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Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 at a Glance

  • Classes Begin: August 20, 2018
  • Labor Day (no classes): September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes): November 19–25, 2018
  • Classes End: December 7, 2018
  • Finals Week: December 10–14, 2018
  • Commencement (in Taco Bell Arena): December 15, 2018



Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

SessionFee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Register or Waitlist Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date to Register or Drop w/o a W
(Refund)**
Last Date to Drop or Completely Withdraw with a W
No Refund
Last Date of Course InstructionGrades Due***
RegularAug 16Aug 20Aug 24Aug 26Aug 31Oct 26Dec 7
(Finals Exams Dec 10–14)
Dec 18
1st 5-weekAug 16Aug 20Aug 21Aug 24Aug 22Sept 11Sept 21Sept 25
2nd 5-weekAug 16Sept 24Sept 25Sept 28Sept 26Oct 16Oct 26Oct 30
3rd 5-weekAug 16Oct 29Oct 30Nov 2Oct 31Nov 26Dec 7Dec 18
1st 7-weekAug 16Aug 20Aug 22Aug 25Aug 23Sept 19Oct 5Oct 9
2nd 7-weekAug 16Oct 15Oct 17Oct 19Oct 18Nov 14Dec 7Dec 18
1st 10-weekAug 16Aug 20Aug 22Aug 25Aug 28Oct 4Oct 26Oct 30
2nd 10-weekAug 16Sept 24Sept 26Sept 29Oct 2Nov 8Dec 7Dec 18
*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee.
**Last date to add with permission number, last date to drop or completely withdraw without a W and receive a refund (less a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee), last date to change from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit.
***Grades will not be considered official until the end-of-term processing has been completed.
****This session is eight calendar weeks long with seven weeks of in-class instruction due to the Thanksgiving Week Break.

Fall 2018 Session Deadlines

DateDeadline
Sunday, October 1 (2017)The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning today.
Monday, December 4 (2017)2018-2019 academic year on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls, suites, and townhomes.
Friday, December 15 (2017)Priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions.
Monday, January 15Recommended fall priority application deadline for graduate degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by the Graduate College. In order to receive full consideration for fall admission, all applications must be complete and submitted to the Graduate College prior to the fall application deadline established by the individual graduate program.
Thursday, February 152018-2019 FAFSA filing priority date for continuing students, new freshmen, and transfer students. Eligible students must apply by this date to maximize the amount of aid you receive. The priority filing date is not a deadline, so you may still submit the FAFSA even if the priority filing date has passed.
Thursday, February 15Scholarship Priority Date to have all admission materials received in Admissions for new freshman and transfer students to be considered for scholarships for the 2018-2019 year. Last day for the Boise State Scholarship Application (online) to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. The Boise State Scholarship website contains a list of additional scholarships that require a separate application.
Monday, April 2Registration for continuing students begins for Fall 2018 (by appointment).
Monday, April 9Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy or Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2018.
Tuesday, May 1Deadline for first-time, degree-seeking, domestic undergraduate students who plan to enroll to submit online Intent to Enroll form and accompanying $100.00 enrollment confirmation.
Tuesday, May 15Priority date for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this priority date will be considered for degree-seeking status on a space-available basis. Students who are not eligible for degree-seeking admission may be considered for nondegree-seeking status and are ineligible for financial aid.
Tuesday, May 15Priority date for international student application materials to be received by Admissions for fall semester consideration.
Friday, June 1Priority date to submit all financial aid documents to maintain 2018-2019 work-study and supplemental grants (SEOG).  Funding for these programs is limited; these awards may be cancelled if documents are not submitted by this date.
Sunday, July 1First day students can begin using 2018-2019 work-study awards.
Wednesday, July 25First installment of payment plan due for residence halls, suites, and townhomes residents (on-campus housing only).
Monday, August 6Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Fall 2018 for financial aid purposes.
Monday, August 13University, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
Friday, August 17Residence halls, suites, and townhomes resident check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. (in 1.5 hour shifts).
Friday, August 17Convocation
Monday, August 20Course instruction begins.
Friday, August 24Weekend courses begin.
Friday, August 24Last day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
Friday, August 24Last day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2018. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
Friday, August 31Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Fall 2018 consideration.
Friday, August 31Fall financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Friday, August 31Last day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
Friday, August 31Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
Monday, September 3Labor Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Friday, September 28Last day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
Friday, September 28Last day to add graduate assessment (master's preliminary examination, doctoral preliminary examination, thesis proposal, dissertation proposal, master's comprehensive examination, doctoral comprehensive examination), directed research, independent study, internship, practicum, or reading and conference.
Monday, October 8Columbus Day (Classes in session. University offices open.)
Friday, October 12Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2018.
Friday, November 2Last day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate College for degrees to be awarded in December 2018.
Friday, November 2Last day for students who received a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver to submit final version of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College.
Monday, November 12Veterans Day Observed (Classes in session. University offices open.)
Monday–Sunday, November 19–25Thanksgiving holiday (No classes. University offices closed November 22-23.)
Friday, December 7Last day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2018.
Friday, December 7Course instruction ends.
Sunday, December 9Weekend courses end.
Monday–Friday, December 10–14Final semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on Registrar’s Office website.
Friday, December 14Last day to submit an advisor-approved copy of thesis or dissertation, along with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation forms, to the Graduate College to receive a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver for the subsequent semester.
Saturday, December 15Commencement
Saturday, December 15Winter break on-campus housing begins for residents with current housing assignment.
Tuesday, December 18Grade reports due on myBoiseState.
Monday–Friday, December 24–28Holiday Break (University offices closed.)
Monday, December 31New Year’s Eve (University offices closed.)
Tuesday, January 1New Year’s Day (Observed. University offices closed.)