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August 2018

  • August 17: Transfer student Move-in Day
  • August 18: Move-in Day for new students; orientation begins for new undergraduate students
  • August 18-19: Parent activities during incoming student orientation
  • August 18-26: Incoming student orientation week, aka CommonVU
  • August 19: Upperclass students residence halls open at 9 a.m.; Founders Walk
  • August 22: Classes begin
  • August 31: Deadline for students to pay fall charges

September 2018

  • September 28-30: Family Weekend

October 2018

  • October 7-13: Student-related Homecoming activities
  • October 11-13: Homecoming/Reunion
  • October 8: Spring 2018 class schedule available in YES
  • October 18-19: Fall break
  • October 26: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from fall semester courses
  • October 29: Spring 2018 registration opens

November 2018

  • November 1: Early Decision I deadline for Admissions Office
  • November 17: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Thanksgiving holidays
  • November 17-25: Thanksgiving break
  • November 25: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.

December 2018

  • December 6: Classes end
  • December 7-15: Reading days and examinations
  • December 15: Early Decision I letters mailed
  • December 15: Fall semester ends
  • December 15: Graduation date for December graduates
  • December 16: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for winter break
  • December 31: Early Decision I deadline for matriculation deposit

January 2019

  • January 1: Early Decision II & Regular Decision application deadlines for Admissions Office
  • January 2: Deadline for students to pay spring charges
  • January 4: Residence halls open at noon
  • January 7: Spring semester classes begin

February 2019

  • February 15: Early Decision II letters mailed

March 2019

  • March 1: Deadline for matriculation fee paid for Admissions Office, Early Decision II
  • March 2: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for spring break
  • March 2-10: Spring break
  • March 10: Residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • March 11: Fall 2018 class schedule available in YES
  • March 15: Last day undergraduates may withdraw from spring classes
  • March 17: Founder’s Day, the anniversary of the founding of Vanderbilt University in 1873
  • March 25: Summer 2018 open enrollment begins

April 2019

  • April 1: Regular Decision letters mailed
  • April 8: Fall 2018 registration opens
  • April 22: Spring semester classes end
  • April 23-May 2: Reading days and exams

May 2019

  • May 4: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for all students except for graduating students and those with official commencement duties
  • May 6: Maymester begins
  • May 8-10: Commencement activities
  • May 11: Residence halls close at 1 p.m. for all students
  • May 31: 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. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.