University Academic Calendar - Fall Semester 2024

Student Application/Processing Calendar – Academic Year 2024-2025 (link forthcoming)
Includes thesis and dissertation submission deadlines

(Actual Class Days: 14 Mondays, 14 Tuesdays, 14 Wednesdays, 14 Thursdays, 14 Fridays)

DateDescription
March 22, FridayEarly registration for special populations begins at 1:00 pm.
March 25, MondayRegistration for Fall Semester 2024 begins.
August 16, FridayFaculty Convocation at 9:00 am; Faculty Meetings
August 16, FridayAdvising, registration and schedule adjustments
August 19, MondayClasses begin; schedule adjustments.
August 23, FridayLast day for registration and schedule adjustments (drop / add), by 5:00 pm
August 30, FridayCensus Day (Official enrollment count taken at 5:00 pm.)
September 2, MondayState Holiday (no classes)
October 5 - 8, Saturday - TuesdayFall Break -- Classes resume at 8:00 am Wednesday, October 9.
October 21 - 25, Monday - FridayAdvising for Spring Semester 2025
October 28, MondayLast day for undergraduate and graduate students to withdraw from term-length courses or withdraw from school without grades, by 5:00 pm; block courses may be dropped only during the first 60% of their regularly scheduled class meetings.
November 1, FridayEarly registration for special populations begins at 1:00 pm.
November 4, MondayRegistration for Spring Semester 2025 begins.
November 5, TuesdayElection Day / Civic Engagement Day (classes meet)
November 20, WednesdaySurvey of Student Opinion of Instruction (SSOI) becomes available.
November 21, ThursdayLast day for undergraduate students to submit work for removal of incompletes given during Spring or Summer Sessions 2024
November 27 - December 1, Wednesday - SundayThanksgiving Break -- Classes resume at 8:00 am Monday, December 2.
December 2, MondayLast day for graduate students to submit work for removal of incompletes given during Fall Semester 2023
December 2, MondayClasses end; last day for Survey of Student Opinion of Instruction (SSOI); last day for submission of grade replacement requests.
December 3, TuesdayReading Day
December 4, WednesdayFinal Examinations begin.
December 11, WednesdayExams for Fall Semester end.
December 13, FridayCommencement
December 13, FridayGrades due at 4:30 pm

Final Examinations Schedule – Fall Semester 2024

There will be no departure from the posted schedule, except as noted below: All examinations for one credit hour classes will be held during the last regular meeting of the class. Classes meeting more than three times a week will follow the examination schedule for MWF classes. Clinical and non-traditional class schedules, including graduate level courses, may also adopt a modified examination schedule as required. A final course meeting during the exam period is required in order to satisfy the 750 contact minutes per credit hour required by the University of North Carolina Office of the President. Department Chairs are responsible for monitoring adherence to scheduled examination requirements.

Classes beginning 6:00 pm or later are considered night classes. Examinations in classes meeting one night a week will be held at 7:30-10:00 pm on the first night of their usual meeting during the examination period (December 4 – 11). Examinations in classes meeting two or more nights a week and beginning before 8:00 pm will be held at 7:30-10:00 pm on the first night of their usual meeting during the examination period (December 4 – 11). Examinations in classes meeting two or more nights a week and beginning at or after 8:00 pm will be held at 7:30-10:00 pm on the second night of their usual meeting during the examination period (December 4 – 11).

Distance education classes should give their final examinations in a timely fashion to allow submitting grades in time. Classes beginning on the half hour or meeting longer than one hour will have their final examination at the time determined by the hour during which the classes begin (e.g., 9:30-11:00 am TTh classes will follow the examination schedule of the 9:00 am TTh classes; 8:00- 10:00 am MWF classes will follow the examination schedule of the 8:00 am MWF classes).

Common examinations, including DE sections, will be held according to the following schedule:

CourseTime and day of final examination
FREN 1001, 2003, SPAN 1001, 2004, GERM 10015:00 - 7:30 Friday, December 6
FREN 1002, SPAN 1002, 2003, GERM 10025:00 - 7:30 Monday, December 9
MATH 0045, 1064*5:00 - 7:30 Wednesday, December 11*
Time and days class regularly meetsTime and day of final examination
8:00 MWF8:00 - 10:30 Friday, December 6
8:00 TTh8:00 - 10:30 Monday, December 9
9:00 MWF8:00 - 10:30 Thursday, December 5
9:00 TTh (9:30)8:00 - 10:30 Tuesday, December 10
10:00 MWF8:00 - 10:30 Wednesday, December 4
10:00 TTh8:00 - 10:30 Wednesday, December 11
11:00 MWF11:00 - 1:30 Friday, December 6
11:00 TTh11:00 - 1:30 Monday, December 9
12:00 MWF11:00 - 1:30 Thursday, December 5
12:00 TTh (12:30)11:00 - 1:30 Tuesday, December 10
1:00 MWF11:00 - 1:30 Wednesday, December 4
1:00 TTh11:00 - 1:30 Wednesday, December 11
2:00 MWF2:00 - 4:30 Friday, December 6
2:00 TTh2:00 - 4:30 Monday, December 9
3:00 MWF (3:30)2:00 - 4:30 Thursday, December 5
3:00 TTh (3:30)2:00 - 4:30 Tuesday, December 10
4:00 MWF2:00 - 4:30 Wednesday, December 4
4:00 TTh2:00 - 4:30 Wednesday, December 11
5:00 MWF (5:30)5:00 - 7:30 Thursday, December 5
5:00 TTh (5:30)5:00 - 7:30 Tuesday, December 10
  • Faculty Senate Resolution #23-37; Approved by the Faculty Senate: April 25, 2023; Approved by the Chancellor: June 9, 2023
  • *Revised by Faculty Senate Resolution #21-56 and 22-49)