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UW Oshkosh Calendar 2020-2022

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh calendar makes it possible for students to choose the type and length of course they prefer. The 17-week fall and spring semesters are divided into terms of fourteen, seven, and three weeks. The majority of courses are offered during a 14-week period, but many are held for double hours during the first seven weeks and some for double hours during the second seven. Intensive interim courses are offered during the last three weeks of the term. This calendar is designed to allow students more choice in selecting their schedules and to encourage their participation in new educational alternatives. Students thereby enrich their total university experience with opportunities to take more courses in a term, if they wish to, and dramatically shorten the time required for graduation.

Special Features of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Calendar:

  • Choices of courses offered for fourteen-, seven- or three-week periods within each total seventeen-week fall and spring term.
  • Choices as to the number of courses to carry at any one time and still take a full load, during either a fourteen-week or full seventeen-week period.
  • Choices to begin and finish courses at different times during the year to conform to work schedules, vacation plans, field studies or other personal preferences.
  • An additional feature permits enrollment in an eight-week or either of two, four-week summer terms.

Important Graduate Program Deadlines

  • Apply for Admission to Candidacy between nine credits and 21 credits.
  • Complete graduation application by the end of the fourth week of the spring/fall semesters or the first week of the summer session in which graduation is intended.
  • Register for comprehensive examination (if required by the program), dissertation, thesis, capstone, or culminating research project no later than the 10th day of the semester of graduation.
  • File dissertation/thesis research proposal by mid-term before the semester of graduation.
  • Obtain format approval of dissertation/thesis at least three weeks before the last day of the 14-week fall term for fall graduation, three weeks before the last day of the 14-week spring term for spring graduation, or three weeks before the last day of the second four-week summer term for summer graduation.
  • Submit the final dissertation/thesis manuscript by the end of the 14-week semester or by end of summer session in which the student intends to graduate (if applicable to program). NOTE: Registration for a dissertation, thesis, capstone, field project, culminating research project, or independent study are subject to the same add/drop dates as other courses as published in the semester schedule of classes.

FALL SEMESTER 2020

Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Academic Advisement/Registration
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Classes begin: 14-week and first 7-week terms
Tuesday, Oct. 27 – End of first 7-week term
Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Classes begin: second 7-week term
Wednesday, Nov. 25–Sunday, Nov. 29 – Thanksgiving recess (Note: Recess begins after evening classes on Nov. 24)
Monday, Nov. 30 – Classes resume
Friday, Dec. 18 – End of 14-week and second 7-week terms
Saturday, Dec. 19 – COMMENCEMENT
Monday*, Jan. 4, 2021 – Classes begin: 3-week interim
Monday, Jan. 18 – Legal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — no classes
Friday, Jan. 22 – End of 3-week and 17-week terms, Official Graduation Date

*Fall interim classes will meet on Jan. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  |  11, 12, 13, 14, 15 |  19, 20, 21, 22.

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

Friday, Jan. 29 – Academic Advisement/Registration
Monday, Feb. 1 – Classes begin: 14-week and first 7-week terms
Friday, March 19 – End of the first 7-week term
Sunday, March 21–Sunday, March 28 – Spring break
Monday, March 29 – Classes resume and second 7-week term begins
Friday, May 14 – End of 14-week and second 7-week terms
Saturday, May 15 – COMMENCEMENT
Monday**, May 17 – Classes begin: 3-week interim
Monday, May 31- Legal holiday, Memorial Day — no classes
Friday, June 4 – End of 3-week and 17-week terms, Official Graduation Date

** Spring interim classes will meet on May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21  |  24, 25, 26 ,27 ,28  | June 1, 2, 3, 4.

SUMMER SESSION 2021

Monday, June 14 – Classes begin: 8-week and first 4-week terms
Tuesday, July 5 – Legal holiday, Independence Day — no classes
Friday, July 9 – End of the first 4-week term
Monday, July 12 – Classes begin: second 4-week term
Friday, August 6 – End of 8-week and second 4-week terms, Official Graduation Date

FALL SEMESTER 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Academic Advisement/Registration
Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Classes begin: 14-week and first 7-week terms
Tuesday, Oct. 26 – End of the first 7-week term
Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Classes begin: second 7-week term
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving recess (Note: Recess begins after evening classes on Nov. 23)
Monday, Nov. 29 – Classes resume
Friday, Dec. 17 – End of 14-week and second 7-week terms
Saturday, Dec. 18 – COMMENCEMENT
Monday*, Jan. 3, 2022 – Classes begin: 3-week interim
Monday, Jan. 17 – Legal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — no classes
Friday, Jan. 21 – End of 3-week and 17-week terms, Official Graduation Date

*Fall interim classes will meet on Jan. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  | 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  | 18, 19, 20, 21.

SPRING SEMESTER 2022

Friday, Jan. 28- Academic Advisement/Registration
Monday, Jan. 31 – Classes begin: 14-week and first 7-week terms
Friday, March 18- End of the first 7-week term
Sunday, March 20 – Sunday, March 27 – Spring break
Monday, March 28 – Classes resume and second 7-week term begins
Friday, May 13 – End of 14-week and second 7-week terms
Saturday, May 14 – COMMENCEMENT
Monday**, May 16 – Classes begin: 3-week interim
Monday, May 30 – Legal holiday, Memorial Day — no classes
Friday, June 3 – End of 3-week and 17-week terms, Official Graduation Date

** Spring interim classes will meet on May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20  |  23, 24, 25, 26 ,27  |  June 1, 2, 3.

SUMMER SESSION 2022

Monday, June 13 – Classes begin: 8-week and first 4-week terms
Friday, July 4 – Legal holiday, Independence Day — no classes
Friday, July 8 – End of the first 4-week term
Monday, July 11 – Classes begin: second 4-week term
Friday, August 5 – End of 8-week and second 4-week terms, Official Graduation Date

The Calendar is subject to change without notice. For current details, refer to the Academic Calendar that is linked to the Office of the Provost’s web page.