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Spring 2016 Academic Calendar

(Last Updated 15 January 2016)

NOTE: Tuition refund deadlines for full semester courses are included in this Academic Calendar. Specific deadlines for tuition payments and refunds for short-term courses can be obtained from the menus available at the Business Office website. Withdrawal deadlines for short-term courses can be obtained from the University Registrar's website.


1 – 18    

  • Open Registration Continues

12 (Tues.)

  • Law Classes Begin (Entering School of Law Students)

16 (Sat.)

  • University Classes Begin

18 (Mon.)

  • Martin Luther King Holiday (University Holiday)

19 (Tues.)

  • Law Classes Begin (Returning School of Law Students)

22 (Fri.)                

  • Last day to change from audit to graded or A/Pass/Fail status
  • Last day to enroll in a course without instructor's permission

29 (Fri.)            

  • Last day to receive 100% tuitioin refund
  • Last day to set up payment plan


5 (Fri.)

  • Last day to receive 40% tuition refund
  • Last day to change from graded or A/Pass/Fail status to audit         
  • Last day to file Application for Degree for Spring and Summer graduates
  • Last day to enroll

12 (Fri.)

  • Last day to receive 20% tuition refund
  • Priority Deadline for Washburn University Academic Scholarships and Federal Campus-Based Financial Aid


14 (Mon.)

  • Spring Recess Begins

21 (Mon.)

  • Classes Resume

22 (Tues.)

  • Deadline for Summer 2016 Reinstatement Petition submission to VPAA

23 (Wed.)

  • Freshman Mid-Term Grades Dues (10:00 a.m.)

31 (Thurs.)

  • Last day to file application for degree for Fall graduates (School of Law)


1 (Fri.)

  • Last day to change grade status from A/Pass/Fail to graded, graded to A/Pass/Fail
  • Last day to withdraw

4 (Mon.)

  • Advance Registration begins for Summer Session and Fall Semester (ends April 13)

14 (Thurs.)

  • Open Registration begins for Summer Session and Fall Semester (ends August 14)

26 (Tues.)

  • Last day to change from grade status to audit (School of Law)

27 (Wed.)

  • Last Day of Classes (School of Law)

30 (Sat.)

  • Final examinations begin (School of Law)


2 (Mon.)

  • Success Week Begins

6 (Fri.)

  • Last Day of Classes (Excluding School of Law)

7 (Sat.)

  • Final examinations begin (Excluding School of Law)

13 (Fri.)

  • Final examinations end (All Students)
  • End of semester (All Students)

14 (Sat.)

  • School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony
  • School of Applied Studies Certificate Ceremony  

18 (Wed.)

  • Deadline for submission of grades (10:00 am)

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