USFSM operates on a semester system. Fall semester begins in August and spring semester begins in January. The summer semester has three sessions beginning in May and June. Visit the Academic Calendar website for appropriate dates.

FALL SEMESTER, 2017

June 1 Freshman Application Deadline
June 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
July 1 Priority Graduate Admissions Deadline (Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
July 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
August 18 Last day to register for Fall 2017 classes without late registration fee penalty
August 21 First day of classes
August 25 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 25 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 25 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 25 Last day to pay fees
September 4 Labor Day Holiday
September 22 Fall 2017 Graduation Application Deadline
October 28 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
November 10 Veterans’ Day Holiday
November 21-22 Designated reading days
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 1 Last day of classes
December 2-7 Final Exam Week
December 11 Commencement (Sarasota-Manatee)
December 25 Christmas Holiday

SPRING SEMESTER, 2018

October 1 Priority Graduate Admissions Deadline (Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
October 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
December 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
December 1 Freshman Application Deadline
January 1 New Year’s Holiday
January 5 Last day to register for Spring 2018 without late registration fee penalty
January 8 First day of classes
January 12 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 12 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 12 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 12 Last day to pay fees
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 2 Spring 2018 Graduation Application Deadline
March 12-17 Spring Semester Break
March 24 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
April 25 Last day of classes
April 26-27 Designated Reading Days
April 28-May 3 Spring Final Exams
May 7 Spring Commencement (Sarasota-Manatee)

SUMMER TERM, 2018

Session A (First Six-week Session)

March 1 Priority Graduate Admissions Deadline (Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
March 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
April 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
May 11 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session A classes without late registration fee penalty
May 14 Summer A first day of classes
May 18 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 18 Last day to add courses
May 18 Last day for late registration
May 18 Last day to pay fees
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
June 8 Summer 2018 Graduation Application Deadline
June 9 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
June 22 Summer A Last day of classes

Session B (Second Six-week Session)

March 1 Priority Graduate Admissions Deadline (Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
March 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
April 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
June 8 Summer 2018 Graduation Application Deadline
June 22 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session B classes without late registration fee penalty
June 25 Summer B classes begin
June 29 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
June 29 Last day to add courses
June 29 Last day for late registration
June 29 Last day to pay fees
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 21 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 3 Summer B last day of classes

Session C (Ten-week Session)

March 1 Priority Graduate Admissions Deadline (Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
March 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
April 1 Priority Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
May 11 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session C classes without late registration fee penalty
May 14 Summer C classes begins
May 18 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 18 Last day to add courses
May 18 Last day for late registration
May 18 Last day to pay fees
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
June 8 Summer 2018 Graduation Application Deadline
June 30 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 20 Summer C last day of classes

Dates are subject to change. Please refer to the Registrar’s website for current information.