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.

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 Enrollment 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.
11-Nov-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 Enrollment 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 Enrollment 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.
17-Mar-2019Spring BreakMarch 17-24. No Classes (UWM offices are open).
7-Apr-2019Drop DeadlineLast day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses. Tuition and fees apply.
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 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
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
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
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
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.