Long Session 2002-2003

The Academic Calendar of the University of Texas at Austin

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  • Fall Semester 2002
        First class day
        Labor Day holiday
        Thanksgiving holidays
        Last class day
        Final exams
  • Spring Semester 2003
        Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
        First class day
        Spring break
        Last class day
        Final exams
        Commencement and graduation exercises

  • JULY 23 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the fall semester mailed to students.
    AUGUST 14 WEDNESDAY. Payment deadline for students who registered for the fall semester by July 19. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
    AUGUST 16 FRIDAY. Orientation for new international students.
    AUGUST 18 SUNDAY. Orientation begins for new undergraduate students who are 25 years of age and older.
    AUGUST 21 WEDNESDAY. Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.

    Fall Semester 2002

    AUGUST 22-23 THURSDAY-FRIDAY. Registration for the fall semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on August 27.
    AUGUST 23 FRIDAY. University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
    AUGUST 25 SUNDAY. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their fees by August 14.
    AUGUST 26 MONDAY. Registration for the fall semester for continuing students who have not yet registered; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on August 27.

    University Health Services benefits become available to all students.

    AUGUST 27 TUESDAY. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their fees by August 14.

    Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester.

    Fee bills for students who registered after July 19 due no later than 5:00 pm.

    AUGUST 28 WEDNESDAY. Classes begin.

    International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship competition for the spring semester begins.

    SEPTEMBER 2 MONDAY. Labor Day holiday.
    SEPTEMBER 3 TUESDAY. Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the chair and usually the student's dean. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

    Last day undergraduate students may register without the approval of the registrar.

    Last day graduate students may register and pay fees without the approval of the graduate dean.

    SEPTEMBER 13 FRIDAY. Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken.

    Last day an undergraduate student may add a course except for rare and extenuating circumstances.

    Payment for added courses (add bill) due.

    Last day to drop a course for a possible refund. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

    Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a course.

    SEPTEMBER 16 MONDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
    SEPTEMBER 25 WEDNESDAY. Last day to drop a course without a possible academic penalty. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

    Second tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.

    SEPTEMBER 30 MONDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the spring semester.
    OCTOBER 1 TUESDAY. Application deadline for Study Abroad Program for the spring semester.
    OCTOBER 16 WEDNESDAY. Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
    OCTOBER 23 WEDNESDAY. Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean's approval, withdraw from the University or drop a course except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.

    Last day a student may change registration in a course to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.

    Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.

    Last day an undergraduate student or a law student may register in absentia.

    OCTOBER 24-25, 28-30 THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
    OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 8 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
    OCTOBER 30 WEDNESDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
    OCTOBER 31 THURSDAY. Application deadline for International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship for study abroad programs for the spring semester.
    NOVEMBER 12 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the spring semester mailed to students.
    NOVEMBER 28-30 THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Thanksgiving holidays.
    DECEMBER 6 FRIDAY. Last class day.

    Last day to submit master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.

    Last day a graduate student may, with the approval of the instructor, the graduate advisor, and the graduate dean, drop a course.

    DECEMBER 6-8 FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
    DECEMBER 7 SATURDAY. Reading day in the School of Law.
    DECEMBER 9-10, 15 MONDAY-TUESDAY, SUNDAY. No-class days.
    DECEMBER 9-14, 16-21 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-SATURDAY. Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
    DECEMBER 11 WEDNESDAY. Payment deadline for students who registered for the spring semester. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
    DECEMBER 11-14, 16-17 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
    DECEMBER 17-19 TUESDAY-THURSDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their fees.
    DECEMBER 18 WEDNESDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
    DECEMBER 20 FRIDAY. Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
    DECEMBER 21 SATURDAY. Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

    Spring Semester 2003

    JANUARY 3 FRIDAY. Orientation for new international students.
    JANUARY 3, 6 FRIDAY, MONDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their fees.
    JANUARY 5 SUNDAY. Orientation begins for new undergraduate students who are 25 years of age and older.

    University residence halls open at 9:00 am.

    JANUARY 6 MONDAY. Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
    JANUARY 7 TUESDAY. Registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on January 10.
    JANUARY 8-9 WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY. Registration for the spring semester for continuing students who have not yet registered; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on January 10.
    JANUARY 9 THURSDAY. University Health Services benefits become available to all students.
    JANUARY 10 FRIDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their fees by December 11.

    Fee bills for students who registered after November 8 due no later than 5:00 pm.

    JANUARY 13 MONDAY. Classes begin.

    International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship competition for the summer session and the fall semester begins.

    JANUARY 16 THURSDAY. Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the chair and usually the student's dean. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

    Last day undergraduate students may register without the approval of the registrar.

    Last day graduate students may register and pay fees without the approval of the graduate dean.

    JANUARY 20 MONDAY. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
    JANUARY 29 WEDNESDAY. Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken.

    Last day an undergraduate student may add a course except for rare and extenuating circumstances.

    Payment for added courses (add bill) due.

    Last day to drop a course for a possible refund. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

    Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a course.

    JANUARY 30 THURSDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
    FEBRUARY 10 MONDAY. Last day to drop a course without a possible academic penalty. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)
    FEBRUARY 12 WEDNESDAY. Second tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
    FEBRUARY 15 SATURDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the summer session.
    MARCH 3 MONDAY. Application deadline for Study Abroad Program for the summer session and the fall semester.
    MARCH 7 FRIDAY. Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
    MARCH 10-15 MONDAY-SATURDAY. Spring break.
    MARCH 17 MONDAY. Application deadline for International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship for study abroad programs for the summer session and the fall semester.
    MARCH 19 WEDNESDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
    MARCH 24 MONDAY. Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean's approval, withdraw from the University or drop a course except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.

    Last day a student may change registration in a course to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.

    Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.

    Last day an undergraduate student or a law student may register in absentia.

    MARCH 31 MONDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the fall semester.
    APRIL 9-11, 14-18 WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
    APRIL 14-18 MONDAY-FRIDAY. Registration for the summer session for continuing and readmitted students.
    APRIL 21-MAY 2 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Registration for the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
    APRIL 22 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the summer session mailed to students.
    APRIL 28 MONDAY. Last class day in the School of Law.
    APRIL 29 TUESDAY. Reading day in the School of Law.
    APRIL 30-MAY 3, 5-10, 12-13 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
    MAY 1 THURSDAY. Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright and other grants competition for the 2003-2004 academic year begins.
    MAY 2 FRIDAY. Last class day except in the School of Law.

    Last day to submit master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.

    Last day a graduate student may, with the approval of the instructor, the graduate adviser, and the graduate dean, drop a course.

    MAY 5-6, 11 MONDAY-TUESDAY, SUNDAY. No-class days.
    MAY 7-10, 12-13 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
    MAY 13 TUESDAY. Payment deadline for students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
    MAY 14 WEDNESDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
    MAY 16 FRIDAY. Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
    MAY 16-18 FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
    MAY 17 SATURDAY. Commencement (official graduation date).
    MAY 18 SUNDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Office of the Registrar
    Official Publications
    June 28, 2001

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