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. 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.

May 22

Last day for application for Language Examination made at office of Romance Languages and Literatures and last day for application for Comprehensive Examinations made at office of the department chairperson. 

June 06

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 11

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

July 24

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

July 24

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

Aug. 28

Last day for "N" grade conversion to be received by Registrar for Summer Session II and Evening Session (Summer Session III). Grade changes must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

Aug. 24

Classes begin

Aug. 31

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

Sep. 01

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

Sep. 07

Labor Day - No Classes

Sep. 12

Language Examination, 1:00 P.M.

Sep. 14

Last day for application for comprehensive examination made at the office of the graduate program director

Sep. 15

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

Oct. 05

Semester Recess

Oct. 12

Classes resume

Oct. 16

Registration Advising Begins for Spring 2021 semester.  CHECK myNOVA PORTAL FOR REGISTRATION DATE. 

Nov. 06

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

Nov. 14

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

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class

Nov. 30

Classes Resume

Dec. 04

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

Dec. 10

Final Day of Classes

Dec. 12-18

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday December 13)

Dec. 21

Final Grades Due Fall 2020 Semester (12 Noon)

Jan. 29, 2021

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

Feb. 12, 2021

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

Jan. 11

Classes Begin

Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

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. 20

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. 06

Language examination, 1:00 PM

Feb. 08

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

Mar. 01

Semester Recess

Mar. 08

Classes Resume

Mar. 12

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

Mar. 13

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

Mar. 31

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

Mar. 31

Easter Recess Begins after last class (Wednesday)

Apr. 06

Classes Resume

Apr. 23

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

Apr. 29

Final Day of Classes

May 01 - 07

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday May 2)

May 10

Final Grades Due Spring 2021 Semester (12 Noon)

May 14 - 15

Baccalaureate and Commencement

June 25

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

July 9

Last day for "N" grade conversion of final grade (Spring 2021 semester).  Grade change forms must be received by Registrar BEFORE 5:00 PM.

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.


Please see the CPS Summer Session Academic Calendar for additional details about this academic term.

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)

June 26, 2019

Online Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

June 27, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

August 7, 2019

Application deadline

August 21, 2019

Registration deadline

August 26, 2019

Classes begin

September 1, 2019

Last day to drop and last day for full refund

September 2, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

September 8, 2019

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

September 15, 2019

Last date to file for Fall 2019 graduation

October 6, 2019

Last day to withdraw with a WX and no refund

October 20, 2019

Last date of classes

October 23, 2019

Grades due from faculty

November 3, 2019

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

November 6, 2019

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

November 16, 2019

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

June 26, 2019

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

June 27, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

September 15, 2019

Last date to file for Fall 2019 graduation

October 9, 2019

Application deadline

October 16, 2019

Registration deadline

October 21, 2019

Classes begin

October 27, 2019

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

October 28, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

November 3, 2019

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

November 16, 2019

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

December 1, 2019

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

December 15, 2019

Last date of classes

December 18, 2019

Grades due from faculty

December 29, 2019

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

January 2, 2020

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

October 16, 2019

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

October 17, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

December 9, 2019

Application deadline

January 2, 2020

Registration deadline

January 6, 2020

Classes begin

January 15, 2020

Last date to file for Spring 2020 graduation

January 12, 2020

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

January 13, 2020

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

January 19, 2020

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

February 16, 2020

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

March 1, 2020

Last date of classes

March 4, 2020

Grades due from faculty

March 14, 2020

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

March 15, 2020

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

March 18, 2020

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 15-16, 2020

Commencement at Villanova University

October 16, 2019

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

October 17, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

January 15, 2020

Last date to apply for Spring 2020 graduation

February 12, 2020

Application deadline

February 26, 2020

Registration deadline

March 2, 2020

Classes begin

March 8, 2020

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

March 9, 2020

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

March 14, 2020

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

March 15, 2020

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

April 12, 2020

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

April 26, 2020

Last date of classes

April 29, 2020

Grades due from faculty

May 10, 2020

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

May 13, 2020

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 15-16, 2020

Commencement at Villanova University

July 8, 2020

February 26, 2020

On Line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

February 27, 2020

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

April 8, 2020

Application deadline

April 22, 2020

Registration deadline

April 27, 2020

Classes begin

May 3, 2020

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

May 4, 2020

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

May 10, 2020

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

June 7, 2020

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

June 15, 2020

Last date to file for Summer graduation

June 21, 2020

Last date of classes

June 24, 2020

Grades due from faculty

July 5, 2020

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

July 8, 2020

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

July 11, 2020

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

February 26, 2020

On Line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

February 27, 2020

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

June 15, 2020

Last date to file for Summer graduation

June 3, 2020

Application deadline

June 24, 2020

Registration deadline

June 29, 2020

Classes begin

July 5, 2020

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

July 6, 2020

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

July 11, 2020

Recommended date for written comprehensive examination

July 12, 2020

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

August 9, 2020

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

August 23, 2020

Last date of classes

August 26, 2020

Grades due from faculty

September 6, 2020

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

September 9, 2020

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

June 27

On Line Master Schedule available Sessions 1 & 2

June 28

Registration begins Sessions 1 & 2

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

June 27

On Line Master Schedule available Sessions 1 & 2

June 28

Registration begins Sessions 1 & 2

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

 

October 17, 2018

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

October 18, 2018

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

December 19, 2018

Application deadline

January 2, 2019

Registration deadline

January 7, 2019

Classes begin

January 13, 2019

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

January 14, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

January 15, 2019

Last date to file for Spring 2019 graduation

January 20, 2019

Last date for 75% refund - no refund after this date

February 17, 2019

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

March 3, 2019

Last date of classes

March 6, 2019

Grades due from faculty

March 17, 2019

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

March 20, 2019

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 17-18, 2019

Commencement at Villanova University

 

October 17, 2018

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

October 18, 2018

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

January 15, 2019

Last date to apply for Spring 2019 graduation

February 20, 2019

Application deadline

February 27, 2019

Registration deadline

March 4, 2019

Classes begin

March 10, 2019

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

March 11, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

March 17, 2019

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

April 14, 2019

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

April 28, 2019

Last date of classes

May 1, 2019

Grades due from faculty

May 12, 2019

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

May 15, 2019

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

May 17-18, 2019

Commencement at Villanova

February 27, 2019

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

February 28, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

April 17, 2019

Application deadline

April 24, 2019

Registration deadline

April 29, 2019

Classes begin

May 5, 2019

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

May 6, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

May 12, 2019

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

June 9, 2019

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

June 15, 2019

Last date to file for Summer 2019 graduation

June 23, 2019

Last date of classes

June 26, 2019

Grades due from faculty

July 7, 2019

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

July 10, 2019

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades

February 27, 2019

On line Master Schedule available UA1 & UA2

February 28, 2019

Registration begins UA1 & UA2

June 15, 2019

Last date to file for Summer 2019 graduation

June 18, 2019

Application deadline

June 26, 2019

Registration deadline

July 1, 2019

Classes begin

July 7, 2019

Last date to drop and last day for full refund

July 8, 2019

WX period begins and 75% refund period begins

July 14, 2019

Last date for 75% refund – no refund after this date

August 11, 2019

Last date to withdraw with a WX and no refund

August 25, 2019

Last date of classes

August 28, 2019

Grades due from faculty

September 8, 2019

Last date for student to make up work for an incomplete

(“N”) grade

September 11, 2019

Last date for faculty to submit change of grades