Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

April
April 12 Personal registration information available in the SDSU WebPortal.
July
July 1 Applications available for May or August 2018 graduation with a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
July 3 Without Risk: Final day for submitting (without risk) thesis with processing fee to Montezuma Publishing for thesis review to have the best likelihood for graduation in August (summer) 2017
July 5–August 21 At Risk: Theses may be submitted to Montezuma Publishing on an at-risk basis. However, August (summer) 2017 graduation is contingent upon review approval and completion of final publishing by noon on August 14. Students missing the publishing deadline will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which they expect to graduate.
July 10 Fall 2017 registration begins.
July 13–July 31 New Student Orientation for freshmen and parents (held at SDSU).
August
August 2–August 14 New Student Orientation for transfer students and parents (held at SDSU).
August 4 Last day for reporting results on comprehensive examinations to the Division of Graduate Affairs by department or college.
August 14 Final: Thesis review process, including publishing, must be completed by noon on this date at Montezuma Publishing. Students missing the final deadline will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which they expect to graduate.
August 20 Last Day to Submit: Final day, by noon, to submit thesis with processing fee to Montezuma Publishing for thesis review without having to enroll in Thesis 799B the following term.
August 21 Last day of submission of incomplete and RP grade removals (excluding thesis) for August 2017 graduation with an advanced degree.
August 21 Faculty and Staff Convocation.
August 22 First day of fall semester.
August 25 Welcome Week begins.
August 25 Last day to officially withdraw for fall semester and receive a full refund (less administrative fee if applicable).
August 25 Last day for nonresident (foreign and out-of-state) students to pay deferred tuition and not incur service charges.
August 26 New Student and Family Convocation.
August 27 Last day to pay basic tuition and fees without penalty.
August 28 Basic tuition and fee Payments accepted with a late fee.
August 28 First Day of Classes. Faculty can begin to add seats from class section wait lists. If a seat becomes available, students on the wait list will be added automatically. Faculty can select the number of students to be added to each course section through the class rosters available in the SDSU WebPortal.
September
September 4 Holiday—Labor Day. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.
September 7 Last day for faculty to drop students from classes.
September 11 Schedule adjustment deadline. Last day to add, drop, or change grading basis (11:59 p.m. deadline.)
September 11 Last day for payment of fees for registration. (3:30 p.m. deadline.)
September 11 Last day to officially withdraw from the university without penalty fee for fall semester 2017. Withdrawal after September 11 requires petition for serious and compelling reason.
September 11 Last day to apply for December 2017 graduation with a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
September 11 Last day to file petition for concurrent master’s degree credit for fall semester 2017.
September 25 Census.
October
October 1 Applications for admission or readmission to San Diego State University for the fall semester 2017 accepted. Undergraduate applications are NOT accepted after November 30 (postmarked). Graduate applicants should consult Graduate Admissions for closing dates.
October 13-14 Family Weekend.
October 27 Without Risk: Final day for submitting (without risk) thesis with processing fee to Montezuma Publishing for thesis review to have the best likelihood for graduation in December (fall) 2017.
October 30–December 29 At Risk: Theses may be submitted to Montezuma Publishing on an at-risk basis. However, Fall 2017 graduation is contingent upon review approval and completion of final publishing by noon on December 18. Students missing the publishing deadline will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which they expect to graduate.
November
November 4 Last day to officially withdraw from all classes for fall 2017 and receive a prorated refund (withdrawal after September 11 requires special approval and a penalty fee is assessed).
November 10 Holiday—Veterans Day. Faculty/Staff holiday. Campus closed.
November 23-24 Holiday—Thanksgiving recess. No classes will be held Nov. 22, but campus will remain open.
Campus closed Nov. 23-24. Faculty/staff holiday.
December
December 14 Last day for reporting results on comprehensive examinations to the Division of Graduate Affairs by department or college.
December 14 Last day of classes before final examinations.
December 15-21 Final examinations.
December 18 Final: Thesis review process, including publishing, must be completed by noon on this date at Montezuma Publishing. Students missing the final deadline will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which they expect to graduate.
December 25–28 Holiday—Winter recess. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.
December 29 Last day for submission of incomplete and RP grade removals (excluding thesis) for December 2017 graduation with an advanced degree.
December 29 Last Day to Submit: Final day, by noon, to submit thesis with processing fee to Montezuma Publishing for thesis review without having to enroll in Thesis 799B the following term.
December 29 Grades due from instructors. (11 p.m. deadline.)
December 29 Last day of fall semester.
January
January 1, 2018 Holiday—New Year's Day Observed. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.

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