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    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  Dec 16, 2017
Graduate Catalog | 2017-2018

Academic Calendar

UNC Charlotte's academic year is divided into three terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

FALL 2017
Aug 15 Academic year begins
Aug 21 Day of Convocation
Aug 21 First day of classes (evening)
Aug 22 First day of classes (daytime)
Aug 26 First day for Saturday classes
Sep 2 No Saturday classes
Sep 4 HOLIDAY: Labor Day
Oct 9-10 Fall Recess
Nov 6 Registration for Spring 2018 begins
Nov 22-26 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
Dec 6 Last day of classes
Dec 7 Reading day
Dec 8-14 Final examinations*
Dec 15-16 Fall Commencement
Jan 8 First day of classes
Jan 13 First day for Saturday classes
Jan 15 HOLIDAY: M.L. King, Jr. Day
Mar 5-10 Spring Break
Mar 19 Registration for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 begins
Mar 30-31 Spring Recess
Apr 28 Final examinations for Saturday classes
May 1 Last day of classes
May 2 Reading day
May 3-10 Final examinations*
May 11-12 Spring Commencement
May 14 Academic year ends
May 21 - Jun 27 First Summer Term**
May 21 - Aug 10 Extended Summer Term**
May 28 HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
Jun 28 - Jul 4 No classes
Jul 4 HOLIDAY: Independence Day
Jul 5 - Aug 10 Second Summer Term**

* Common Examinations held on the first day of exams.
** Dates include final examinations.

Please note: All dates are subject to change. No classes are held on the above noted holiday dates. A complete list of dates and deadlines is available online from the Office of the Registrar at  Please check this site for the most current information.