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Graduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Academic Calendar

UNC Charlotte’s academic year is divided into three terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

FALL 2016
Aug 15 Academic year begins
Aug 22 Day of Convocation
Aug 22 First day of classes (evening)
Aug 23 First day of classes (daytime)
Aug 27 First day for Saturday classes
Sep 3 No Saturday classes
Sep 5 HOLIDAY: Labor Day
Oct 10-11 Fall Recess
Nov 7 Registration for Spring 2017 begins
Nov 23-27 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
Dec 7 Last day of classes
Dec 8 Reading day
Dec 9-16 Final examinations*
Dec 17 Fall Commencement
Jan 9 First day of classes
Jan 14 First day for Saturday classes
Jan 16 HOLIDAY: M.L. King, Jr. Day
Mar 6-11 Spring Break
Mar 20 Registration for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 begins
Apr 14-15 Spring Recess
May 2 Last day of classes
May 3 Reading day
May 4-11 Final examinations*
May 6 Final examinations for Saturday classes
May 12-13 Spring Commencement
May 15 Academic year ends
May 22 - Jun 28 First Summer Term**
May 22 - Aug 10 Extended Summer Term**
May 29 HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
Jun 29 - Jul 4 No classes
Jul 4 HOLIDAY: Independence Day
Jul 5 - Aug 10 Second Summer Term**

* Common Examinations held on the first day of exams.
** Dates include final examinations.

Please note: All dates are subject to change. No classes are held on the above noted holiday dates. A complete list of dates and deadlines is available online from the Office of the Registrar at  Please check this site for the most current information.