Auburn University Calendar 2017-2018

Auburn University reserves the right to make adjustments to this calendar

Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

2017 Summer Semester

Date Event
May 18 Classes Begin
May 22-24 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 24 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
May 29 Memorial Day
June 21 Mid-Semester - 24th Class Day
June 22 NO CLASS – Study/Reading Day for Mini-Semester I on this day
June 23 NO CLASS -­ Finals for Mini‐Semester I on this day
July 4 Independence Day
July 28 Classes End
Jul 31-Aug 1 Study/Reading Day
Aug 2-4 Final Exam Period
Aug. 5 Commencement


2017 Summer Mini-Semester I

Date Event
May 18 Classes Begin
May 22-24 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 24 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
May 29 Memorial Day
June 5 Mid-Semester - 12th Class Day
June 12 Last Day to Withdraw- Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned.
June 21 Classes End
June 22 Study/Reading Day
June 23-24 Final Exam Period


2017 Summer Mini-Semester II

Date Event
June 26 Classes Begin
Jun 28-30 Drop Course Penalty Days- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
June 30 5th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
July 4 Independence Day
July 12 Mid-Semester - 12th Class Day
July 18 Last Day to Withdraw - Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned.
July 29 Classes End
Jul 31 - Aug 1 Study/Reading Day
Aug 2-4 Final Exam Period


2017 Fall Semester

Date Event
Aug 21 Classes Begin
Sept 4 Labor Day
Sep 11 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Oct. 10 Mid-Semester- 36th Class Day
Oct. 12-13 Fall Break
Oct. 19 41st Class Day- Student deadline for request to move finals to Associate Deans
Nov. 3 Last Day to Withdraw- Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned.
Nov 6 Spring Registration Begins
Nov. 20-24 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 8 Classes End
Dec. 9-10 Study/Reading Days
Dec. 11-15 Final Exam Period
Dec. 16 Commencement


2018 Spring Semester

Date Event
Jan. 10 Classes Begin
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 31 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. - Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Mar 1 Mid-Semester (36th Class Day)
Mar 8 41st Class Day- Student deadline for request to move finals to Associate Deans
Jan 19 - Feb 1 Drop Course Penalty Days
Mar 12-16 Spring Break
Mar. 30 Last Day to Withdraw- Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. "W" assigned.
Apr 2 Summer/Fall Registration Begins
Apr 27 Classes End
Apr 28-29 Study/Reading Days
Apr 30 - May 4 Final Exam Period
May 5-7 Commencements

Graduate Calendar 2017-2018

Auburn University reserves the right to make adjustments to this calendar 

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Summer 2017

Date Event
May 18 Classes begin (full semester and Mini-Semester 1)
May 22-24 Drop Course Penalty Days for full semester and Mini-Semester 1 - Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 24 5th class day (last day to register for Summer 2017)
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
June 2 Last day to clear incomplete grades from Fall 2016
June 21 Mid-Semester and last day to drop classes for the full summer term
June 21 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 1
June 21 Classes end for Mini-Semester 1
June 23 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
June 23-24 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester 1
June 26 Classes begin for Mini-Semester 2
June 26-30 Submission of master's thesis PDF form for format check to thesis@auburn.edu (OPTIONAL)
June 28-30 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester 2 – Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped
June 30 5th class day for Mini-Semester 2
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 12 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 2
July 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Masters' (Form 8) final oral examinations
July 21 Last day for Master's/Thesis students to submit Form 9 (Thesis Master's Final Examination Form), ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
July 24 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
July 28 Classes end for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
July 31-Aug 1 Study/reading day for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 2-4 Final examinations for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 5 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Fall 2017 graduation


Fall 2017

Date Event
Aug 21 Classes begin
Aug 28 – Sep 8 Drop Course Penalty Days - Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Sept 4 Labor Day Holiday
Sept 8 15th class day (last day to register for Fall 2017)
Oct 9 Mid-semester and last day to drop classes
Oct. 12-13 Fall Break (no classes)
Oct. 16 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Oct. 16-20 Submission of master's thesis PDF form for format check to thesis@auburn.edu (OPTIONAL)
Nov 6 Last day to clear incomplete grades from Spring 2017
Nov 15 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form, ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
Nov. 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Master’s Final Oral Examinations
Nov. 20-24 Thanksgiving holidays
Nov. 30 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Dec. 8 Classes end for semester
Dec. 9-10 Study/reading days
Dec. 11-15 Final examinations for semester
Dec. 16 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Spring 2018 graduation