Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Academic Year 2019-2020

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Fall 2019: August 26 - December 20 (Includes Finals Week)*

(Term = 1198)

DateEvent
March 25 (Mon.) - April 9 (Tue.) 2019 Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2019
April 10 (Wed.) - August 25 (Sun.) 2019 Open Registration for Fall Semester 2019
May 1 (Wed.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall Semester 2019
August 26 (Mon.)  Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed)
August 26 (Mon.)  Fall Semester begins
September 2 (Mon.) Labor Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
September 3 (Tue.)  Last day for full semester course registrations and adds including adds of thesis or dissertation credits (Census Date)
September 3 (Tue.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund
September 6 (Fri.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75% refund
September 6 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove a full semester course from student’s record
September 7 (Sat.) – November 15 (Fri.)  All course withdrawals noted with a grade of “W” on academic record
September 12 (Thu.)   Last day to submit tuition and fees payment without penalty
September 13 (Fri.)  Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50% refund
September 13 (Fri.)   Final day to apply for a degree in December  ($25.00 fee due with application)
September 20 (Fri.)  Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25% refund
October 18 (Fri.)  Last day to change a full semester course registration to or from “Pass/No Pass”
October 21 - 22 (Mon. - Tue.)  Fall Semester Break (Student Holiday - UNL offices open)
October 28 (Mon.) - November 12 (Tue.)  Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2020
November 13 (Wed.) 2019 - January 12 (Sun.) 2020 Open Registration for Spring Semester 2020
November 15 (Fri.)   Last day to withdraw from one or more full semester courses for the term
November 27 (Wed.)  Student Holiday (UNL offices open)
November 28 – December 1 (Thu. - Sun.)  Thanksgiving Vacation (UNL offices closed)
December 1 (Sun.)  Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Spring 2020
December 9 - 14 (Mon. - Sat.)  Last week of classes**
December 14 (Sat.)   Last day of classes
December 16 - 20 (Mon. - Fri.)  Fall Semester Final Exams - Final Exams Information
December 20 (Fri.)  Fall Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 21 (Sat.)  Fall Semester Undergraduate Commencement
December 23 (Mon.) 2019 -  January 1 (Wed.) 2020 Holiday Closedown (UNL offices closed)

Spring 2020: January 13 - May 8 (Includes Finals Week)*

(Term = 1201)

DateEvent
October 28 (Mon.) - November 12 (Tue.) 2019  Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2020
November 13 (Wed.) 2019 - January 12 (Sun.) 2020 Open Registration for Spring Semester 2020
January 2 (Thu.)  First day UNL offices are open in 2020
January 13 (Mon.)   Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed) 
January 13 (Mon.)  Spring Semester Begins 
January 20 (Mon.)  Martin Luther King Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed) 
January 21 (Tue.)  Last day for full semester course registrations and adds including adds of thesis or dissertation credits (Census Date)
January 21 (Tue.)  Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund
January 24 (Fri.)  Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75% refund
January 24 (Fri.)  Last day to file a drop to remove a full semester course from student's record
January 25 (Sat.) - April 3 (Fri.)   All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
January 31 (Fri.)  Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50% refund
January 31 (Fri.)  Final day to apply for a degree in May ($25.00 fee due with application)
February 7 (Fri.)  Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25% refund
February 12 (Wed.)  Last day to submit tuition and fees payment without penalty
March 6 (Fri.)   Last day to change a full semester course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
March 2 (Mon.) - May 17 (Sun.) Open Registration for Summer Sessions 2020
March 22 - 29 (Sun. - Sun.)  Spring Vacation (UNL offices are open Monday through Friday)
April 6 (Mon.) - April 21 (Tue.)   Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2020
April 22 (Wed.) - Aug 23 (Sun.)  Open Registration for Fall Semester 2020
April 24 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from one or more full semester courses for the term
April 27 – May 2 (Mon. - Sat.)  Last week of classes**
May 1 (Fri.)  Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall Semester 2020
May 2 (Sat.)  Last week of classes**
May 4 – May 8 (Mon. - Fri.) Spring Semester Final Exams - Final Exams Information 
May 8 (Fri.) Spring Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 9 (Sat.) Spring Semester Undergraduate Commencement

Summer Semester 2020*

(Term = 1205)

The Summer Semester is divided into 4 individual sessions.


DatePre-Session Event: MAY 18 - JUNE 5
March 2 (Mon.) - May 17 (Sun.)  Open Registration
May 1 (Fri.)  Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer 2020
May 18 (Mon.)  Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed)
May 18 (Mon.)  Classes begin*
May 19 (Tue.)  Last day for late registrations and adds
May 19 (Tue.)  Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
May 22 (Fri.)   Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
May 22 (Fri.)   Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record 
May 23 (Sat.) – June 3 (Wed.)   All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
May 25 (Mon.)  Memorial Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
May 27 (Wed.)  Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
June 3 (Wed.)   Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the Pre-session
June 5 (Fri.)  Classes end and final examinations
June 12 (Fri.)  Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 12 (Fri.)   Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
Date8-Week Session Event: MAY 18 - JULY 10
March 2 (Mon.) - May 17 (Sun.)   Open Registration
May 1 (Fri.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer 2020
May 18 (Mon.)   Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed)
May 18 (Mon.)   Classes begin*
May 21 (Thu.)   Last day for late registrations and adds
May 21 (Thu.)  Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
May 22 (Fri.)  Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
May 23 (Sat.) - June 26 (Fri.)  All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
May 25 (Mon.)  Memorial Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
June 5 (Fri.)   Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
June 12 (Fri.)   Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 12 (Fri.)   Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
June 12 (Fri.)   Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
June 26 (Fri.)  Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 8-Week Session
July 3 (Fri.)   Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed in observance of Independance Day
July 10 (Fri.)   Classes end and final examinations
Date1st Five-Week Session Event: June 8 - July 10
March 2 (Mon.) - June 7 (Sun.)   Open Registration
May 1 (Fri.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer 2020
June 8 (Mon.)   Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed)
June 8 (Mon.)   Classes begin*
June 10 (Wed.)   Last day for late registrations and adds
June 10 (Wed.)   Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
June 12 (Fri.)   Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 12 (Fri.)   Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
June 12 (Fri.)  Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
June 13 (Sat.) – July 1 (Wed.)  All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
June 19 (Fri.)  Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
June 23 (Tue.)  Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
July 1 (Wed.)  Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 1st Five-Week Session
July 3 (Fri.)   Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed in observance of Independance Day
July 10 (Fri.)  Classes end and final examinations
Date2nd Five-Week Session Event: July 13 - August 13
March 2 (Mon.) – July 12 (Sun.)  Open Registration
May 1 (Fri.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer 2020
June 12 (Fri.)   Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 12 (Fri.)  Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
July 13 (Mon.)   Late Registration begins ($100.00 late registration fee assessed)
July 13 (Mon.)  Classes begin*
July 15 (Wed.)  Last day for late registrations and adds
July 15 (Wed.)  Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
July 17 (Fri.)  Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
July 18 (Sat.) - August 5 (Wed.)   All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
July 24 (Fri.)  Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
July 28 (Tue.)  Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
August 5 (Wed.)  Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 2nd Five-Week Session
August 13 (Thu.)   Classes end and final examinations
August 15 (Sat.)   Summer Semester Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

*Mini Session Courses follow prorated dates for deadlines, tuition charges and refunds. For Mini Course tuition charges or refund dates, please contact Student Accounts.

**Faculty please see the 15th Week Policy regarding the last week of classes.

Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and other regulations affecting students including, but not limited to, evaluation standards, whenever considered necessary or desirable. The University reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient registration and to phase out any program. Registration by a student signifies an agreement to comply with all regulations of the University.

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