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    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  Jan 23, 2018
Graduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Academic Calendar

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

FALL 2015
Aug 15 Academic year begins
Aug 24 Day of Convocation
Aug 24 First day of classes
Aug 24 First day for Saturday classes
Aug 29 No Saturday classes
Sep 5 HOLIDAY: Labor Day
Oct 12-13 Fall Recess
Nov 2 Registration for Spring 2016 begins
Nov 25-28 HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
Dec 9 Last day of classes
Dec 10 Reading day
Dec 11-18 Final examinations*
Dec 19 Fall Commencement
Jan 11 First day of classes
Jan 16 First day for Saturday classes
Jan 18 HOLIDAY: M.L. King, Jr. Day
Mar 7-12 Spring Break
Mar 21 Registration for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 begins
Apr 25-26 Spring Recess
Apr 30 Final examinations for Saturday classes
May 3 Last day of classes
May 4 Reading day
May 5-12 Final examinations*
May 13-14 Spring Commencement
May 16 Academic year ends
May 23 - Jun 29 First Summer Term**
May 23 - Aug 10 Extended Summer Term**
May 30 HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
Jun 30 - Jul 1 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.