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.

Visit PAWS Resources for additional information on PAWS, including system availability.

Dates and deadlines are subject to 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 Enrollment 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.
20-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.
Fall 2019

Fall 19 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
25-Mar-19Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
6-Apr-19PAWS 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-Apr-19PAWS 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-May-19PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
27-Jul-19TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
29-Aug-19Final Waitlists EndFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
2-Sep-19Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
3-Sep-19First 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.
6-Sep-19Graduation Application Deadline Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
16-Sep-19Add 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.
17-Sep-19Graduation Application Deadline Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
30-Sep-19Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
10-Nov-19Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
27-Nov-19Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27-December 1. No Classes (UWM offices are open on Wednesday and Friday).
12-Dec-19Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
13-Dec-19Study DayStudy day.
14-Dec-19Final ExamsDecember 14, 16-21. No final exams on December 15.
15-Dec-19GraduationGraduation ceremony.
21-Dec-19Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
30-Dec-19Grade 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 2020

UWinteriM 20 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
30-Sep-19Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
7-Oct-19PAWS 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.
14-Oct-19PAWS 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.
19-Oct-19PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
9-Nov-19TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
1-Jan-20Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
2-Jan-20First 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-20Add 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-20Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
18-Jan-20Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
18-Jan-20Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
28-Jan-20Grade 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 2020

Spring 20 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
21-Oct-19Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
9-Nov-19PAWS 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.
18-Nov-19PAWS 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.
7-Dec-19PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
4-Jan-20TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
16-Jan-20Final Waitlist ProcessFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
20-Jan-20Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
21-Jan-20First 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.
24-Jan-20Graduation Application Deadline - Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
3-Feb-20Add 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.
4-Feb-20Graduation Application Deadline - Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
17-Feb-20Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
15-Mar-20Spring BreakMarch 15-22. No Classes (UWM offices are open).
5-Apr-19Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
7-May-20Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
8-May-20Study DayStudy day.
9-May-19Final ExamsMay 9, 11-16. No final exams on May 10.
16-May-20Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
17-May-20GraduationGraduation ceremony.
21-May-20Grade 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 2020

Summer 20 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
6-Jan-20Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
23-Mar-20PAWS 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.
30-Mar-20PAWS 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-Apr-20PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
18-Apr-20TuitionApproximate date that tuition assessments will appear on PAWS for enrolled students.
26-May-20First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes for most early sessions.
4-Jul-20Independence Day BreakUniversity closed for Independence Day.
15-Aug-20Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes for most late sessions.
22-Aug-20Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
18-Aug-20Grade 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 2020

Fall 20 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
23-Mar-20Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
4-Apr-20PAWS 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-Apr-20PAWS 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.
2-May-20PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
31-Aug-20Final Waitlists EndFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
1-Sep-20Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
2-Sep-20First 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.
4-Sep-20Graduation Application Deadline Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
16-Sep-20Add 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.
17-Sep-20Graduation Application Deadline Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
29-Sep-20Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
8-Nov-20Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
25-Nov-20Thanksgiving BreakNovember 25-29. No Classes (UWM offices are open on Wednesday & Friday).
14-Dec-20Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
15-Dec-20Study DayStudy day.
16-Dec-20Final ExamsDecember 16-19, 21-23. No final exams on December 20.
20-Dec-20GraduationGraduation ceremony.
23-Dec-20Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
4-Jan-21Grade 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 2021
DateTitleDescription
28-Sep-20Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
12-Oct-20PAWS 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.
19-Oct-20PAWS 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.
24-Oct-20PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
3-Jan-21Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
4-Jan-21First 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.
4-Jan-21Add 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-21Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
21-Jan-21Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
21-Jan-21Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
1-Feb-21Grade 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 21 Important Dates.csv
Spring 2021

Spring 21 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
19-Oct-20Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
7-Nov-20PAWS 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-Nov-20PAWS 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-Dec-20PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
21-Jan-21Final Waitlist ProcessFinal date for waitlist process run. Waitlists will be purged after the final run.
24-Jan-21Last Day to Withdraw with Full RefundLast day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the semester without charge or for full refund.
25-Jan-21First 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.
29-Jan-21Graduation Application Deadline - Undergraduate StudentsDeadline for graduation application for undergraduate students. Submit application via PAWS.
5-Feb-21Add 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.
6-Feb-21Graduation Application Deadline - Graduate StudentsDeadline for graduation applications for graduate students. Submit applications via PAWS.
21-Feb-21Last Day to Drop without WLast day to drop full-term courses without a "W" on record. Tuition and fees apply.
11-Apr-21Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
21-Mar-21Spring BreakMarch 21-28. No Classes (UWM offices are open).
13-May-21Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes.
14-May-21Study DayStudy day.
15-May-21Final ExamsMay 15, 17-21. No final exams on May 16.
16-May-21CommencementGraduation ceremony.
22-May-21Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.
27-May-21Grade 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 2021

Summer 21 Important Dates

DateTitleDescription
11-Jan-21Schedule of Classes ReleasedApproximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS.
22-Mar-21PAWS 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.
29-Mar-21PAWS 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-Apr-21PAWS Open Enorllment BeginsOpen enrollment period begins.
1-Jun-21First Day of ClassesFirst day of classes for most early sessions.
4-Jul-21Independence Day BreakUniversity closed for Independence Day.
21-Aug-21Last Day of ClassesLast day of classes for most late sessions.
24-Aug-21Grade 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.
28-Aug-21Degree Conferral DateLast day of the term. Date of degree conferral for graduating students.