UT OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR
LONG SESSION 1997 - 1998

Fall Semester 1997
Spring Semester 1998

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 - 20 FRIDAY - WEDNESDAY. International student orientation -- new students only.
AUGUST 19 TUESDAY. Orientation and testing begin.

Fall Semester 1997

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.

AUGUST 27 WEDNESDAY. Classes begin.
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 chairman 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 3 WEDNESDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
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 24 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 TUESDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications 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 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 23-24,
27-29
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
OCTOBER 27-
NOVEMBER 8
MONDAY-SATURDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
OCTOBER 29 WEDNESDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the spring semester mailed to students.

Deadline for master's degree candidates to have all incompletes removed from their Programs of Work; grade change forms must be submitted by instructors to the Office of Graduate Studies by this date.

NOVEMBER 27-29 THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Thanksgiving holidays.
DECEMBER 5 FRIDAY. Last class day.

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

Spring Semester 1998

JANUARY 9-12 FRIDAY-MONDAY. International student orientation -- new students only.
JANUARY 9, 12 FRIDAY, MONDAY. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their fees.
JANUARY 11 SUNDAY. New student orientation begins.

University residence halls open at 9:00 am.

JANUARY 12 MONDAY. Credit by exam and required placement testing begins.
JANUARY 13 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 16.
JANUARY 14-15 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 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 registered and paid their fees by December 10.
JANUARY 19 MONDAY. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
JANUARY 20 TUESDAY. Classes begin.
JANUARY 23 FRIDAY. Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the chairman 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 26 MONDAY. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
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 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 18 WEDNESDAY. Second tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
MARCH 13 FRIDAY. Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
MARCH 16-21 MONDAY-SATURDAY. Spring break.
MARCH 25 WEDNESDAY. Final tuition installment payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
MARCH 30 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 TUESDAY. Priority date for student financial aid applications for the fall semester.
APRIL 13 MONDAY. Deadline for master's degree candidates to have all incompletes removed from their Programs of Work; grade change forms must be submitted by instructors to the Office of Graduate Studies by this date.
APRIL 15-17,
20-24
WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
APRIL 20-25 MONDAY-SATURDAY. Registration for the summer session for continuing and readmitted students.
APRIL 27-
MAY 9
MONDAY-SATURDAY (two weeks, excluding Sunday). Registration for the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
APRIL 28 TUESDAY. Registration fee bills for the summer session mailed to students.
MAY 4 MONDAY. Last class day in the School of Law.
MAY 5 TUESDAY. Reading day in the School of Law.
MAY 6-9,
11-16, 18-19
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
MAY 8 FRIDAY. Last class day except in the School of Law.

Last day to submit master's report, 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 11-12, 17 MONDAY-TUESDAY, SUNDAY. No-class days.
MAY 13-16, 18-19 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MONDAY-TUESDAY. Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
MAY 19 TUESDAY. Payment deadline for students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
MAY 20 WEDNESDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
MAY 22 FRIDAY. Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
MAY 23 SATURDAY. Commencement.
MAY 24 SUNDAY. University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Sunflower Ceremony, School of Law.

The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar
Official Publications
June 23, 1997

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