Academic Calendar

The University reserves the right to make changes to this calendar. A detailed current calendar can be found at: https://sps.northwestern.edu/student-services/important-dates.php

Fall Quarter 2022

Date Event
September
2 Summer degree conferral
20 Late registration for Fall 2022 begins 12:00 a.m. CDT; $75 late registration fee applies
20 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
20 Fall 2022 quarter begins
26 Last day to add a Fall 2022 course
October
28 Last day to drop a Fall 2022 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the Friday before finals week.)
November
4 Last day to submit Graduation Application for December graduation
4 Last day to submit incomplete work for Summer 2022
11 Last day to change a Fall 2022 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
14 Registration for Winter 2023 begins at 8:30 a.m. CST
23 Thanksgiving vacation begins; no classes through November 28
December
10 Fall 2022 quarter ends
12 Grades for Fall 2022 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CST
13 Grades for Fall 2022 available through CAESAR
16 Fall degrees conferred
25 Registration for Winter 2023 ends at 11:59 p.m. CST
26 Late registration for Winter 2023 begins; $75 late registration fee applies

Winter Quarter 2023

Date Event
January
2 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
3 Winter 2023 quarter begins
9 Last day to add a Winter 2023 course
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes in session
February
3 Last day to submit Graduation Application for March graduation
3 Last day to submit incomplete work for Fall 2022
10 Last day to drop a Winter 2023 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the Friday before finals week.)
20 Registration for Spring 2023 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
24 Last day to change a Winter 2023 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
March
12 Registration for Spring 2023 ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT
13 Late registration for Spring 2023 begins; $75 late registration fee applies
18 Winter 2023 quarter ends; spring break begins
20 Grades for Winter 2023 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
21 Grades for Winter 2023 available through CAESAR
24 Winter degrees conferred

Spring Quarter 2023

Date Event
March
26 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
27 Spring 2023 quarter begins
31 Last day to add a Spring 2023 course
April
8 Last day to submit Graduation Application for June graduation
10 Summer Session 2023 registration opens
May
5 Last day to drop a Spring 2023 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the Friday before finals week)
5 Last day to submit incomplete work for Winter 2023
19 Last day to change a Spring 2023 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
29 Memorial Day, no classes in session
June
10 Spring 2023 quarter ends
13 Grades for Spring 2023 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
14 Grades for Spring 2023 available through CAESAR
16 Spring degrees conferred

Summer Quarter 2023

Date Event
June
19 Juneteenth Observed no classes
Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
20 Summer Session 2023 begins; late registration for Summer 2023 begins
26 Late registration for Summer 2023 ends
July
4 Independence Day, no classes in session
14 Last day to submit Graduation Application for August graduation
17 Registration for Fall 2023 opens
28 Last day to drop a Summer 2023 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the Friday before finals week)
August
11 Last day to change a Summer 2023 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
26 Summer Session 2023 ends
28 Summer Session 2023 grades are due by 3pm
September
1 Summer degrees conferred

The University reserves the right to make changes to this calendar. A detailed current calendar can be found at: https://sps.northwestern.edu/student-services/important-dates.php

Fall Quarter 2022

Date Event
September
2 August 2022 degrees awarded.
5 Labor Day (no classes)
6 Deadline to submit the Intent to Register form (for 499, 579, 580) and Thesis Registration form (for 589 and 590) and all other special registration requests for Fall Quarter registration by 5pm. Deadline to submit the Application for Tuition Remission for MFA courses.
19 Students who drop a class after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition.
20 Fall Quarter on-campus and online classes begin.
26 End of Fall Quarter registration period in CAESAR. Students may not add a class after this date.
October
14 Application for readmission for Winter Quarter due. Application for admission for Winter Quarter due.
28 Last day to drop a Fall course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript) Application for a Degree due to the SPS Registrar’s Office to receive a December degree.
November
14 Registration for Winter Quarter opens in CAESAR.
23 Thanksgiving break (No sync sessions for online classes).
24 Thanksgiving break (No sync sessions for online classes).
25 Thanksgiving break (No sync sessions for online classes).
26 Thanksgiving break (No sync sessions for online classes).
27 Thanksgiving break (No sync sessions for online classes).
December
10 All thesis requirements and approvals due by 5pm for students completing 590 Thesis to receive a December degree.
10 Official end of quarter (does not affect graduate course end dates)
13 Fall quarter grades due from instructors before 3pm.
13 Deadline to submit the Intent to Register (for 499, 579, 580) and Thesis Registration form (for 589 and 590) form and all other special registration requests for winter quarter registration by 5pm. Deadline to submit the Application for Tuition Remission for MFA courses.
16 December 2022 degrees awarded.

Winter Quarter 2023

Date Event
January
2 Students who drop a class after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition.
3 Winter Quarter on-campus and online classes begin.
9 End of Winter Quarter registration period in CAESAR. Students may not add a class after this date.
14 Application for readmission for Spring Quarter due. Application for admission for Spring Quarter due.
16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; no classes (No sync sessions for online classes).
February
3 Application for a Degree due to the SPS Registrar’s Office to receive a March degree.
10 Last day to drop a Winter course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript)
20 Registration for Spring Quarter opens in CAESAR.
March
10 All thesis requirements and approvals due by 5pm for students completing 590 Thesis to receive a March degree.
13 Deadline to submit the Intent to Register (for 499, 579, 580) and Thesis Registration form (for 589 and 590) form and all other special registration requests for Spring Quarter registration by 5pm. Deadline to submit the Application for Tuition Remission for MFA courses.
18 Official end of quarter (does not affect graduate course end dates)
20 Winter Quarter grades due from instructors before 3pm.
24 March 2023 degrees awarded.

Spring Quarter 2023

Date Event
March
26 Students who drop a class after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
27 Spring Quarter SPS evening on-ground and online classes begin
31 End of Spring Quarter registration period in CAESAR. Students may not add a class after this date.
April
7 Application for a Degree due to the SPS Registrar’s Office to receive a June degree.
10 Registration for Summer Quarter begins
May
5 Last day to drop a spring course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript).
12 All thesis requirements and approvals must be complete for students completing 590 Thesis to receive a June degree.
29 Memorial Day; Northwestern University closes (No sync sessions for online classes).
June
5 Deadline to submit the Intent to Register (for 499, 579, 580) and Thesis Registration form (for 589 and 590) form and all other special registration requests for Summer Quarter by 5pm. Deadline to submit Graduate Change of Registration form for non-SPS (WCAS) courses. Deadline to submit the Application for Tuition Remission for MFA courses.
10 Official end of quarter (does not affect graduate course end dates)
13 Spring Quarter grades due from instructors before 3pm.
16 June 2023 degrees awarded.

Summer Quarter 2023

Date Event
June
19 Juneteenth Observed ( no classes)
19 Students who drop a class after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition.
20 Summer Quarter on-campus and online classes begin.
26 End of Summer Quarter registration period in CAESAR. Students may not add a class after this date.
July
4 Independence Day; Northwestern University closes (no sync sessions for online classes).
14 Application for program transfer for Fall Quarter due. Application for a Degree due to the SPS Registrar’s Office to receive an August degree.
17 Registration for Fall 2023 quarter opens in CAESAR.
28 Last day to drop a summer course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript).
August
11 All thesis requirements and approvals due by 5pm for students completing 590 Thesis to receive an August degree.
26 Last day of Summer Quarter for on-campus classes and online classes (Sat. night).
28 Summer quarter grades due from instructors before 3pm.
September
1 August 2023 degrees awarded.