Fall Classes Start August 28th – Important Dates/Deadlines

The School of Business is excited to welcome new and returning students to the fall 2017 semester at Mason! Class starts Monday, August 28th. Here are some important things to remember as you prepare for the new semester!

  • Wait time for an advisor the first 2 weeks of school could be up to 30 minutes. Come see an Academic Advisor today in Enterprise Hall Room 008 to avoid the wait. There is no advising on Wednesdays.
  • Tuesday evening advising from 4:30-6:30pm will start Tuesday, August 29th and continue each Tuesday in the fall when classes are in session.
  • Scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor will be an online process starting in the fall. More information will be sent out at a later date. Log in to your SSC Campus to start seeing how it will work:! The first available appointment will be offered Thursday, September 7th.

Important Dates

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Dates listed on this page are for full semester courses only. For add/drop deadlines for courses that meet less than a full semester, see Non-standard Sections Dates.

For graduation deadlines, please go to the Graduation Timelines page.

Consortium Registration Deadline TBD
First day of classes; last day to submit Domicile Reclassification Application; Payment Due Date August 28
Labor Day, university closed September 4
Last day to add classes—all individualized section forms due
Last day to drop with no tuition penalty
September 5
Last day to drop with a 33% tuition penalty September 19
Final Drop Deadline (67% tuition penalty) September 29
Midterm progress reporting period (100-200 level classes)—grades available via Patriot Web September 25 –
October 20
Selective Withdrawal Period (undergraduate students only) October 2 –
October 27
Columbus Day recess
(Monday classes/labs meet Tuesday. Tuesday classes do not meet this week)
October 9
Incomplete work from spring/summer 2017 due to instructor October 27
Incomplete grade changes from spring/summer 2017 due to Registrar November 3
Thanksgiving recess November 22 – 26
Last day of classes December 9
Reading Days
Reading days provide students with additional study time for final examinations. Faculty may schedule optional study sessions, but regular classes or exams may not be held.
December 11 – 12
Exam Period
Wed December 13 –
Wed December 20
Winter Graduation Ceremony Thu December 21
Degree Conferral Date Sat December 23

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