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, 2018

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://sar.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 17 Last day to register for Fall 2018 classes without late registration fee penalty
August 20 First day of classes
August 24 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 24 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 24 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 24 Last day to pay fees
August 24 Last day to submit Fall 2018 Residency Reclassification Applications
September 3 Labor Day Holiday
September 21 Fall 2018 Graduation Application Deadline
October 27 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
November 12 Veterans’ Day Holiday
November 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28 Last day of classes
November 29-30 Designated reading days
December 1-6 Final Exam Week
December 10 Commencement (Sarasota-Manatee)
December 25 Christmas Holiday

SPRING SEMESTER, 2019

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://sar.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 2 Priority Freshman Application deadline Fall 2019
January 4 Last day to register for Spring 2019 without late registration fee penalty
January 7 First day of classes
January 11 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 11 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 11 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 11 Last day to pay fees
January 11 Last day to submit Spring 2019 Residency Reclassification Applications
January 15 Freshman Scholarship deadline Fall 2019
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 1 Spring 2019 Graduation Application Deadline
March 11-17 Spring Semester Break
March 23 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
April 24 Last day of classes
April 25-26 Designated Reading Days
April 27-May 2 Spring Final Exams
May 6 Spring Commencement (Sarasota-Manatee) Tentative

SUMMER TERM, 2019

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://sar.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 10 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session A classes without late registration fee penalty
May 13 Summer A first day of classes
May 17 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 17 Last day to add courses
May 17 Last day for late registration
May 17 Last day to pay fees
May 17 Last day to submit Summer 2019 Residency Reclassification Applications
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
June 7 Summer 2019 Graduation Application Deadline
June 8 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
June 21 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://sar.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 7 Summer 2019 Graduation Application Deadline
June 21 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session B classes without late registration fee penalty
June 24 Summer B classes begin
June 28 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
June 28 Last day to add courses
June 28 Last day for late registration
June 28 Last day to pay fees
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 20 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 2 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://sar.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 10 Last day to register for Summer 2018 session C classes without late registration fee penalty
May 13 Summer C classes begins
May 17 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 17 Last day to add courses
May 17 Last day for late registration
May 17 Last day to pay fees
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
June 7 Summer 2019 Graduation Application Deadline
June 29 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 19 Summer C last day of classes

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