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August 2017

  • August 18: Transfer student Move-in Day
  • August 19: Move-in Day for new students; orientation begins for new undergraduate students
  • August 19-20: Parent activities during incoming student orientation
  • August 19-27: Incoming student orientation week, aka CommonVU
  • August 20: Upperclass students residence halls open at 9 a.m.; Founders Walk
  • August 23: Classes begin
  • August 31: Extend invitations to potential new PAFA Advisory Board members
  • August 31: Deadline for students to pay fall charges

September 2017

  • September 15-17: Family Weekend

October 2017

  • October 1-7: Student-related Homecoming activities
  • October 5-7: Homecoming/Reunion
  • October 9: Spring 2018 class schedule available in YES
  • October 12-13: Fall break
  • October 20: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from fall semester courses
  • October 30: Spring 2018 registration opens

November 2017

  • November 1: Early Decision I deadline for Admissions Office
  • November 18: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Thanksgiving holidays
  • November 18-26: Thanksgiving break
  • November 26: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.

December 2017

  • December 7: Classes end
  • December 8-16: Reading days and examinations
  • December 15: Early Decision I letters mailed
  • December 16: Fall semester ends
  • December 16: Graduation date for December graduates
  • December 17: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for winter break
  • December 18:-January 5 Winter break
  • December 31: Early Decision I deadline for matriculation deposit

January 2018

  • January 1: Early Decision II & Regular Decision application deadlines for Admissions Office
  • January 2: Deadline for students to pay spring charges
  • January 5: Residence halls open at noon
  • January 8: Spring semester classes begin

February 2018

  • February 15: Early Decision II letters mailed

March 2018

  • March 1: Deadline for matriculation fee paid for Admissions Office, Early Decision II
  • March 3: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for spring break
  • March 3-11: Spring break
  • March 11: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • March 12: Fall 2018 class schedule available in YES
  • March 16: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from spring classes
  • March 17: Founder’s Day, the anniversary of the founding of Vanderbilt University in 1873
  • March 26: Summer 2018 open enrollment begins

April 2018

  • April 1: Regular Decision letters mailed
  • April 9: Fall 2018 registration opens
  • April 20-21: Rites of Spring Music Festival
  • April 23: Spring semester classes end
  • April 24-May 3: Reading days and exams

May 2018

  • May 5: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for all students except for graduating students and those with official commencement duties
  • May 7: Maymester begins
  • May 9-11: Commencement activities
  • May 12: Residence halls close at 1 p.m. for all students

June 2018

  • June 1: Maymester ends

 

The VU calendar committee and the Board of Trustees must approve the University calendar before it is published around June 1 of each year. Calendar highlights are published in the OverVU newsletter during the year. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.


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