraduates only)
Dec. 13 Final Examinations (continues through December 19)
Jan. 26, 2018 Last day for submission of work to remove “N” grade (Fall 2017 Semester)
Jan. 31, 2018 May Graduation Deadline. Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for May graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.
Feb. 09, 2018
Last day for “N” grade conversion to be received by Registrar (Fall 2017 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)
Jan. 16
Classes begin
Jan. 19
Last day for application for Language Examination, made at office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center
Jan. 31 May Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for May graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.
Jan. 24
Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds) REFER TO “REFUNDS” IN CATALOG              
Feb. 01 myNOVA portal opens for September graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.
Feb. 03
Language examination, 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 05
Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson
Mar. 01 myNOVA portal opens for December graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.
Mar. 03
Mid-term recess begins after last class (Saturday)
Mar. 12
Classes resume (Monday)
Mar. 14 Grades Due (Noon)
Mar. 16
Registration Advising Begins for Summer and Fall semesters.  CHECK NOVASIS FOR REGISTRATION DATE. 
Mar. 17
Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program
Mar. 28 Easter Recess begins after last class (Wednesday)
Apr. 03 Classes resume
Apr. 04 Last day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX) REFER TO "REFUNDS" IN CATALOG
Apr. 27
Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.
May 03
Final Day of Classes
May 04
Reading Day (Undergraduates only)
May 05-11
Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday May 7)
May 18-19
Baccalaureate and Commencement
June 29
Last day for submission of work to remove "N" grade (Spring 2017 Semester)
July 13
Last day for “N” grade conversion to be received by Registrar (Spring 2017 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

May 25

Last day for application for language examination, made in office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.  Last day for application for comprehensive examination, made in the office of the department chairperson.

June 09

Language examination, 1:00 p.m.

July 14
Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program.

June 15

September Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for September graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.

July 27
Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.
July 30
Last day for "N" grade conversion to be received by Registrar for Summer Session I.
Aug. 25 myNOVA portal opens for May graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.
Aug. 30
Last day for "N" grade conversion to be received by Registrar for Summer Session II and Evening Session (SS III).

Aug. 27

Classes begin

Sept. 03 Labor Day - No Classes
Sept. 04
Last day for application for Language Examination made at office of the Department of Romance Langauges and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center
Sept. 05 Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds) REFER TO "REFUNDS" IN CATALOG
Sept. 08 Language Examination, 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 15 December Graduation Deadline for all graduate students (on campus; HRDUA; MPAUA) expecting to complete degree requirements at end of Fall 2018 semester. Late fee applies after this date.
Sept. 24 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson
Oct. 12 Mid-term
Oct. 15 Semester recess
Oct. 22 Classes resume
Oct. 26 Registration Advising Begins for Spring 2019 semester.  CHECK myNOVA PORTAL FOR REGISTRATION DATE 
Nov. 14 Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX).  REFER TO "REFUNDS" IN CATALOG
Nov. 17 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program
Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class
Nov. 26 Classes Resume
Dec. 07 Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.
Dec. 13 Final Day of Classes.
Dec. 15 Final Examinations (continues through December 21st - No exams on December 16th).
Jan. 2, 2019 Final Grades Due Fall 2018 Semester (12 Noon).
Jan. 25, 2019 Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete ("N") grade
Feb. 08, 2019
Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade (Fall 2018 semester).  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Jan. 14

Classes Begin

Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)

Jan. 22

Last day for application for Language Examination, made at office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center

Jan. 23

Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds).  Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 31

May Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for May graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.

Feb. 1

myNOVA portal opens for September graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Feb. 02

Language examination, 1:00 PM

Feb. 04

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson

Mar. 01

myNOVA portal opens for December graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Mar. 02

Semester recess begins after last class (Saturday)

Mar. 11

Classes resume (Monday)

Mar. 15

Registration Advising Begins for Summer and Fall semesters.  CHECK myNOVA PORTAL FOR REGISTRATION DATE.

Mar. 16

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program

Apr. 03

Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX).  Refer to refund policy.

Apr. 17

Easter Recess Begins after last class (Wednesday)

Apr. 23

Classes resume

Apr. 26

Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.

May 02

Final Day of Classes

May 04 - 10

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday, May 5)

May 13

Final Grades Due Spring 2019 semester (12 Noon)

May 17 - 18

Baccalaureate and Commencement

June 28

Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete ("N") grade

July 12

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade (Spring 2019 semester).  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

 

May 24

Last day for application for Language Examination made at office of Romance Languages and Literatures

May 24

Last day for application for Comprehensive Examinations made at office of the department chairperson

June 08

Language examination, 1:00 PM

June 15

September Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for September graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.

July 13

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program

July 26

Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.

July 26

Last day for "N" grade conversion to be received by Registrar for Summer Session I

Aug. 25

myNOVA portal opens for May graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Aug. 30

Last day for "N" grade conversion to be received by Registrar for Summer Session II and Evening Session (SS III)

Aug. 09

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade for Summer Session I.  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Sept. 13

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade for Summer Session II.  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Aug. 30

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade for Summer Session III.  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Aug. 26

Classes Begin

Sep. 02

Labor Day - No Classes

Sep. 03

Last day for application for Language Examination, made at office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center

Sep. 04

Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds).  Refer to refund policy.

Sep. 07

Language Examination, 1:00 P.M.

Sep. 15

December Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for December graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.

Sep. 23

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson

Oct. 12

Semester recess begins after last class (Saturday)

Oct. 21

Classes resume (Monday)

Oct. 25

Registration Advising Begins for Spring 2020 semester.  CHECK myNOVA PORTAL FOR REGISTRATION DATE.

Nov. 15

Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX).  Refer to refund policy.

Nov. 16

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class (Tuesday)

Dec. 02

Classes resume (Monday)

Dec. 06

Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.

Dec 12

Final Day of Classes

Dec. 14-20

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday December 15)

Jan. 2, 2020

Final Grades Due Fall 2019 semester (12 Noon)

Jan. 31, 2020

May Graduation Deadline.  Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for May graduaton.  Late fee applies after this date.

Jan. 31, 2020

Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete ("N") grade

Feb. 01, 2020

myNOVA portal opens for September graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Feb. 14, 2020

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade (Fall 2019 semester).  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Jan. 13

Classes Begin

Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)

Jan. 21

Last day for application for Language Examination, made at office of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 303 St. Augustine Center 

Jan. 22

Last day for changes in registration status (drops, adds) Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 31

May Graduation Deadline - Last day to apply in the myNOVA portal for May graduation.  Late fee applies after this date.

Feb. 01

Language examination, 1:00 PM

Feb. 01

myNOVA portal opens for September graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Feb. 03

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson

Feb. 29

Semester recess begins after last class (Saturday)

Mar. 01

myNOVA portal opens for December graduation applications.  Please consult graduation page for details.

Mar. 09

Classes Resume (Monday)

Mar. 13

Registration Advising Begins for Summer and Fall semesters.  CHECK myNOVA PORTAL FOR REGISTRATION DATE.

Mar. 14

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program

Apr. 03

Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX).  Refer to refund policy.

Apr. 08

Easter Recess Begins after last class (Wednesday)

Apr. 14

Classes Resume

Apr. 24

Thesis/Dissertation due.  Instructions for title and approval pages and upload to Proquest can be found at this link.

Apr. 30

Final Day of Classes

May 02 - 08

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday May 3)

May 11

Final Grades Due Spring 2020 Semester (12 Noon)

May 15 - 16

Baccalaureate and Commencement

June 26

Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete ("N") grade

July 10

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade (Spring 2020 semester).  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

June 28 On-line Master Schedule available Sessions 1 & 2
June 29
Registration begins Sessions 1 & 2
Sept. 18
Last date to file for Fall 217 graduation
Oct. 11 Application deadline
Oct. 18 Registration deadline
Oct. 23 Classes begin
Oct. 29 Last date to drop and last day for full refund
Oct. 30 WX period begins and 60% refund period begins
Nov. 5.
Last date for 60% refund
Nov. 13 Last date for 40% refund - no refund after this date
Dec. 1
Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund
Dec. 17 Last date of classes
Dec. 20 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
Dec. 31 Last date for students to make up work for an incomplete ("N") grade (accomdation for New Year's Day)
Jan. 3, 2018 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades
Jan. 8 Classes Begin
Jan. 14
Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Jan. 15
WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Jan. 21 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Jan. 22 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Jan. 31 Last date to apply for May 2018 Graduation in myNova. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.
Feb. 1 myNova portal opens for September 2018 graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
Feb. 5 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson.
Feb. 18 Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
Mar. 1 myNova portal opens for December 2018 graduation applications. Please consult the graduation page for details.
Mar. 4 Last date of classes
March 7 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
Mar. 17 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
Mar. 18 Last date for students to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade
Mar. 21 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades
May 18-19 Commencement at Villanova University
Feb. 1 myNova portal opens for September 2018 graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
Feb. 5
Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.
Mar. 1 myNova portal opens for December 2018 graduation applications. Please consult the graduation page for details
Mar. 5 Classes begin
Mar. 11 Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Mar. 12 WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Mar. 17 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
Mar. 18 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Marc. 19 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
April 15 Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
April 29 Last date of classes.
May 2 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
May 13 Last date for students to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade
May 16 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades
May 18-19 Commencement at Villanova
April 30 Classes begin
May 6
Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
May 7 WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
May 13 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
May 14 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
May 25 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.
June 10
Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
June 15 Last date to apply for September 2018 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.
June 24 Last date of classes.
June 27 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
July 8 Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade
July 11 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades
July 14 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
Aug. 25 myNova portal opens for May 2019 graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
May 25 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.
June 15
Last date to apply for September 2018 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.
July 2 Classes begin
July 8 Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
July 9 WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
July 14 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
July 15 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
July 16 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Aug. 12 Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
Aug. 25 myNova portal opens for May graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
Aug. 26 Last date of classes.
Aug. 29 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
Sept. 9 Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade.
Sept. 12 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades.
Aug. 25 myNova portal opens for May graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
Aug. 27
Classes begin
Sept. 2 Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Sept. 3 WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Sept. 9 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Sept. 10 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Sept. 15 Last date to apply for December 2018 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.
Sept. 24 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.
Oct. 8 Last day to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
Oct. 21 Last date of classes.
Oct. 24 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
Nov. 4 Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade
Nov. 7 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades
Nov. 17 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
Aug. 25 myNova portal opens for May 2019 graduation applications. Please consult graduation page for details.
Sept. 15
Last date to apply for December 2018 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.
Sept. 24 Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.
Oct. 22 Classes begin
Oct. 28 Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Oct. 29 WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Nov. 4 Last date for 75% refund. Refer to refund policy.
Nov. 5 No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.
Nov. 17 Recommended date for written comprehensive examination. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website
Dec. 1 Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.
Dec. 16 Last date of classes.
Dec. 19 Grades due from faculty (12:00 noon)
Dec. 30 Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade
Jan. 3, 2019 Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

Jan. 7

Classes begin

Jan. 13

Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 14

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 20

Last date for 75% refund - no refund after this date. Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 21

No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

Jan. 31

Last date to apply for May 2019 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.

Feb. 4

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.

Feb. 17

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.

Mar. 3

Last date of classes

Mar. 6

Grades due from faculty

Mar. 15

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program.

Mar. 17

Last date for students to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade

Mar. 20

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 17-18

Commencement at Villanova University

Jan. 31

Last date to apply for May 2019 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.

Feb. 4

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.

Mar. 4

Classes begin

Mar. 10

Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.

Mar. 11

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

Mar. 15

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program.

Mar. 17

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date. Refer to refund policy.

Mar. 18

No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

April 14

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.

April 28

Last date of classes

May 1

Grades due from faculty

May 12

Last date for students to make up work for an incomplete (“N”) grade

May 15

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 17-18

Commencement at Villanova

Apr. 29

Classes begin

May 5

Last date to drop and last day for 100% refund. Refer to refund policy.

May 6

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

May 12

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date. Refer to refund policy.

May 13

No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

May 24

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.

June 9

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.

June 15

Last date to apply for September 2019 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.

June 23

Last date of classes

June 26

Grades due from faculty

July 7

Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete

 (“N”) grade

July 10

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

July 13

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program.

May 24

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the department chairperson. For more detailed information HRD students please visit this website, MPA students please visit this website.

June 15

Last date to apply for September 2019 graduation. Late fee applies after this date. Please consult the graduation page for details.

July 1

Classes begin

July 7

Last date to drop and last day for full refund. Refer to refund policy.

July 8

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

July 13

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination; hours and place determined by program.

July 14

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date. Refer to refund policy.

July 15

No refund period begins. Refer to refund policy.

Aug. 11

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund. Refer to refund policy.

Aug. 25

Last date of classes

Aug. 28

Grades due from faculty

Sept. 8

Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete

(“N”) grade

Sept. 11

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades