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 2021
August 23 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
September 6 Labor Day - Classes in Session
September 6
  • 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 8 Fall Break
October 29
Last day to withdraw from one or more (but not all) classes with a grade of "W"
November 12
  • 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 20-28 Thanksgiving Break
December 3
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Fall 2021. 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 6-9

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 10 Main Campus Hooding Ceremony
December 11
Commencement
December 12 RUC Hooding Ceremony
December 13 Final Course Grades Due
Graduate Academic Calendar for Wintermester 2021-2022
December 14 Classes Begin
December 17
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes 
  • Last day to Change P/F or Audit Options
  • Census Date
December 30 Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of "W"
January 14 Last Day of Classes/Exams
January 17 Final Course Grades Due
Graduate Academic Calendar for Spring Semester 2022
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
January 18 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
February 1
  • 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 5-13 Spring Break
April 1

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

April 15
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 29
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Spring 2020: 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 2-5 Final Examinations
May 6 Main Campus Hooding Ceremony
May 7 Commencement
May 8 RUC Hooding Ceremony
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 2022
May 16 Classes Begin
May 18
  • 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 27 Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 3 Classes End
June 4 Final Exams
July 1 Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
August  Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer I 2022
May 16 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
May 20
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 3 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
June 16 Last Day of Classes
June 17-18 Final Examinations
July 1 Las day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
August 1 Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer II 2022
June 27 Classes Begin
July 1
  • 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 15 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 28 Classes end
July 29-July 30 Final Exams
August 1 Degrees Conferred
Graduate Academic Calendar for Summer III 2022
May 16 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
May 27
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 29
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 28 Last Day of Classes
July 29-30 Final Examinations
August 1 Degrees Conferred