Fall 2019 – Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2019 

To view the Fall 2019 academic calendar for important dates and deadlines, visit

Full Semester
Tuition Payment Due Date August 26
First day of classes August 26
Last Day to Submit:Domicile Reclassification Application August 26
Labor Day: University Closed September 2
Last day to add classes: All individualized section forms due September 3
Last Day to Drop: With 100% Tuition Refund September 9
Drop period begins: 50% Tuition Refund Period Begins September 10
Final Drop Deadline: Last Day with 50 % TuitionRefund September 17
Student Self-Withdrawal Period: (100% Tuition Liability) September 18 – September 30
Midterm progress reporting period (100-200 level classes)—grades available via Patriot Web September 23 – October 18
Selective Withdrawal Period:(undergraduate students only) (100% tuition liability) October 1 – October 29
Fall Break(Monday classes/labs meet Tuesday. Tuesday classes do not meet this week) October 14
Incomplete work from spring/summer 2019 due to instructor October 25
Incomplete grade changes from spring/summer 2019 due to Registrar November 1
Thanksgiving recess(No Classes) November 27- December 1
Dissertation/Thesis Deadline December 6
Last day of classes December 7
Reading Day(s)
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 9 – December 10
Exam Period December 11 –December 18
Winter Graduation Ceremony Thursday, December 19
Degree Conferral Date Saturday, December 21

Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley serves in the Office of Student Success and Academic Services for the School of Business at George Mason University.
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