Long Session 2003-2004

The Academic Calendar of the University of Texas at Austin

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JULY 22 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the fall semester mailed to students.
AUGUST 13 WEDNESDAY. Payment deadline for students who registered for the fall semester by July 18. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
AUGUST 15 FRIDAY. Orientation for new international students.
AUGUST 17 SUNDAY. Orientation begins for new undergraduate students who are 25 years of age and older.
AUGUST 20 WEDNESDAY. Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.

Fall Semester 2003

AUGUST 21-22 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 26.
AUGUST 22 FRIDAY. University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
AUGUST 24 SUNDAY. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their fees by August 13.
AUGUST 25

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 26.

University Health Services benefits become available to all students.

AUGUST 26

TUESDAY. Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their fees by August 13.

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

Fee bills for students who registered after July 18 due no later than 5:00 pm.

AUGUST 27

WEDNESDAY. Classes begin.

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

SEPTEMBER 1 MONDAY. Labor Day holiday.
SEPTEMBER 2

TUESDAY. Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the department 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 12

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 15 MONDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
SEPTEMBER 24 WEDNESDAY. Last day to drop a course without a possible academic penalty. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)
SEPTEMBER 26 FRIDAY. Second tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
SEPTEMBER 30 TUESDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the spring semester.
OCTOBER 1 WEDNESDAY. Application deadline for study abroad programs for the spring semester.
OCTOBER 15 WEDNESDAY. Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
OCTOBER 22

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 enrollment 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 23-24, 27-29 THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
OCTOBER 24 FRIDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 7 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Preliminary registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
OCTOBER 31 FRIDAY. Application deadline for International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship for study abroad programs for the spring semester.
NOVEMBER 27-29 THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Thanksgiving holidays.
DECEMBER 5

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 adviser, and the graduate dean, drop a course.

DECEMBER 5-7 FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
DECEMBER 6 SATURDAY. Reading day in the School of Law.
DECEMBER 8-9, 14 MONDAY-TUESDAY, SUNDAY. No-class days.
DECEMBER 8-13, 15-20 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-SATURDAY. Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
DECEMBER 10-13, 15-16 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
DECEMBER 17 WEDNESDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
DECEMBER 18 THURSDAY. Payment deadline to complete registration for the spring semester. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
DECEMBER 19 FRIDAY. Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
DECEMBER 20 SATURDAY. Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2004

JANUARY 6-9, 12 TUESDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have completed registration by paying their fees.
JANUARY 9 FRIDAY. Orientation for new international students.
JANUARY 11

SUNDAY. Orientation begins for new undergraduate students who are 25 years of age and older.

University residence halls open at 9:00 am.

JANUARY 12 MONDAY. Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
JANUARY 13 TUESDAY. Preliminary registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on January 16.
JANUARY 14-15 WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY. Preliminary registration for the spring semester for continuing students; to complete registration, fees must be paid no later than 5:00 pm on January 16.
JANUARY 15 THURSDAY. University Health Services benefits become available to all students.
JANUARY 16

FRIDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who completed registration by paying their fees by December 18.

Payment deadline for January 13-15 preliminary registration.

JANUARY 19 MONDAY. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
JANUARY 20

TUESDAY. Classes begin.

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

JANUARY 23

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

Last day undergraduate students may register, including paying fees, without the approval of the registrar.

Last day graduate students may register, including paying fees, without the approval of the graduate dean.

FEBRUARY 4

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.

FEBRUARY 5 THURSDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
FEBRUARY 15 SUNDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the summer session.
FEBRUARY 16 MONDAY. Last day to drop a course without a possible academic penalty. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)
FEBRUARY 20 FRIDAY. Second tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
MARCH 1 MONDAY. Application deadline for study abroad programs for the summer session and the fall semester.
MARCH 12 FRIDAY. Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
MARCH 15-20 MONDAY-SATURDAY. Spring break.
MARCH 22 MONDAY. Application deadline for International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship for study abroad programs for the summer session and the fall semester.
MARCH 26 FRIDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
MARCH 29

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 enrollment 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 WEDNESDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the fall semester.
APRIL 14-16, 19-23 WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
APRIL 19-23 MONDAY-FRIDAY. Preliminary registration for the summer session for continuing and readmitted students.
APRIL 26-MAY 7 MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Preliminary registration for the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
APRIL 27 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the summer session mailed to students.
MAY 1 SATURDAY. Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright and other grants competition for the 2005-2006 academic year begins.
MAY 3 MONDAY. Last class day in the School of Law.
MAY 4 TUESDAY. Reading day in the School of Law.
MAY 5-8, 10-15, 17-18 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
MAY 7

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 10-11, 16 MONDAY-TUESDAY, SUNDAY. No-class days.
MAY 12-15, 17-18 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
MAY 18 TUESDAY. Payment deadline to complete registration for the summer session during the spring.
MAY 19 WEDNESDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
MAY 21 FRIDAY. Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
MAY 21-23 FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
MAY 22 SATURDAY. Commencement (official graduation date).
MAY 23 SUNDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

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