2017 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 2016/Spring 2017/Summer2017/Fall 2017 Timeline

 October 31-November 18  Spring 2017 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
 November 4, 2016  Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2016
 November 22, 2016  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 November 23-25, 2016  Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
 December 1, 2016  Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2016 graduation
 December 5, 2016  Last day of instruction
 December 8-14, 2016  Final Examinations
 December 17, 2016  Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
 December 23- January 2  University closed for Christmas/Winter break
 January 6, 2017  Spring term 2017 Tuition payment due date
 January 16, 2017  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - SMU Offices closed
 January 23, 2017   First day of on campus instruction - Spring term
 January 27, 2017  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Spring term 2017 - No Exceptions
 January 27, 2017  Deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation -email Jim Dees
 March 13-19, 2017  Spring Break - no classes
 April 10-28, 2017  Summer/Fall 2017 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
 April 11, 2017  Last day to drop a course for Spring term 2017
 April 14, 2017  Good Friday - SMU Offices closed
 April 28, 2017  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 May 3-8, 2017  No final exams, unscheduled exams or papers
 May 4, 2017  Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for May 2017 graduation
 May 8, 2017  Last day of instruction
 May 9, 2017  Reading Day
 May 10-16  Final Examinations
 May 20, 2017  May commencement.  Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
 May 29, 2017  Memorial Day - SMU Offices closed
 Date TBD  Summer term 2017 Tuition payment due date
 June 5, 2017  First day of Summer 2017 term classes
 June 8, 2017  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Summer term 2017 - No Exceptions
 June 8, 2017  Deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation -email Jim Dees
 July 4, 2017  Independence Day Holiday - SMU offices are closed
 July 27, 2017  Last day to drop a course for Summer term 2017
 August 2, 2017  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university - email Jim Dees 
 August 8, 2017  Last day of instruction, exams, date of graduation Summer term 2017
 Date TBD  Tuition payment due date Fall term 2017
 August 21, 2017  First day of Fall term classes
 August 25, 2017  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Fall term 2017 - No Exceptions
 August 25, 2017  Deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation -email Jim Dees
 September 4, 2017  Labor Day - University offices are closed
 October 09-10, 2017  Fall Break - No classes
 October 30-November 17  Spring 2018 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
 November 3, 2017  Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2017
 November 21, 2017  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 November 22-24, 2017  Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
 November 30, 2017  Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2017 graduation
 December 4, 2017  Last day of instruction
 December 5-6, 2017  Reading days
 December 7-13, 2017  Final Examinations
 December 16, 2017  Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
 December 22-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 Spring term so he may provide you with instruction on applying for graduation.

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.