Graduate Academic Calendar

The calendars below display important dates and deadlines relevant to Radford University and Radford University Carilion graduate students. Dates and deadlines are displayed for Fall Semester, Wintermester, Spring Semester, Maymester, Summer I, Summer II, and Summer III. If you are a graduate student enrolled in a Fast-Track graduate program, please also see the academic calendars for Tracks A and B of Fall and Spring semesters. 

Graduate Academic Calendar for Fall Semester 2022
August 22 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
September 5 Labor Day - Classes in Session
September 5
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
  • Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation and Certificate Completion
October 7 Fall Break
October 28
Last day to withdraw from one or more (but not all) classes with a grade of "W"
November 11
  • Last day to withdraw from the University (all classes) with a grade of "W"
  • Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
November 19-27 Thanksgiving Break

December 2

  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Fall 2022. All information pertaining to your academic record must be completed by this date. This includes incomplete grade changes, program changes, Comprehensive Exam report and Thesis/Dissertation defense report.
December 5-8

Final Examinations

December 9
Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
December 9 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
December 10
Undergraduate Commencement
December 12 Final Course Grades Due
Graduate Academic Calendar for Wintermester 2022-2023
December 13 Classes Begin
December 14

Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes 

December 16
  • Last Day to Change P/F or Audit Options
  • Census Date
December 29 Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of "W"
January 13 Last Day of Classes/Exams
January 16 Final Course Grades Due
Graduate Academic Calendar for Spring Semester 2023 
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
January 17 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
January 31
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
  • Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation and Certificate Completion
March 4-12 Spring Break
March 31

Last day to withdraw from one or more (but not all) classes with a grade of "W"

April 14
Last day to withdraw from the University (all classes) with a grade of "W"
April 29
Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
April 28
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Spring 2023: All information pertaining to your academic record must be completed by this date. This includes incomplete grade changes, program changes, Comprehensive Exam report and Thesis/Dissertation defense report
May 1-4 Final Examinations
May 5 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
May 6 Undergraduate Commencement
May 23 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor. Electronically submitted through the McConnell Library Repository.
Graduate Academic Calendar for Maymester 2023
May 15 Classes Begin
May 17
  • Census Date
  • Last day to withdraw with a tuition refund
  • Last day to Add/Drop 
  • Last day to change P/F or Audit options
May 26 Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
May 29 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 2 Classes End
June 3 Final Exams
July 1 Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
July 31 Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer I 2023
May 15 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
May 19
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
May 29 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 2 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
June 15 Last Day of Classes
June 16-17 Final Examinations
July 1 Las day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
July 31 Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer II 2023
June 26 Classes Begin
June 30
  • Census Date
  • Last day to withdraw with a tuition refund
  • Last day to Add/Drop for GR students
  • Last day to change P/F or Audit options
July 1 Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 1 Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
July 4 Independence Day - No Classes 
July 14 Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
July 22 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 27 Classes end
July 28-July 29 Final Exams
July 31 Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer III 2023
May 15 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
May 19
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
May 29 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 28
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
July 1 Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
July 1 Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to the Graduate College Editor. Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 4 Independence Day - No Classes
July 22 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 27 Last Day of Classes
July 28-29 Final Examinations
July 31 Degrees Conferred