2019 Enrollment

A Service Indicator has been placed on your account from the SMU Registrar’s Office regarding the submission of emergency contact information. You must verify and/or update your personal portfolio with emergency contact information in all five sections (emergency contact, home and mailing address, phone, demographic summary, ethnicity) or you will not be able to enroll. Be sure to check the "verified by me box" on each section so that the hold will be removed.

Fall 2018/Spring 2019/Summer 2019/Fall 2019 Timeline

 August 10, 2018 Tuition payment due date Fall term 2018
August 20, 2018 First day of Fall term classes
August 24, 2018  Last day to enroll/ad/drop a course without grade record Fall term 2018 - No exceptions
August 24, 2018 Deadline to apply for December 2018 graduation -email Jim Dees
September 3, 2018 Labor Day - University offices are closed
October 15-16, 2018 Fall Break - no classes
November 2, 2018 Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2018 with grade of "W"
November 5-23, 2018 Spring 2019 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
November 20, 2018 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
November 22-23, 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
November 29, 2018 Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2018 graduation
December 3, 2018 Last day of instruction
December 4-5, 2018 Reading days
December 6-12, 2018 Final Examinations
December 15, 2018 Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
December 24-January 1 University close for Winter break
January 17, 2019 Tuition payment due date Spring 2019
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - SMU Offices closed
January 22, 2019 First day of on campus instruction - Spring term
January 25, 2019 Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Spring term 2019 - No Exceptions
January 25, 2019 Deadline to apply for May 2019 graduation -email Jim Dees
March 11-17, 2019 Spring Break - no classes
April 8-26, 2019  Summer/Fall 2019 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
April 9, 2019  Last day to drop a course for Spring term 2019
April 19, 2019  Good Friday - SMU Offices closed
April 26, 2019 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
April 29, 2019 Summer/Fall Enrollment begins for New and Re-admitted Lyle Graduate Students
May 1-6, 2019 No final exams, unscheduled exams or paper
May 2, 2019 Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for May 2019 graduation
May 6, 2019 Last day of instructions
May 7, 2019 Reading Day
May 8-14, 2019 Final Examinations
May 18, 2019 May commencement. Official close of term and conferral of degrees
May 24, 2019 Summer term 2019 Tuition payment due date
 May 27, 2019 Memorial Day - SMU Offices closed
June 3, 2019 First day of Summer 2019 term classes
June 6, 2019 Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Summer term 2019 - No Exceptions
June 6, 2019 Deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation -email Jim Dees
July 4, 2019 Independence Day Holiday - SMU Offices are closed
July 25, 2019 Last day to drop a course for Summer term 2019
July 31, 2019 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
August 6, 2019 Last day of instruction, exams, date of graduation Summer term 2019
TBA Tuition payment due date Fall term 2019
August 26, 2019 First day of Fall term classes
August 30, 2019 Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Fall term 2019 - No Exceptions
August 30, 2019 Deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation -email Jim Dees
September 2, 2019 Labor Day - University offices are closed
October 14-15, 2019  Fall Break - No classes
November 8, 2019 Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2019 with grade of "W"
November 4-22, 2019 Spring 2020 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
November 26, 2019 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
November 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
December 5, 2019 Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2019 graduation
December 9, 2019 Last day of instruction
December 10-11, 2019 Reading days
December 12-18, 2019 Final Examinations
December 21, 2019 Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
December 24-January 1  University closed for Christmas/Winter break


Important Information

Distance Education (DE) Students – Update site coordinator information each term before enrolling. All DE classes will be streamed via the Internet. Go to the Distance Education page for details.

Graduating this term?

You will apply for graduation via my.SMU.edu. Please contact Jim Dees at jdees@lyle.smu.edu and inform him that you plan to graduate at the end of the current term so he may provide you with instruction on applying for graduation.  You need to apply for graduation at the beginning of the term in which you plan to graduate.

Complete a Degree Plan, if you have not done so already. Print and complete degree plan and e-mail the form to Jim Dees.

SMU Honor Code

Every student at SMU is bound by the SMU Honor Code. You need to become familiar with it and should review it regularly.