Important Dates by Term

Below are important dates that occur throughout each semester.  Please note that multiple sessions exist within each semester, and the add, drop, and tuition/fee deadlines that are listed below generally pertain to the regular session (full-term) only.

For specific dates and deadlines related to every session within a term, please see the Interactive Add/Drop Calendar.

PAWS Scheduled Maintenance Outages: June 3-4, 2017 and October 6-8, 2017.

Dates and deadlines are subject to change.

Summer 2017

Summer 17 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
9-Jan-2017Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
20-Mar-2017PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
27-Mar-2017PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
1-Apr-2017PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
22-Apr-2017TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
30-May-2017First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes for most early sessions.
4-Jul-2017Independence Day BreakUniversity closed for Independence Day.
19-Aug-2017Last Day of ClassesLast day for most summer sessions.
26-Aug-2017Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
29-Aug-2017Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Fall 2017

Fall 17 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
27-Mar-2017Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
10-Apr-2017PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
17-Apr-2017PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
6-May-2017PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
29-Jul-2017TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
31-Aug-2017Final Waitlists EndFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
4-Sep-2017Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
5-Sep-2017First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
8-Sep-2017Graduation Application Deadline Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
18-Sep-2017Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
19-Sep-2017Graduation Application Deadline Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
2-Oct-2017Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
27-Oct-2017Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
22-Nov-2017Thanksgiving BreakNovember 22-26. No Classes (UWM offices are open on Wednesday & Friday).
14-Dec-2017Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
15-Dec-2017Study DayStudy day.
16-Dec-2017Final ExamsDecember 16, 18-23. No final exams on December 17.
17-Dec-2017GraduationGraduation ceremony.
23-Dec-2017Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
29-Dec-2017Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
UWinteriM 2018

UWinteriM 18 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
2-Oct-2017Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
9-Oct-2017PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
16-Oct-2017PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
21-Oct-2017PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
11-Nov-2017TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
1-Jan-2018Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
2-Jan-2018First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
2-Jan-2018Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
8-Jan-2018Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
19-Jan-2018Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
19-Jan-2018Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
30-Jan-2018Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Spring 2018

Spring 18 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
23-Oct-2017Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
6-Nov-2017PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
13-Nov-2017PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
4-Dec-2017PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
6-Jan-2018TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
18-Jan-2018Final Waitlist ProcessFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
21-Jan-2018Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
22-Jan-2018First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
26-Jan-2018Graduation Application Deadline - Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
2-Feb-2018Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
3-Feb-2018Graduation Application Deadline - Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
16-Feb-2018Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
16-Mar-2018Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
18-Mar-2018Spring BreakMarch 18-25. No Classes (UWM offices are open).
10-May-2018Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
11-May-2018Study DayStudy day.
12-May-2018Final ExamsMay 12, 14-19. No final exams on May 13.
19-May-2018Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
20-May-2018GraduationGraduation ceremony.
24-May-2018Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Summer 2018

Summer 18 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
9-Jan-2018Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
19-Mar-2018PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
26-Mar-2018PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
31-Mar-2018PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
21-Apr-2018TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
29-May-2018First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes for most early sessions.
4-Jul-2018Independence Day BreakUniversity closed for Independence Day.
18-Aug-2018Last Day of ClassesLast day for most summer sessions.
25-Aug-2018Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
28-Aug-2018Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Fall 2018

Fall 18 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
26-Mar-2018Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
9-Apr-2018PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
16-Apr-2018PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
5-May-2018PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
28-Jul-2018TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
30-Aug-2018Final Waitlists EndFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
3-Sep-2018Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
4-Sep-2018First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
7-Sep-2018Graduation Application Deadline Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
17-Sep-2018Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
18-Sep-2018Graduation Application Deadline Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
1-Oct-2018Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
26-Oct-2018Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
21-Nov-2018Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21-25. No Classes (UWM offices are open on Wednesday & Friday).
13-Dec-2018Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
14-Dec-2018Study DayStudy day.
15-Dec-2018Final ExamsDecember 15, 17-22. No final exams on December 16.
16-Dec-2018GraduationGraduation ceremony.
22-Dec-2018Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
2-Jan-2019Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
UWinteriM 2019

UWinteriM 19 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
1-Oct-2018Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
8-Oct-2018PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
15-Oct-2018PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
20-Oct-2018PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
10-Nov-2018TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
1-Jan-2019Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
2-Jan-2019First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
2-Jan-2019Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
8-Jan-2019Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
19-Jan-2019Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
19-Jan-2019Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
29-Jan-2019Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Spring 2019

Spring 19 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
22-Oct-2018Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
5-Nov-2018PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
12-Nov-2018PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
3-Dec-2018PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
5-Jan-2019TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
17-Jan-2019Final Waitlist ProcessFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
21-Jan-2019Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
22-Jan-2019First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes. Start of Late Enrollment Period - $50.00 late enrollment fee assessed for students enrolling in classes for the first time in the term.
25-Jan-2019Graduation Application Deadline - Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
4-Feb-2019Add DeadlineLast day to add full-term classes, change sections, or change the grading basis for classes (e.g., graded to credit/no credit or audit, or vice versa) without approval.
5-Feb-2019Graduation Application Deadline - Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
18-Feb-2019Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
15-Mar-2019Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
17-Mar-2019Spring BreakMarch 17-24. No Classes (UWM offices are open).
9-May-2019Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
10-May-2019Study DayStudy day.
11-May-2019Final ExamsMay 11, 13-18. No final exams on May 12.
18-May-2019Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
19-May-2019GraduationGraduation ceremony.
23-May-2019Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
Summer 2019

Summer 19 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
8-Jan-2019Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
18-Mar-2019PAWS Enrollment Appointments & Shopping CartApproximate date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. All holds must be cleared before students can enroll.
25-Mar-2019PAWS Priority Enrollment BeginsBeginning of priority enrollment by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for enrollment from 6:00 am to midnight, Monday - Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.
30-Mar-2019PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
20-Apr-2019TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
28-May-2019First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes for most early sessions.
4-Jul-2019Independence Day BreakUniversity closed for Independence Day.
17-Aug-2019Last Day of ClassesLast day for most summer sessions.
24-Aug-2019Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
27-Aug-2019Grade DeadlineFinal entry deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30 pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.