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SMU Guildhall Academic Calendar

Rev Jan 2024
             

Spring 2024

November 6         First Day to Enroll
January 15       MLK Day (University Holiday)
January 16       First Day of Class
January 24       Last Day to enroll, add a course, drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term
January 30       Last Day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply) or withdraw from university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies)
March 11-17       Spring Break
March 28       60% Date
March 29       Good Friday (University Holiday)
April 4       Last Day to drop a course (grade of W)
April 22       Last Day to withdraw from the University
May 1       Reading Day
May 2-8       Final Exams
May 9-10       Faculty Planning Days
May 11       May Commencement Convocation/Degree Conferrals & Guildhall Diploma Ceremony (Graduate Reception)

Summer 2024

April 23       First Day to Enroll
May 20       First Day of Class
May 23       Last Day to add, drop, or enroll
May 27       Memorial Day (University Holiday)
June 25       60% Date
July 4       Independence Day (University Holiday)
July 5       Last Day to drop a course (grade of W) or withdraw from the University
July 15-17       Final Exams
July 18       Faculty Planning Day

Fall 2024

July 15       First Day to Enroll
August 23       Cohort 34 Orientation
August 24       Cohort 34 Game Jam
August 26       First Day of Class
August 30       Last Day to enroll, add a course, drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term
September 2       Labor Day (University Holiday)
September 9       Last Day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply) or withdraw from university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies)
October 7-8       Fall Break (Student Holiday)
November 4       60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.
November 18       Students may begin applying for May graduation. The deadline to apply for graduation is February 5, 2025.
November 26       Last day to drop a course (grade of W) and withdraw from the University (grades of W).
November 27       No Classes
November 28-29       Thanksgiving Break (University Holiday)
December 10-11       Reading Days
December 12-18       Final Exams
TBA       Winter Break (University Holidays)

Spring 2025

January 20       MLK Day (University Holiday)
January 21       First Day of Class
January 27       Last Day to enroll, add a course, drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term
February 3       Last Day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply) or withdraw from university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies)
February 5       Last day to file for May graduation
March 10-16       Spring Break (Tentative)
April 3       60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.
April 18       Good Friday (University Holiday)
April 28       Last Day to drop a course (grade of W) and withdraw from the University
May 7       Reading Day
May 8-14       Final Exams
May 17       May Commencement Convocation/Degree Conferrals & Guildhall Diploma Ceremony (Graduate Reception)

Summer 2025

May 26       Memorial Day (University Holiday)
June 2       First Day of Class
June 5       Last Day to enroll, add a course, drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply) or withdraw from the term without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies)
July 4       Independence Day (University Holiday)
July 30       Last Day to drop a course (grade of W) or withdraw from the University (grades of W)
         
         





This calendar is abridged from the full SMU Academic Calendar

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