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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Additional campus dates and deadlines can be found here.

Fall Semester 2023, August - December

Aug. 10
Thursday, residence halls open for new first-year students sign up for UCM Kickoff, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 11
Friday, university apartments open, 10:00 a.m.
Aug. 11
Friday, faculty planning.
Aug. 13
Sunday, residence halls open for move-in, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 14
Monday, 8:00 a.m., classes begin.
Aug. 14-23 Monday-Wednesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Aug. 16
Wednesday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Aug. 16
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes. 
Aug. 16
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 17
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Aug. 17
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 17
Thursday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 21 Monday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 23
Wednesday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 24
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 25 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Aug. 29 Tuesday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 30
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Aug. 31 Thursday, last day to award a summer degree/certificate. (always the last working day of August)
Sept. 4 Monday, Labor Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Sept. 11 Monday, Fall Census Date. (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Sept. 15
Friday, Spring 2024 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Sept. 15
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 15
Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 18 Monday, holds due by offices for spring enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Sept. 26
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports due by noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
Oct. 1
Sunday, 2024-2025 FAFSA available at fafsa.gov.
Oct. 6
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 6
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a Summer 2023 semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 9
Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 9th Monday of the semester)
Oct. 9-18 Monday-Wednesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Oct. 10
Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 7th.
Oct. 11
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
Oct. 11
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 11
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Oct. 11
Wednesday, grades available for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 6th.
Oct. 12 Thursday, Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
Oct. 13 Friday, Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Oct. 15-21 Homecoming Week
Oct. 16
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 16
Monday, enrollment for spring semester begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 16
Monday, cap and gown distribution for Fall graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
Oct. 19
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 20
Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.* (always the 10th Friday of the fall semester)
Oct. 20 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 23
Monday, spring enrollment open to all seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 25
Wednesday, spring enrollment open to all juniors and seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 25
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Oct. 27
Friday, spring enrollment open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 27
Friday, last day to apply for Fall graduation to have name included in the printed commencement program. (always the 11th Friday of the semester)
Nov. 1
Wednesday, spring enrollment open to all students.  
Nov. 3 Friday, Graduation fees posted for fall graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in November)
Nov. 3 Friday, Summer 2024 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on December 15th).
Nov. 10
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class.* (always the 13th Friday of the fall semester)
Nov. 15 Wednesday, last day to petition for reinstatement for spring semester (for suspended and dismissed students).
Nov. 17
Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 Friday, Fall 2024 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on January 26th).
Nov. 20-22
Monday through Wednesday, Thanksgiving Break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
Nov. 23-24
Thursday-Friday, Thanksgiving Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Nov. 26
Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
Dec. 1
Friday, Summer 2023 semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 1
Friday, last day of fall semester classes. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 4-8
Monday through Friday, fall semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
Dec. 4-8
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.- noon, commencement name cards available in the Registrar’s Office (WDE 1000).
Dec. 8 Friday, 9:00 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Multipurpose Building.
Dec. 8 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Multipurpose Building.
Dec. 8 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes at 2:00 p.m. in preparation for Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Dec. 8
Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 8
Dec. 9
Dec. 12
Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
Dec. 13
Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.
Dec. 15
Friday, Summer 2024 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Dec. 25-29
Winter Break, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.

Spring Semester 2024, January - May

Jan. 1 Winter Break, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 1 Monday, Crossing opens for spring move-in for new students, see ucmo.edu/aptmovein for times.
Jan. 2
Tuesday, offices open.
Jan. 5
Friday, University apartments open for move-in for new students (non Crossing), see ucmo.edu/aptmovein for times.
Jan. 7 Sunday, residence halls open, 8:00 a.m. for new residents and Noon for returning residents.
Jan. 8
Monday, 8:00 a.m., classes begin.
Jan. 8-17 Monday-Wednesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Jan. 11
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Jan. 11
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 11
Thursday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 12
Friday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Jan. 12
Friday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 12
Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 12 Friday, last day to award a fall degree/certificate.  (always January 15th or the next earliest weekday if on a weekend)
Jan. 15
Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 17
Wednesday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 19
Friday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 19 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Jan. 22
Monday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 25
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 25
Thursday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Jan. 26
Friday, Fall 2024 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Feb. 1 Thursday, UCM Scholarship Finder Applications due today.
Feb. 1 Thursday, priority date for submission of the 2024-2025 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for consideration for the Access Missouri Grant.
Feb. 5 Monday, Spring Census Date. (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 9
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 9 Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 12 Monday, holds due by offices for summer/fall enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 20
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports available at noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
March 1 Friday, Curriculum Deadline for 2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, including Four Year Guides.
March 1
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester.
March 1
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a fall semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
March 1 Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
March 4-8 Spring Break.
March 10 Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
March 11 Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 10th Monday of the semester)
March 11 Monday, enrollment for summer and fall semesters begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 11-20
Monday-Wednesday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details
March 12 Tuesday, cap and gown distribution for spring and summer graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
March 12 Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before March 3rd.
March 13
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
March 13 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 13
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
March 15 Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.
March 18 Monday, summer and fall enrollment open to all seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 18
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 20 Wednesday, summer and fall enrollment open to all juniors and seniors. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 21 Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 22 Friday, summer and fall enrollment open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 27 Wednesday, summer and fall enrollment open to all students.
March 27 Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
April 1 Monday, priority date for submission of the 2024-2025 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for SEOG and Federal Work Study.
April 5 Friday, Graduation fees posted for spring graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in April)
April 5 Friday, Spring 2025 schedule available to schools for review. (available to public on September 13)
April 12
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class. (always the 14th Friday of the spring semester)
April 15 Monday, last day to petition for reinstatement for summer semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
April 26
Friday, last day of spring semester classes. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
April 26
Friday, Fall semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
April 29-May 3
Monday through Friday, spring semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
May 3 Friday, 9:00 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Multipurpose Building.
May 3 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Multipurpose Building.
May 3 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for Commencement Ceremonies.
May 3 Friday, housing facilities close, 6:00 p.m.
May 3-4
May 7 Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
May 8 Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.

Summer Sessions 2024, May - August

May 12
Sunday, housing facilities open for summer term.
May 13
Monday, 1st 6-week (session S6F) and 12-week (session SFM) sessions begin.
May 13-17 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
May 14
Tuesday, last day to add a 1st 6-week session class.
May 14 Tuesday, last day for 100% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 14 Tuesday, last day to change a 1st 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 15 Wednesday, last day to add a 12-week session class.
May 15 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 15 Wednesday, last day to change a 12-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 15 Wednesday, last day for 50% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 16 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 20 Monday, last day for 50% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 23 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 24 Friday, last day to change a 1st 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
May 27
Monday, Memorial Day holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
May 28
Tuesday, 2nd 6-week (session S6G) and 8-week (session S9K) sessions begin. (always first day of week 3 of summer semester)
May 28-June 3 Tuesday-Monday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
May 29 Wednesday, last day to add a 2nd 6-week session class.
May 29 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
May 29 Wednesday, last day to change a 2nd 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 30 Thursday, last day for 50% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
May 30 Thursday, last day to add an 8-week session class.
May 30 Thursday, last day for 100% refund for an 8-week session class.
May 30 Thursday, last day to change an 8-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 31 Friday, last day for 25% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
May 31 Friday, last day to award a spring degree/certificate. (always the last working day of May)
June 4 Tuesday, last day for 50% refund for an 8-week session class.
June 7
Friday, last day to drop a 1st 6-week session class. (always the 4th Friday of the summer semester)
June 7 Friday, last day for 25% refund for an 8-week session class.
June 7 Friday, last day to change a 2nd 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 7 Friday, last day to change a 12-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 13 Thursday, last day to change an 8-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 20
Thursday, 1st 6-week sessions end and final exams.
June 21
Friday, last day to drop a 2nd 6-week class. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 21
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a spring semester course. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 24
Monday, 3rd 6-week (session S6H) session begins. (always Monday of week 7 of summer semester)
June 24-June 28 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
June 25 Tuesday, last day to add a 3rd 6-week session class.
June 25 Tuesday, lst day to change a 3rd 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
June 25 Tuesday, last day for 100% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
June 25
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 1st 6-week session classes.
June 26 Wednesday, last day for 50% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
June 26
Wednesday, grades available for 1st 6-week session in MyCentral.
June 27 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
June 28
Friday, last day to drop an 8-week class. (always the 7th Friday of the summer semester unless campus is closed, then it’s the next business day)
July 3 Wednesday, 2nd 6-week session ends and final exams. (always Thursday of week 8 of summer semester)
July 4
Thursday, Independence Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
July 5 Friday, Independence Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
July 8 Monday, Graduation fees posted for summer graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in July, if a holiday, the next Monday)
July 8
Monday, last day to drop a 12-week session class. (always the 8th Friday of the summer semester)
July 8 Monday, last day to change a 3rd 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
July 9
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 2nd 6-week session classes.
July 10
Wednesday, grades available for 2nd 6-week session in MyCentral.
July 15 Monday, last day to petition for reinstatement for fall semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
July 18
Thursday, 8-week session ends and final exams.  (always Thursday of week 10 of summer semester)
July 19
Friday, last day to drop a 3rd 6-week session class. (always the 10th Friday of the summer semester)
July 23
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 8-week session classes.
July 24
Wednesday, grades available for 8-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 1
Thursday, 3rd 6-week and 12-week sessions end and final exams.
Aug. 1 Thursday, Summer Census Date (always the last Thursday of the summer semester)
Aug. 2
Friday, Spring semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 12th week of summer semester)
Aug. 6
Tuesday, grades due at noon for last 6-week session and 12-week session classes.
Aug. 7
Wednesday, grades available for last 6-week session and 12-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 30 Friday, last day to award a summer degree/certificate.

*NOTE: In addition to full semester (16-week) and half-semester (8-week) classes, UCM offers many classes that are on a variable schedule.  The start, end, refund (100%, 50%, and 25%), and last day to drop dates may vary for individual classes.  The full schedule of UCM course offerings can be found online in the public Schedule of Courses site.  Students can find the refund and last day to drop deadlines for their particular courses online in MyCentral. Additional dates and deadlines can be found here.