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2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Additional campus dates and deadlines can be found here.

Fall Semester 2024, August - December

Aug. 15
Thursday, residence halls open for new first-year students sign up for UCM Kickoff, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 16
Friday, university apartments open, 10:00 a.m.
Aug. 16
Friday, faculty planning.
Aug. 18
Sunday, residence halls open for move-in, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 19
Monday, 8:00 a.m., classes begin.
Aug. 19-30 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Aug. 21
Wednesday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Aug. 21
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes. 
Aug. 21
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 22
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Aug. 22
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 22
Thursday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Aug. 26 Monday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 28
Wednesday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Aug. 29
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Aug. 30 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Aug. 30 Friday, last day to award a summer degree/certificate. (always the last working day of August)
Sept. 2 Monday, Labor Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Sept. 4 Wednesday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes.
Sept. 5
Thursday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Sept. 16 Monday, Fall Census Date. (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Sept. 20
Friday, Spring 2025 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Sept. 20
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 20
Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Sept. 23 Monday, holds due by offices for spring enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Oct. 1
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports due by noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
Oct. 1
Tuesday, 2025-2026 FAFSA available at fafsa.gov. (Tentative)
Oct. 11
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 11
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a Summer 2024 semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
Oct. 14
Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 9th Monday of the semester)
Oct. 14-25 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Oct. 15
Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 12th.
Oct. 16
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
Oct. 16
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 16
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Oct. 16
Wednesday, grades available for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before October 12th.
Oct. 17 Thursday, Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
Oct. 18 Friday, Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Oct. 20-26 Homecoming Week
Oct. 21
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 21
Monday, enrollment for spring semester begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 21
Monday, cap and gown distribution for Fall graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
Oct. 24
Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
Oct. 25
Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.* (always the 10th Friday of the fall semester)
Oct. 25 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 28
Monday, spring enrollment open to all seniors.  Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
Oct. 30
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. 30
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Nov. 1
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.
Nov. 1
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 Friday, Graduation fees posted for fall graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in November)
Nov. 1 Friday, Summer 2025 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on December 20th).
Nov. 6 Wednesday, spring enrollment open to all students.
Nov. 15
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class.* (always the 13th Friday of the fall semester)
Nov. 15 Friday, last day to petition for reinstatement for spring semester (for suspended and dismissed students).
Nov. 22
Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 22 Friday, Fall 2025 schedule available for schools to review (available to public on January 31st).
Nov. 25-27
Monday through Wednesday, Thanksgiving Break, CLASSES DISMISSED.
Nov. 28-29
Thursday-Friday, Thanksgiving Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Dec. 1
Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
Dec. 6
Friday, Summer 2024 semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 6
Friday, last day of fall semester classes. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
Dec. 9-13
Monday through Friday, fall semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
Dec. 9-13
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. 13 Friday, 9:00 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center.
Dec. 13 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center.
Dec. 13 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes early in preparation for Commencement Ceremonies.
Dec. 13
Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 13
Dec. 14
Dec. 17
Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
Dec. 18
Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.
Dec. 20
Friday, Summer 2025 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Dec. 25-31
Winter Break, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.

Spring Semester 2025, January - May

Jan. 1 Winter Break, UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 2 Thursday, University Crossing opens for spring move-in for new students, see ucmo.edu/aptmovein for times.
Jan. 2
Thursday, University offices open.
Jan. 10
Friday, University apartments open for move-in for new students (non Crossing), see ucmo.edu/aptmovein for times.
Jan. 12 Sunday, residence halls open, 9:00 a.m. for new residents and noon for returning residents.
Jan. 13
Monday, 8:00 a.m., classes begin.
Jan. 13-24 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
Jan. 15
Wednesday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for first-half semester classes. Waitlist for first-half semester classes ends.
Jan. 15
Wednesday, last day for a 100% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 15
Wednesday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 15 Wednesday, last day to award a fall degree/certificate.  (always January 15th or the next earliest weekday if on a weekend)
Jan. 16
Thursday, last day for enrollment and changing classes for full semester classes. Waitlist for full semester classes ends.
Jan. 16
Thursday, last day for a 100% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 16
Thursday, last day to change a full semester class to/from audit grade mode.
Jan. 20
Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
Jan. 21
Tuesday, last day for a 50% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 23
Thursday, last day for a 50% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 24
Friday, last day for a 25% refund for first-half semester classes.
Jan. 24 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
Jan. 29
Wednesday, last day for a 25% refund for full semester classes.
Jan. 30
Thursday, last day to change a first-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
Jan. 31
Friday, Fall 2025 course schedule available to view in MyCentral.
Feb. 1 Saturday, priority date for submission of the 2025-2026 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for consideration for the Access Missouri Grant.
Feb. 3 Monday, UCM Scholarship Finder Applications due today.
Feb. 10 Monday, Spring Census Date. (always the 5th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 14
Friday, last day to drop a first-half semester class.* (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 14 Friday, last day to change a full semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode. (always the 5th Friday of the semester)
Feb. 17 Monday, holds due by offices for summer/fall enrollment. (always the 6th Monday of the fall/spring semesters)
Feb. 25
Tuesday, Student Progress Reports available at noon in MyCentral. (always the 7th Tuesday of the semester)
March 3 Monday, Curriculum Deadline for 2025-2026 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, including Four Year Guides.
March 7
Friday, final examinations for first-half semester classes and end of first-half semester.
March 7
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a fall semester course. (always the 8th Friday of the semester)
March 7 Friday, residence halls close, 6:00 p.m.
March 10-14 Spring Break.
March 16 Sunday, residence halls open, noon.
March 17 Monday, second-half semester classes begin. (always the 10th Monday of the semester)
March 17 Monday, cap and gown distribution for spring and summer graduation begins at the University Store at The Crossing through commencement day.
March 17 Monday, enrollment for summer and fall semesters begins. Students can find their individual enrollment access date at ucmo.edu/registrar/dates/enroll.cfm.
March 17-28
Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details
March 18 Tuesday, grades due at noon for first-half semester classes and classes that ended before March 8th.
March 19
Wednesday, last day to add/change a second-half semester class. Waitlist for second-half semester classes ends.
March 19 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 19
Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from audit grade mode.
March 21 Friday, last day to drop a full semester class.
March 24 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 24
Monday, last day for a 50% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 26 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 27 Thursday, last day for a 25% refund for second-half semester classes.
March 28 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 28 Friday, course drops for Enrollment Validation after 12:00 p.m.
April 1 Tuesday, priority date for submission of the 2025-2026 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) to the national FAFSA processing agency for SEOG and Federal Work Study. (Tentative)
April 2 Wednesday, summer and fall enrollment open to all students.
April 2 Wednesday, last day to change a second-half semester class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
April 4 Friday, Graduation fees posted for spring graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in April)
April 4 Friday, Spring 2026 schedule available to schools for review. (available to public on September 13)
April 15 Tuesday, last day to petition for reinstatement for summer semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
April 18
Friday, last day to drop a second-half semester class. (always the 14th Friday of the spring semester)
May 2
Friday, last day of spring semester classes. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
May 2
Friday, Fall semester U grades change to F grades if no other grade reported. (always the Friday of the 16th week of classes)
May 5-9
Monday through Friday, spring semester final examinations (includes second-half semester classes).
May 5-9 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).
May 9 Friday, 9:00 a.m. training for commencement stationary and program hooders at the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center.
May 9 Friday, 9:30 a.m. training for commencement faculty marshals at the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center.
May 9 Friday, Registrar’s Office closes early in preparation for Commencement Ceremonies.
May 9 Friday, housing facilities close, 6:00 p.m.
May 9
May 10 Commencement Ceremonies.
May 13 Tuesday, grades due at noon for second-half semester and full semester classes.
May 14 Wednesday, final semester grades available in MyCentral.

Summer Sessions 2025, May - August

May 19
Monday, 1st 6-week (session S6F) and 12-week (session SFM) sessions begin.
May 19-23 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
May 20
Tuesday, last day to add a 1st 6-week session class.
May 20 Tuesday, last day for 100% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 20 Tuesday, last day to change a 1st 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 21 Wednesday, last day to add a 12-week session class.
May 21 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 21 Wednesday, last day to change a 12-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
May 21 Wednesday, last day for 50% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 22 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 1st 6-week session class.
May 26 Monday, Memorial Day holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
May 27 Tuesday, last day for 50% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 30 Friday, last day for 25% refund for a 12-week session class.
May 30 Friday, last day to change a 1st 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
May 30 Friday, last day to award a spring degree/certificate. (always the last working day of May)
June 2
Monday, 2nd 6-week (session S6G) and 8-week (session S9K) sessions begin. (always first day of week 3 of summer semester)
June 2-6 Monday-Friday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
June 3 Tuesday, last day to add a 2nd 6-week session class.
June 3 Tuesday, last day for 100% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
June 3 Tuesday, last day to change a 2nd 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
June 4 Wednesday, last day for 50% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
June 4 Wednesday, last day to add an 8-week session class.
June 4 Wednesday, last day for 100% refund for an 8-week session class.
June 4 Wednesday, last day to change an 8-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
June 5 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 2nd 6-week session class.
June 9 Monday, last day for 50% refund for an 8-week session class.
June 12 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for an 8-week session class.
June 13
Friday, last day to drop a 1st 6-week session class. (always the 4th Friday of the summer semester)
June 13 Friday, last day to change a 2nd 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 13 Friday, last day to change a 12-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 18 Wednesday, last day to change an 8-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
June 26
Thursday, 1st 6-week sessions end and final exams. (always Thursday of week 6 of summer semester)
June 27
Friday, last day to drop a 2nd 6-week session class. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 27
Friday, last day to petition for a grade appeal of a spring semester course. (always the 6th Friday of the summer semester)
June 30
Monday, 3rd 6-week (session S6H) session begins. (always Monday of week 7 of summer semester)
June 30-July 3 Monday-Thursday, Enrollment Validation Process.  See instructions for details.
July 1 Tuesday, last day to add a 3rd 6-week session class.
July 1 Tuesday, last day to change a 3rd 6-week session class to/from audit grade mode.
July 1 Tuesday, last day for 100% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
July 1
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 1st 6-week session classes.
July 2 Wednesday, last day for 50% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
July 2
Wednesday, grades available for 1st 6-week session in MyCentral.
July 3 Thursday, last day for 25% refund for a 3rd 6-week session class.
July 4 Friday, Independence Day Holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED.
July 7
Monday, last day to drop an 8-week session class. (always the 7th Friday of the summer semester unless campus is closed, then next business day)
July 7 Monday, Graduation fees posted for summer graduation candidates. (always the first Friday in July, if a holiday, the next Monday)
July 10 Thursday, 2nd 6-week session ends and final exams. (always Thursday of week 8 of summer semester)
July 11
Friday, last day to drop a 12-week session class. (always the 8th Friday of the summer semester)
July 11 Friday, last day to change a 3rd 6-week session class to/from pass/fail grade mode.
July 15
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 2nd 6-week session classes.
July 15 Tuesday, last day to petition for reinstatement for fall semester (for suspended and dismissed students)
July 16
Wednesday, grades available for 2nd 6-week session in MyCentral.
July 24
Thursday, 8-week session ends and final exams.  (always Thursday of week 10 of summer semester)
July 25
Friday, last day to drop a 3rd 6-week session class. (always the 10th Friday of the summer semester)
July 29
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 8-week session classes.
July 30
Wednesday, grades available for 8-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 7
Thursday, 3rd 6-week and 12-week sessions end and final exams.
Aug. 7 Thursday, Summer Census Date (always the last Thursday of the summer semester)
Aug. 8
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. 12
Tuesday, grades due at noon for 3rd 6-week session and 12-week session classes.
Aug. 13
Wednesday, grades available for 3rd 6-week session and 12-week session in MyCentral.
Aug. 29 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.