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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

2019 Fall Graduate Calendar

September 2Labor Day (university closed)
September 4First day of classes for fall 2019
September 10Last day to add course without a permission number
September 17Last day for refund of tuition & fees
Last day for add/drop with a permission number (late registration/enrollment changes)
October 1Spring 2020 schedule of classes will be viewable in SIS
October 14Columbus Day (university closed)
October 15Monday Class Schedule
October 28Advising/Spring registration begins
SIS system open for enrolled students
November 11Veteran's Day (university closed)
November 21Last day for students to complete work for incomplete spring 2019 and summer 2019 courses
November 26Last day to submit Declaration of Intent to Graduate form and/or Certificate Clearance form. All forms should be submitted to graduate coordinator.
November 27Thanksgiving Recess begins
December 2Classes resume
Students should plan to defend thesis/dissertation by this date
December 3Students should plan to submit their thesis/dissertation draft by this date
December 5Last day to drop classes with grade of “W” for regular session. All other sessions see Graduate, Online & Professional Studies calendar.
December 10Deadline to submit thesis/dissertation (all edits and ETD admin approval)
December 12Last day of fall semester classes.
Last day for faculty to submit grade change for spring and summer incompletes
December 13Reading Day (no classes or exams)
December 14 - 20Fall semester exams
December 21Make-up final exam
December 24Deadline for final grades to be recorded in SIS by 4 p.m.
Fall degrees are conferred on February 1, 2020.

Note: In the event that examination days are postponed because of weather conditions, the first days of postponed examinations will be made up on December 21, December 22. Additional postponed examination day will be made up on January 18.